Living through COVID-19 has taught us a lot of lessons and has forced us to get creative indoors. We have never experienced this kind of self-isolation, and like so many others, we found ourselves sitting at home asking ourselves, what now?
We’re people who thrive being outdoors, spending time with others, cracking jokes in the office, and many other things that lie beyond the walls of our homes. We weren’t alone in our frustration being stuck at home, an entire world was experiencing the same struggles! It didn’t take long for us to get creative with ways to spend our time mindfully and make the most of this experience. This time is one of good adversity, and just like with any other opportunity to grow from our discomfort, we’re gonna run with it. Here are just a few of the ways we’ve been thriving at home and we hope they help you too.
Backyard camping. With all the things we’re restricted from, thankfully, our backyards are not one of them. Who says camping can only happen in the parks? Take your starry night slumber just beyond your backdoor. Roast some marshmallows over a camp stove, set up your hammock, and enjoy your space like never before.
Getting in a daily sweat. Despite being at home, there’s plenty of ways to get in a good sweat. From live yoga classes on Instagram, to thousands of free fitness classes on Youtube, the sources of inspiration are endless. We would go stir crazy without daily movement, thank goodness we don’t have to.
Embracing our inner artists. We’re not claiming to be Picasso, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace our inner amateur artist. Sometimes this looks like DIY home decor, flinging a paint brush around, or doodling abstractly on pieces of paper. Any way to release our pent up creativity is embraced!
Reading those books we’ve been putting off for months.The hardest part of reading is picking the right book and actually sitting aside time to read it. Well, now that we’ve got plenty of time on our hands there’s no better time to stick our nose in those books that have been sitting on our shelves and coffee tables. Better to pass the time with good words rather than through mindless scrolling.
Ripping the band aid off chores we’ve also put off for months.You know those chores and tasks you’ve had on the backburner for months now. The excuse “I didn’t have time” isn’t so much an excuse we can make now. Whether it be cleaning the house, finishing the renovations on that one room, or fixing that broken thing, your future-self will be grateful you got it over with when you had the time.
Trying our hand at a new skill.What is one thing you’ve always been curious to try, but have always been hesitant to fully invest in? From gardening to baking, there are endless resources out there to help you get on your way. Now is the time to embrace each day as a new day, free from routine. You can choose to master one skill or dabble in a new one each day!
Sunshine soak sessions.There’s no denying that spending time outdoors, soaking in the sun, is one of the best ways to remain sane while being confined to our homes. Though your epic adventure plans may have been squashed, you can still venture out into your backyard and embrace the humble beauty around you. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
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