It can be hard trying to adjust to a new daily routine while social distancing, but we all know how important this is for our health and safety. Instead of thinking about what you can’t do, here are some suggestions on how you can use your time at home to the fullest!
Always too busy to clean? Well, now is the best time to give your house a thorough scrub down! A cluttered and dirty environment is not only bad for your health, but studies have shown that people with too much clutter in their homes were also more likely to procrastinate!
How can you pick up the motivation? Start small! Clean up one area in your house at a time. You can start with your bedroom, pantry, or even just your closet for a smaller project. Furthermore, you can check out some cleaning tips online and before/after decluttering videos to keep up your motivation!
You don’t just have to stop at cleaning up your home— try some cyber clean up too! Tidying up your computer or phone can also help you get more organized. If your desktop is filled with files, organize them by folders to find your documents easily. Get rid of old programs and apps than you don’t use, and back up and delete photos and files that you don’t need.
Stay positive on social media
Social media can make you feel stressed, anxious, resentful, or fill you with self-doubt. Right now, do not overload your mind with things that you just don’t need. We always hear about how spending time on social media can make you depressed, so stay away from negativity. Use social media for its positivity! It’s important to stay informed on current events, but remember to take a break from negative news once in a while and spend some time with things that relax you. Look for people who are posting positive things, talking about how we can deal with this stress, and follow those people.
Unleash your creativity
Our busy day to day lives may inhibit our creativity, but there’s no time like the present to let your creative juices flow. For those with an existing artistic side, you can practice a new music piece, paint, or try out a new art project. If you’re not used to creative projects, it’s also a good time to pick up on a new hobby and learn a new skill! There are a ton of courses and tutorials online that you can check out. You never know what new hidden talent you may discover!
Distance may make the heart grow fonder, but don’t forget to connect with your loved ones despite the distance! You can still stay connected with your friends and family while social distancing. Why not go through your contacts list and seek out some friends and relatives that you haven’t contacted in a long time? You never know, a simple ‘how are you’ can make someone’s day and fill up yours too. Remember, video calls are not just for conference meetings!
Try a new recipe
Always thought you can’t be a masterchef? Now is the best time to harness those cooking skills. Look through the millions of tutorials and recipes online and find one that meets your fancy. You can follow fun trends like making Dalgona coffee, or even whip up your very own fine dining meal. After all, you can still eat like royalty in the comfort of your own home! On the bright side, cooking your own meals is not only healthier, but you can also save up on some money too!
Catch up on some entertainment
There’s a ton of ways to keep yourself entertained. Catch up on the latest top-rated television series, or watch a new informative documentary. You can invite your friends to watch them too for some extra conversation topics! Furthermore, you can pick up that book you were meaning to finish or listen to a podcast.
Create a Sleep Sanctuary
Social distancing may stress you out, so it’s important to take some time for rest and relaxation! Enhance your bedroom with extra comfort to promote better sleep at night. You can surround yourself with smells you love, such as lavender to improve your mood and promote better sleep. Add on some comfortable bedding products for that warm and cosy feel, and don’t forget pillows and bolsters that are comfortable and give you proper support! Create a sleep routine before bed, such as meditation or taking a warm bath, and you’ll find yourself falling asleep much quicker!
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