The only constant thing in life is change, embrace it!
This pandemic has shown us that nothing in life is as constant as change. Everything about how we live our lives have changed. You can’t do the things you used to do before, you can’t hang out with friends after work, your kids can’t go to school, and in some parts of the country, it’s a total lockdown. This sounds like scenes from a sci-fi movie.
For centuries on end, man has been recognized as a social animal. It is in our nature to think, to socialize, to learn, to innovate, and to exist in societal groups. These concepts which are ingrained in our daily routine was developed in human society, through interaction. There is, therefore, no need to feel non-conformist for wanting out of the house in this dreary season of hashtags, quarantine, and lockdowns. Put simply, socialization is in our blood!
Fun fact (well, not so fun), did you know that ‘isolation’ is considered an extreme form of torture in international prisons and it eventually drives many to extremes such as self-mutilation, insanity, and depression? While our type of isolation is nowhere close to what we are currently practicing, it has made us realize that social distancing can be quite boring and difficult.
So, if you are anything like us, the question on your mind right now should be “How can I survive this season, stay healthy, keep a strong social connection with my favorite people, and make new friends, without endangering anyone?” Well, have no fear, your number one broadband provider, FiberOne Broadband has got you covered. Here are some tips to keep you busy, productive, entertained and connected.
1. Bond with Loved Ones:
There is no better opportunity than now to spend quality time with family. Put a call across to those who are not around you. Share funny memes with them, it’s always better to spread the cheer, not the fear. You can also connect with your friends and family by playing online games. Some age-appropriate and fun games to consider are; 8 Ball Pool, 4 Pics 1 Word, Monument Valley, MineCraft and NBA2k20
And if you live with family, you can bond by making fun TikTok videos, play board games together and talk about visions and goals and how best to achieve them.
2. Learn Something New
There is absolutely no limit to learning! You could pick up an exotic language via language apps; listen to Audiobooks; run a short course on your preferred subject; learn to sew, play an instrument, dance, cook, or even start a career in photography all from the comfort of your home. Google is your friend, that is if you harness the endless possibilities at your disposal.
3. Digital Detox:
Now, you finally have time to delete your 1000+ unread emails unfollow those accounts that upset your mental health and unsubscribe from all those pages you don’t need anymore.
4. Stay Fit with your Geng:
The only thing better than working out is working out with your friends! With a plethora of interactive apps such as Zoom, House Party, BlueJeans and Whatsapp, at your disposal, you can fix workout sessions with your friends and challenge one another to keep fit!
Remember, Summer body goals should not be forgotten because you are at home and the fridge has become your new bestie.
5. Social Media Challenge:
You can create or join in the Challenge trend. Let your hair down and do something fun for a change. From the Fastest Eater challenge to the Beauty Transformation Challenge, you really can’t go wrong!
Things are changing, so should you. Don’t be left behind, do something memorable with the time on your hands!
So, you see, staying at home is not such a bad idea after all. Let's defeat COVID-19 together. Be responsible, play your part.