Social distancing is taking place across the country which means most of us are spending more time at home, and less time out of the house with others. As an introvert, I have to say I LOVE IT. However this does not mean I am not experiencing the side effects. While I am not writing this post to share how to prepare for COVID-19 or how to prevent it, I do want to share what I am doing at this time to stay busy, positive, and healthy.
Although I am not a routine oriented person, I am a task oriented person. I find completing a set of tasks each day keeps me positive and happy. Every morning I write my “To Do” list, and so far it has really helped me during this time. These tasks usually don’t fill up an entire day, but I find if I get started on them in the morning I am more likely to complete them and feel productive the rest of the day.
I am not one to exercise unless I have committed to something. Over the last month I started taking a Pilates class once a week. It was easy for me to maintain because I committed to a membership and (due to high demand) I signed up for classes in advanced. Unfortunately the Pilates studio has temporarily shut down during this time. However, I have been trying to do at-home Pilates for about 20 minutes each day.
The last thing I have been doing is taking advantage of this time. If you follow me on social media, you know I bought my first home late last year. I have been staying busy by organizing and ordering things for the house. Now is the time to take on those big projects you never seem to have time for. I’ve also been using this time to spend more time with my little family. I LOVE that I can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with my fiance and cat every day (and yes the cat eats at the same time we do).