I believe journaling is a great method of keeping track of the events of your life. Journaling enables you to channel your thoughts out, making you feel lighter and better. A journal might be an excellent companion for those who don’t have friends to share their daily happenings. Besides, a COVID journal will stay forever with you as a memory worth sharing.
When you get old and your wrinkles get bold, your journal will be a gateway to the distant past and help you dive into good old times.
Done the proper way, meditation can help you prioritize your daily goals, and give you a sense of clarity. Meditation also helps in reducing stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts. In this period of confinement, all you might need is to take a deep breath, exhaling your frustrations out, and reflecting on your life for a while. A session of 20 minutes every day will eventually improve your overall well-being as well. So, why not give it a try?
Increasing family time
Spending more time with your family can help you stay stable. It paves the path for empathy, unity, and eventually, happiness. I have even written a blog on how the pandemic has shaped my relationship with my family.
In such a stressful period, spending quality time with family will make you feel less vulnerable and comfort you with a sense of belonging. So, instead of staying locked up in your rooms all day and getting bored, try spending some time with your family and see the difference!
For those suffering from isolation, books offer an escape from reality. They teach us how to imagine besides widening our perspectives about life.
There was a book I finished yesterday. It was “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. The main character in the book is a teenager who doesn’t find interest in school and remains depressed quite often. While reading the novel, I could relate to him in many cases, which eventually made me feel less lonely and less vulnerable. So, if you are bored like me, try diving into the world of books. Set a reading goal for the week/month and see the difference at the end!
I consider personal hygiene as one of the most important habits many of us have learned in quarantine. Owing to the COVID circumstances, we all find it imperative to follow all the health rules, regardless of where we go.
From wearing masks to using sanitizers, COVID habits centered on personal hygiene certainly protect us from many infections and diseases. These habits, made permanent, can eventually help us live a healthier and happier life.
If you’ve found a habit that helped you surviving quarantine, please feel free to mention it in the comment box. Have a good day !