How are you coping with the quarantine?
Normally, we all wish we could have some extra time on our hands to do more of what we like. However, the stress of the pandemic and the suddenness of having to quarantine has many people on edge.
In fact, reputable health authorities like the World Health Organization acknowledge that quarantining, being out of work, and having to isolate is taking a mental toll on people of all ages. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep enjoying everyday life and making the most of your time at home.
1. Get a New Streaming Subscription
When was the last time you sat down and binged an addictive show?
Are you still a loyal viewer of cable TV, or have you joined the streaming service phenomenon?
Regardless of your TV-watching habits, there’s no better time than right now to explore a new-to-you streaming service.
You likely have Netflix; it’s the most popular streaming service right now, aside from Youtube. However, have you explored all the gems available on the latest streaming services: HBO Max, Peacock, and Disney Plus? Many popular movies and shows migrated from Netflix to those new apps, so be sure to check out what’s available.
2. Take Up An Old Favorite Hobby
When was the last time you dabbled in painting?
Do you love to sew?
Whatever your favorite hobby of yesteryear may be, good news: Now is the time to take interest in it again. Make the best of your time by reconnecting with the activities you suddenly found yourself too busy to enjoy.
Picking up old favorite pastimes will bring you comfort in the uncertain chaos of today. Also, if it’s a kid-friendly hobby, your family can join in the fun.
3. Treat Yourself to Intimacy Your Way
One of the quickest, most pleasurable way to destress is to have an orgasm. Have you had time and energy to enjoy sex lately?
If not, treat yourself to a new toy while you’re stuck at home. Playing with vibrators can be satisfying both alone or with a partner.
4. Have An At-Home Spa Day
When was the last time you enjoyed a manicure or a massage at a spa?
Going to a spa is near-to-impossible in the COVID era. Fortunately, you can plan out a spa day at home.
Gather some supplies for at-home face masks, buy your favorite nail polish, and get your favorite bath salts. Treat yourself to some relaxing music while you soak your feet and paint your nails. Cap the spa day off with a soothing bath.
5. Spend Time Outside
How much time do you spend outdoors?
Recent studies show that just fifteen minutes a day outside can improve all aspects of your health and well-being. Whether you kick back on your porch swing with a favorite book or you play ball with the kids, make a point of treating yourself to some fresh air.
As most Americans are working from home and spending hours a day in front of a screen, it’s especially important to unplug and go outside. Build a stroll or a lunch picnic into your weekly routine, and your mood may improve almost instantly.
Enjoying Everyday Life Is Easy
The pandemic is tough on everyone, especially moms who have to balance work, kids, and home in a never-ending cycle. Treating yourself to something new, whether it be a material thing or a change in routine, is a great way of enjoying daily life and making the best of your circumstances.