We’re living in unprecedented times at the moment. Many of us are forced to stay in the house and it can be difficult for even the most introverted of people!
It’s MASSIVELY important to try and remain positive and look at the perks of being on lock-down during this terrible situation 🙁
I’ve been using this situation to get things done that I’ve been putting off for a long time so believe it or not, I feel busier than ever! For others, I know it can be difficult to stay productive when your daily routine has been thrown out of the window but I’ve come up with a few ideas to help keep you occupied..
NOW IS THE TIME TO TRY PLANNING
If you’ve never tried planning then now is the time to give it a go. What better way to help you feel optimistic than planning out all of the activities you want to do when there is some sense of normality again!
The PaperScribblesCo Etsy Shop has lots of different planners to suit all planning needs, including both printable and digital planners.
Planning isn’t only for preparing for your day. You can also use them for the following:
- Track your habits including health, sleep, period, etc.
- Create and keep on top of your goals
- Track your fitness & health progress
- Store your recipes and meal ideas
- Store your contacts, passwords, birthdays, etc.
If you’re forced to stay in your house for a few weeks then you might as well make sure it looks nice! Take this opportunity to go through cupboards and wardrobes and bin anything that you no longer use.
Use leftover paint, or order some if you are able to, and repaint the walls to refresh your rooms.
For me, I have started to strip wallpaper off the walls of the bedrooms to prepare the rooms for decorating when lock-down ends. I’ve even been using my Digital Household Planner to plan out the bedroom room plans. It gives me something to look forward to!
LEARN A NEW SKILL
Just before the lock-down occurred, I had actually just started a course to progress my full-time career and so luckily I have something to concentrate on.
Learning a new skill or developing your knowledge is a great way to pass the time while you are in the house and it will serve you in the long run too!
There are tons of free e-courses available on Pinterest which can help to develop your skills.
We all know that exercise has several health benefits, including helping you to maintain a positive mindset.
The great thing about self-isolating is that so many influencers and gym instructors have moved their workouts online and are sharing these with the public.
If you usually work out with a friend, how about video calling and doing your exercise together to help keep you motivated.
Other than that, nothing is stopping you from going for a run in the fresh outdoors (if the rules in your area apply, of course!) I find that going for a walk with my dog helps me feel so much better and encourages me to get out of the house everyday, even if it is a short time!
.Being mindful of your wellness is probably more important than ever now. My anxiety stems from not having any control over any situations around me and so being forced to remain indoors is really not helpful.
Whilst it is helpful to keep yourself busy, you should also take time for yourself too.
Write a list of all of the things that help you to relax and try to do one of these activities at least once a day. Some examples could be:
- Reading a book
- Have a bath
- Pamper yourself
- Ask your partner to give you a massage
- Video call with family and friends