If you’re anything like me, you may already be going a bit crazy with staying at the same place for a long time. It’s only two days for me, but it already feels like two weeks. However, the essential thing is to change your mindset around this situation mmc 996.

First, tell yourself you’re possibly saving some lives by staying at home. You’re not only taking care of yourself and your family. But, also of your parents, grandparents, and elderly neighbors. So, this is the right thing to do to protect others.

And secondly, being forced to stay at home for a few weeks, is an unusual situation. When was the last time you didn’t have to do bazillion things in a day? Run from one place to another, and always being short of time? You could stop thinking of it as the end of the world. And start considering it as some gifted time to be home and spend more time with your family. Or only by yourself, which could also be quite lovely.

How to feel like you’re traveling when you’re not?

Although I’m traveling quite a lot during the last few years, there were times when I was younger and couldn’t afford to travel as much. And well, I had a lot of free time back then. So I could think of some fun things to do to feel like I’m traveling when I’m not. Here are some of my top tips:

Create a fancy staycation in your house

My suggestion to start with is – make your home super cozy. Think of some beautiful hotels you’ve stayed in before and what you liked in them. And try to do that at your house. Put some lovely flowers on a kitchen table, chocolates on your pillow, and a gorgeous soap in your bathroom.

You can also try and trick your mind a bit to think it’s in a new environment. Move the plants or some smaller furniture around your living room. You can also change the colors a bit. Put some new coffee table books around, change the pillowcases, and reorder your paintings. It’s funny how a few small changes can make the whole place look different. And make us feel much better.

Read a travel book

If you’re spending this self-isolation alone (or when you get annoyed by being too much around the rest of the family), find a nice hygge corner of your house and read a travel book. Make yourself cozy, light a candle, and travel to some imaginary world.

I’m sure you have some books sitting on a shelf you’re planning to read for ages. Well, now it’s time. Make a little reading challenge to yourself and read some of those books you didn’t have a chance to read before.

Call some of your friends living abroad.

Since we can’t do that now, schedule a little virtual trip to visit them. Make a coffee, get some snacks, and have a long Skype call with some of your friends each day you’re in a self-isolation. Chat about the things they were up to lately, new restaurants they recently visited, and all the usual stuff you would talk with them about. And, of course, try to avoid the COVID-19 subject.

Flenn Boyd