We spend our entire adult lives wishing we had more free time. We used to have all the time in the world, but as they say, youth is often wasted on the young. Our days are filled with so many to-dos in our adulthood that fitting a little me-time into our schedules seems impossible… or so we thought.
We know you’re tired of feeling trapped inside of your own home. You’re doing your best to self-isolate, but how can you stay sane? We believe the answer is more straightforward than you might think!
A positive outlook is the only way you’re going to be able to get through these trying times in one piece. While we all must do our part to keep each other safe, it’s equally important to be grateful for this time that we now have. Don’t let this new normal disrupt your lifestyle. Take back control and use this time to your advantage!
Expand Your Horizons
Khangura challenges you to open yourself up to new things. Think of one thing you’d love to do but never had the time to before. Itching to learn something new? Start now! Finding a great online course or instructor is a click away, thanks to the wonders of the internet.
Learn Something New
Become a citizen of the world by learning a new language. Many people learn languages to reconnect with their foreign family members or to create more job opportunities for themselves. Start learning with free online apps like DuoLingo, or take things a step further by using a more comprehensive service like Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur.
Not interested in adding another language to your roster? Why not grab an instrument? There are hundreds of online sites where you can safely order any instrument you wish to learn. Once you have it delivered, learn how to play with free Youtube videos, or websites like Lessonface, FenderPlay, or Yousician.
Quench your thirst for knowledge or prepare yourself for a competitive job market by heading onto learning websites like Udemy, Khan Academy, or Masterclass. On these sites, you can learn about thousands of different subjects.
If you’ve been looking for time to grow your green thumb, now is the time to try your hand at gardening. Plant and grow some beautiful plants, or learn how to maintain your own vegetable patch, for fresh, free produce.
Start Your Fitness Journey
We consider fitting time in for the gym to be a superpower that few possess. Working out is a time issue for many of us — but for others, walking into a gym can be intimidating. Now that gyms are closed, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great membership offers that online fitness platforms are offering!
There are plenty of fitness apps out there, but we recommend Peleton. Their online fitness classes are highly motivating, and you can choose from several different types of workouts, from yoga to weight training.
Not the online workout type? Now is the time to appreciate your surroundings and start spending more time in nature. Whether you jog or stroll, your body will thank you for beginning the healthy habit of being one with your natural surroundings.
We’re serious! You don’t have to dedicate every day of your time at home to productivity. Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is rest. Don’t be afraid to schedule a full day by your poolside or on your patio with a good book. Allow yourself time to meditate. To nap. To catch up on a TV show.
Don’t sulk — start your path to betterment, and bring the whole family along for the ride! When staying inside all day becomes mundane, it’s up to us to find the beauty in life.
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