Last weekend was sunny and seventy degrees. It was wonderful! I felt like this picture of a dog. wallowing in the grass. As we are in our fourth week of working from home, I’m beginning to get a little antsy in the evenings. I don’t have a drive home to shift from the work to family mindset. I don’t want to just downshift to eat dinner and watch TV all evening. Or just letting social media be my time-suck. So, I’ve decided to make a list of projects to do around the house. What am I saying, I don’t need to make a list, there is always a running list. We all have them. We call it our rainy-day list, or our “if I’m ever snowed in” list. Well, we have our storm. It doesn’t look like others, but it’s keeping us home. I’ve checked with some others to collaborate on a list of options to get you started. Let me know if any of these are on your list.
- Clean the house – thoroughly wiping down doorframes, woodwork, and cabinet fronts
- Clean out closets
- Clean out the basement storage areas
- Change out your wardrobe from winter to spring – perhaps trying the 3-3-3 method
- Clean out your emails and unsubscribe from lists you no longer care about
Lots of benefits to cleaning and refreshing your home (#COVID19). Enough cleaning, here are some other more fun ideas:
- Learn a Language – DUOLingo seems to be the app that’s trending these days; it’s free and easy to use.
- Take a virtual tour – The national parks and many great museums have opened their virtual doors for tours.
- Write something – perhaps you’ve always wanted to write a book, or short story, now’s your window of opportunity. I may try my hand at poetry 😊.
- Pull out that instrument you played in high school and see if you can still remember your old music. Or create new music. Just #Google Apps for learning to play [NAME YOUR INSTRUMENT].
- Take a daily walk – it takes 21 days to form a habit, we may have 21 more days, get after it.
- Learn yoga or tai chi
- Choose something you don’t know, but always wanted to learn, and learn it.
- Benge watch Financial Peace and learn about budgeting and personal finance. It’s free for 14 days.
Do you see a pattern with my second list? Experts are saying we could be another month in some sort of social distancing. If we really have another 30 days, consider what you could accomplish. We have at our fingertips the ability to learn and grow, and the time to do something about it. There is no confinement to our ability to reach out and have the world open to us. With our #stayhealthathome time, why not use this down time to broaden our minds?
What’s on your list?