Most of us non-essential employees are staying indoors for the majority of the time. With stay-at-home orders being enforced around the country, you might feel isolated, lonely, and even anxious. It’s important for your mental health to take some time for yourself during this uncertain time.
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How You Can Stay Busy During Quarantine
It’s hard to escape the uneasy feeling when you’re stuck working from home with a house full of kids (and pets). From COVID-19 newscasts to unemployment rates rising, anxiety is a common theme among people right now. Keep stress and anxiety at bay by planning your day and incorporating some relaxing self-care activities into your routine.
- Read or Listen to a Book
- Get Creative
- Home Spa Day
1) Read or Listen to a Book
Are there any topics you’d love to learn more about? Do you want to pick up a new skill or trade such as digital marketing? Reading gives you an opportunity to occupy time while learning something new. Alternatively, you can read a fictional tale to escape everyday life and spark your imagination. Cozy up under the covers or make a peaceful reading nook with your newfound free time. If you’re not keen on reading, you can listen to an audiobook or podcast.
2) Get Creative
If you’re feeling inspired, create something new:
- Get the yarn out and learn how to crochet or finish the scarf you started last winter.
- Paint or draw a picture. If you’re not confident in your artistic skills, you can watch a YouTube video and impress yourself with some art.
- Frame some family photos and arrange them on your walls.
- Propagate some of your plant babies.
- Bake some sweet treats and practice decorating them.
- Practice your hand in calligraphy.
Pro Tip: Feeling stir crazy? Channel your pent up emotions into art, baking, or decorating your home.
3) Home Spa Day
While the salons and spas are closed right now, you can still make your own spa day at home! Light some candles, run a bubble bath with Epsom salts or bath bomb, put a face mask on, and get the nail polish out. Dim your lights, turn on some calm music, and take some time for yourself.
Stress Management at Home
For your family and yourself, it’s necessary that you spend time taking care of yourself. It can be easy to get caught up in the news, homeschooling your kids, and household chores. Don’t be afraid to schedule some time each day or week to do something special for yourself. Connect with us on social media for more life-at-home tips!