The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has changed lives dramatically in the flash of an eye. Most of us went from working 9-5 jobs, going to the gym, and exploring cities on the weekends to working remotely, becoming a professional coach potato, and exploring the fridge. While this time is definitely scary, if you’re healthy, it can be an opportunity to focus on personal development. Here is what I’m doing during quarantine to stay sane and end quarantine healthier than when I started.
- Treat your mind well Now more than ever it’s important to be sure that you’re mentally sound. It’s natural for the lack of leaving the house or human interaction to become depressing. Take the opportunity to grow mentally by watching growth oriented YouTube videos or taking online courses focused on emotional development. If you’re unsure of where to start, Tom Bilyeu’s Youtube series Impact Theory is a great place. Bilyeu explores and examines the mindsets of the world’s highest achievers to learn their secrets of success. Some of favorite episodes are his interview with Marie Forleo, Kyle Cease and Ed Mylett. We could all benefit from self improvement and this outbreak has given many of us the time and opportunity to do so.
- Treat your body well Just because you’re home doesn’t mean you have to be laying down. You don’t want the pandemic to end only to find that your usual gym routine won’t resume because you’ve gotten so sluggish that you don’t have any motivation to move your body. Take walks, try an online exercise class like yoga or HIIT, complete a 30 day squat challenge. Do anything that keeps your body moving and your endorphins pumping.
- Get inspired Now that you have all this newfound free time, use it to engage your mind in ways you probably wouldn’t otherwise have. Start the blog you’ve been wanting to, read books that make you think, journal, paint something beautiful. Do anything that promotes creativity and makes you happy.
A time like this can be mentally difficult for many reasons. Whether you’re having a tough time not seeing friends, working from home when you’d rather work at an office, or maybe you miss looking beyond your front lawn, it’s not easy to be home for days or weeks on end. Social distancing doesn’t have to be depressing, depending on how you use it, it could be exactly what you need to transform your life in all the ways you’ve dreamed.