It’s a strange time for all of us. Our daily lives and routines have been drastically altered due to COVID-19 and social distancing. As we adjust to our new daily schedules, we’ve found some ways we hope will help you make the most of your time, stay connected, and not go stir crazy. We’ve got this, friends!
1. Take A Walk
Even a short walk around your neighborhood is beneficial. This can be a great time to clear your head and plan your day, walk your pup, soak up a little sunshine, or get in some one-on-one time with a member of your household.
2. Plan A Video Chat Or Game Night
Just because you are practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected with your family and friends. Plan a weekly virtual happy hour using Google Hangouts or Zoom. Grab your favorite takeout and jump on a call with a friend. Get creative and schedule a virtual game night playing games like Charades, Bingo, and Trivia.
3. Hit The Road
Take your car out for a spin and sightsee. Is there a scenic drive you’ve been meaning to go on? Roll the windows down and listen to your favorite music, or catch up on that audiobook or podcast you were listening to while on your daily commute to work.
4. Try A Virtual Fitness Class
Check out that class you’ve wanted to try, but never have time to go to. Many Fitness Professionals are offering virtual classes, via social media or company websites, at reduced rates (or even free) during this time of social distancing. It’s a great opportunity to try something new or get back on track with your favorite format.
5. Explore Local Parks And Trails
There are plenty of beautiful parks and trails that you can still take advantage of while practicing social distancing. Ask friends about some of their favorite places to hike, ride mountain bikes, go off-roading, have a picnic, or play kickball with the kids. You may just discover your new go-to spot.
6. Check Something Off Your To-do List
Since most of us are spending lots of time at home, it’s the perfect time to start a project you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s painting your bathroom, putting up shelves, or cleaning out your closet, carve out some time to work on it. Or, have you been wanting to take an online cooking class, learn to sew, take photography classes, or start writing that novel?
7. Plant A Garden
The weather is getting warmer! Have you considered planting a garden? Fruit or vegetable, yard or container, there’s just something special about eating food that you’ve grown yourself. It tastes great, will save you money on groceries, and could reduce the number of trips you take to the grocery store. If you prefer growing indoor plants, succulents or ferns are great options. Choose house plants that you’ll love to look at and will work to keep the air in your home clean.
8. Take Care Of Yourself
When we have a lot on our plates, taking care of ourselves can take a back seat to everything else. Even small acts of self-care add up in a big way. Eat well, turn off the news and take a break from social media, make time each day to reflect on the people and things you’re grateful for, do something that makes you happy, movement is important, get outside for some sunshine and fresh air, take a bubble bath, stay in touch with family and friends, read a good book, or do a DIY spa treatment.
What about yourself? Have you found anything that's really kept your sanity together?
Let us know in the comments!