About 40 countries around the world are applying social distancing policies, which mostly require people to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel.
Staying at home is bored or moody, positive or playful, it all depends on each of us. “Stay at home” has become the catchphrase that governments send to their citizens in an effort to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus.
How to have some fun at home during the COVID-19 outbreak
Keep yourself busy
Keeping yourself busy is the secret that Mrs. Robin Weintraub of Rochester, New York (USA) shares to everyone. She used this method to overcome the psychological shock when her partner died after 54 years of marriage.
During her lonely days amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she rearranged her computer files, discarded unwanted documents, created her own photo album of her loved ones.
She also wrote her old stories down to tell her children. When she needed her mind to rest, she does some physical exercises to balance. Just like that, she rearranges the old documents and files, removes the invalid documents, arranges them according to the system.
Ms. Robin shared that we really need to exercise to be optimistic. The pandemic can be long-lasting but certainly not forever, said Robin.
If the gym, the park near your house are closed, exercise at home.
YouTube has free guides, and if you want to train with a professional trainer, there are many paid applications that we can choose such as bodybuilding, yoga… app. Stay at home to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the time to practice for new healthy habits to love yourself more.
Cook, stay quiet, stay optimistic
USA Today has an article called “100 things we can do at home”. Creative people start blogging or create a separate content page, some people write poems, some clean the dusty guitar because they have not used it for a long time to refine their skills or simply clean their houses, making their place beautiful and comfortable again.
Andre Williams of Montreal (Canada) shared: “From an early age, I learned to draw by pencils, pens and now I’m enjoying this hobby again”.
For film enthusiasts, this is an opportunity to watch long films. Book lovers can read a series of books. Deep breathing, meditation, and calmness are also worth a try.
USA Today also suggests that people sit down and write to friends, send a thank you card to your partner.
Caroline Pedro of Seattle (USA) said she did not feel trapped at home. “Look at the stars,” Caroline suggested.
According to the New York Times, the SkyView app on the smartphone that Caroline uses can be an ideal companion for those who love learning about the night sky.
If you can’t get away from thinking about your job because you’ve just lost your job, use this time to prepare your perfect job application. Everything will be bright again.