With the situations we are all facing right now one way we can all help is social distancing.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) refers to this as the conscious effort to reduce close contact between people. Social Distancing is a way for healthy people to help stop the potential spreading of the virus to our at-risk population. Quarantining is for those who feel sick and entails isolation.
Yes, missing out on happy hour at your favorite bar sucks, but there are many ways to take advantage of this time home! With the amount of technology available the possibilities are endless.
Here are a few ways to spend a day:
The air is warming up and it’s a great time to do some de-cluttering. This can include your closet, kitchen, email inbox, and even your mind. Make a donation pile of anything you don’t use anymore, check up on those emails that have been sitting for weeks, and take a crack at meditation. This can be a great exercise to help you feel more comfortable in your home. Good House Keeping made a list of 33 tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home.
Zen Habits put together a Meditation for Beginners guide to walk you through how to get started. Break out those gloves and get to work in the yard. With the weather warming up it’s the perfect time to get ahead on those weeds.
Kick it Old School
Dust off those puzzle boxes and break out the crossword puzzles. Don’t have a physical copy? There are a ton of online options. USA Today offers a ton of free online games ranging from card to strategy games. Are you crafty? Today is the day to start on that DIY project you’ve been putting off. This is also a great time to set some goals and craft up a vision board!
Learn Something New
Is there a skill you’ve been dying to learn? Or a course you’ve been eyeing? Now is the perfect time to brush up and get back into learning. There are so many online learning options, take your pick. What about that book you never got around to reading? No excuses! Here’s why you should be reading.
Sweat it Out
Skipping the gym doesn’t mean skipping a workout. Try out a new at home workout, take a jog around the block, or even just take a 10-minute walk during your work breaks. Getting movement into your day has so many benefits physically and mentally. Here are the benefits for walking everyday!
Call Your People
Thanks to the technology of today, less physical interaction doesn’t mean less social interaction! Make a list of family, old friends, new friends, and even neighbors. Even call them while you’re walking! Between FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom, video chatting is easier than ever. Continuing to connect with others is key for mental health.
Support Your Local Businesses
Reduced social gathering can have a negative effect on our local businesses, but fear not, there are many ways you can still support them. Many restaurants are offering curb-side pick-up, you can shop online, and you can buy gift card to use later.
There are many ways to keep busy and take advantage of the time spent at home. Here at Route Networking Group we are moving to virtual meetings and doing our part to practice social distancing and keep everyone healthy! Set goals for yourself and work toward them everyday.
What ways are you practicing social distancing?