Okay ladies, by now I think we may all be getting a little stir-crazy, especially if you’re someone who likes to be outside and stay active. To help combat boredom and make the most of your time under quarantine, here are 5 things to keep you busy.
Read, read, read.
One of the things I really enjoy is a good book but between work, kids, cooking and cleaning (the list goes on), it’s hard to find time to fit it in. Now that some of us have a bit more free time, reading is a good way to sit back, relax and drift off into a different world. Some books our staff recommends are:
- 1984 by George Orwell. This classic is a chilling prophecy of a dystopian society that will keep you on your toes from start to finish.
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. In this novel, a grumpy yet loveable man finds has his world turned upside down when a young family moves in next door.
- Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. Atwood takes us on a journey of a young painter grappling with the tangled know of her life.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it.
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This New York Times bestseller is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross in occupied France as both try to survive the devastations of WWI.
- Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. Last, but not least, this book by Rachel Hollis is one of my favorites! Rachel talks about the need for us to stop living in fear, to stop apologizing for who we are and live our full potential.
This is something I think we all want to make some time for, whether it’s cleaning out the kitchen cabinets or your bedroom closet. Now is the perfect time to go through the kitchen and get rid of those spaghetti stained Tupperware bowls or those clothes that we haven’t worn in years.
Work on you.
No matter where you’re at in life, we all probably have something we want to work on personally. During this downtime, take some time every day to reflect on your goals and what you want to accomplish this year. To get some inspiration, we recommend checking out TedTalks, trying out some yoga and meditation or journaling.
Keep up the exercise.
Being stuck at home can sometimes mean that we are a bit more lax when it comes to our health and wellbeing. Our team recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise several times a week to keep your activity level up. Whether you go for a walk or run around the neighborhood, or pop on some workout videos and follow along, it’s important to continue exercising and maintaining good eating habits.
Explore ways to give back (eh hem, did someone say clinical trials?).
This is an unprecedented time in our history and the need for clinical trials is a hot topic right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteering for local trials in your area is a way to give back to not only your community, but to those around the globe. Without clinical trials, the opportunity to advance medicine and find treatments and preventative medications would not be possible. Find out how you can help today by clicking here.