It would be an understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives. As caseloads increase and citizens are told to keep away from public spaces and crowds, people seem to be spending more time at home. So, what does staying home during the coronavirus pandemic mean?
Looking at the positive side of the coronavirus pandemic, it gives people much needed time and space to introspect and assess their lives, as most people were working from home. This has reduced travel time and stress that comes with urban commutes. It also made a positive environmental impact, with less air pollution and enhanced quality of air.
Here are some things you could do with your family during the time spent in pandemic –
Spend time with family
There is no better time than this time to spend time with your loved ones. You can bond over games, household chores or a nice meal. Often in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we tend to push family time to the backburner. We may also learn new things about our loved ones, for instance, their life goals and aspirations, which you may never have the time to discuss during your normal busy schedule lives.
Start a new project/pick up a new skill
If you have always wanted to learn a new language, improve your baking skills, take up pottery or gardening and never had the time, this is the time to do so. There are several online courses and certifications you can pick as well.
Take up exercise
You can always exercise without having to hit the gym. Have you tried yoga or Zumba? There are plenty of online classes and tutors to guide you. This is a good time to get in better shape.
Keep a gratitude journal
Journaling about things you are grateful for every day helps you appreciate life better. You could keep a gratitude jar or post regularly on social media to keep track of the things you are grateful for, every day.
Hydrate yourself, eat balanced meals, meditate, listen to music and maintain any other self-care regimen such as manicures or pedicures and moisturising routines. They will help you stay balanced and at peace with yourself.
Time to catch up on some reading
All the books you have on your ‘to-be-read’ list - now is the time to tackle them. Pick your area of interest - be it finance, investments, or history and get going. Join an online book club or simply share your reviews online, making it a collaborative intellectual exercise.