5 Activities to Help You Stay Positive While Social Distancing

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Social distancing presents an unprecedented challenge to our mental and emotional well-being, and it requires a proper amount of consideration! Maintaining a routine and staying mentally sharp will help keep you on track during these historic times. Here are a few other tips to help you continue to keep a positive outlook and pick up new hobbies along the way!

  1. Connect with friends and family virtually – Stay in touch by using your smart device to its full potential. Facetime, Google Hangouts, Skype, and video calling through your cell phone provider are all feasible options. Since many of us are stuck at home, plan some time to chat and avoid being disconnected.
  2. Begin to read daily – Libraries are closed, but reading a good book is still an option. If you prefer a hardcopy, you can place an order with Amazon.com or your bookstore of choice. Another option is to download a book online. Either way, you are stimulating your mind and increase your knowledge.
  3. Improve your culinary skills – Most of us prepare the same recipes over and over again. Explore your options and research some new recipes. Getting the entire family involved with meal preparation is a fun experience for the whole family.
  4. Take an online class – Many of us have a lot of time on our hands, depending on your interests register and take a course online. You can improve your skillset in several areas including music, art, or writing code.
  5. Continue to stay physically fit – Self-care is essential during this time. Plan to take outdoor walks daily or amp up your exercise routine. Challenge a friend or a family member to compete and compare your results.
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