In light of the COVID-19 situation, many countries have imposed self-quarantine and social distancing to combat the malicious outbreak of the coronavirus and prevent its spread. This means we should limit our contact with people and avoid group gatherings. With that, we now have more time at home.
Perhaps, it's time to pause for a little while and think of how to make good use of the time we've to unwind, recharge and enjoy some me-time. Are there things you've always wanted to do but couldn't because you were too busy for them? Take a moment to think about it, what is it that you wish you'd the time to do?
While we've some time on hand, let's also think about how to use our time purposely, constructively and positively. Self-care is essential for us to go the extra mile, what are the activities you'd like to indulge in to help you recharge your mind and recuperate your body?
Social distancing doesn't mean boring weekends. I've got some creative ideas for you and here's my guide on social distancing approved activities:
1. Forest bathing
Please don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that you bath in the forest. Forest bathing means to enjoy mindful travel in the forest - walking a slow walk in the forest (or any natural environment) and consciously connecting with what’s around you.
For guided forest bathing, you may check out Xiu Nature Connections.
2. Go on a secluded run.
I'm not a fan of running because my weak knees (after surgery to remove broken loose bones due to past injuries) can't take the impact. Nonetheless, I'd done some researches for you and here are places you can do some secluded running:
- The Green Corridor
- Fort Canning Hill
- Bukit Batok Nature Park (Little Guilin)
- Changi Beach Park
- Coney Island
- MacRitchie Reservoir Park
- Labrador Nature Reserve
Ladies, you may want to get yourself a running buddy for personal safety reasons. Remember to keep your distance though...
3. Bring out the board games.
Honestly, I can't remember when was the last time I'd played a board game. That must be ages ago. Though I remembered my favourite game was the Cluedo. Yes, its time to get nostalgic over your favourite childhood board games and bond with your family.
4. Pick up a new skill by watching YouTube tutorials:
If you've been following me on my IG Stories, you would have noticed my love for food. Cooking to me is a therapeutic process and I love that it allows me to be creative. I try to cook as much as I can when my schedule permits. Here's a list of my favourite food Vloggers. I hope they inspire you as much as they had inspired me.