At the moment there is government advice to self isolate at home in connection with potential coronavirus infection and this might be something that you are facing now or may be in the near future. So how can you deal with self isolating for coronavirus. Well for me I think it’s a great opportunity to do something positive and make a difference to your life for the future. Yes it would be nice to while away the time with some boxsets or reading the lastest bestseller. If I have to self isolate I will definitely be doing a bit of that as it’s important to have some down time, but I think I’ll be also tackling some new projects.
Tackle those jobs you have been putting off
I’ve got a list of jobs that need doing around the house and the garden. A week or two at home at this time of year would be perfect to sort out the vegetable garden for the growing season ahead. Perhaps you wanted to declutter or tackle some redecoration and a week or so would be just the window you need to get it done. You could do things you have been putting off like shopping around for a better deal for your utility bills or make this year the first year you submit your tax return early.
Learn a new skill
One thing you might want to do is to learn or develop a new skill. This could be something quite mundane or something more elaborate. It could be just getting to grips with your new phone or learning how to do something on the PC. You might want to learn to speak italian say or a musical instrument – there are lots of online learning tools available. YouTube can be your friend as there are online tutorials on everything from how to refit your bathroom to learning to edit videos.
Spend time on your hobbies
I never seem to get the time I want to bake, so I have it in mind to do a lot more and it’s something we can do as a family too. In fact, I’ve been thinking of investing in a new mixer from Macy’s so that I can bake a wider range of cakes. Trying out new recipes can be stressful if time is short, so having more time to concentrate on trying something different would be much easier.
Just because you need to stay at home doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise. You can follow some online videos on YouTube, maybe try something different like yoga and pilates. I do a lot of Iyengar yoga normally and have the equipment to do quite a bit of that at home, although you can do yoga with little to no kit. My 50 lengths of the swimming pool will be a bit more tricky to do at home, but I plan to try something different maybe an aerobics DVD or a fitness session in the garden. Exercise is a key contributor to a healthy immune system too, so it’s doubly worth doing.
You can’t go out to meet friends or the wider family, but it’s so easy now to keep in touch with people online. Maybe work through your address book and ring or message some old friends you haven’t spoken to in a while. Check in regularly with anyone who might be vulnerable to check they are ok and put your mind at rest.