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Coronavirus quarantine can be hard for your loved one
With today’s technology, it would seem that a 14-day quarantine would not be hard. But for our loved ones that are used to a routine, It can be quite difficult. Now, we may have to try to do this for 30 more days. Here are some great ideas to help you and your loved one stay sane during the coronavirus quarantine. But, the most important thing we need to do is to take care of our selves. Here is a checklist to help you.
Writing an autobiography
When my father had cancer, his biggest gift was to write about his life. He broke everything down to:
- Childhood memories
- Family events
- Love’s of his life
- His children’s memories he had
Towards the end of his life, he was very weak and demanded to finish. So I set up Google Docs Voice Typing and purchased a recorder when he just wanted to talk with his eyes closed. It was the best gift I ever received and it did wonders to remember all the good times of his life.
Write a book or cookbook
We all have stories, have a talent, have something to say or share, or we love to cook new and intensive foods that can now be shared with the rest of the world. There are many templates online that we can use to put our story or recipe on. Here are some suggestions.
- How-to books
- Improve something
- Baking cookbook
- Nationality cookbook
- Your own personal recipes
The possibilities are endless! With all the time we have on our hand, why not give it a try.
Watch some old movies
There is no better way to pass the time than with some oldie but goodie movies from the past. Here are a few I have watched and enjoyed with my aging loved ones.
Dirty Dozen (1967)
Good World War II movie about a special force made up of unlikely characters to carry out a dangerous mission.
A complicated love story set in early World War II Africa.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Inspirational romance, drama, and hope for democracy. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur.
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Inspirational romance, drama and the civil war. Starring Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Clark Gable
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Takes Neighbor disputes to a new level – funny!
Groundhog Day (1993)
A hilarious movie about groundhog day – over and over again – starring Bill Murray.
Bringing up Baby (1938)
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in a funny comedy with tons of hilarious adventures.
On Golden Pond (1981)
A story about family – a Classic!
Forrest Gump (1994)
The events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Sally Fields.
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
For more great pics, check out this website for the top 100 movies.
Listen to music
No matter the age, music can fill your soul with happiness. When you are not feeling well, it can make you feel better. It is great for Alzheimer’s patients to feel less anxious. I have written a post on the benefits of music, check it out! Also, I have found a great website that can find some great music. Finally here are some great songs, I use to play for my loved ones.
- Vacation (Connie Frances)
- Kokomo (Beach Boys)
- The Twist (Chubby Checkers)
- Piano Man (Billy Joel
- Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
- Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
- Feel Like A Women (Shania Twain)
- Set Fire To The Rain (Adele)
- Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns and Roses)
- Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
For a list of the top 100 of all times, check out this website for more.
Read some great books
Reading can bring you to places you have never been to. It can teach you so many things to do. Reading can relieve the stress and anxiety of the world. There’s a reading genre for every literate person on the planet, and whether your tastes lie in classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, religious texts, young adult books, self-help guides, street lit, or romance novels, there’s something out there to capture your curiosity and imagination. Here are some of my favorites.
- The Noticer (Andy Andrews)
- The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
- I’ll Never Tell (Katherine McKinzie)
- Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
- The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
- A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
- The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
- The Guardians (John Grisham)
- Sweet Temptation (Cora Reilly)
- My Very Own Hitman (Izi Miller)
For more great books, here are the top 100 books of all time.
Play some games
There nothing like getting together to play games. Games help us tap into positive emotions like curiosity, optimism, creativity, and even love. I grew up playing many games and it brought me great joy to learn a variety of games. I will share with you my top 10 games, whether they are card, board, or online games.
- The card game of Rummy
- Boardgame Monopoly
- Checker or Chess
- Boardgame Life
- The card game Pictionary
- Computer game Word Crossy
- Computer game Peak – Brain Training
- Computer games Word with friends
Learn a hobby
Learning new things is always fun! Use your imagination to discover things you never thought you would learn. Learning new things makes you more confident. Now you know that you should learn new things every day. Furthermore, learning new things keep your mind sharp by doing that you will able to navigate through life which much more ease. I taught myself to build and manage a website after working for 25 years in an office. Here are some things you might want to consider during your coronavirus quarantine. If none of these things appeal to you, here are 101 things to try.
- Draw or Paint
- Play an Instrument
- A New Language
- Embroidery or Knitting
- Flower Arranging
- Jewelry Making
- Home Improvement
Exercise can improve so many things and make you a better healthier person. It will improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores. Here are some great exercises to try for beginners. My favorite is dancing an yoga.
- Tai Chi
- Online Exercise Classes
- Indoor Cycling
- Chair Squats
- Wall Push-ups
- Light Weight Lifting
- Band exercise
- Exercise for Balance
The coronavirus is scary and quarantining in place can be quite difficult as well. I hope everyone stays sane, safe and possibly comes out better in the end. I have given you lots to do and I hope you will enjoy my suggestions. Also, It can be difficult to do this, but it’s not impossible. With the right knowledge, you can do this. Don’t forget about taking care of yourself and keeping your business going while you are in social distancing. I’m here to assist you on this journey, schedule your planning session with me so we can look at how to keep your life and your business running smoothly.