Staying at home for days on end is not a fun experience for most people, especially the extroverts. However, to ensure public safety and avoid the outspread of the coronavirus, each one of us should take this matter seriously and stay isolated not only to protect ourselves but also to protect those around us. Before you start complaining, here are 6 Ways to Thrive While Staying Home During Self-Quarantine with your happiness intact.
Enrich the soul with books
There’s no better way to spend time than reading books. You always learn something new from every book and the new-found knowledge can end up changing your life forever.
Unless you are a person who prefers the traditional way of enjoying a book: the joy of sitting in an armchair flipping through pages of a brand-new book, you can rely on technology to gain access to the ebook version of the same title. For example, the Amazon Prime program has a Kindle Unlimited that allows you to read more than 1 million titles for a monthly subscription of only $9.99. Even better, there is a 30-day free trial available.
Work on your summer body
If you are a regular gym-goer, being confined to home for days is torture. However, don’t be discouraged. Who says working out at home isn’t fun? Tune in to a YouTube workout channel and follow the instructions. If you already know what to do, simply pick an upbeat tune and start the exercise.
If you are the type that gets demotivated when working out alone, join an online yoga class. Due to the situation, many yoga teachers have to stay home too. Many therefore organize online classes that you can join using Zoom or Skype.
Improve your cooking skills
Many of us are not good at cooking partly because we don’t have the time to do it while working a full-time job. This time-off is a great opportunity for you to explore different dishes and up your skills. Shop for groceries in bulk so as to avoid going out too frequently. If online shopping is available, opt for it.
For those who are staying home with their family, cooking is a great activity to strengthen the bond. Kids can learn to cook and clean up after themselves by watching their parents.
Binge-watch your favorite series and movies
There’s no better time to indulge in the guilty joy of watching your favorite movies on end without worrying about work. Fire up Netflix and search for your favorite titles. Titanic, Casablanca, Desperate Housewives, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Godfather, etc. are all at your fingertips.
Learn a new skill
It’s never too late to learn a new skill. You never know when you will need it. Many businesses understand the difficulties (and boredom) of being confined to home. That’s why they offer promotions to let new users try out their service without a cost. Udacity, for example, recently launched a campaign that allows students to try any Udacity Nanodegree course for free for one month. Use such an opportunity to learn about web design, digital marketing, programming, etc. Who knows, maybe you will land a new job with the newly acquired skills when the crisis is over.
Focus on positivity
Last but not least, don’t get drown in the amount of negative information coming out every day. By being positive and strong, you are giving your body more fuel to fight off any virus. The immune system works at its best when we have a healthy diet with an active lifestyle and keep our mind positive.
Apply these 6 Ways to Thrive While Staying Home During Self-Quarantine tomorrow and you’ll find that staying home is not as boring as it sounds. So long as you know how to make the best use of your time, you will find the positive aspects in even the worst circumstances.
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