“Social distancing” will be the coined phrase for 2020, I’m sure. This is a new term for us but it’s pretty self-explanatory. We need to distance ourselves from social gatherings to protect not only of us and our families but everyone around us as well. COVID-19 or coronavirus is really wreaking havoc on the economy and our patience with our family members, but we are finding new and unique things to do, explore, and create. I have compiled a list of five positive things you can do while social distancing that not only is good for your health, but good for your soul as well.
#1. Get some culture and see something you’ve never seen before.
That might seem almost impossible but with so many museums, galleries, theme parks, and entertainment venues streaming their items and their experiences, you can explore the world like never before. Those with VR headsets can really immerse themselves in unique museums, arts, and cultural venues. Take a ride on a roller coaster at a popular theme park without waiting in line for hours. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming nightly and Broadway has about 300 classical musicals ready for your listening enjoyment. There are hundreds of museums that are streaming information and exhibits that you can explore from the safety of your own couch.
#2. Get outside and create a treasure hunt.
There are a lot of websites and advice right now and getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. This is a great way to bring fresh air into your lungs as long as you’re not doing it in a confined space. If you have a backyard, consider doing some gardening, landscaping, pruning your trees, trimming shrubs and bushes, or compete in a neighborhood treasure hunt.
A lot of neighborhoods are competing in a treasure hunt with teddy bears. Pop a teddy bear into your window so that those on a walk can count how many different teddy bears they find throughout the day. Go even deeper and count the colors. How many brown teddy bears can you find? How many pink ones, how many different types of plush animals are there out there? This can be a fun event, almost as fun as an Easter egg hunt.
#3. Create the Chopped kitchen.
This is a fun one that we’ve done several times. If you can’t go to the grocery store, play the “Chopped” Food Network again. Set out three random ingredients and try to come up with a unique dish using only what you have in the house. It may be bad, it may be good, or you may have stumbled onto a masterpiece. Rather than getting depressed about what you don’t have in the house, get creative about what you do have.
#4. Learn a new skill.
Ever wanted to learn a new language? Maybe it’s time to learn how to do the splits, juggle, or take a unique online class or seminar from the comfort of your couch. There are a lot of unique online classes, YouTube how-to videos, and fun apps and games to make just about any learning super fun.
#5. Stay positive.
While this is an obvious one, it’s almost impossible to turn on the news, look at social media, or the radio without hearing the doom and gloom and negativity of this. But, there is a lot of positivity coming out of it as well and it’s important to focus on that rather than the negative. Yes, we need to do our part, but then stay positive.
If nothing else, staying positive strengthens our immune systems. The more negative or stressed out we become, the more compromise our own immune system becomes. Joy to positive Facebook groups, watch positive, uplifting movies, only hear the positive outcomes such as the hundreds, thousands of people that are recovering safely from this virus. The more positive you are, the more it can boost your moon system, your mood, and help us get through this with a much better outcome.
Stay positive! Stay healthy! Stay home! And when the time comes to buy or sell property in Mesa Arizona, remember, I’m your gal.