Let’s be real. I am not a psychologist or a psychiatrist, but I have a good idea of some of the things that we can do to fight the emptiness that this terrible pandemic caused us. I think that we should do a self-assessment of our current life situation and try to find ways to make it better. So, these are some of the areas that I feel we should take a look at and decide if we need to make any adjustments. I will start with:
Nutrition: Have your eating habits change because of the pandemic? Remember that a lot of adults and children are working and schooling virtual. Meaning, you may be at home all day and the temptation to eat unhealthy (meaning ordering out, or munching on junk food) is always there.
Fitness: Do you have a workout routine, either walking, yoga, Zumba, weights, etc. If you are working virtual, make sure that you do something to stay in shape. Set aside time for it.
Relationship(s): Being at home all day, every day with your partner can create sudden friction more than before. Why? Pressure and other elements of life. Use this “at home all day time” to find enjoyment and happiness with your partner. Respect each other and be grateful that you have one another, since many people aren’t as lucky.
Community and Friends: There’s nothing sadder or depressing than isolation. We must make an effort to reconnect with people and family. Use Zoom, email, text, and even phone them. They are as lonely as you are and that contact can really brighten yours and their day.
Finally, enhance your life: How? Try to learn something new during this time. Travel, even if it is local within 30 minutes to an hour. Take on a new hobby, or establish a “game Night” for you, your partner or the whole family. Get a dog(s), since they are the most loving creatures ever. Incidentally, these adorable pups are 2 of my 5 grand-doggies, smile!
Finally, help someone in need, believe it or not, there are other people having more significant needs than yours. The activity not only will create happiness but it will lessen the mental pressure of being isolated at home all day, almost every day. Find your purpose!
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I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.