Now is the time and it is all yours. Emily Fletcher has a great book about it called Stress Less, Accomplish More. As Dave Asprey puts it:
Stress Less, Accomplish More can help you know how to get out of your own way to uncover the power that has always been inside of you.”Dave Asprey, Founder & CEO of Bulletproof 360, Creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and host of Bulletproof Radio
Basically what Emily Fletcher teaches us with this book is how to meditate anywhere we are, under any circumstances for just15 minutes, twice a day. The great thing about this method, the Ziva meditation as she calls it, is that is perfectly great working for people who are not so much into meditation. So, whether you are a new-by, just as I was 7 months ago, a working mum or a very, very busy businessman, this practice is a true eye-opener. It is very easy to understand, follow and implement.
The result is, us being much more productive, improving our sleep and decreasing the level of stress we experience consciously or not. Here is a link for more information: https://zivameditation.com/
According to theUS National Sleep Foundation “Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our “sleep health” remains an essential question throughout our lifespan. … stimulants like coffee and energy drinks, alarm clocks, and external lights—including those from electronic devices—interferes with our “circadian rhythm” or natural sleep/wake cycle.”
So, basically, what better times for you to finally catch up on that undisturbed sleep? Switch off all electronic devices, put them in the other room, close the curtains to avoid any light waking you up, drink some water and go, fall asleep.
3. Sort out that wardrobe
Remember all those times you have planned to actually go through and sort out that wardrobe of yours? It is a great time to indulge in minimalism and check if you can do a capsule wardrobe. This is the 3rd suggestion out of our 8 ideas for home quarantine things to do.
As described by Wikipedia: this is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that do not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. This idea was popularised by American designer Donna Karan, who, in 1985, released an influential capsule collection of seven interchangeable work-wear pieces.
The general rules of the Capsule Wardrobe are:
- Choose a colour scheme
- Consider your body shape
- Consider your complexion
- Choose classic shapes and patterns
- Choose high-quality fabrics
Created by 65citygirl.com here is a great template of what a Capsule Wardrobe could look like
And according to Audrey ala Mode, these are the top essentials each one of us needs to have, to have a great Capsule Wardrobe
4. Tidy up
If you are planning to spend most of your days at home, as so many of us are, you might as well clean it up a bit. That way you will make it even more welcoming and cosy. After all, it is your home, you have the time and you will definitely feel good when you finally fulfil that long made promise to yourself, your mum and your favourite sofa. f you are one of those good active people and cleaning up your place is what you ordinary do every other day, then consider cleaning the windows inside and out. By the end of the month, you will have enough data to actually analyse whether the belief that “it always rains after one cleans the windows” is actually true!
5. Call and catch up with all your friends
The good thing about staying at home is that you are not alone. Almost all of the globe is keeping a low home profile. So, chances are, you call anyone, they will pick up and be happy to chat with you. You can even make a video call to make it more realistic. Drink a lemonade together and appreciate the advanced technology we have nowadays, sharing the moment.
6. Make a home SPA
Check the bathroom cabinet and get all those sample masks out. Now is the time to use them without any feeling of guilt. Make sure you check the expiry dates, of course, light up some candles and spoil your self with a face mask and a banana hair mash on your head.
You don’t need to run low on provisions for the sake of your better looks. Check the fridge and consider any oldish fruits. Avocado, bananas, cucumbers, oatmeals, eggs, honey, soda and a bit of cold-pressed vegetable oil could all work for a great hair treatment. If interested in a specific receipt, let me know and I will be happy to suggest something with only the ingredients you have.
7. Watch Netflix – no strings attached
Watching movies has never been less of a sin, then in times when staying at home is somewhat compulsory. Make a list of genres you want to follow up on, or those documentaries of all famous musicians; check out the series you postponed for apocalyptic times like now; see all Meryl Streep movies… You name it – you got it. Then start ticking them out. It feels really good. It feels as a job well done and all you do is watch movies. Isn’t that great 🙂
8. Loosen up
Get that artistic YOU back in your life Cook, dance, get crafty, read a book, listen to music. The list can go on almost infinitely. These are just a few examples to show that we are fortunate enough to stay home and remind ourselves of what it was to be kids. How easy it was to find ANYTHING to play with and how endless the universe within us is.
So, put those 8 ideas for home quarantine in practice – dance like nobody’s watching and take the time to be present for you and the people you love!