Don’t wait to feel good or motivated to get things done. Feelings only provide so much motivation and sometimes they work against us. Structure yourself and set up new routines. We function better when we have habits.
If you are feeling significant anxiety it is also important to try and bring your arousal levels down – yoga, meditation, music and breathing are all helpful tools to remind your body you don’t need to be in flight or fight mode. Here are some ideas of things to do in isolation:
- Is there something you always want to learn more about?
- Practice a new language.
- Plan for goals – take the time out write out your plans, do some research, organize.
- Plan your day – like a workday, build in movement and variety.
- Don’t mess up your sleep patterns – get up and go to bed like you normally would – ok with a little variation perhaps.
- Clean – the house, your closest, places you never get to.
- Fix something.
- Don’t wait for a “feeling of wanting” to do it – that often never happens just do it. I never want to do the dishes, but I always feel great when it is done.
- Start a project you have always wanted to get to.
- Play cards (or other games) using a video link with a friend.
- Watch a movie using a video link with a friend.
- Learn to cook something new.
- Workout – YouTube has some great training (Yoga, Stretching).
- Learn about mindful meditation on YouTube.
- Practice Math.
- Organize your photos online.
- Start a blog or journal.