Are you cooped up indoors not because you have coronavirus, but because you don’t want to get it? Here are 10 ways to still feel happy.
- Make errands a party. We all have to buy stuff, right? Well, make your errand an occasion to celebrate. Today, I went to ULTA to get shampoo and conditioner with my three sisters. We blasted music, ate snacks, and had a mini party in the car. And then got the shampoo.
- Try home workouts or outdoor workouts. I’m an avid gym goer, and I usually see my trips to LA fitness as a form of socializing. Today, instead of going to my favorite kickboxing class, I went for a jog. Rain drops were my only company. No one was outside, and I got my exercise in a new way.
- Start spring-cleaning. No one likes it, but we all do it. Somehow, I was blessed with a step-sister who enjoys cleaning. We spent around 30 minutes on my room, and now it’s well ordered.
- Spend time with family. And try not to go insane.
- Read, or re-read, something you love. You know those books that you can read a thousand times and still gain something new from? I love those. I spent time with some of my favorite ‘comfort reads’ (Why Men Love Bitches and How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big).
- Call Friends. One of my best friends likes talking on the phone, but not everyone does. Calls are a good way to replace social interaction for the time being.
- Learn to Cook. Some people already know how. I am learning to cook, and maybe this long quarantine will make me good at it. I have plans to bake with 1/3 sisters tomorrow (the other two are scared of me burning down the kitchen, and rightfully so).
- Sell stuff online. Make a Poshmark or a Depop account. I have a Poshmark account under the name @veravintage, and I love it. This is a good time to go through your stuff and figure out which item can go to a better home.
- Look for a better job. As Scott Adams says: “Your job is to always look for a better job”. I have two part-time jobs, but I am looking for something a little different. Even if you love your job, you never know what’s out there. I have an interview on Wednesday that I’ll do on Skype instead of in-person.
- Look for scholarships. This one is only applicable to students, but I’m surprised that more people aren’t doing it!
Sure, COVID-19 may control what you do, but it doesn’t control how you do it. If you keep enjoying life as usual, then nothing will get you down.