3 Things You Can Improve While Self-Isolating

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We’re all stuck inside for the time being. The world has completely transformed in such a short period of time. It’s easy to get discouraged during these uncertain moments. Yet, there are plenty of things you can do to stay positive. Also, you can use this time at home as an opportunity to better yourself in any way you can. Here are three things you can improve while self-isolating. There’s no reason this time indoors has to be a complete waste.

Become a Better Cook

We’re all guilty of ordering too much takeout because the idea of cooking a meal is exhausting. However, this unprecedented free time could be a blessing in disguise. If you aren’t drained at the end of the day like you would normally be, cook some more meals in your kitchen.

Invest your time in learning how to become a better cook. Practice some exciting new recipes that you wouldn’t usually try. Also, watch plenty of cooking shows so that you can pick up on the expertise of the professional chefs on the programs. Finally, when this crisis is over, sign up for a cooking class so you can sharpen your skills even further.

Want some recipes to try? Here’s an easy ranch chicken pasta salad, a new twist on a BLT Sandwich, vegan banana bread, and sous vide corn on the cob!

Become a Better Parent

This time at home is a blessing for busy parents. Yes, it’s undoubtedly true that every family will get stir-crazy from time to time. However, parents should try to see the positives and cherish every moment at home with their kids.

Use this time in self-isolation as a chance to interact with your little ones in ways you normally wouldn’t. Play with them all day long, and make sure they get their exercise in the backyard. Also, show interest in their hobbies. If your child likes to draw, draw with them. Your children will be grateful that you’re putting in the extra effort while you have the time.

Become More Organized

Another thing you can improve while self-isolating is your organization. We all get busy. We all throw our coats on the couch at the end of a long day instead of hanging them in the coat closet. Commit to tidying things up while you’re stuck indoors. Go through all your closets and drawers and donate any clothes you haven’t worn in forever. Not only will this help you get more structured, but you’ll also be doing a good deed. Also, straighten up any papers or forms you have lying around. Your life will be so much easier if you can easily find important documents when you need them.

The world is a scary place right now. No one knows what the future holds or when things will return to normal. Yet, it’s vital to stay positive. If you let the stress overwhelm you, you’ll never make it through these challenging times. Self-isolating is hard! See this time indoors as an opportunity to become a better person. You’ll be thankful you made these changes when this crisis is over.

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Author: Jasmine

SAHM to one little boy, and wife to a former member of the USMC. I blog about parenting, relationships, brands I love, and product reviews!

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5 thoughts on “3 Things You Can Improve While Self-Isolating”

  1. Such a good reminder that we can choose how to respond when things aren’t going like we’d like them to. Great suggestions for how to make the most of this time and improve in key areas of our lives.

  2. I think I have also put a few efforts to cooking. I’m not sure I would say more organised but I’m trying to cultivate a discipline with exercise.

  3. Cooking has been my main thing, my son is a picky eater and we have been working on improving that, we are owning a place where we can sit as a family and peacefully eat a varied meal so I get to cook more different things now! I just wish I had the willpower to work on being more organised as well!

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