Here at Travel Tanz, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy during this difficult time. For many, this stay-at-home order is not easy or relaxing. We are endlessly grateful to those healthcare professionals and essential workers who head to work daily so we non-essential workers don’t have to face the public. Our heartfelt support goes out to all who face hardship during this global pandemic.
If you’re looking for something to do to lift your spirits and get your energy going again, we’ve got some great ideas!
Yardwork. Love it or hate it, there’s no better time than the present to bring out the weed whacker, tend to your garden, get busy with the power washer, or simply spruce up your lawn. If you do it on a bright, sunny day, you’ll get some vitamin D and the warm rays could serve as a huge mood-booster!
Organize! Organize your closet, your drawers, your home office, your kitchen cabinets, your shoes, your purses, your jewelry, your books! If you’re up for it, you can even color coordinate your closet! Getting rid of items that no longer serve you, tidying your space and putting things in their appropriate places will give you a sense of accomplishment once you’ve completed the task.
Peel through your book collection. Many of us are guilty of buying books and leaving them on the shelf. Books are meant to be enjoyed! You never know which book on your shelf is your favorite-in-waiting!
Try online yoga, dance classes, pilates, HIIT, and more. There are tons of free online resources to help you get your daily workout in! Try one of Chloe Ting’s free online workout programs, look up line dancing, or try your hand at beginner’s yoga! Search your local studios for offers on online classes. Not only will you be supporting a local business, but if the online class is done through a medium like Zoom, you will have human interaction!
Learn to make a cocktail. Dying for your go-to drink? If you don’t already know how to make it, search the recipe and go to town!
Go for a socially distant walk or jog. Take a peaceful walk around the neighborhood, but keep social distancing in mind! Getting fresh air, moving your limbs, and securing your daily cardio will have you feeling refreshed and motivated! If you can foster a dog to help out your local shelter, you’ll have a buddy to walk with!
Scout the latest and greatest series and flicks. Whether you’re a subscriber to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Vudu, Amazon Prime… there are TV shows and movies waiting for you!
Tend to the tedious spring cleaning duties. Open the windows and get into the nooks and crannies of your home and deep clean! Play some music, make a rewarding lunch, and take as many breaks as you want!
There are so many things you can do to keep busy. Complete a puzzle, try a makeup look you’ve never done, paint your own nails, do a face mask, exfoliate, try a new recipe, call up loved ones, play a board game, listen to podcasts, take naps, sleep in, stay up late! While there are so many options, there is no need to feel like you have to accomplish them all.
During a crisis, it’s not fair to expect anyone, including yourself, to write a book, knit a blanket, get in the best shape, or accomplish everything put on the backburner before the outbreak. That said, many of us are experiencing stress, fear, and anxiety, so keeping busy is a great way to get into a better frame of mind.
Have fun and stay healthy!