Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people from all over the world have been advised to stay at home, and stay indoors to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. It’s a disease that has swept across the globe and has caused entire economies to shut down, disrupting life and changing the way the world turns.
We’re stuck at home, just like everyone else. It’s easy to just lay around and ponder about what’s going on right now, which opens your life up to a lot of negative thoughts. It certainly isn’t healthy. Instead, you should be living each day in positivity, to enrich your mind and feed your soul.
Now more than ever, it is so important to get up and invite positivity in your life. On the brighter side of things, there’s so much you can do each day with all the free time you now have. And we’re not talking about laying on the couch and clicking the remote control.
It’s time to turn off your TV and get to the good stuff, and use this opportunity to change your life.
Tired of binge-watching K-dramas? Take a look at the positive side of things. Today, Evolve Daily shares five things you can pick up during this extraordinary ‘stay at home’ period.
1) You can spend more time with your loved ones
The first and probably the best thing about being stuck at home is that you are with your loved ones. Now more than ever, you suddenly have a lot of time on your hands to spend with the people you care about.
If you are a parent, you can take this time to talk to your children, play with them, and get closer to them. It’s an opportunity that you may not have had in the past due to other obligations like work. Build stronger relationships with your kids. Build a foundation of trust.
The same goes for your significant other. Now is the best time to spend some quiet evenings together, and talk to each other. Who knows, you might discover something new about your partner.
Spending time with the people you love is one surefire way to invite positivity in your life. It’s these moments that will create memories for a lifetime.
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Posted by Evolve MMA on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Everyone should be doing this, but not a lot of people do. You should be using all this free time for self-improvement, most especially getting your health in order.
Exercise is so important in these times, not just for looking good and getting healthy, but also for boosting the immune system. A strong immune system provides better resistance to viral infections — which is so crucial right now.
— Evolve MMA (@EvolveMMA) December 30, 2019
One way you can improve your health and fitness is by being consistent with your workouts. Strive to exercise at least 30 minutes each day (remember, you have the time now), and stick to it. Trust in the process, and you will see results.
Don’t know where and how to start? Evolve MMA offers free livestream classes on its Facebook page and YouTube channel with Evolve At Home. Discover the intricacies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from world champion black belts. Work up a sweat with intense cardio alongside Muay Thai and boxing world champions. Learn how to train like a true martial artist, right in the comfort of your own home.
Improve yourself at least 1% each day.
3) Organize your life
We’re talking about getting down to it, Marie Kondo-style.
You probably have loads of clutter in your house. Each cabinet has to have its own unique way of being disorganized. The great thing is that with all this time on your hands, you can go through every corner of your living space and organize. A decluttered home elicits a feeling of control in life.
It could be the “reset” you were hoping for.
Go into the storage room, open up those old boxes of junk, and throw out anything you may not need. Rediscover old photographs and relive long lost memories. Rearrange your home office. Categorize important documents. Do everything you thought you would never have the time to do.
By being a little more organized at home, you can come out of this ‘stay at home’ period a better person, with a clearer mind.
4) Practice your cooking skills
This one, everyone is doing right now. People are cooking up a storm in their home kitchens, and it’s really starting to get good. With bars and restaurants mostly closed during these times, you have no choice but to make your own version of your favorite dishes from scratch.
Your time in the kitchen will, of course, see a stark upgrade in your cooking skills.
But instead of cooking unhealthy junk food, strive to cook healthier versions of your favorites. Study and research about healthy substitutes and how to portion your food so you can stay strict with your caloric intake.
If you didn’t know how to cook before, now is a great time to learn. It’s an essential life skill that will surely turn out to be super useful long after this chapter in history has passed.
5) Learn something new
Learning should be a constant journey, and now that you have so much free time, you can pick up something new.
Maybe learn how to play the guitar or the piano. Make arts and crafts. Learn how to do web design and code. It’s all up to you and your interests.
Perhaps you want to become a better writer for work, or learn advanced formulas in Microsoft Excel, or maybe you want to study photography and learn how to take better pictures for your family album. The important thing is that you take the time to upgrade your skills in all aspects necessary.
Learning something new is a positive way to spend all your free time now. You may never get this chance again.
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