Quarantine Habits: Be Aware or Beware (Part 2)
Updated: Apr 24, 2020
So many people are complaining of boredom. There is much to do to occupy the mind.
1) Read. There are so many articles, e-books, hard copy books out there. Read it already? Reread it, you might find something you missed.
2) Hobbies are essential to stress management. Discover a hobby that can be done with minimal or already present resources.
3) Develop a new skill. This is a great time to learn a new trade, practice nutrition, and improve work-related skills that will benefit you once quarantine is over.
4) Do that project you have been putting off. Clean the house, organize your room, move furniture, fix that broken item, make something for the house.
Please note I do not suggest TV shows, movies, or video games. There is only so much trash TV people can watch. Netflix stock may be way up, but TV does not stimulate the mind. It is designed to decompress the mind and relax. Confine TV to certain hours. Get away from the productivity trap.
If you do want to watch videos, I suggest those that improve health, physical exercise, finances, work skills. Educate yourself! Do not waste valuable moments that do not improve your livelihood.
Quarantine is a great time to develop new habits and get healthy. It takes 30 days to develop a new habit. Creating plans and goals and monitoring progress is much easier now since time is not a barrier. We are no longer distracted by alternative forms of entertainment.
Remember: It is easy to be lazy. We look at the path of less resistance as the best path.
Improvement is hard. There is no such thing as “Free Lunch”, your body and mind will pay for your actions one way or another.
Self-discipline is the best gift you can give yourself.