Hello everyone, my name is Samuel Balaoro and welcome to the BE Mindset, a community for those who seek personal growth. If you are new here, then follow me on Instagram. Being stuck at home has been happening for a while now. Let’s be honest with ourselves, since the beginning of the quarantine, a majority of us were probably doing unproductive things. We’re either playing videogames, watching on Netflix or Disney+, sitting or laying down all day, eating bad and probably gained a few pounds. If you’re reading this then most likely you are probably bored with those things and are looking for something better to do.
This list of things I will be sharing with you is more productive things that you can finally focus on now that the unproductive things are out of the way. Now I’ve split the list depending on the category they’re placed in. I’ve split them into 3 which is the spirit, mind, and body (it was the first article I wrote, so if you want to read about this, the link to that article is right here). There is no particular order in what you have to start first. So with that out of the way, here are the 6 things you should finally do while you’re stuck at home.
Meditation is one of the best ways to calm the mind and soul, especially for these times where all we hear are stress and fear all day. Meditation comes in many forms other than the first thing you probably thought of when I said the word “meditation”. You don’t have to be a monk or a priest to meditate. For some people, praying and bible study is their meditation. Others might have certain rituals, like Tony Robbins’ meditation rituals. Choose a way of meditation that’s comfortable for you. You can use something or someone to guide you, like the Calm App. They are not sponsoring, but I am just recommending them to you.
Fix Family Relations
2. Fix Family Relations
You’re probably thinking, “Samuel I have the best relationship with my family. We always have time to be with each other, and now we’re more together than ever.” I’m mentioning this because just because you’re together physically doesn’t mean you’re together emotionally. What do I mean by this? I mean let’s be honest with ourselves, there are things you are hiding from your parents or they are hiding things from you. Maybe there are things you want to say but are too afraid to say it. Everyone holds back something, so now is the best time to say it instead of keeping it as a burden to yourself. Family is meant to support and not discourage, so for both children and parents, listen and be honest with each other. You can tell when the heart doesn’t match with the words coming out the lips, so be honest with each other.
Guys this is the best time to learn while you are stuck at home. I don’t mean online school either. I’m talking about learning new things you are interested in. Even better if the thing you want to learn can make you money. We always hear to invest in ourselves, and knowledge is the best way to do so. Finally learn that new language you wanted to learn, learn a new skill you wanted to have, learn anything that can benefit you now and even in the future.
This is in the context of self-education, but it’s big enough to have its point. Reading is really important when it comes to educating yourself. You can’t just read anything though. It’s best to read things that will help you gain some knowledge or understanding. Read different blogs or articles that have useful knowledge. Try to finish reading that book you always wanted to finish. If you have a hard time reading, then listen to an audiobook or educational podcasts.
If you want to start a business, then I suggest checking out Chris Guillebeau. I’ll link to his two popular books where he teaches how to start a business and examples of people starting their businesses. First I would recommend The $100 Startup: Reinvent The Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future. He talks about startups with $100 and guides you through the process. Next would be Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days. This is the second book to the first one I recommended and here he talks more about starting something as a side hustle and eventually scaling it to a real business.
Since we can’t go outside because of the quarantine, I suggest trying Kindle. It’s a platform where you can read millions of books or listen to millions of audiobooks. And you can download this app on any device to read or listen at any time you want. Best of all the first 30 days are free when you sign up through here. After the 30 days, it will cost $9.99, but you can always cancel it at any time. So sign up to Kindle here and try it for free.
This one is pretty much a no-brainer. I just had to mention it because there’s still a lot of people who aren’t doing it. The cool thing about exercise is that there are different things you can try. You can do exercises that work on strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, and much more. Just go to YouTube and search for guides on the type of exercise you want to try and just do it. Any physical activity is better than no physical activity at all.
Keep Track of What You’re Eating
6. Keep Track of What You’re Eating
This is a really important one, especially if you haven’t done this yet. Having a healthy body is a mix of exercise and what food you are intaking. I won’t say diet because diets are only small solutions to a bigger problem. Healthy eating can’t only be a momentary diet, but a healthy eating lifestyle. Now I’m not necessarily saying eat only good and not bad because that’ll be too hard to do right off the bat.
I’m saying keep track of what you are eating, then gradually work your way to making healthier decisions. I suggest using an app like MyFitnessPal to track your food and study from people who know how to do it for you to learn yourself. You might find that food tracking can be complicated, but if you’re just starting then stick with the simple basics of it first and worry about the complicated stuff later.
These are 6 things you should finally do while you’re stuck at home. Hopefully, you already started on some of these things, and/or now beginning to do these other things. Please share and comment on what you are currently doing in your quarantine, I’d love to read everything. Thank you for joining us today. If you want to learn 6 Methods to Finish Reading a Book, then click here to learn more. We have new articles every Friday, so follow us on Instagram to get notified of a new article. This is the BE Mindset, and remember to be alive, be happy, be free, be you.