It’s definitely a hard time for us all, when we are stuck in our house stressing about all the plans get postponed and wonder when it will be over. It’s important to maintain a positive routine to stay productive and healthy physically and mentally. Today, we are giving some tips and advice on what to do to keep up our well-being during social distancing.
Cleaning and Organising
Cleaning is the top priority because it not only helps you disinfect and keep you healthy but also it can release stress, scientifically proved. Cleaning is an exciting process that you may find as although it takes time, it brings good mood to us at the end seeing our places freshly cleaned.
Let’s start with some easy tricks:
- Play an upbeat song while hoovering and mopping the floors
- Disinfect areas that are regularly touched with hands e.g. door handles, electronic devices, lighting switchboards etc. by antibacteria wipes – remember to dispose them properly!
- Re-organise stuff in the house, donate things that are no longer used to open up the spaces while give back something to the community
Talking to Friends & Family
When was the last time you talk to a friend from high school? It’s time to get in touch back again! Use Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends and family everyday to let them know you are safe and healthy, if you don’t have the chances to go back home.
Read a Book
No matter what is going on in the world, revisit a book that has been on the shelves for a very long time will get you an escape and stimulate your brain with imagination. Thankfully, books are easy to access without leaving home. Whether it is an old book on the shelves or a digital version on your tablets, they all help you to get through this hard time.
The Times recommends some books to help you get entertained, click here for the suggestions.
Not being able to go to the gym is annoying, therefore, keep your physical and mental health up by doing some simple excerises at home. There are many online instructors on YouTube who you can get inspired and practice with them. Simply spend from 30 minutes to 1 hour that you usually spend to get on public transport to go to university to make your body healthier!
Learn to Cook
If you are the cook of your household, it’s time for you to learn to cook a new dish and make the meal everyday different – maybe challenge yourself to cook the food that you don’t usually like, it may end up you liking it or at least you enjoy the cooking bit.
If you don’t know to cook, it’s time to discover your hidden talent! Make a small surprise for your family by putting your effort in cooking a dish for their dinner. There are thousands options to choose on the Internet if you don’t really know where to start. When the pandemic is over, it can turn out you are a great cook!