With everyone staying in the house it can be difficult to stay entertained indoors. After a while many people may start to feel a bit stir crazy. Although we cannot yet resume our everyday lifestyle. There are many ways to remain calm and relaxed during these uncertain times.
Here are a few tips to keep yourself entertained while staying in the house:
Learn a New Skill or Craft
There are plenty of crafts to do from the comfort of your home. Activities like painting, drawing, jewelry making, and photography are easy tasks that can be fun and rewarding once you have a finished product. Begin by finding a craft or skill that you always wanted to learn, but never had the time to work on. With the help of the internet you can research different ways to complete your projects and even order supplies from online retailers that deliver right to your door.
With the help of technology, exercising from home can be a breeze. There are a variety of workout styles like zumba, yoga, pilates and more. It’s easy to choose a style and then find a video based on your experience level. There are many sources online for totally free workouts that can be completed from home.
Go For A Walk
Although going outside to socialize may not be possible right now, it is still possible to exercise and get fresh air. Going for a walk is a great way to get natural Vitamin D, engage with nature, and also improve your mood. If possible, try to go for a quick walk [15-20 minutes] everyday.
Read A Book
Reading is a great way to “escape” to another place through the journey of a good book. Reading has many benefits like memory retention, increasing vocabulary, and expanding the imagination. A great way to get into the mood of reading is to re-read one of your favorite books. It can be great to revisit classic literature to remind you of the joys that reading can have.
Call Family/ Friends
Even though we cannot see friends and family in person, with the use of technology it can help bring people from far away together. It is important to stay in touch with loved ones, especially through difficult times to help support each other. There are a variety of video calling services, like Zoom, that are helping people across the world stay connected.
Listening to music is another great way to help ease the tension and feelings of cabin fever. Research has shown that music can boost your overall mood and even improve your physical health. Music therapy has been linked to a variety of benefits like:
- Reduced anxiety
- Elevated mood
- Improved sleep quality
- Reduced stress levels
A simple way to use music for therapy is to set aside an hour a day to listen to a playlist of all your personal favorite songs. Whether you listen to music on your phone, computer, or record player- this will help you stay relaxed and calm during these times.
We hope these simple tips will help keep you entertained and safe in your home throughout this time.
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