When I think of a dream place for a vacation, one of the images that pop into mind is of a little cabin in the middle of nowhere with stunning views of nature for miles.
So if I would enjoy spending time in a secluded place, why not treat my social distancing like a holiday? Or at least an opportunity to pause and reflect on my life..
How to stay sane, have some fun & hopefully become a better person in social isolation
1. Yoga with Adriene. There’s nothing more calming for your mind and body than yoga or meditation. Whether you’re just starting out or at an advanced level, Adriene is your best yoga buddy. She can get everyone into yoga, trust me on this, I got the whole family into Adriene. So get on your mat, carpet or blanket and check out her YouTube channel.
2. Connect with friends and family on video chats. You know everyone is home anyway so start planning those group chats and happy hours together. We took turns making pub quizzes at home and online with friends. Highly recommended although draft beer is certainly missed.
3. Spend time outside. Go for a walk, run or sit outside with a nice cup of coffee.
4. Read a book. I haven’t finished a whole book in a couple of years until now and I feel very proud of myself. Thanks
5. Make stuff with your hands. I figured picking up macrame would be a cool original thing to do. Turns out it has become a popular Covid19 hobby for both men and women. So I ordered cotton cord and made some macrame to hang my plants in. Fixing things around the house is a good one too, dust out the toolbox and crack on.
6. Eat healthy. Now is the time to master your home cooking skills. We started a low carb diet and for the first time we’re actually sticking to it thanks to having time for making breakfast, lunches and dinners at home.
7. Learn a new skill. Go online for courses, podcasts and documentaries. I’m doing courses on Udemy and recommend checking it out.
8. Binge watch. If you’re up for some ‘Nordic Noir’ just before summer kicks in, check out the Icelandic series The Valhalla Murders on Netflix. Guaranteed binge worthy.
9. Volunteer at food banks or other places which need your help now more than ever. Help your elderly neighbour with the groceries and check in on family members who might be isolated and lonely. Our neighbourhood has set up an online group so we can help each other with groceries if a household gets infected by Covid19.
10. Dress-up, post fun, silly pictures (check out #themedaze and join the online dress-up party), daydream of your next holiday to Iceland while browsing those dreamy pictures, dance in your living room, sing in the shower and blast techno in the kitchen!
Stay positive, make it fun and we’ll get through this together