7 tips to activities during social distancing

With recent events, governments are taking historically extreme measures to provide public safety; closing schools, closing borders and prohibiting social gatherings of more than 10 people and so forth. People are encouraged to stay home if possible.

While most of us are lucky enough to have work or studies to conduct at home, we are going to have more free time on our hands than normal, and there are bound to be moments when we’re thinking “what now?”

One of the most uncomfortable things for a healthy human being is to stay cooped up at home between four walls. So it’s important to take care of your mental health and keep busy. Here are my tips on activities to do.

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Resetting and conquering back your space after overnight visitors – 3 steps I tried

During March and April I had about five sets of overnight visitors in just as many weeks. While I’m deeply grateful to have had visitors, I also found that I didn’t really feel like my space belonged to me after they had gone.

My apartment isn’t that big, and so every time someone spends the night, they take half of the space. And when spending time with friends before May Day, I found myself avoiding my own home. I just didn’t feel like coming back, and really didn’t feel like home. So here are the three things I tried to settle back in and feel comfortable in my own space.

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Decluttering home and mind

Hands up if you’ve seen Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, and been pulled in into the recent decluttering fever that has taken over the whole world? Yeah, me too.

Now, I have never read Marie Kondo’s books, nor have I tried the KonMari -method. And I actually started my first full-apartment declutter way before watching even one episode of Tidying Up. Had I heard of KonMari when I started? Yes. Did I believe in it? No. I did not do my decluttering the KonMari way. And I still don’t think it’s totally for me. But going on this declutter journey has taught me much, and after having learned a little more of the KonMari method I do believe the method has a lot to teach every one of us. Even if you don’t fully agree with it.

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