How to make the most of your time at home

We’re truly in uncharted waters. As all around the country some states debate the merits of reopening their borders, while others consider extending stay at home orders, one thing is for certain. You’re going to have a ton of time at home. And while this presents its own challenges, it also offers a unique opportunity for personal growth and development. So join us as we explore the best ways to make the most of your time at home. 

Sleep- This may seem like an obvious answer, but it merits repeating. Sleep. It’s been found that over 70 percent of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and sleep-related issues affect a staggering 50-70 million Americans of all ages. So truly, go to sleep. Take this time to go to bed early, wake up early, and teach your bodies about the benefits of getting a solid 8 hours. 

Enjoy- There’s a certain stigma surrounding staying in. Whether you decide not to go out for happy hour, or stay at home and watch a movie, society will generally shame you. Fortunately, that’s not the case now. So enjoy! THere’s never going to be a better time to engage with your hobbies than right now, so make the most of it. Read your favorite book, binge watch that show you’ve been meaning to see, or finally beat that level that has been bothering you. Sink into your hobbies, and really enjoy them or what they are. 

Learn- This can mean a variety of things. Do you eat out a lot? Consider cooking! Have you always wanted to learn a language? Carpe Diem! Do you have a guitar in the corner gathering dust? Now’s the time to pick it up. Make learning your new hobby, as you explore topics and skills that you may never have thought of before. Plus, once we can stop social distancing, you’ll have a variety of new things to show off. 

Clean- You’re going to be spending a lot of time at home. There’s no getting around that. So why not take an afternoon to make it nice? Now is the perfect time to do a deep clean. Have you been dreading digging out your closet? Well, break out the donation bags. Has your fridge become a sad affair? Take out the shelves and really get it done. After a few days, you’lll have a home that you’re truly proud of. 

Start- Too many people have the perfect idea for a novel, the best setting for a screen play, or a melody they just can’t seem to put words to. Well, now’s the time to do it. Some of the most beautiful pieces of art have come from quarantine, from Shakespeare’s King Lear, to Pushkin’s haunting Russian prose. You just need to start.

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