I honestly can’t believe how much has changed since the beginning of the month and hope everyone is feeling calm and well. It’s been almost a week since I came home from Japan and self isolation hasn’t been so bad (I’m required to self isolate for 14 days after returning from overseas.) I can’t remember the last time I stayed in the same space for this long but it’s been a great opportunity to slow down, reflect, recharge and practice self care.
In the spirit of being homebound, I thought I’d share some ways I’ve kept myself occupied during week one.
*cover pic from Tumgun lookout earlier this month
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Yup, it’s official. This game has taken over my life and it’s the reason I’ve barely gotten anything done on wengiful (guilty). AC was and will always be my favourite game. In 2008 I would spend hours playing it on the Wii and the switch version is same-same but different in the best way.
New and super nostalgic.
In a nutshell, you’re catching bugs, fishing, shaking trees, smashing rocks, trading turnips, growing fruit and crafting items with something new every day. It almost makes you feel productive as you move through milestones build your island. It’s also been super fun playing with friends, exploring together and snapping photos. Alex gifted it to me as a way to escape reality during quarantine and it’s been a real joy. Definitely recommend 🙂 !
2. Werk it
When my step count went from sky high to almost non existent, I decided to take up Chloe Ting’s 14 day workout program. Working out consistently was definitely something I wanted to do more often when I spent most of my days sitting. It’s pretty important for that energy boost and I don’t feel great being a couch potato.
Now I have the time, no excuses :p
3. Let’s get cookin’
Gather your ingredients and pull out your Tasty app (or youtube videos). Cooking at home is rewarding and super fun to experiment with. It’s also a great way to get back into a balance diet after eating my heart out in Japan. On this week’s menu we’re planning on having butter chicken and mexican night. Dalgona coffee has literally been all over my social media feed at the moment and I am itching to whip up some espresso foam. Unfortunately it’ll have to wait until I get a hold of a whisk…
4. Get Creative
Too often I fall into the trap of feeling creatively depleted from over-consuming content on social media. I’m not sure where I read it from but I was able to relate to the notion that over-consuming dulls your own creativity. Before social media, I used to draw for hours without self criticism, often losing track of time and staying up until the wee hours of the night. Years have passed since I felt that way and now I’m using the extra time as an opportunity to tap back into my creative side. There’s something very therapeutic about creating so whether it be playing music, cooking, writing or crafting, use this time to do something you normally don’t have the time to.
5. Get Organised
I’m a bit of a clean freak and organising always makes me feel more accomplished for the day.
Here are some more productive things you can do at home:
- Clean your space! Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room or perk up your garden
- Marie Kondo your belongings
- Clear your inbox and unsubscribe from junk mail you no longer need
- Delete old apps and photos from your phone (something that is permanently on my to do list…)
Publishing blogposts and sorting out all my content is currently up there in the to do list. I’m super excited about my next post (sneak peak above). Wondering what everyone else is up to right now, let me know in the comments 🙂