In the past few days, reports are coming in that a lot of countries have declared a total one-month shutdown as a result of this spreading Coronavirus epidemic. This shutdown is targeted at reducing the spread of the virus, hence forcing people to stay indoors until the epidemic is curbed.
Having people stay in one place for a long time, either alone or with a group of people can be very boring, tiresome, and frustrating, but since staying in is the only way to save people from contacting this deadly virus, it is important that people find a way to stay happy, healthy, and occupied during this period, and this is what this article is targeted at achieving; sharing useful tips that can help to keep people, most especially Black and Brown people occupied and healthy till the Coronavirus epidemic passes.
Tips on How to Stay Healthy While waiting for the Coronavirus to Pass
Stock Up Your Kitchen and Store With Veggies and other Healthy Meals
The shutdown is lasting for at least one month, and it is advisable to have all the frozen foods, veggies, beef, fish, beans, etc.; that you would need for that one month in store.
For those of you who love junks, this is not the time to feed on junks, you need real foods and fruits to stay healthy all through the quarantine period.
Also, you need to be creative with your veggies and foods so that you don’t get bored of eating the same things over and over. You can Google different recipes to explore with.
Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends
You all know that most people don’t joke with family times, but there are some times when jobs, careers, and businesses might be stumbling blocks to enjoying quality family time.
And this is why you need to catch up with your family and friends on what has been happening with them, share stories about your lives, jobs, families, careers, and businesses during and after mealtimes.
To make it more fun, you can have each person prepare a meal, and you all would critic the meal! Sounds fun, right?
There is no limit to the type of fun that you can have during this one-month quarantine period. You can play games (the likes of Uno, Dominoes, Monopoly, and Chess). You can also have fun watching some amazing movies on Netflix.
One other way to have fun is by creating a playlist featuring the favourite songs of all of you and have fun dancing and vibing to it!! We actually found numerous “COVID-19 playlists” on spotify, you should check it out!
Eating and staying in a place without burning calories or exerting stress is not a good thing, hence you need to exercise to keep fit and stay healthy while you are indoors for that one-month.
If you don’t have any idea of what kind of exercise to engage in, you can Google the kinds of exercises that would suit you.
Reading is another way through which you can keep yourself busy and sane during this period. If you don’t have books to read, search online and stock your online library with books that you have been craving to read.
And if you already have books in your library, this is the perfect time to get them out, dust them, and read!!!
With jobs, careers, and businesses taking your time, a lot of people don’t have time to meditate deeply on their lives. But with this one-month break, you have all the time you need to ruminate and meditate about your life.
You can do this by listening and relaxing to your favourite R&B or Jazz music!
It is no lie that a lot of people spend a lot of time trying to earn a living and spending little or no time resting!
This is why you need to take advantage of this period to have adequate periods of sleep and naps and put your body to the needed rest!
Finally, in all you do, make sure you find time to relax your body, spirit, and mind. Exhale bad vibes and inhale good vibes. Connect with natural things in your environment. Listen to songs that soothe the mind. Soak yourself in warm baths.
It is no gainsaying that people love to relax, have fun, cook, exercise, and catch up ordinarily, and this shut down is providing the best opportunity for them to do this limitlessly!
So, if you are someone who have been worried on how to kill boredom and stay healthy during this Coronavirus epidemic shutdown, listed above are some of the things that you can use to mitigate boredom and also have fun with your family and friends while being quarantined in one place!!!