Social distancing…it’s not for everybody. And for some it’s not healthy. Those that suffer from depression, already feel lonely, and the current situation can’t be good. Then there’s the fact many of us are all in the same house with the same people for many days here.Sometimes, this can’t be good either.
So, we offer the following ideas for y’all:
- Knock down that honey do list: It will keep you active and if you do it now, you won’t have to worry about it when this all passes.
- Take time once a day to reach out to an elderly person or someone you know that suffers from depression and isolation. whether by phone, text, facebook, skype , whatever. Just give a holler and let them know someone out there is thinking of them.
- Offer your services online for tutoring. Many kids are homeschooling for the first time, if you are an expert in an area, then this is a great opportunity to fill some time. Especially if y’all know core math, ’cause apparently “carry the one” doesn’t work anymore.
- Movie night: Fandango is presently offering newly released movies for $2.99 ( highly suggest the new “Jumanji”). And NBC Universal has announced you can now stream certain new movies when they hit theaters from the comfort of your home. Movies will be made available on a wide variety of on-demand services for a 48-hour rental period at a suggested retail price of $19.99 in the U.S.
- Learn a new recipe!! Great time to try and make your own butter, or try something new! We have tons of great recipes here.
- Game night- Introduce your family to things like jigsaw puzzles, Monopoly, you know “old timey things” y’all!
- When you can, cause it’s the South and the weather changes hourly, get outside! Open windows! Air out the house! Make the kids discover nature again! Send them out with their cell phones and challenge them to get flower pictures or bug pictures, and reward them for most unique, most pics , etc!
- Turn off the phones and try family dinner …at the same table!! It’s a “novel” idea!
- This can be a time of positivity and doing the best we can with what we have…you know like our ancestors did.. or we can do what got us here: worrying only about how it effects us. … Our ancestors were asked to actually go to war. All you’re being asked to do is stay at home and weather an economic storm. How you do it is entirely up to y’all.