Social distancing – let’s try to make the best of it.

Friends we all are following the demands of our government, staying in our home under lockdown or self-quarantine.

Social distancing- how can we manage it

You all have the opportunity to catch up on a few Netflix shows that we’ve been looking forward to watching. You were able to read some good books without interruption and get a little extra sleep since you no longer have that annoying two-hour, back-and-forth commute to work.  Now, the reality is starting to kick in. Your children are at home full time because the schools are all closed. You still need to get office work done, keep the kids occupied, entertained and play the part of a school teacher. I understand you all desperately want to go outside, but don’t want to catch the coronavirus and you certainly don’t want to spread it to some else, especially if they’re older. This is temporary. phase Most likely three weeks and will turn into two months—or longer—depending on how quickly we can contain the outbreak. You now have a critical choice to make: you can either waste away the moments that make up a dull day or use this time to your advantage. You can continue binge-watching television and munch on snacks or you could embark upon a campaign of self-improvement and helping others. It’s too easy to let the hours, days and weeks fly by without doing anything constructive. Use this extra time as a gift to be proactive. My advice is to take a more challenging path and allocate your time toward productive and meaningful endeavors. I understand that some of you still need to work from home and have other responsibilities. Without all of the time involved with getting ready in the morning and commuting, you still have a lot of time on your hands. The weekends, when you are housebound, will feel especially long and drawn out.

Things to do at home while social distancing

Think of all of the things you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. It could be learning a new language, painting, cooking, writing, taking up a hobby, learning to play a musical instrument or exercising. Put together a schedule that incorporates all of the things that you want to accomplish and make sure you follow through on engaging in the activities.

This is a great time to reconnect with family and friends in a meaningful way. If you have a partner, spouse or children, it’s a terrific gift to spend quality time together. You can reach out to older relatives and friends and check if they’re okay or need any help. If they live alone, you may be one of the few friendly voices they hear. Contact people who you know live alone and may feel isolated; they’d appreciate it.

Break out the Monopoly set. Play your kids’ favorite games with them. Put the phone down and just talk with your family. Ask about their lives and really listen to them. You can make this one of the best memories in their lived. Download and read books that will help you gain more knowledge. If you don’t like reading and have a short attention span, there’s a wealth of great podcasts and YouTube videos that can help you with self-improvement,  

Tips to stay fit and healthy at home..

Enjoy tasty food at home but also start an exercise routine because Exercising is a health tool to achieve physical fitness and every individual whether overweight or non-overweight should take its importance seriously. There are some planks and exercise you can do at home

Maximizing your time to improve and help others is a wise decision. Instead of feeling helpless, sorry for yourself and complaining about the current state of affairs, you’ll gain control over your life. When it’s all over, you’ll enjoy a great sense of accomplishment and appreciate that you didn’t squander precious weeks or months of your life.

 Stay fit stay healthy  …

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