In an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, many people are trying to social distance themselves from others, resulting in self-isolation. While this is certainly a trying time and being alone in your home can be difficult, it’s important to remember that you’re doing it for the greater good of humanity. And self-isolation doesn’t have to be all bad—if you’re looking for some easy ways to stay busy, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.
Even though cleaning isn’t always fun, you may want to take advantage of this time at home and get organized. Spring cleaning can not only help you declutter and organize your belongings, but you can thoroughly disinfect your home, which is crucial right now. And since you’re spending so much time in your home, it can help you feel better to have a clean space to live in.
Focus on Your Health
With not much else to distract you, now is the perfect time to focus on your health. You can try some at-home workouts, go for walks around your neighborhood if it’s safe, and try to focus on your wellness goals. Furthermore, you can look into supplement options, like those from Calerie.
When you’re looking to manage your metabolic rate and focus on weight loss, the right supplements can be beneficial—a daily dose of NAD+ can not only reduce overall body weight, but it can also help to slow the aging process and manage blood pressure. Calerie participants will see the benefits of calorie restriction and exercise at a cellular level when using Sirtuin activators and NAD+ boosters.
Learn a New Language
While this may seem ambitious, starting to learn a new language can be a great way to keep yourself occupied—and it can be really fun to do with your partner or family, too. Learning a new language is made easy when you use a subscription service like Rosetta Stone and fortunately, you can try it for free through Free Trials.
This way, you can have a free trial before deciding whether or not you want to pay for the subscription. All you need to do is enter your email address and credit card and you can start to use the service for free. There are also other educational and language subscriptions you can try for a few weeks or the whole first month before signing up for the annual subscription when the trial ends.
Read a Book
It can certainly be tempting to sit on the couch and binge-watch your favorite TV shows during this stressful time, but you should try to limit your screen time. Instead of watching TV, why not take some time to read?
If you have a book, or a few, that have been sitting on your shelf for a long time now, consider cracking it open. You can also get audiobooks through mobile apps so you can listen to a good book while cleaning or going for a walk.
Spend Time Gardening
It’s more important than ever to make sure you’re spending some time outside in the fresh air. And if you’re looking for something to do outside while still social distancing, consider spending some time in the garden.
It may be too early to plant certain flowers, but there is still plenty of garden work you can do—prune your rose bushes and other shrubberies, transplant your dormant plants, and cut back your trees. This work will pay off when you can finally have your friends and family over to enjoy your outdoor space.
Self-isolation can be difficult and it’s important to keep yourself busy. Hopefully, some, or all, of these activities will help you fight boredom until your life returns to normal.
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