Looking how to beat the quarantine blues? COVID has had an impact on daily life lately so don’t give it any more than it has already taken! With the colder season upon us, more lockdowns and restrictions for the big cities will come with it.
Ways to Stay Away From the Quarantine Blues
Self Care is Key
It is important to set time aside for yourself and do things that you love to do. For instance, this time can be used to discover more of who you are by doing different activities. Such as reading a book, magazine, binge-watching a series, and or even pampering yourself. Therefore, one of the ways to keep away the blues is to do small things for your own benefit. A “self-care” routine is also one of them, start with washing your face, brushing your teeth, eating three times a day, and getting a full 8 hours of sleep. This might sound like something so obvious but when we are busy with life we lose sight of taking care of ourselves in the simplest ways.
Refine a Skill or Learn a New Hobby
If you love to draw, paint or sing yet haven’t had the time to do so; now is the perfect time to practice your skill every day so you get better and better. On the other hand, if you have been wanting to learn a skill then pull up YouTube or another virtual source where there are countless videos that teach you what you want to learn. Guitar, embroidery, digital design, the possibilities are endless!
Having a lot of extra time could be the perfect opportunity for a room makeover. Therefore, move the furniture around, put up new posters, some lights, or even paint designs on the walls. A room is a place where one spends a lot of time, therefore, make it exactly how you want it; make it your sanctuary.
Staring at a television, computer, or phone screen for too long could not only be damaging to the eyes but also to one’s mental health. This is why it is good to put down all electronics every now and then and get in touch with the earth and people. Talk to your family, find out stories you have never heard before or work on relationships. Play with your family pet in the yard, teach them a trick or two. Go for a walk, a run, a workout, a swim, a bike ride; be active or even try to get in the best shape of your life to fit the way you want in your quinceañera dress. The goal is to have a healthy mind, body, and soul.
Let us know how you stay away from the quarantine blues in the comments below!