It’s so important to practice social distancing at the moment, if possible, to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus. Here are some of the things that I will be doing to keep busy at home.
- Read those books that you’ve been meaning to read for a while. I’m currently working on Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler and I just started Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid last night. What books are on your list? Share in the comments!
- Bake this delicious and comforting Three Cheese Baked Ziti from Pinch of Yum. It is seriously SO good. I made it for us last week, and then we decided we needed it again this week so I made some last night. The perfect dish for a cozy, rainy night!
- Get in touch with your creative side! Have you been waiting for an opportunity to finish that quilt that you started a few months ago? Have you been fighting the urge to get our your paints and brushes? Art is an awesome way to express your feelings.
- Educate yourself! Here is one article with a simulator that explains why social distancing is so important and how it can help flatten the curve of coronavirus. Here’s another helpful article, as well.
- If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, you might be interested in a guided meditation (comes in Spanish and English!) or this Yoga for Anxiety and Stress video.
- Purchase a gift certificate for a local restaurant (or other local business) to use once this passes. I saw this idea somewhere, but can’t remember where now. Isn’t that such a great way to support local businesses now while still practicing social distancing measures?
- Clean/re-organize your _______ (insert space of your home that needs this the most here). I know that my desk and closet need some rearranging. Practicing social distancing is the perfect way to force us to re-organize those messy spaces in our homes.
- While you are re-organizing or cleaning, listen to some podcasts! I always enjoy a good Dateline episode. The Happiness Lab, TEDTalks Health, and StoryCorps are also great.
- Learn a new skill! Now is the perfect time to brush up on a second (or third!) language or to practice making intricate pie crusts for a cozy Chicken Pot Pie or this Apple and Cardamom Pie.
- Stay healthy and rest! Drink lots of water, eat as many healthy foods as you can, and get adequate amounts of sleep. Keep your immune system strong during this crazy time.
I hope that this list will help you find something positive to do during this time! I’m thinking of everyone as we are all experiencing effects of this, whether that is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus or struggling with financial insecurity due to the measures that need to be taken. This is an uncertain and scary time, but we can work together as a community to support and protect each other.