As the whole world is dealing with this horrible pandemic of COVID-19, I thought it would be a good time to share some tips of what I am currently doing to stay sane during Italy’s lock down rules. If you feel yourself going a little insane, don’t worry, Keep reading.
1. Keep Active
As easy as it is to sleep all day and eat endless amounts of food, it’s important to keep moving! I go on YouTube and choose from the millions of free workout videos available and work up a sweat.
2. Clean, Organize & Stay Productive
Since we are home all day, why not get things done that we’ve been putting on the back burner for months. I dust almost everyday, organize drawers and have de-cluttered a lot!
3. Learn Something New
I’m always interested in learning new things or picking up new hobbies. Being in Italy has definitely taught me a lot, but I am taking advantage of this free time to learn new recipes and also improve my Italian. Find something you are interested in and go with it.
4. Put the Cellphone Down
We are all guilty of spending way too much time on our phones and sometimes I find myself scrolling mindlessly through social media which sometimes sucks the energy from me. While being in quarentine I try to only spend a few hours a day on my phone. Instead, I’ve been spending more time with family and playing games like Scopa, Briscola, Monopoly and Tombola.
5. Get Into a Routine
It’s nice not having so much responsibilities and no boss to answer to, however sleeping in until noon and staying in your pajamas all day gets old real fast. I make to-do lists set a routine for myself which keeps me busy. I am fortunate enough to be able to do most of my work from home so this has helped me not be so lazy.
6. Use Video-Calling
As most of my friends and family are in North America, I’ve been using Whats-App calling and Facebook calling for a while now to get in touch with everyone back home. Since being in lock down, I have made it a daily thing to call a few people and even have “coffee dates” with the conference video calling to keep in touch. This has actually kept me the most sane!
What are you doing to keep sane during this time? Share your suggestions below in the comments.
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