Tips for Getting Through Social Distancing in One Piece
Wildfires, floods, and Covid-19; the year 2020 will be remembered as one of the strangest and most challenging years in modern history, with social distancing being one of its biggest hurdles. Having to stay away from our friends and family helps keep us physically healthy, but it takes a toll on the mental well-being of many. Social distancing can create a sensation of isolation, loneliness, and in severe cases – depression.
To keep yourself as upbeat as possible during these strange days, try some social distancing tips that will keep you sound – both in mind and body.
Must-Try Tips for Social Distancing
If you are spending more time home than ever, you should try out these social distancing tips that will get you through the days in fun and interesting ways;
Get your routine on
Staying home for long periods of time can be boring and even depressing. Instead of focusing on the time that you lay around doing nothing, try and fill out your days with fun routines; you can plan a day ahead or even a week ahead on what you are going to do; work, cook, play games, meditate, and do whatever you did before Corona came knocking. Sticking to a routine can be a rocky in the beginning, but once you get used to it, not only will your free time be well-spent, you will even find yourself looking forward to the next days.
Try new hobbies and get some new skills under your belt
we live in an amazing age where information is available to us at the click of a mouse pad, thanks to the internet. Staying home for hours is a great idea to learn new skills, get new hobbies, or even make money from home. You can now access millions of websites that will teach you how to cook, learn a new language, learn to knit, how to write, and even how to open a small business from home. Make the most out of your time and expand your horizons, you will love every minute of it.
"Go out" with your friends
Yes, you can't really go out with your friends, but why not go out while home? If you have a smartphone, an electrics pad, or a laptop, you can set a get-together with friends and family and have a great time while keeping everyone safe. Instead of just having daily talks, mix things up a little; cook a meal together, play charades, watch a movie together, and plan any activity that you enjoy together. It will strengthen relationships in your life instead of having social distancing truly distance you.
Find new friends
Staying home provides you with a great opportunity to branch out from your little crew and find new friends. You can find people who share your interests in group chats, Facebook groups, social media, and other places where you like to visit online. Finding new friends makes for a great opportunity to expand your social circle and have more people to connect with daily, instead of having hours of silence that are not as fun.
And also, old ones
Having spare time during social distancing provides you with the opportunity to get back in touch with old friends. Old co-workers, friends from high-school and college buddies; why not use social distancing to get back in touch with people from your past? if you lost touch with people from your past that you would like to reconnect with, you can use a people search engine, like the one available to you on GoLookUp. Search friends based on their name, old phone numbers, old addresses, or ever their email, and get back in touch with those you want to be friends with again.
Get off the couch
Binge-watching TV is one of life's little pleasures, but doing it for weeks on end can take a toll on your health. To make sure your blood is circulating properly and get your heart pumping, get off the couch, and start exercising. You don't have to be in MMA shape, light daily exercises for 15-30 minutes will get your limbs moving and help you stay in shape. When social distancing, you can also add interest to your exercise by learning new things online; try yoga, Pilates, no-machine exercises, resistance exercises, and any other type of physical activity that will keep you going and get those happiness-inducing hormones pumping.
Social distancing refers to physical distance, but that does not mean that you have to keep an emotional distance as well; in the age of social media and the internet, you can connect with all the people that you love, and a few more to the mix. Use this "special" time to expand your horizons, and who knows? Maybe you'll remember 2020 as the year of new beginnings.