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Stuck At Home? 3 Mental-Health Boosting Activities

Read Time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds Are you stuck at home? Almost everyone is right now. This could be
Stuck At Home? 3 Mental-Health Boosting Activities
Read Time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds
Are you stuck at home? Almost everyone is right now.
This could be viewed as a bad thing. Or it could be seen as a great opportunity.
Let’s focus on the latter.
Being stuck at home doesn’t have to ruin your life.
Here are some steps you can take to focus on your mental health if you’re stuck at home.

Tackle That Clutter
A cluttered space often stems from a cluttered mind. This is a perfect time to finally tackle the inevitable clutter that has built up over the days and months (or years!?).
Focus on one small area first. The brain likes to have manageable chunks to deal with. If you think of your entire living space and all the work that needs to get done, you’ll most likely never do it. But if you focus on one concrete area at a time, the clutter will be gone before you know it.
Who Else Lives Here?
What is that foreign landscape?
What is that foreign landscape?
Another remarkable finding many have had is that there are other people who live in their home!
I’m being silly, of course, but I’m also pointing out a new reality for many–that many of us are now spending loads of time with the other strange people who are in our living spaces.
For some, this is glorious. For others, it means it’s time to adjust to new routines. If you don’t communicate with the other people in your “stuck at home” space, you might just become a little batty. So what do you do to handle this new routine?
You use this as an opportunity to improve your communication. And this starts with setting good boundaries. What does that look like for you? Maybe you want to designate some spaces as workout spaces. Maybe you want to have access to a certain room at a certain time. I could go through hundreds of scenarios, but I’ll stop at two.
You know your life best. And your life will become even better if you communicate with the people around you. Don’t be scared. A little bit of transparency goes a long way.
Pet That Pet
Many people have pets. I have three cats who act like three dogs. They’re everywhere. They’re obsessed with me any my wife. And you know what? They’re probably adjusting to this new routine the same way we are.
Even if you don’t have a pet, take the time to consider this. There are creatures and/or things in your home that need your attention. You brought these creatures and/or things into your home, and it’s your responsibility to ensure they are getting the care they need. If it’s a pet, pet it. If it’s a shredding machine, use it like you said you would. And then put it a place where it is neatly stored and ready for its next use.
All animate and inanimate objects deserve love. Maybe this is a little bit of cabin fever talking, but I think it’s true. For crying out loud, Marie Kondo built up an entire empire by helping her clients decide whether or not their possessions still bring them joy!
Spend this extra time at home deciding if your possessions still bring you joy. As for your pets, please just keep them and love them regardless, thank you very much.
In Conclusion
Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be a disaster. It can be a time to see your living space in a new way. It can be an opportunity to learn about the roommate you forgot you had. Whatever it is, take advantage of this change in routine.
Abrupt changes force changes in perspective.
How can you change your perspective for the better?

With much love and respect for you during this strange time,
Jordan
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