With the 21-day lockdown hours away, we have compiled a list of things to keep you sane.
Many of us have never been compelled to stay indoors for 21-days and we are about to find out what it feels like to be in isolation.
Thankfully, all this will happen in the comfort of our wi-fi, love and snack-filled homes, so spare a thought for those without.
Some of us will still be working so that gives us enough hours in the day to keep busy but what do you do with all the other time left?
Here’s a list of 6 things to do to keep yourself sane during these Covid-19 times.
- Stay in touch with family and friends, digitally – We have seen a spike in Facebook and Instagram Live’s. This is a great way to keep in touch and uplift each other during this lockdown. Artists and creatives are encouraged to let people into their process of creation through these digital platforms.
- Stay active – There are many ways to stay active including: gardening, DIY stuff around the house, running around the yard, skipping etc. Staying active is not only good for your physical health, but your mental health too. There are tons of channels on YouTube and ideas for workouts that won’t require gym equipment.
- Educate yourself – Take online courses; there are so many outlets to choose from. From Google to Udemy and SkillShare, you’d be able to learn anything from online marketing to art techniques and life hacks.
- Start a new hobby – How many of us have been putting off starting something that interest us? This is the perfect time to start learning to play chess, poker, baking, new cooking recipes etc.
- Seek professional help if you’re really struggling – Whether you’ve been to a therapist before or are just realizing you might need to see one, seeking help with your mental health doesn’t need to wait till you can go outside again. Lots of therapists offer sessions over the phone or video chat. There are also apps to help you with your mental health.
- Meditation – Since you can’t go outside it’s time to look within. Maybe you want to start meditating because you want to be less reactive, feel less stressed, or be more focused. Maybe meditating is part of a wider personal development plan of some kind. Or maybe you’re looking to improve your relationships with those around you. Whatever the reason, training the mind through meditation is training in awareness, and training in awareness offers the potential to fundamentally transform your perspective on life.
These 21-days will be hard, but we need to work together to make it through.