For most of us it's already been 2 weeks of self-isolation and many of you asked me what do I do while stuck in my house.
Until now, I can solemnly swear that I didn't get the chance to get bored or run out of thing to do. Yes, I admit, working in IT has its advantages and I only have to make up for the time between 6PM - until I go to bed. But I want to share with you all the activities that I am doing right now, things that you could try in order to make this isolation more pleasant and why not, even learn a thing or two.
Read a book
Books are not only food for the mind, but also for the soul.
When was the last time you read a book?
If you are like me, you would have to pause for a second in order to remember. Daily life can be very hectic sometimes, and can get in the way of your passions, desires and needs.
But now is our time! What better cure for the boredom than reading a great book?! It can be a love novel, or an imaginary adventure you can embark upon and live to the fullest through the power of imagination.
In my case, I prefer psychology books. "Why?" The answer is very simple: beside the fact that I am obsessed with psychology and all that it entails, it's a good way to learn something new and in the same time try to understand my needs and become a better version of myself.
(If you are interested in the books that I am currently reading please leave me a message here or on my instagram: oanar_)
I don't know about you, but I love cooking. Not while I'm at work, but I love playing with different flavors and making easy (not time consuming at all), tasty food.
Most importantly, I now have the time and the energy to cook everyday, healthy food that goes with my current fitness/movement plan. Maybe this could be the break that you need in order to get your life back on track and have a healthy mind in a healthy body. I know I do!
Did you know that you don't have to go to the gym in order to workout and have the body of your dreams?
Here are some links with exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Or an application that is available both on Android and iOS : 30 days fitness challenge.
Clean your house
This activity is 2 in 1. It gives you something to do, and keeps the doctor away.
I think this is something we all do in these times, if not daily, at least 3 times a week.
Rearrange your closet
Be honest, when was the last time you did that?
But I don't mean a 'spring cleaning' kind of thing. I mean really get all the things out of your closet and seeing what makes you happy when wearing it and what is there to donate/throw away. And maybe, ladies, if you find it in your hearts, to give the poor man at least a drawer.
I'm currently trying the KonMari methond. I'll leave you some links below:
P.S. For all you Netflix lovers, Marie Kondo also has a mini series about tidying up. See, here is another thing to do while at home.
Organize your make-up drawer/tool box
Gals, Guys, I know we all have that one dirty little secret. That one thing that is all for us and nobody can touch. And as much as we deny it, as much as we like to think of ourselves as being tidy creatures, let's all admit it, this does that apply to everyone.
For me, this is my make-up closet. And when I say closet, I mean, full 170cm high and 90cm wide with 45cm depth drawers. This took me 3 days to straighten it up, and I know this is an activity long overdue, for which you've got time now.
Create a daily routine
Even if I like to consider myself an adventurous person, I am a creature of habit, and I am trying my best to fit in 24h as many activities as I can. But for that I need a plan, I need a routine to get me started, so that, afterwards I can do these things as a reflex.
It's always challenging to do new things, create new and healthy habits, but what better time to try it than now?
This is a morning routine by Jim Kwik that I am trying right now:
- Remember my dreams and write them down.
- Make the bed.
- Brush my teeth with the opposite hand.
- Hydrate - 500ml of water on an empty stomach.
- A not so hot shower helps you get in a theta state.
- Brain tee -ginkgo biloba with honey.
- I write in my journal - TO DO list and NOT TO DO list; 3 things I want To accomplish that day.
- Brain power smoothie - Brain food: avocado, blueberry, broccoli, coconut oil, eggs, Somon, sardine, walnuts, dark chocolate.
- 5 minute exercises.
- Read 20 minutes in the morning.
(*it's ok to not do the full list from the first try, but practice makes perfect)
Hope that these advices will make your stay at home more comfortable and fun. Please let me know what you have tried and what worked for you, and maybe share some of your activities also. Because let's not forget: sharing is caring.