Who of you while celebrating NYE would have ever imagined that the first months of 2020 would be characterized by a global pandemic? And yet, here we are. Italy is already in lockdown and considering the exponential increase in infections, many other countries might follow soon.
You had enough of tragic news? So did we, that’s why we want you to stay positive and make the best out of your time at home with these tips and tools.
Spend time “outside”
“Whaaat? Didn’t you just say I am supposed to stay at home?” Yes, however vitamin D has an amazing effect on mood, it has been proven extremely efficient to fight depression and anxiety. So make sure you spend as much time as you can on your garden, balcony or by the window.
Also, we are lucky enough to be quarantined in the digital age, so you can visit some of the best museums in the world while like Museo del Prado in Madrid, Hermitage in Saint Petersbourg or the British Museum in London. Fancy exploring the buried city of Pompei? You can do that too thanks to the virtual tours of Google Arts & Culture.
Learn something new
Ask yourself: what have I always wanted to learn and never did? Use the time indoors to learn a new language, a skill, a recipe: the web is full of resources to learn literally anything you want. Here are some recommendations:
Coursera: online courses, specializations, and even degrees in a variety of subjects and languages.
Udemy: online learning platform aimed at professional adults and students, with more than 50 million students and 57,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages.
Open Culture: free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other content from the world’s leading universities.
Harvard University: free courses on any topic you can think of, from Python to 18th-century opera, from buddhism to entrepreneurship in emerging economies.
TED: Old but gold, let’s not forget about all the “ideas worth spreading” offered by this great educational video website in more than 110 languages.
Sex, Sleep & Sport is the new Sex, Drugs & Rock and roll
Look at the bright side of working from home: you don’t have to commute (or even get dressed and take a shower actually), which probably gives you at least 1 more hour of sleep every day. Set your alarm later and just enjoy it!
And last but not least, why not exploit the house arrest to boost intimacy with your partner? A part from having a variety of mental and physical benefits, according to the NHS, sex also helps strengthen your immune system. More copulation, less corona!
We might be biased, but we really believe that coaching is a great way to keep yourself focused and motivated in times of doubt, as it stimulates positive thinking, creativity and a solution-oriented approach.
We are currently offering a free coaching session to all Italian residents who are currently in quarantine. Spread the word and the love!