It's safe to say that 2020 has been a pretty weird year so far. None of us saw this global pandemic coming, and I'm pretty sure no one could have guessed that by March, most of us would be confined to our flats/houses in an effort to keep this virus at bay.
But as that is the current state of things, we decided to pull together a list of things we can all do at home to keep ourselves sane and occupied.
1. Enjoy this me time
Whether you're alone in your isolation, with a partner or in a house share, make sure you enjoy some time to look after yourself. Anything you enjoy doing, a long soak in a hot bath with candles, evening yoga to destress and unwind or curling up on the sofa with a good book. Do it, for you.
2. Get going on these Netflix series
Girl, if you don't have a Netflix account yet, first of all how? And second of all, now is the time. There'll be plenty of time to work through all those series you missed. Not sure where to start? The EOE Team pick their top five positive shows:
- Queer Eye
- Sex Education
- Arrested Development
- New Girl
3. Learn something new
Always wanted to learn a new language? A musical instrument? Or a new craft? Take the plunge and start learning, you'll certainly have plenty of time to spend on it. Although may we suggest choosing your instrument wisely, or you may make a few enemies in your neighbours.
4. Catch up with friends and family
It's hard to be removed from your friends and family during all of this, give them a call on FaceTime, or download the Houseparty app and have yourselves a virtual girls night.
5. Move your body
You don't have to be a fitness bunny, just stick on your favourite album and dance your pants off in the kitchen. Anything to get your heart rate up, it's just as good for your mind as it is your body.
6. Send some love
Small acts of kindness mean the world to people, especially when the world is in such an uncertain state. Offer to pick up some groceries, or a prescription for the elderly or unable in your area. Donate some provisions to a food bank. Send photos to family members. Or even treat your BFFs to an Edge of Ember gift card.