The current health situation has been a whirlwind of craziness ever since we started staying home and safe in March. The last 6 months of our lives have been largely kept isolated from the rest of the world, and there have been a lot of things many of us have missed out on during this time.
But things haven’t been all too bad, and there are actually plenty of benefits to being at home for all of this time. Today we are going to discuss a few of the reasons why you should be happy to be in this situation and how you can make a positive out of every day.
Take control of your health
Although it might seem like this would be bad for your health – it can actually be the complete opposite if you motivate yourself. Now that you have time at home, you can start to try new healthy recipes for your dinner, you can take part in workouts during the day, and you can take time to look after your skin and hair. Your health could benefit hugely this year if you come up with a healthy routine and stick to it. Meal prep food once or twice a week for yourself and your family to keep you eating healthy. Follow workouts online and do at least 1 workout every day. Get more sleep and look after your beauty routine. Make the most of your free time!
More houses for sale
During this situation many people have decided to put their house, apartment or condo for rent, or to sell. This is largely due to the fact we’ve been stuck in our homes for so long that people are getting sick of the sight of their own house. If you are looking to buy your first home or your next home this year, now is the ideal time for you to do so. Take a look at your local property market and you’ll be surprised how much is for sale right now. You might even be able to get into your new home by Christmas!
You’ll save money
Not being able to go to parties, see family, go to the movies…. all of these things have made many of us depressed. But there is a huge bright side to not going out – you’ll save so much money! 2020 has become an opportunity for many people to finally save up for that holiday, car, or house they have been wanting for years. Being able to save money is an amazing thing and it could put a lot of us one step closer to our goals.
You won’t use gas
Not able to go out anywhere? Say goodbye to fuel costs! Petrol and diesel are both expensive, and this year you’ll be able to save a lot of money on your fuel costs by not going out anywhere unless it’s essential. The money you save on your fuel will go towards other things and maybe next year you can invest in a vehicle upgrade!
You can spend time with your pets
If you have pets at home, it is likely that the moment this started they followed you like a shadow. Our pets love us, and they like to spend time with us. Being at home for all of this time has not only been good for us but also great for our pets. Being able to spend all day every day with us has likely been amazing for them, and it will strengthen the bond we have too!
You can do DIY
Been thinking about lots of niggling DIY jobs for the last couple of years? Now is the time to finally get them done. There are lots of ways to make the most of our time at home and one of those is definitely to do DIY. Simple paint jobs, organizing, putting up shelves and getting rid of fireplaces can be time consuming in normal circumstances but now that we are at home, it is time to get them done once and for all.
You can learn a new skill
Perhaps the best thing about being at home this year is being able to sit down and learn something new. It could be a new language, new recipes, new yoga poses, or even a new skill for your job. You can take online courses and even learn a new hobby. There are plenty of useful ways to spend your days and invest in some personal development during your time at home.