First Week Of Social-Distancing Went A Little Bit Like This

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Last week was the first week of social-distancing. It feels weird writing about it as it makes it feel strange. The start of it was a little bit challenging as this isn't the situation I believe most of us thought would end up in. I knew that the only way to make it a little bit easier to get through is to focus on petite joys. I didn't want to look at it from a negative standpoint. On the contrary, I focused on all the things I could do for myself and for others.  First and most important was to STAY AT HOME.

As days went by I realized that there are so many things I could do in the comfort of my home. I decided to start simple and follow my emotions. These are a few of the things I did in the first week of social-distancing. 

READ. I finally got out of a reading slump and finished one book and started reading a new one. I must say that it is thanks to the #PositiviTeaandBook readathon hosted on Twitter by Beth and Kate. I once again felt that rush that only reading can give you. The book that I'm reading right now is Men I've Loved Before by Adele Park. I must say that so far I'm really enjoying it. 

WENT FOR A WALK. I am so grateful that I am born in the countryside. Although I do live most of the time in the city because of the university. As the coronavirus got serious I came back home. Going for a walk in my garden and not needing to worry about coming across anybody else is so nice. It really took my mind from all the craziness happening in the world right now. 

PLAYED WITH MY PETS. My two dogs and two cats bring me so much joy. Playing with them is always so much fun and makes me relaxed. I tried to spend as much time with them as I could. Another perk of living in the countryside is that I can spend time in nature with them whenever I feel like it. I definitely took advantage of that. 

LISTENED TO MUSIC. Music definitely had a big role in the first week of social distancing. After watching the news and constantly hearing about coronavirus I just needed music to make me calmer and help me empty my mind. I would find a calm playlist and listen to eat whenever I feel nervous or right before going to bed. 

BAKED AND COOKED. Baking is one of my favorite activities to do. I just love getting lost in all the ingredients and recipes. It was no different last week. I spent some quality time in the kitchen baking some old favorite chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake. I also looked for some new recipes I want to try.

CLEANED. It is Spring which means Spring cleaning. My room definitely needed some long-awaited decluttering and organization. Space has a big impact on my mind and productivity so new that I need to start cleaning asap. I immediately felt so much better. 

BINGE WATCHED K-DRAMA. Although I haven't talked a lot about it recently, I am still a big K-drama fan. I binge-watched Itaewon Class and loved it so much. I am always so impressed by the whole production of K-dramas. They really suck you into the story and characters. 

TALKED WITH MY FRIENDS & FAMILY. Catching up with my friend and family now felt more important than ever before. It felt nice to talk with my friends and family about current issues in the world but more importantly about petite joys that are still here although maybe a little bit harder to notice. 

What have you been doing while social-distancing? 
Do you find it challenging to find things to do at home? 

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