Our new year’s resolutions all have one goal in common: to make us happy. Whether it is to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, improve ourselves, or become better at managing our finances, we feel elated if we succeed in following them through. [Read more…] about 8 Attitudes to Develop to Have a Happier Year Ahead
New normal. The past few weeks, hearing this phrase every so often makes me want to puke. Yet, here I am, using it myself because the term is relevant and there’s no getting away from it. Pandemics and tragedies have a way of creating a permanent adjustment in people’s lives.
Covid-19 has necessitated measures that have now become standard, just as the 9/11 attack made paranoia a new normal. But with the coronavirus global crisis, quite a few of these practices are worth carrying on into the future. [Read more…] about “New normal” Practices We Should Carry On into the Future
When the COVID-19 lockdown forced my husband to stay home, I looked forward to a break from the typical busy routine and had grand thoughts of bringing back those exhilarating and blissful days of long ago.
Being a work from home freelancer, I had no problem with the coronavirus quarantine. I’m used to being alone the whole day. But having the hubby now keeping me company seemed a good time for doing things together, having long talks and mostly just reconnecting on a deeper level.
It’s been a month now and I’ve realized that this Covid-19 enforced 24/7 togetherness is getting overwhelming. Speaking for myself, the excitement of having him home faded fast and stress is taking its place. Although the love and commitment remain, I can’t wait for our customary normal to be back.
COVID-19. Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine.
These are the only words we hear and read about these days. Even if we think of ourselves as sane and pragmatic individuals, the never-ending reports of statistics of cases and deaths can gnaw at our minds, causing anxiety and stress. Unchecked, they lead us to the paths of depression and melancholy.
But not all is sad and tragic. Let’s check out these heartwarming stories of people or groups whose actions and words bring some cheer and light into our homes. Hopefully, their efforts will take away a degree of the gloom and doom we have all been feeling since the coronavirus took away the world as we knew it. [Read more…] about Weekly Roundup #1: 6 online resources to help with anxiety, stress, and depression from Covid-19
“School’s out forever!”
Watching classic rock videos on YouTube while on quarantine took me to Alice Cooper’s song.
And got me guiltily thinking, “How are my kids coping with school closures and COVID-19?” I’d maybe mistakenly presumed they’d be like me. I had no problems with school closing. Heck, I looked forward to those days when classes ended! [Read more…] about How to Help Your Kids Deal with School Closures
With most states and countries ordering people to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, people are feeling the challenge to stay healthy. Within the confines of a restricted space, and with comparably limited resources, our wellspring of creativity and ingenuity comes in handy.
This article will discuss ways to maintain physical and mental health when your area of residence is in lockdown and you are forced to stay indoors because of the coronavirus. [Read more…] about How to Stay Healthy When Stuck at Home