After 3 weeks of being on lockdown, doing this is a great way to quickly escape all the worries you have and just pause, focus and breathe.
Think about it. When was the last time you stopped to do just one thing without thinking of your other “to-dos”? When was the last time you were totally worry-free about things that are absolutely out of your control?
In a world like ours where ‘fast-paced’, ‘jam-packed’, ‘stress-filled’ are common adjectives that describe every day, it took this recent turn of events for most of us to realize the value of breathing, slowing down, and truly savoring the moment.
Do you know that diaphragmatic breathing has numerous physical and mental health benefits? Today, take a few minutes or an hour to just sit back (or lie down), relax and set your eyes on anything that makes you feel good. Maybe even close your eyes as you listen to the sounds of nature or music that soothes your soul.
Today is a good time to try mindful breathing. If you find yourself feeling better after, maybe it’s time to set aside a few minutes daily and do this often to reap its benefits.
Need a few tips on how to do it right? Or want to know more about the numerous health benefits of deep breathing? Check out the links below:
Now let go of all those thoughts, relax and inhale...
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What we all have right now is a LOT of time and what good to spend trying to learn a new language.With the technology right now, it can be as easy as downloading an app to jumpstart it.
Duolingo is a great app to download for beginners. It’s a language-learning platform that offers 94 different language courses in 23 languages with proficiency assessment exams too. The app has over 300 million registered users across the world and that proves just how efficient it is.
Another good and free option is to find videos in YouTube. You can learn some basic expressions first - you can never go wrong with that!
Go ahead and download Duolingo today. Also, here are some links, but I’m sure there are a lot out there too!
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One good thing that has come out of this seemingly dire situation is that more and more families or even those living alone, are enjoying home-cooked meals. Even those who have never dared venture into the kitchen before are in there getting creative and resourceful and surprising everybody (most especially themselves). It doesn’t matter what Gordon Ramsey would think or say!
For the seasoned cooks in the family, now’s the time to make something you’ve been wanting to make but couldn’t because you didn’t have the time. For those with kids, now's the perfect time to get them involved and turn simple kitchen tasks into fun learning activities. If you’re the adventurous type, why not look for a new recipe, or take it up a notch and invent a dish, give it a new name, and see how things turn out. Now if the mere thought of your cooking makes your family and friends gag, fear not. Another option is to just put together a no-cook dish and hone your plating skills. Instagrammable doesn’t always have to be delicious, lol. No matter which type of cook you are, head on to your kitchen and whip something up, share it with us in the comments below. After that, bon appetit!
Check out the links below for a little inspiration.
First time cooking?
Feeling a little adventurous?
Cooking with kids:
If cooking isn't for you then maybe plating is:
Or you can try whipping up some simple, no-cook meals:
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Now is the perfect time to be looking at tightening the belt. One of the very best places to start is looking at your money going out. Mint.com is a great tool for budgeting and first looking at where your money is going.
Once you have a clear picture of that, look for ways to reduce your spend. Revisit your insurance policy and see if you can save with a low cost option like Hippo.com or Lemonade.com. Consider a home refinance to bring down your monthly payments.
Look at your subscription payments and see if there are any you can cut (do you really need Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, AND Amazon?). Look around the house to check if there are items you bought but never really used. Make it simple by sharing with us (in the comments) the list of things you decided you can live without. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save just by taking that first step.
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Why recycle when you can repurpose or even upcycle?
Recycling may be better than having old stuff end up in landfills, but it still leaves a bit of a carbon footprint.
Now that you have more than enough time on your hands, why not repurpose or upcycle stuff that’s been lying around your house and gathering dust? All it takes is just a little bit of creativity and inspiration to turn something that would have likely ended up in the trash or recycle bin into something functional.
It could be as simple as turning an old dish rack into a file folder or as grand as creating a memory quilt out of old clothes. How about turning leftovers into a gourmet meal or turning old cardboard boxes into toys? Whatever it is you decide to do, finding new uses for old things can be magical (or maybe not for some, lol), but the point here is that you do something for the environment, harness your creativity or gain inspiration from other upcyclers out there, and stay sane in the midst of this lockdown by doing something worthwhile.
We're sure you will love going through the neat ideas in these blogs:
Share your projects with us by posting photos in the comments. Who knows, your idea might spark someone else’s interest in repurposing and upcycling.
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Let’s admit it, not everyone is fond of working out. But we have a lot of time to try different stuff and maybe grooving to the music is the one for you.
Aside from it being fun, studies show that a 40-min Zumba workout burns roughly the same amount of calories as running in a slow-pace or biking at 15 miles per hour for the same amount of time. It has also been called ‘workout-in-disguise’ based on how it has appealed to people who often stay away from the idea of staying fit or doing exercise because these people didn’t see Zumba as hard work. (That should be encouraging enough!)
It’s about letting go and having fun! So organize a workout time with your kids or you can have a virtual Zumba party with your friends while doing the same routine and enjoying upbeat music!
Here are links to help you with this challenge:
Collection of routines you can do at home:
Zumba official youtube channel:
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Pick some items you have around the house and start a craft project. This is a great family activity, and something that can keep you busy for hours...or even days. Get lost in the thousands of Pinterest craft boards - https://www.pinterest.com/diyboards/diy-crafts/
Want something more complicated? https://www.instructables.com/ has tons of detailed instruction guides for serious crafts and projects. And of course, share what you made!
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This is a great day to do something good. Our blood supply in America is at a critically low level due to the Corona Virus. Many people are (appropriately) sheltering in place, and the regular large-scale blood drives sponsored by work, school, religious and other organizations are no longer happening. But you can take it upon yourself to donate at a time when it is critically important. Rarely will your blood mean more.
The American Red Cross has enacted very tight safety protocols to protect yours and their health. If you are healthy and capable of it, take today’s challenge to find the nearest blood drive and donate.
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So far, many of these challenge items have been about doing something other than watching TV or Movies, so it’s time to mix it up. Today’s challenge is to watch one of the thousands of excellent documentaries that exist out there.
Documentary films are a great way to get a deep view of a subject you might otherwise have known nothing about. Some of us are already inclined to watch such films, but for those who have not found the time to do so, nothing to lose to try it today!
Don’t have an online streaming platform? There are tons of free documentaries available online. Here are some links:
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Last week, we gave you links to virtual museums you can tour while at the comforts of your home. This time, let’s try touring other parts of the world!
With the emerging technology, visiting different places ‘virtually’ is becoming common, and it can be a really good time for you to try it out if you haven’t yet! Prepare snacks, refreshing drinks and maybe put on costumes depending on which places you want to visit.
Paris anyone? Visit the Louvre and get some culture!
See the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History! This is one of the most popular museums in the National Mall and now you can see it with no lines!
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Did you know that there are studies saying that aquarium-watching reduces anxiety and stress? So, if you want to see some marine life - visit aquarium cams here:
Berlin Philharmonic - Redeem vouchers to get free access here:
San Diego Zoo - Pandas, Koalas, tigers? Anyone?
Safari Live - Yes, wild life live!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Aloha!
Deep Dives - Get 360 view of marine sanctuaries
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