The Corona Diaries 05
When authorities declare a Pandemic situation, we, like the rest of the world, are home-bound to mitigate the propagation of the disease. Staying at home is enjoyable for the first few days, but staying on lockdown for many days can drive anyone crazy. The best way to avoid getting out of your mind during a pandemic is to have things to do.
Many people have something they have always wanted to do but never found the time. If you are stuck at home during a pandemic, you can use the time to get some of those things done. Making a list of everything you have always wanted to do and the time it would take to get each one of them done is a great first step. Focusing on trying to achieve some of your long-standing objectives can prevent you from going crazy.
Staying at home is an opportunity to declutter, clean up, and reorganize our houses. With all the time we have always needed, why not use it to improve our homes? A clean and tidy house will also make it more enjoyable to stay indoors during quarantine and also to do some work from home. You can take a step further and redecorate the living room and maybe even repaint the bedrooms if you have that kind of resources. To enjoy revamping your house, even more, look for original inspiration online, watch home deco videos on YouTube, and read some blogs.
During the pandemic lockdown, we can use some of the extra time to educate ourselves by learning new skills or by enhancing some of your current skills. Improving ourselves can be very useful in getting ahead after the pandemic when things go back to normal. It is also a perfect way to block out crazy thoughts and feelings of doom that invade the mind during a time of isolation.
Having an ongoing project gives me something to look forward to. If you are stuck at home, try to start a new project to provide yourself with some purpose, and stop yourself from going crazy. Craft projects, genealogical tree, pot planting are just a few ideas. Be original in your imagination; you may surprise yourself!
It is great to indulge yourself in hard times. Researches show that doing something pleasant for yourself can be very therapeutic. So if you are stuck at home, take some time every other day to pamper yourself. It does not even have to be anything fancy; simple things like taking a bubble bath, surrounding yourself with scented candles can be quiet relaxing and therapeutic.
Being stuck at home is also an excellent opportunity to catch up on some TV shows and rediscover some old and forgotten games that you were once watching or playing. If you are at home with your family you could revisit some classic board games.
Another exciting activity you could engage in to stop yourself from going crazy during a pandemic is to learn a new language. If you are going to plan a future holiday or trip, why not just go a step further and also learn the local language of the place you intend to visit? It is such an intense difference to know or not know just 100 words and 25 sentences in any idiom. Your reception will be much different.
When you are stuck at home during a pandemic, it might not be a great idea to sit around and worry about the crazy events. Instead, we can do things that give us strength and joy and hope. Start planning for your future holidays; Research on possible destinations and activities which you could do at that destination. The positive feeling that comes from planning the next event can be beneficial in avoiding the feelings of doom, which often accompany a pandemic lockdown.
A pandemic will pass, and life will return to normal. Take some time to reflect on goals, what you have achieved, and what you can improve. Come up with new goals and hit the ground running when things go back to normal.
Check back at The Corona Diaries while we all fight this pandemic.