If you find yourself home alone – no Macaulay Culkin– due to the COVID-19 pandemic, here are a few ways to maximize your joy and minimize the feeling of loneliness:
- Wake up at the same time daily.
Of course, this is a great time to sleep later and wake up whenever you want because there is literally nothing to do outside. However, resist this urge. Sleeping later in the day robs you of the joys of the present, allows depressive thoughts to linger and starts bad habits that will have to be foregone when “#darona” releases her hold on the globe.
- Read a Book. If you are like me, there are at least three books you have in rotation. Read a chapter here; start a chapter of this book too. Completing one book in its entirety provides euphoric feelings of completing something that was started. Not to mention, all the entertainment, personal development, or spiritual grounding you will receive.
- Schedule time to address your mental health. With literally the whole world being in the house, I have found so many worthwhile Zoom classes, Instagram Masterclasses and one on one mental health therapy that addresses just about every personal issue known to mankind. I am currently dealing with heartbreak and relearning myself at this present time in life, so you can contact me on social media if you would like the scoop on the classes that I have found most beneficial.
- Enjoy the solitude. Remember the days of not so long ago, when you were yearning for a full weekend in the house doing nothing? Well those weekends are in abundance and the worst thing you could do is allow the things you cannot control to overtake what you do control – your time.
- Work on a passion project. If you are willing to commit, there is no limit to what you can accomplish. From digital content to DIY, I am sure there’s a project or two you’ve always wanted to start. Do it. Give yourself permission to do something that makes you happy.