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How To Get Used To The Stay At Home Lifestyle

Becoming a Homebody in 2020

The year 2020 is surprising to many people and teaching them to live life differently. It started with people saying they had “that 2020 vision”, then we saw the removal of an Iranian general before bringing about a worldwide pandemic.

The pandemic would impose on primary constraint; stay at home.

The event is affecting everyone, rich and poor alike. Each individual on this planet is acutely aware of this situation and what it means for them and their communities. Economists currently worry about supply and demand shocks while small businesses wonder how they will push forward to the next economic recovery phase. At the more micro level, individuals must learn how to live with themselves, their families, or their roommates in their respective homes.

We are all learning how to adjust to the new situation and become experts in video conferencing applications, virtual games, and online learning. Thanks to technology, our lives still move on, and we have several diversions to pass our time.

While we think about hanging out at favorite coffee shops, the present issues in the world make us think twice about leaving our residences for anything.

But there is only so much time we can spend on the latest addictive show or game. After a little while, we want to do and strive for something more in our lives.

Being a homebody doesn’t mean that you have minimal options. Instead, the question we must ask ourselves is how to use this time to improve ourselves, learn new habits, and become better overall. Here is the primary way I’ve been thinking about spending my time and improving myself.

Acceptance and Progress

According to scientific experts, the first step is to understand that this worldwide event will not go away until the first quarter of 2021. When you think about the COVID-19 epidemic in this light, you realize a few fascinating aspects and can start to adjust.

You realize that if it is going to stick around for a while, you must change to stay resilient and adapt. The quicker you can acclimate to the present moment, the faster you can start to get back to a certain level of happiness and productivity.

I used to wish for it to go away so I can go back to my normal life. But then I realized that the longer I wait for it to go away and then live, the more I push my joy and happiness into the future.

That kind of thinking isn’t healthy and makes you push your thoughts only into the future while only hoping to pass the present moment quickly.

Once you get to this phase, you can start finding specific ways to improve your life. For me, I need to practice a healthy routine of walking, eating right, and sleeping on time. These aspects seem simple but open up a world of opportunity. For instance, if I were to solve these issues, I know I can see a remarkable improvement in my life. But that means that I need to start thinking about my activities differently. When I wake up, I will need to think about how long my working hours will be and the things I must do differently to meet my goals.

It is subtle but significant changes that will help me change and grow in 2020 while getting used to staying at home.

Tell me, what kind of changes are you making, and where are you starting?

Written by
Noah Cooper

I'm the head of the Cooper heard. My wife and I moved abroad when our first son who came along in May, 2011. I am a typical Brit abroad with a family to raise and am sharing the journey of the expat life abroad.

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Written by Noah Cooper