Things You can do to Feel Better while Stuck at Home
Hello guys, I hope you are safe and taking precautions just as I am doing here? Today, I am here to share things You Can do to feel better while stuck at home with you.
This COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes!
This crisis is a powerful reminder of how important freedom is – and how much we need human connection!
Remember you are not alone. Because what is DIFFERENT here is that everyone is impacted! Your neighbour, mom, boss and friends as well as your counterparts around the world are all going through something similar.
This is the challenge each of us must rise to! If we’re going to be stuck at home, we may as well make the most of it.
Here Are 10 Things You Can do to feel better while stuck at home:
Create a Healthy, Supportive Routine:
When we feel powerless or helpless (as so many of us do at the moment), one EXTREMELY easy thing to do is to create a routine or schedule.
While we’re all stuck in anxiously waiting at home, it’s easy to lose our sense of time. Days can begin to blend into each other. A routine can give us an anchor and a greater sense of control over our lives. And if you have children, creating a routine is especially important to give them a sense of normality.
This routine or schedule can be as simple as:
- 7 am – Wake-up
- 8 am – Breakfast
- 10 am – Exercise
- 11 am – Talk to friends
- 12.00pm – Lunch
- 1-4 pm – Learning or a home project
- 5 pm – Make & Eat Dinner
- 7 pm – Talk to close family
- 8 pm – Reading, Journaling
- 10 pm – Bed
Be sure to include food preparation, social time, exercise and outdoor time within your compound and some learning or creativity so you get some benefit from this challenging time.
It’s also important to recognize weekends because it’s too easy for weeks to blur together. So, make a looser schedule for your weekends. For example, you could include:
- Sleeping in/later bedtime
- Movie night with popcorn
- A virtual happy hour with friends or colleagues
- A larger project, perhaps some art, craft, home redecoration.
So, create a routine for a sense of control and mastery over your environment and life circumstances. Reclaim what power you can over your own life, because with all this uncertainty it’s important for you – and especially important for children – to have predictability.
- Build Your Physical Strength, Fitness Levels or Flexibility
- Learn with Non-Fiction Books
- Gain a New Skill with Online Learning
- Explore your Life Vision and goals
- Have good laughs
- Start Journaling
- Declutter your space
- Begin a meditation practice
- Be kind to yourself/others
- If you are working from home check my post on maintaining productivity here
These ideas have been duly expatiated in and the ebook is attached for your download.
Please download the E-Book here
I am currently decluttering my space, learning new skills and practising meditation.
I will like to read your feedback, which one would you be trying out?
Adenike Olakunle(The sent nurse)
Your transformational Life, performance and Achievement Coach