Many of us think its a great idea to be stuck at home relaxing all day long. Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as some may think. Laziness, compulsive eating and no outside human interaction can quickly begin to wear down your body and mind. Instead of looking at this as a negative, we can use it as an opportunity to experience things we have never had the time for before. Below are five ways to make the most of your in-home situation:
Get your nutrients
When your regular routines have changed, it can be easy to start eating differently, too. It’s essential to keep eating a well-balanced diet, as this will keep you feeling fit and well.
A lot of people have stocked up on longer-lasting foods, make sure you still add some fruits or vegetables, and protein to each meal.
Drink plenty of water
Are you in the habit of drinking enough water every day? There’s a lot of benefits from keeping hydrated, and some include helping calorie control, energising muscles and keeping your skin looking good. Dehydration doesn’t make anyone feel 100%, so make sure you’re getting 6-8 glasses of water each day. This will be a great habit to take with you once the tough times are over.
Get creative or learn something new
Keeping your mind engaged is good for your mental wellbeing and a great way to spend time, which is something you might find you now have a lot of! Don’t rely too heavily on the television and technology. Treat quarantine as an opportunity to do some of those things you never usually have time for, such as board games, craft, drawing and reading.
Or you could use this time to learn a new skill – there are lots of free apps to guide you through and give you step by step instructions to reach the desired result.
Get some rest
Keeping a routine of going to bed and getting up at the same time will help you sleep better and feel rested during the day.
Connect with others
Connection with the community can be a huge boost for our mental wellbeing. Just because you’re self-isolating, doesn’t mean you have to be completely cut off from everyone. Luckily, these days we have phones and the internet to allow us to speak with our communities even if we can’t meet face-to-face.
Some easy to use apps for video chats are – Whatsapp, Facebook messenger, skype, Facetime or Viber.
This may be a tough time, but we can still laugh, smile and help others as much as we can. We are all in this together so respect others how we would expect people to respect ourselves and we will get through this in no time.