As you down your vitamin D tablets like the sun-loving junkie that you are, perhaps with the other hand you could do something a little bit more pleasurable (not like that), during these unprecedented times we find ourselves in.
Below, from the fluffy fun depths of my mind, I share with you just some of the activities I had originally planned to do in prison (once they find the body *wink wink) but thought they could be put to use now, don’t you think?
If you happen to have a random yoga mat stowed in your back bedroom since stealing it from a previous workplace, then indulge yourself in a bit of downward dog. If you don’t have the luxury of ‘permanently borrowing’ one then bite the bullet and bruise your hips against your cold wooden floor. Your hamstrings and peace of mind with thank you later even in your pelvic bones do not.
Benefits: increased flexibility, protection from injury (not guaranteed) and stress-relief
Not one of my favourite activities I must admit but nonetheless essential these days, given that my present hibernation antics have led to a state of being that would make a chronic hoarder look like a neat-freak, trust me. A bit of useless dusting here, a spot of polishing there, all utterly pointless but do them anyway as you’ll ultimately feel much more proud of your dismal dismal cesspit, I can assure you.
Benefits: reduces allergies, fosters calmness and boosts your mood
Get artsy not arsey by channeling that inner 8-year old who I’m sure you struggle to contain during your weekly exorcisms anyway. Crack open the colouring book and crayons and create a multi-million dollar masterpiece otherwise known as a unanimous mess that not even your blind mother would be proud of. If you aren’t a fan of drawing then there’s always pottery, watercolours, glass-blowing and knitting available to tickle your pickle. Me, personally, I always resort to everyone’s old favourite – finger painting.
Benefits: your work gives others a laugh, inspires critical – thinking and improves coordination and motors skills
Every film is like inception to me , I don’t have a clue what’s going on. But I’m sure in your case you love a bit of Jaws, Shawshank Redemption and Saving Private Ryan all rolled into one sitting. And for this very reason there is no better time to heat up the poppedy pop-corn than the present, am I right?
Benefits: encourages emotional release, problem solving and is actually a light workout
I hope you aren’t climbing your walls too much, in negative situations there can sometimes be a positive.
Perhaps one of the above has encouraged you to see opportunity in a space you may not have seen it before.
Stay safe, stay inside. Hopefully this will all be over soon.