Last updated on February 22nd, 2021 at 10:51 pm
Right now, it feels like the world is on fire. I mean, WTF?
But is everything as terrible as it seems? Who knows… What I can say is, it’s good to shift your perspective and make the most of everything.
What’s going on is out of our hands (literally and figuratively) but we can do our part to minimize the spread of this through isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. Oh yeah and washing our hands! Don’t be nasty.
Try to maximize this time of slowing down. Believe it or not, there are plenty of things you can do—besides scrolling on social media. You have the space to sharpen your skills, rest, have fun, and do whatever you want (well, with certain limitations).
Keep yourself busy or not, your spirits lifted, and your body moving with these 10 things.
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Make Some Money
For many, da ‘Rona (coronavirus) is hitting them where it hurts—their pockets. But now is the time to tap into remote gigs that’ll give you some extra dough. Never think there’s a lack of money, there are plenty of opportunities to make some.
- Teach kids online making up to $25/hour. If you’re interested in this and need help with the process, shoot me an email.
- Talk to adults online, help them with their English-speaking skills. You don’t need any experience for this, pays $10/hr.
- Get paid by taking surveys. With more time to kill, it’s a simple way to make extra bucks.
- Check out this article, The 20 Best Money Making Apps. From selling photos, investing, to getting paid to walk.
Call up your loved one
Use this time to catch up with old friends, family members, and even your love interest. Having extra support will help you get through these tough times, so everything isn’t so heavy.
Rap Battle Yourself (Issa Rae Style)
Sometimes you are your own best company. Why not have fun with it? Go in front of the mirror, spit some bars, and even hype yourself up. Like I said, this is the perfect time to go inwards.
We’re always so connected to the outside world, why not connect with ourselves? Making a rap for yourself can be an opportunity to lift yourself up!
Do a Sip n Paint
Or use whatever art supplies you have. Whether it’s crayons, pencils, markers, use it all!
I know you stocked up on your wine, so have fun by getting in tune with your inner artist. Draw up something neat (even if you can’t) and allow the wine to seep in as you create something beautiful.
Read A Book (or two)
This is a given for many, but how much time have we let pass and still haven’t read that dang book? Now you have the chance to be greater than your excuses.
You want to learn a new skill? Read about it. You want to gain peace of mind in this chaos? Read about it! You want to escape reality? Read!!!! Unwind and disconnect from the news, social media, and everything.
Need some suggestions? Here you go.
Download TikTok, Triller, or hop on Instagram reels if you already haven’t. You can show us your best moves, cook some new recipes, or show us some of your skills.
I don’t know about you all, but channelling my creative whether it’s moving my body, trying new recipes, painting, or writing—it all boosts my mood (even when I don’t feel like it). With more solitude, your spirit can be down and you might seek comfort. When you’re down, it’s best to find healthy outlets, and this sure is one.
An app that allows you to share your screen in real time, with video chatting, voice, and texting included. Pretty cool, right? And you can join a party or create your own.
Best part is it’s F R E E! You can watch all your favorite movies and shows with loved ones 😃.
Take an Online Course
Now that we have time to kill, what shall we do? Take an online class, brush up on some skills, or learn new ones. It’s so easy to get caught up in the rat race and put our wants on the back burner.
But you have the space to dig into something new and increase your knowledge. With 500 FREE online courses, from Ivy League schools—you can take your education a step further.
Focus on Your Spirituality
Whatever you believe in, it’s a good time to get in touch with that. A huge part of religion or spirituality is having faith—which understandably is hard right now. As much as you can, shut out the outside distraction, limit your news intake, and get back to your roots.
Watch church service online, meditate in your room, journal, if you can—connect with nature. More than ever, believing in something bigger than you and trusting the process will reduce your worry.
Check out this online 30-day journal for gratitude.
Focusing on all the opportunities you have right now, resting, and the fact you are alive can help. Not to minimize your sadness or worry surrounding the coronavirus, but to look at the bigger picture.
I hope that in these hard times, you all fight for your happiness. It can be challenging, but I believe we all can make the most of it. There is definitely good to come from all this chaos—but for now, relax. Enjoy the time you have off and stay healthy!