Coronavirus (COVID-19) is here, there's no denying it. To slow the spread of the virus the majority of us are self-isolating. It's a depressing outlook and we're all hoping it doesn't last too long.
But, we are optimists and there are plenty of things we can do to make the most of this rare opportunity to never get time for!
The supermarket shelves have been raided but that doesn't mean we must live off microwave meals and beans on toast. Get creative in the kitchen!
Some inspiration we love:
This is the perfect time to pick up a new skill! Maybe learn to play an instrument, learn a new language? Duolingo is a great online resource for this!
Give your eyes a break from screens and read books! There are so many out there! Check out the New York Times Best Sellers for inspiration!
Distance yourself from the craziness happening outside and use this time to connect with your body and mind! There are some fantastic online classes - all you need is a phone and a spot on the floor (a yoga mat is ideal, but not essential). Check out Glo, Gaia and Alo Moves.
Also a big shout out to Down Dog App who have made their apps free until 1 April!
You no doubt have a list of chores you've been putting off until you get some time. Well, now you have the time! Tap into your inner Marie Kondo and tidy your life! My list includes: organising the pantry/fridge, cleaning the oven, a mountain of hand washing, ironing, clearing out my cupboard, tidying my messy shoe pile, washing the couch cushions, and bathing my dog!
The best part about working from home is that you don't have to see anyone! Literally, I am sitting here writing this with a face mask on (soooo obsessed with this one from Go To Skincare). Condition your hair, give yourself a mani/pedi, take a bath, exfoliate. You'll come out of quarantine looking 10 years younger!
Vitamin D is not only important for healthy bodies, but it's also a mood booster - just what we need during this depressing time. Self-isolation doesn't mean confinement to indoors. Go and sit outside, absorb some of those wonderful rays (with sun cream, of course).
Many of us live busy lives and our time with loved ones is limited to weekends. Try to enjoy this time at home with them - this includes pets, like Douglas: