Many people are suffering depression because they are stuck at home with the gyms, rec. centers, malls, museums, bars, and so on are closed.
One way to defeat depression is to try to find the good in anything, and to look on the brighter side of things.
- We don’t have to go grocery shopping. We can order groceries online and pick them up.
- Grocery shopping wears me out. I have to maneuver all around the store around a bunch of people (the population in Colorado is increasing rapidly). Find what I need, and I always forget something, even though I make a list. It’s a lot easier to meal plan and buy what I need from my own personal computer.
- Sleep! Did I say sleep. I don’t have to work until 10:00 PM, and then get up at 6AM, cook breakfast, then take the kids to school. I get up around 8PM, cook breakfast, and then help with online school. I feel so refreshed and not worn out!
- Commute- My commute to work is less stressful. There isn’t a whole lot of people on the road. I can drive peacefully to work, without any stress.
- Cooking. I have time to cook three times a day, and I’m having fun learning new recipes.
- Sewing- I learned how to sew masks, and I have taken up sewing again. I learned how to thread my machine, and I learned how to use the tension. I also learned how to clean the sewing machine. I also taught my daughters how to sew, and cook as well.
- I also have time to crochet!
- This is a huge one for me. I didn’t have to go out to the DMV to renew my licence. I did it from home! I didn’t have to wait in line until my number was called. It only took me 5 minuets! Totally painless.
- My job is easier (kinda). I don’t have to serve in the dining room, along with my care-giving duties. I don’t have to serve soup, drinks, and dinner, then clean it up and re-set it! We are secluded to one floor, so there is less drama and gossip.
- I have time to spend with my residents, such as coloring, and the weather is nicer, and I can take them outside for a walk.
- Reading! I have time to read! I have many books to read. I loooove reading!
- Cleaning- I’m a huge OCD neat freak! I can deep clean, shampoo my carpets, clean my walls, the house is always clean! I cleaned window screens, dusted the ceiling fans, reorganized closets, and the kitchen, and got rid of clutter.
- Gardening- I’m growing a veggie garden.
- I have time to exercise, work out, do cardio, go jogging, and stretch, do work out videos online, make us of my treadmill and stationary bike.
- I’ve been going on a lot of walks. It is very pretty out this time of the year. I go behind a golf course. It is very secluded here, and I wear a mask if anyone comes around.
I must just be a mad introvert, but I don’t mind being stuck at home. I was a stay at home Mom for 7 years, but the kids and I kept busy. We were never home, but we are staying home now.
Last but not least, I love the time that I have with my family! My husband is at home all the time. We have to work opposite shifts because we have children and don’t do daycare, because it is too expensive. I have time with my children, it just fills my heart when I have time with them.
I’m one of those people that like to take on a lot, and always trying to do something, or accomplish something. This has forced me to slow down. I am getting rest and a peace of mind. Life is much better at a slower pace. I’m not running around, and trying to do everything. I have a hectic, chaotic schedule, hence my blog name. This is me most of the time….
I am safe at home, not catching an awful cough. I am an asthmatic, and have pneumonia twice. I know how it feels to be sick like this, it’s awful.
What are some good things, that you can think of about being quarantined at home?
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