We hope that the majority of you are able to read this from home, and that your biggest worry right now is boredom as opposed to those required to work and worried about catching this terrible virus.
Right now the world is overloaded with information about the coronavirus, which can cause a lot of anxiety. You're cooped up at home, worried about you or your loved ones catching it, wondering when the toilet paper will be restocked and if you'll be able to get some before you run out, what food is safe to eat, meanwhile watching countless updates on the news. Here are some tips to keep your mind and body occupied:
Humans are social creatures, so the shelter in place and isolation orders can be trying. Embrace social media, as it is the perfect way to stay in contact with your loved ones without fear of spreading germs.
Have a virtual happy hour with your friends. Try to keep the mood upbeat by asking a question that is not about the virus, such as: What is the most hilarious Netflix show you've seen that has distracted you from the current situation? Here is a great NY Times article on how to have a successful virtual happy hour.
Is there a new skill you'd like to try? Or perhaps an old one that dropped by the wayside when life got in the way? Go through your Pinterest boards to find a project you really wanted to try but never had the time. Or, get going on that book you've been wanting to write.
Creativity does more than tackle boredom - it's good for your brain. "It's almost as if the brain ramps up its sensorimotor processing in order to be in a creative state," researcher Charles Limb, MD, says in a news release.
Tackle Spring Cleaning
Have you been wanting to tidy and organize, Marie Kondo style? Now is the perfect time to do that. Now is the time we typically tackle spring cleaning anyway, and we have a little extra time to do this.
Sharpen Your Skills
This is the perfect time to sharpen your skills, or learn a new one!
Ted Talks - TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design and consists of influential community members sharing their experiences and ideas through short but powerful talks.
Skillshare - start with 2 free months of classes in illustration, photography, design, and more.
Udemy - Take one of their 100,000 online courses from expert instructors. Courses are as low as $10.99.
MasterClass - For $15 a month, you can learn a variety of subjects from the best in the world. Learn from experts such as Spike Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Martin Scorsese, Wolfgang Puck, Howard Schultz, Malcolm Gladwell, and so many more.
Don't Forget to Stay Healthy
Health is both mental and physical. Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly offered advice on isolation, including exercising at home and going for walks (keeping to the 6 feet guidelines.) In addition, we've found some free resources to keep you active while at home!
Peloton is offering 90-day FREE access to their app. Stream any Peloton class on your phone, tablet or tv free for 90 days!
Free live dance classes from CLI Studios
Free live kid fitness everyday at 10AM EST-1pm from Sami Circuit
Free CorePower yoga classes
Free Orangetheory daily workout videos
600 free workout videos from Fitness Blender
STRONG by Zumba combines bodyweight, cardio, muscle conditioning and plyometric training synced to music. Several at-home workout options are available on YouTube with no equipment needed.
Serve Your Community
Reach out to your elderly neighbors and the immune-compromised via phone, social media, or email and offer to help buy or order groceries.
More Free Resources
Yale is offering a free course online - The Science of Wellbeing - that teaches you how to be happier.
Learn to make pasta with an adorable Italian Nonna.
Listen to Christopher Walken read "Where The Wild Things Are."
Meditate free with Headspace.
Free 3 Months of Lessons from Fender Play. Fender is offering 3 months of free online guitar, bass and ukulele lessons to the first 100,000 who sign up for Fender Play. No credit card required.
This is a stressful time for everyone, but remember we are all in this together. Take this time to relax and reset. Do you need a Netflix and Chill day? Go ahead and have a binge.
Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax!
We at Wish Rock would like to do our part in helping anyway we can. There are a few amazing sales happening right now, to help you relax and stay calm during this trying time. We will highlight these in a separate post coming very soon! Here are a few of our favorites:
Osaki OS-Pro Alpina - This is a handsome and oh-so-relaxing massage chair that has dropped in price from $5,299 to $1,999!
Svago Lite - (Pictured above) Constructed of luxe, a vegan faux leather, and a hand-carved wooden base, the Svago Lite also offers vibration massage, lumbar support, and more! This chair has dropped in price from $4,999 to $999!
Health Mate Enrich 2 Full Spectrum Sauna - If you're looking for one of the best ways to completely detoxify, heal and relax at home, the Health Mate Enrich 2 Person Full Spectrum Sauna is the way to go. This is a new brand for us and we are excited to work with them!
Please try to stay safe and healthy as we fight this together. If there is anyway we can be of service to you, don't hesitate to reach out!