Life is full of ambiguities and the recent pandemic of Covid-19 has left most of us worried and in panic. With this lockdown, we are confined to our houses taking care of our office work and household jobs. With less options at our disposal to do things like socialize, go on relaxing trips, and meet friends and family, it is difficult to stay calm or in high spirits.
In this stressful time, it is very important to find ways to keep yourself and those you love happy and relaxed. Many believe it is also very important to keep a daily routine to stick to in order to have a consistent schedule and sense of purpose when the days seems to blend into one another.
Are you wondering how to deal with the stress, anxiety, and boredom of quarantine? We’re going to list a few ways you can cheer up, stay happy and motivated, and relax during this unprecedented time in our lives.
We’ve compiled a list of some helpful ways to keep you occupied, productive, and happy! Check them out below.
Appreciate the People You Live With
Whether you live with friends, family, or your partner you should appreciate the people you live with. Thank them for the little gestures of love and kindness they show to you during this time. Just a few words of thanks and admiration can go a long way! They can elicit a feeling of joy and make your loved ones feel special. Also, make sure you’re going out of your way to offer your own acts of love and kindness.
If you live by yourself, do things to appreciate you! Now that you may have some extra time, do some things to treat yourself that you typically wouldn’t do because you may have been too tired or other things needed to get done.
Show Your Cooking Skills
Now that you are working from home and do not have to face the hassle of daily commuting, or if you have some time off, you can use this saved time and energy to show how good of a cook you are! If your skills need some improving, get the recipes from online cooking videos or a recipe book and put your culinary skills to work.
We may be under lockdown due to coronavirus, but this doesn’t mean that it has to be boring! Many people are using the internet to virtually meetup with friends, family, and significant others to stay connected and have fun. Some great ideas include making a meal and eating together, playing games, watching a movie, morning coffee, and happy hour. Get creative!
Just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a little! Many people are finding great deals online and are continuing to purchase gifts and items for themselves. You can find our unique, handmade crystal jewelry online at leightworks.com where you can browse our whole collection. We have many great gift options ranging from pendants, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Check out some of our pieces below!
Our Sun Pendant shows love and warmth and is a great reminder of the great outdoors. If the ocean has your heart, we have quite a few ocean themed pieces such as our Sea Horse Pendant and Whale’s Tail Pendant.
We also have many rings to choose from such as our Classic Ring and Double Circle Ring to give your fingers some sparkle.
We also have bracelets that match perfectly with all of our pieces. Check out our 7 Oval Stones Bracelet below.
Our Heart Earrings are a fun option for any age! Check out all of our earrings online.
Daily Chores and Home Projects
Many people are finding this extra time great for cleaning and getting projects done that they’ve been putting off or haven’t had the time to do. Also, the daily household chores always persist, whether we’re in lockdown or not! This is a great time to get some spring cleaning done. You can clean out your closet, organize your storage space, and deep clean your house. Have a home project that has needed to get done? Now is the time to tackle it! Refresh a room in your house with some redecorating or a new color of paint. You can use this time to update your bathroom or build some shelves for your garage. Make some much needed home repairs!
We all have at least one artistic and/or musical side to our personality. There are great online resources to explore all kinds of creative hobbies and instruments. Now might be the perfect time to try painting, collage, wood working, knitting, mixing music, etc. Whatever your heart desires!
It’s important to stay active while we are stuck inside. Even if you can’t go out dancing, you can dance it up at home! Invite your friends to a virtual dance party, put on your dancing shoes and show off your moves. You can also stay fit by keeping up with your workout routine from home. Put on an online video and workout together and post them on social media to inspire others.
Find time to relax
We all like to have fun but relaxing is also essential, especially right now. Slow down your body and mind with some meditation or a quiet moment alone each day. Some people like to take baths, go for a walk, or listen to calming music. Sometimes, even watching a favorite show or movie can help to unwind. A good laugh can also be very relaxing, so get some hearty laughs in with a fun movie or some stand-up comedy.
We cannot control the many uncertainties in life, but we can control our daily actions and our thoughts. Try to support your loved ones as best as you can and keep your spirits up during this difficult time. Remember, we’re all in this together!