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19 THINGS TO DO DURING THE ENHANCE COMMUNITY QUARANTINE

"We stayed at work for you, please stay at home for us."

That's the appeal of the health workers to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's just cooperate to contain the spreading of the virus and soon we will be free to go out again. 

In the meantime, let's make our stay at home a well-spent one. There's a lot of things to do but I only listed 19 for the hope that on the 19th day from the time I started writing this blog everything will go back to normal. 


So, here it is... 


19 THINGS TO DO DURING THE ENHANCE COMMUNITY QUARANTINE 


1. Wake-up at 5 o'clock and Meditate on the Word of God

Start the day right by seeking the Word of God. If you don't have a Bible, you can download the app. 

As a beginner, you can read one verse a day and meditate on it. What does it say about God? How can you apply it to your life? 

Today, I read John 6:1-15, Jesus feeds the 5,000 people with 5 barley loaves and two fish. And I believe that God is telling me that in the midst of our situation right now, God will feed all of us. So we shouldn't be anxious because our God is able. Then end it with a prayer. 

You can do anything or you can choose to go back to sleep afterwards. 

I usually go back to sleep because I am not a morning person who badly needs to listen God's comforting Voice early in the morning before I hear any other voice and noise the rest of the day.


2. Get Sufficient Amount of "Sunshine Vitamin" 

If you decided not to go back to sleep after meditation, you can go just outside your house to get sufficient amount of Sunshine Vitamin or Vitamin D.

It has a lot of roles in our body, including immune function. And with the outbreak of coronavirus disease, we should really strengthen our immune system. 

I'm looking forward to do that one of these days. That is something I haven't done since working in an 8-5 schedule. I go to work at dawn and go out from work at dusk. 


3. Do Physical Activities 

We shouldn't spent the whole day lying on our beds. It will just cause headaches and muscle stiffness. 

Get up! And do physical activities that your body will thank you for. 

Here are some:

▪️Stretching
▪️Walking/Jogging around your house for a couple of times 
▪️Zumba

There's a lot of tutorials on YouTube. Just check it out for reference. 

My roommate is planning to do zumba and I can't wait for it!! Might post it on my Facebook page. 


4. Lessen Coffee Intake

Coffee is our friend, especially at work. Seriously, I can't function until I have my first sip of hot coffee in the morning. And also at noon. 

Coffee increase our alertness and decrease sleepiness. 

But now that we are in quarantine, let's lessen our coffee intake. If you feel sleepy, go, sleep.


5. Do a General Cleaning 

The world is chaotic but atleast your house isn't. When you see your house clean and things are organize, it will gives you a calm feeling. 

So, grab your cleaning materials and start cleaning the entire house. 

It's not easy but it is rewarding. You can do it all at once or one part of the house everyday. It all depends on you. 


6. Make a Healthy Meal Plan

Since living independently, the constant question I asked to myself is, what am I going to eat? 

So I decided to make a healthy meal plan good for a couple of days such as filipino vegetables soup, sautéd bitter-melon, eggplant omelet and many more.

And I realized it saves me a lot of time especially now that going to the market has schedules. I can also save money and energy because every time I cooked for lunch, I keep a portion for my dinner too. 

Try it!!  


7. Bond with your Family/Roommates 

Let's look at the brighter side, there's a blessing in this Enhance Community Quarantine. 

Not allowing the public transport, restricting flights, closure of establishment and limiting the movement of people brings healing to the nature. 

Even in our homes, there will be a restoration of relationships. 

Bond with your family/roommates over dining table, reminisce the good old days, play boardgames, watch movies together, etc. 


8. Stay Socially Connected while Observing Social Distancing 

Stay socially connected with your family and friends through social media apps while observing social distancing. 

A simple greetings in the morning can light up anyone's day. Check them from time to time. 

Create group chats for your family and for your friends if you don't have one yet. Initiate group video call. 


9. Do a Digital Clean-up  

Delete unused apps, duplicate photos, contacts and messages that are no longer relevant. 

Back-up important files. 

The same goes with your personal computer and laptop. 


10. Manage your Social Media Accounts

No matter how negative the news updates and posts we've seen in our social media accounts with all the happenings right now, uninstalling those apps is the last thing we will do for it is the only way to connect with our family and friends. 

But you can unfriend, unfollow and unsubscribe people or groups that threatens your peace of mind. 

You can also update information and edit your preferences. 


11. Spread Faith, Hope and Love

Let's use our social media accounts to spread faith, hope and love in this time of fear, hopelessness and hatred. 

Post positive quotes or verses, leave a reaction and encouragement comment to your friends posts. 


12. Read more books

Reading expands our vocabulary, enhance our imagination and strengthens writing abilities. 

That's why I love reading! 

And one of my goals in this Enhance Community Quarantine is to finish 6 books:

Fiction 
▪️The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

For self-development
▪️Attitude 101 by John C. Maxwell
▪️Self-improvement 101 by John C. Maxwell
▪️I shouldn't be telling you this by Kate White

For my spiritual life
▪️The Fingerprints of God by Nancy Hoag
▪️When God Writes Your Life Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy


13. Read blogs

Again, reading expands our vocabulary, enhance our imagination and strengthens writing abilities. 

One thing I love reading blog is, it's free! You can access it anytime... anywhere as long as you're connected to the internet. 


14. Binge-watch 

Prepare snacks, turn-off the light and binge-watch! 

Here are my watch list:

▪️Game of Thrones 
▪️Kingdom
▪️Money Heist 

Yeah, I'm kinda outdated. 


15. Watch Vlog 

Watching vlog can gives us idea of other people's lives not to compare our life in them but to get inspiration and motivation. 

The reason why I watch vlog is beause it makes me laugh!


16. Listen to Podcast

I haven't try listening to podcast but it's on my list. So, if you have suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. 


17. Be creative

We all have a creative side. Mine is writing. 

What's yours? Revisit it. 
The things you usually do when we were in high-school, stuck at home because of summer breaks. 

Is it stitching? Drawing? Painting? Composing songs? Playing instrument? Singing? Dancing? Acting? Animation? Photography? 

If you don't know yet. Discover it. 


18. Journal your day 

Beside sharing a glimpse of your day on your social media accounts, it is important to write it on your journal, too, because our memory cannot hold all of it for so long. 

I grew up with a diary. That's where I express my feelings. 

Diary doesn't care of how ugly your penmanship is, or your wrong grammars. 

It is only you who can read it anyway. 

So be truly honest. 

The love you feel, the heartbreaks, wins, losses. Write it. 

If you don't know how to start. Just write one word and words will just flow. 

The most interesting part is when you get old and stumble upon it, you will realize your progression. 


19. Attend Online Worship Service

Mass gathering has been prohibited but thanks God, we can still Worship Him through online. 

Check the Churches you're attending to. I'm sure they do Online Worship Service. 

And together let's Worship God, and pray for our health-workers, patients, government and countrymen.


That's all for this blog! 



I hope and pray that you're all fine and will best do of your time during the Enhance Community Quarantine. 



So much love, 
Sweet❤️

Comments

  1. You start it nice in no. 1 and end it nicer in no. 19. May God bless this kind of blogger.

    Now I know what else I can do while in this quarantine :)

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    1. To God be the glory 👆 May God bless you too. 😊

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