Are you looking for some ways to fill your time as we continue to sit in quarantine?  I have eight ideas for you for what to do with your days in quarantine.  This time doesn’t have to be wasted time; it’s all about how you use it.  So choose to live with intention, and try some of these suggestions today!

 

8 Ways to Fill Your Days

  1. Cook

Now is the perfect time to get cooking.  Try a new recipe, try a new type of cuisine, or just try actually cooking if it’s not something you usually do.  I love to cook because it is so creative—there are never-ending combinations of flavors to create.

 

 

  1. Get outside

It’s easy to fill our time with a screen instead of enjoying the world around us.  Get outside and take in the beauty of nature.  There is something so grounding about feeling the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the dirt under your feet.  Notice the plants growing in your yard, the birds sitting on the fence.  Even in the rain, it’s good for the soul to get some fresh air.

 

  1. Try gardening

Whether it’s flowers or vegetables, it’s the right time of year to get something growing.  We ordered seeds online and planted a small garden.  My kids are loving watching them sprout and keeping them watered.  I am still struck by the miracle of a plant growing from this one tiny seed.  Take in the miracle and enjoy making the world around you a little more beautiful.

  1. Do yoga

What can I say, it’s so good for you, you have time, take a chance and give it a try!  It helps your body detox, destress, and stay strong and flexible.  I love it and I think everyone should give it a go!  Contact me if you need ideas on where to start.

  1. Read

Order a book or get onto the library website and read an e-book.  It’s a great way to learn something new or to find personal growth.  I’m currently reading Women, Food and God.  Another great, easy read is The Mindful Day  or Wherever You Go, There You Are.

  1. Take up a hobby

Remember all those things you used to say you wanted to try if only you had more time?  Well, guess what?  You have more time.  Try out a new hobby or go back to one you used to love.

  1. Write a letter to someone

When was the last time you got a real, actual letter in the mail from someone?  Or even just a card?  One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy.  Brighten someone else’s day with a cheery note and send it the old-fashioned way.

  1. Exercise

I’m finding that I’m not nearly as active as I was before quarantine, mostly just because I’m not out and about like I was.  It’s taking a conscious decision to get myself moving every day, but it feels so good to do it.  It could be as much as a long run, or as little as a walk to the mailbox, but find a way to move your body every day that feels good for you.

 

This time is unique and I hope you can try to see it as an opportunity instead of an inconvenience.  We don’t always have control over our situation, but we do always have control over our attitude.  Choose today to let this time serve you and not let it go by wasted.