Learn Guitar While Isolated
Ways to boost your spirit and relieve stress while in quarantine
COVID-19 has been classified as a pandemic and governments worldwide have shut down regular communal activities and ordering everyone to stay home to quarantine the potentially sick and limit interactions. While these measures are in the best interest of everyone’s health and well-being, it is normal to feel anxious and worried about being seemingly cut off from the world with no definite understanding of when these social distancing measures will end.
Practicing healthy habits and staying productive in these times of social distancing is more important than ever in order to lift your spirits and reduce stress levels. Here are some ways you can boost your spirit and reduce stress while in quarantine.
Keep your house clean and clutter-free
A number of studies have shown that cluttered spaces are linked to higher stress levels. Again it may seem natural to ignore cleaning and sit around, messes are no good for mental well-being. Consider your surroundings as an extension and physical manifestation of your inner well-being, and imagine clearing away the stress and anxiety and organizing your thoughts as you clean and organize your home.
Video chat with friends and family regularly
Humans are social animals. You shouldn’t go through this alone even if you are physically alone. We are fortunate to live in a time where video chatting is free, easy to use, and widely available. Take advantage of it! Set a time to check in with everyone, talk about your anxiety, have a laugh, and get a regular look at a friendly face.
Get into the kitchen
Maybe this is the only option available to you for budget reasons or because takeout food can get old, fast but planning and cooking a meal is a great way to bring the family together and a great way to decompress if you are home alone. Utilize the power of the Internet or call relatives to get some simple family recipes.
The gym is closed but technology can come to the rescue. There are tons of courses online with exercise routines, Yoga and even apps that teach meditation. Don’t use this down-time as an excuse to get lazy!
Play music, listen to music, share music! At the David Joel Guitar Studio, we have a strong belief in the calming power of music. If you own a musical instrument, consider dusting it off because playing music even in a practice session can be very calming. If you play guitar don’t stop! Have a jam session online or just strum out a tune when the mood strikes you.
Learn a new skill
Current technology makes it easier than ever to learn new skills from fantastic teachers. There are many great online courses in a ton of subjects. What up picking up the guitar? The David Joel Guitar Studio offers online classes for anyone learning to play guitar.