How To Stay Busy If You Are At Home
I'm a VERY busy guy and if you stay busy time just flies by.
Hey, you're all (presumably) grown-ups reading this, but we can all use reminders. If you keep a schedule, it will help you to stay sane during your time at home. So, I'm going to flesh out a day full of ideas, but you can think of this as modular. Just pick the tasks that apply to you, and stick with it.
6:30-Turn on the RockShow. You can get us on the radio, online or on your smart speaker, so there's no excuse.
6:31-7:00 Breakfast. Make it a good one. Take your time and enjoy yourself.
7:00-7:30 Shower and take care of whatever body function that you need to.
7:30-8:00 Update. Go ahead and check-in with the world. Get it done and out of the way.
8:00-8:30 Laundry. Put a load in the wash. It's best if you wash your clothes much more regularity, in fact daily would be best.
8:30-9:00 Disinfect. Yeah, just in case, take a bleach wipe or some Lysol and hit the surfaces in your house that most likely might have germs (doorknobs, the remote, your phone)
9:00-11:00 Get a job. If you don't have a job, then your job is getting a job. This can be tough. You may need to call the unemployment office, or check employment services online, put in some phone calls, or hit up your friends. Trust me, make this two hours count, and you'll be done with it for the day (unless you get some callbacks)
11:00 This is playtime. Get the video games out. Hit 'em hard for 50 minutes, then tuck them away.
11:50-The Free Lunch. If you somehow got away from the radio, tune in for an hour of rock to keep your day going.
12:00-12:45 Lunchtime. Make it a good leisurely lunch
12:45-1:00 Plan For Dinner. Since you just looked around the fridge, maybe it's a good time to plan for dinner. You may need to defrost something or engage in some other kind of preparation.
1:00-2:30 Project time. Pick a project that you've been putting off. Clean out a closet, weed a garden, fix a hinge..there is no reason for your house to no be in fantastic shape by the time this is over.
2:30 Take The Trash Out.
2:30-3:00 Have a look at your backyard. Do you need to do some weeding or watering? Is the dog poo piling up? This time period could really be stretched out during some of your downtime. Find an excuse to be in the sunlight, if only for a bit.
3:00-4:00. Go ahead and check-in with the world again. Check your emails first in case any employer tried to get a hold of you.
4:30-5:00 Excercise. You HAVE to get some exercise. There's NO excuse not to. You can walk about the backyard, skip rope, run in place or get creative and lift bricks from your garden. You CAN exercise, you just need to play to do it.
4:30-5:00 Check up on friends or relatives. Try to place two or three phone calls to friends to check up on them. You can't tell enough about their well being online. Make the call, or do a live video feed.
4:50-The Traffic Jam is a sweet hour of music, best tune back into FMX
5:00-6:00 Dinner. Really stretch this out. Enjoy your cooking time. Enjoy your meal
6:00-6:30 Clean up. Get those dishes done. Go ahead and sanitize the surfaces you used for prep and eating too.
6:30-7:00 Make Good. I'm sure that there is something on this list that you did not complete, use this time to catch up on that.
7:00-9:00 T.V. Time! Two hours of t.v. is plenty. (I actually limit myself to one). You can keep up with ALL of the hot shows with just two hours of t.v. time.
9:00-bedtime. Read. You must exercise your brain. There's plenty of material online, but make sure you're reading things of substance (and not just Facebook posts). Here's a link to some classics online.
That's a pretty busy day, right? Here are some other ideas that you may need to plug into your schedule.
*Feed your pets
*Have arts & crafts time, or practice an instrument
*Spend time with your kids (this can eat up a LOT of time). Play Hide & Seek, or send them on an indoor scavenger hunt, help them with their homework. TALK to them about what is going on.
*Double up on that exercise
*Do some *deep* listening. Grab a classic "album side" and really focus on nothing but the music. It just may be the best twenty minutes of your day
*Do some *deep* thinking. Many of us do not take the time to "untangle" our minds and get to the bottom of what is causing us stress. If you will take a few moments and really dig down, you could find yourself much more at peace.
I'm sure you have many other interests and activities that you can plug into a schedule. It's just so important that you don't just scroll away your day on social media, which right now would add tons more stress to your day.
I hope this helps a little. Make a plan and stick to it!