Investing in Joy While Being Stuck at Home
By Donna Stark
It's hard to stay upbeat and joyful when you are cooped up in your home for weeks on end but that doesn't mean you can't do anything about it. In fact, it is imperative that you find ways to nurture the condition of your mental health while you are stuck inside. It's important to remember that loneliness is not just that empty feeling you may have on a random Thursday night. It is a serious health risk and it can lead to significant issues down the road. But how can you fight against loneliness when it is hard to leave your home? Well, here are some simple suggestions.
Join Social Media
Social media is a great tool to invest your time in when separated from family and friends, and while nothing can ever replace the comfort of face-to-face interactions, it can certainly keep your heart full in the meantime. From daily posts to weekly video calls, it is really one of the best ways to see and to stay connected with your loved ones, no matter how far the distance.
Read a New Book
It is easy to transport yourself to a different world when getting lost in a good book, isn't it? And time certainly does fly when we lose ourselves in those pages, doesn't it? Now is the perfect time to pull out those books you have been meaning to get to, so make yourself a cup of tea, get comfy in your chair, and start reading!
Take on a Hobby
It doesn't matter what medium you are interested in, it's always good for your brain to get creative! Art, crafts, and hobbies are a very positive outlet and can do wonders for your state of mind and general well-being, but the best thing about them is that the options to choose from are endless. Need some ideas? Check out a few below.
Start a New Fitness Routine
Just because you are stuck at home, that doesn't mean you need to turn into a couch potato! There are many ways you can stay physically active that don't require special equipment. You can head outdoors for a walk or a jog, you can garden or practice some yoga in your backyard, or you can log into YouTube for an endless array of home-workout videos.
Beating the Blues
A sense of belonging and purpose is vital to your overall well-being, especially when you are unable to leave your home or community on a regular basis. So try some of the suggestions above, or come up with your own activities, and bring some joy back into your life!
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