Right now we’re all stuck – more or less – at home. But just because the economy has skidded to a halt, your self improvement train does not need to stop; in fact, now is the perfect time to be charging full steam ahead! Here are some ideas to keep you going, because when else in your life will you have all the time in the world to focus solely, 100% on you?
Get moving: So many great apps are offering free classes or trial subscriptions for awesome home workouts, why not start your morning with a sweat sesh? My personal favorite (100% not sponsored) is the Peloton App. Apparently they are famous for their stationary bikes, but they have fantastic at-home workouts on their app that use little to no equipment! Thousands of HIIT cardio, strength, stretch, meditations, and run classes, all varying in difficulty. Trust me, you won’t regret downloading the app! Even just 5 minutes of core work in the morning can make a real difference in how you tackle the day.
Wash some of the tricky stuff: Silks, wool sweaters, sneakers – all of these things often get neglected in the wash bin for the absolute nuisance they are to clean. Why not take this time to do a big haul? My favorite laundry brand is The Laundress – their Wool and Cashmere Shampoo is a real game changer! Its pricey, but it will actual make you look forward to doing the wash.
Bring out the puzzles: Find an old puzzle to do, or go online and pick one out! Puzzles are such a fun way to pass the time, and some say they’re even good for the mind. My personal favorite brand is New York Puzzle Company; they’re puzzles are so beautiful and well-made, and they’re challenging enough to take a few days.
Get outside: If you can, go for a walk or run! Try to make a habit of getting outside as much as possible, even if its just to read a book for a few hours. Do some gardening, set up a net and kick a ball around; the options are endless and the fresh air will always do you good.
Learn healthy cooking: Check out some healthy recipes online, and master a few! I have posted in the past about some of my favorite cookbooks, but there are tons of fun sites and blogs that can provide some inspiration as well. Even learning little skills, like how to properly use a mandolin or cube vegetables, will be worth your time in the long run.
Make a dream board: I have raved out Pinterest before, but now is a better time than ever to get on it! Make a dream board for a potential vacation, wishlist, restaurants to try – anything! These things really will save you time in the future; whenever my partner and I travel, we tend to pick from the options on my dream boards and it makes the planning process much easier.
I know its hard feelings like your life and career are on a bit of a stand-still, but you’ve been presented with a great opportunity to learn a skill, get healthy, and set yourself up for a beautiful future.