4 Tips and Tricks to Stay Busy at Home

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, life, as we know it, has changed. Lots of weddings had to be canceled or postponed as people started to practice social distancing to help stem the tide of the virus transfer. As a bride to be, you’re not even sure when your wedding can hold. What we thought would be fixed in a few weeks seems to be taking forever to solve. Well, I’d just like to let you know that you’re not alone. We’re all in this together, and it will eventually pass.

The thing about staying at home for so long is that even when you have work, you’ll still get bored quickly and will most likely run out of activities to occupy yourself. Work only takes so many hours in a day. So as a bride to be, how do you stay busy? The following 4 tips and tricks will help you stay active while you’re stuck at home.

  • Keep Your Body Active

Staying at home comes with the temptation to put up your feet and do a lot less. Don’t fall into that trap. A couple days of doing nothing gets boring very quickly. Find ways to keep your body active. Put on your favorite song and dance to the music. It’ll get you smiling and give your heart an excellent workout. You could also do some home workout or yoga.

  • Keep Your Brain Active

Your brain is a vital part of your life and needs to be continuously kept in shape too. Set out time to read a new novel or an informative book. You could also read a newspaper. Try number and word puzzles that you come across and learn a new language. You should also check out some free online courses and use them to learn a new skill.

When last did you catch a new show on TV? Yes, yes, I know it’s fun to watch your favorite show a thousand times, but a new TV or radio show could surprise you and be good too. Don’t forget to check up on your family and friends. Call, chat, or even send some old-fashioned snail mail and surprise someone. You’ll feel better for it. Finally, after all these brain tasking duties, relax your head with some meditation. A simple mindfulness meditation exercise can go a long way in helping you feel better.

  • Get Creative

Start an art project, learn to play an instrument, pick up a new hobby, and even try your hands at a DIY project. There are no limits when it comes to creative activities that you could do at home. You could also try to make your own cleaning products, but make sure that you follow an industry approved standard. Another way you can occupy yourself creatively is to create a new meal using a recipe or come up with your own. What’s the secret behind that awesome pasta sauce that you make? Put it down on paper or even make a video about it.

  • Do Some Tasks At Home

Tidy, mend clean, and even do some yard work if you have one. Make a to-do list each day or make a week-long list to help you stay focused. You could try prioritizing your list into things that are urgent soon, due for tomorrow or even next week. Remember to cross each item off the list as you finish it. To make this more fun, you could use colored pens or stickers to write down the tasks and also indicate when they are finished.

Another task you could do at home is to plan an upcoming event like your wedding. We may not really know when it’ll be safe to hold weddings again, but that does not stop you from handling some simple tasks that are involved in it now. Planning is an activity that should never stop. Speak to your wedding planner and speak to vendors you’ll need at your wedding like a caterer, florist, photographer, etc. Other activities that you could also plan for are birthdays and even a virtual baby shower for your friend who’s about to have a baby. Best of luck and stay safe!

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