Make the most of Coronavirus quarantine

Make the most of Coronavirus quarantine

Self-isolation doesn't have to be boring

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!

Cook

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:

Hobbies

Now is a great time to try a new hobby! Examples include painting, origami, knitting and crochet. There's a great app call Bellish that enables you to generate all kinds of awesome patterns. 

Learn something new

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!

Read

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!

Yoga and meditation

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!

Household chores

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! Check out Happy DIY Home for a comprehensive guide on how to organise your home with the KonMari method checklist.

Self care

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!

Get some Vitamin D

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).

Enjoy being around loved ones

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:

douglas the frug

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