1. Find Work From Home Positions The quarantine and temporary closing of non-essential businesses has effected the incomes of many. Now may be the time to add a new stream of income to your portfolio. Many big companies like Amazon, VIP Kid, Intuit and more are currently hiring.
2. Home Improvements Feng shui is the spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. Move around your furniture, pictures or even re-organize the cabinets in your kitchen to create a new energy and flow. This could really re-invent a room with items you already have.
3. In-Home Workouts Do not ditch your summer body just because the gyms are closed. In-home workouts can be accessed in multiple ways – YouTube and iPhone or Android applications. Below are few to help your get started until you find the right one for you.
Planet Fitness Both Men and Women In-home workouts on Facebook Live from professionally trained instructors for FREE.
Tone it Up Women Only Free 30-day trial with access to video-guided workouts including yoga, boxing, HIIT and barre.
Daily Burn Both Men and Women A free 60-day trial of in-home workouts, yoga, HIIT, running and more.
4. Healthy DIY Skin Routine A lot of us already have the products we need in our bathroom or kitchen to give ourselves a facial. We just don’t have the time. Well, now you do! My favorite is using a natural toner of lemon juice and water. Fill a water bottle or other container with one part freshly squeezed lemon juice and five parts filtered water. Apply the lemon juice toner with a cotton ball and do not rinse off. YouTube has some great DIY skincare routines to help create that glow you are missing.
5. Organize. Organize. Organize. How many times has a notification popped up on your phone saying you are out of cloud storage? Every day probably. Organize and move your photos to free up cloud space. This can be done by downloading your pictures to your laptop or desktop computer, or Google Photos to free up space on your phone.
Speaking of pictures, do you have old family photos lying around? Digitize your memories and scan them to your computer. From there, create a slideshow and send it out to your family memories. Everyone can use a walk-down-memory-lane.
6. Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Don’t Communicate No, you can’t call your friends and meet at your favorite restaurant to catch up. But you can call them and text them. Bring back talking on the for hours, laughing at old stories and making plans of what you can do soon. Be sure to call your older cousin, aunts and uncles or even grandmother that you haven’t checked on in a while.
7. Read! Limit your consumption of social media and other technologies. Create a comfortable reading area of natural light, pillows and scents. Dedicate 30 minutes to an hour of reading with you and your family. Indulge in self-help books, romance novels, or tales of mystery and suspense.
8. Put Pen to Paper. Write letters to your loved ones, but don’t tell them you are doing it. It will be a great surprise when they open the mail and find something special for you.
Express your feelings and write poems or rhymes. This can be fun and enlightening. Connect with your emotions and just let your pen flow. If you are having writer’s block, maybe write for a cause, a topic you are very passionate about. You can contact Amnesty International or other local organizations to see how your words can help them. Take time and chart out your business ideas. Come up with a business plan. Research and apply for grants that can help turn your concept into reality. Some people believe it won’t happen if you don’t actually write it down.
9. Music is Life. Everyone needs a playlist for all of their moods. I personally have curated 14 playlists that fit each of my moods. Make this task fun by creating a nostalgia playlist of high school or college jams and share it with those who went through those times with you. It is amazing the memories a single song can bring. Playlists can be shared through most streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.
10. Dwell in Art and Wildlife Maybe you hadn’t planned on experiencing art museums or the Cincinnati Zoo anytime soon, but now you can from the luxury of your home.
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