Check out these 6 ways to uplift your mood now that you’re stuck at home again
We all know how hard 2020 was; it is an understatement to say that it completely changed our lives. Most of us believed this year was going to be different, and let’s face facts, the first few months weren’t too bad. But once again, we are at the centre of rising covid cases, and it only makes sense to stay indoors to keep ourselves safe. Well, we know it doesn’t sound like good news, but you gotta do what you gotta do!
And that’s why instead of whining and feeling helpless, we thought of bringing to you some innovative ways to lift up your spirits, while at home. Sounds like a plan? Let’s go!
1. Think of what made you happy pre-covid
Yes, it might sound bizarre, and it’s quite possible that you can’t relate with your pre-covid life anymore. But it’s important to think of all the things you loved before all this madness took over. Maybe, it was spending time with your family, getting a great workout, or just getting a coffee from the neighbourhood cafe. Once you find out what gave you joy, you can try and do more of it.
2. Set goals
We all know the lack of time can really slow down our progress. But with more time on your hands, you can set daily or weekly goals, and prioritise them. This way you’ll get a lot more done, without feeling overwhelmed in any way. You can also get yourself journals to help you plan your goals, or planners that help you key in everything that must be done during the day.
3. Organise your photos
Who doesn’t love nostalgia, especially when you’re stuck at home? That’s why going through your holiday photos is always a good idea. But remember, it’s always great if you have them all organised, instead of them lying around in every drawer. So, spend this time putting your photos in a scrapbook or frame. It’s going to make you feel so good!
4. Treat yourself every morning
Finding yourself stuck at home can be tiring in many ways. You might not want to get up from your bed too, but what if your mornings were more exciting? Yes, enjoying a spa-like shower or trying out a new breakfast recipe can really uplift your spirits. You can also practise mindfulness every morning; it will make you feel more calm.
5. Learn to make new drinks
Have you ever wanted to be a bartender? Most of us have, haven’t we? You can fulfil this dream right at home by trying your hand at mixology. Check out YouTube videos or scroll through recipes on the internet; you never know you might come up with some interesting concoctions. What’s more, there are some courses available online that can help you become a certified bartender.
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6. Schedule time to worry
You might think we’ve gone crazy, but this is important. That’s because you are going to worry; after all, it’s a pandemic. If done correctly, this can reduce your problems. What’s important to remember is that you can’t pick random hours to drown in your sorrows. Instead, pick a 20-minute time slot per day to allow yourself to worry. You could even use a journal, if that makes you feel better. This exercise will help you release tension, and improve your mood.