The most concerning issue of the entire world right now is the novel coronavirus, which has been declared a pandemic. The lockdown and self-isolation has indeed taken a toll on everyone, affecting various individuals in many ways, including mentally. Amidst the gloom, finding little joys in life is very important to keep ourselves healthy and stay positive. Since many people have now been quarantined in their homes for weeks due to Covid-19, a 'joy strategist' has shared 5 ideas to help bring the world out of the doldrums.
5 Tips To Find Joy In Self Isolation
Author Mari Grace Garis suggests five activities that can spark joy even during quarantine. The best part of it is that they won't burn a hole in your pocket. Take a look.
(Also read: 10 Ways To Start Your Day Well In Self-Isolation)
1. First, Crayon And Paper
Get an old set of crayons and a blank piece of paper. Use all the colours of the rainbow to express your feelings. There is scientific evidence that the activity can be quite relaxing and makes your brain think freely.
2. Create A 'Me Alter'
This is a place in your home that you walk by frequently with items just about you. Display your meaningful objects to reinforce positive feelings around you.
3. Write It Down
Counsellors suggest filling a blank piece of paper with all your thoughts and feelings to get your emotions out on the table. This helps your mind become relaxed and gives you joy of speaking.
4. Talk To Your Isolation Partners
What can be better than talking to your family and friends, whoever is stuck with you in this lockdown? Even with family, interview them about their past and learn something new about their thoughts and feelings.
5. Childhood Toy Out
Finally, get a childhood toy out and bring back good memories in your life. Our 'joy strategist' has found an old hula hoop and works out with it everyday to stay fit and happy equally.
Try out these 5 activities to extract joy from life even during quarantine.