Ah yes. Yet another blogger cashing in on the Coronavirus outbreak. But, what I’m here to tell you is that you do not need to monetise your hobbies. There’s hundreds of people online right now trying to sell you that now is the best time to earn a passive income. For some people, this just isn’t the case. Now’s the right time to start taking care of yourself first and then focusing on what’s happening around you.
10 Things To Do While In Quarantine
I’ve put together this list of 10 things to do while self isolating or in quarantine from the Coronavirus. If you have any additional ideas, let me know in the comments below!
1 – Put together your exercise routine.
Take care of yourself first, and start putting together an exercise routine that works for you. Of course, this doesn’t have to be strenuous. Include some simple stretches for the morning, and a gentle yoga flow to wind down in the evening.
2 – Try new foods / recipes.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to snap up a full monthly shop before the panic buyers stepped in, you can try all the recipes you’ve been pinning on Pinterest. Whether it’s a new breakfast, or you want to treat yourself to something tasty for lunch, take the time to make something new.
3 – Take the time to get ready in the morning.
It’s important you keep to a routine, especially when isolating. It may be tempting to spend each day in your pyjamas but you’ll spiral further into feeling a bit awful. Make sure to shower every day, wear clean clothes and follow your skin care routine.
4 – Pick up that hobby you’ve had on the back burner.
Remember that time you bought a paint by numbers set? Or those knitting needles that have been sat in the back of your wardrobe for years? Start by just doing a few minutes of this a day. Practice something new in order to distract from your own mind for a little while.
5 – Catch up on your laundry.
Ah… The laundry pile. Being at home gives you the perfect opportunity to stare it down, and then tackle it. Try and get into a good routine of doing set loads on set days, and as you’ll likely be using your clothes less this is a great chance to shrink your laundry pile.
6 – Clean your home from top to bottom.
We’ve all been meaning to clean our house completely and reorganise our kitchen cupboards and bathroom units. If you’re stuck on what to do or where to start, look for a good graphic on Pinterest. You’ll thank yourself for a clean home, and it’s likely to help stop you feeling gross and trapped in. It’s good for your mental health too.
7 – Keep on top of your mental health.
Whether it’s starting a journal to write your thoughts down, venting to your significant other, or taking a bath to detox your stress. Make sure you keep looking after yourself and your mental health because one thing that will suffer is your brain.
8 – Teach yourself a new skill.
Learn basics in a second (or third) language using apps like Duolingo. Learn how to clean your home in a new way. This doesn’t even have to be about yourself, try teaching your dog to do something entertaining or your cat to do something other than walk over your keyboard whilst you’re trying to work.
9 – Take a nap
This is the best one, in my opinion. Take a nap. Just sleep. Don’t ruin your sleeping pattern though! You’ll find the transition from isolation to being allowed out of the house again a bit difficult if you start to find yourself awake during night time hours more often.
10 – Stay entertained in bed.
Honestly… If you’re stuck in quarantine with someone else, make the most of it. The same applies if you only have yourself to take care of.