By Marnina Delahanty
With COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place restrictions isolating so many of us, we at Asurea wanted to share some FREE activities to make your newfound time a little more FUN! We’re running this series on an as-needed basis in sync with the quarantine policies, (which is to say, we’ll see…)
1. Surprise Supper!
Raid your cupboard to pull together a Surprise Supper! Odds are you have more than a few forgotten foods taking up kitchen shelf space. Pull them out & work out recipes based on what you already have rather than shopping for what you have in mind. No additional purchases necessary! AND this gives you the chance to check those expiration dates while you’re at it!
2. Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour, Solo Style!
While you can still go for walks outside, take advantage of your town’s historical areas and local parks and nature preserves on a self-guided WALKING TOUR! Read up on the sites you’ll visit before you go. That’ll give you the multifaceted advantage of getting exercise while also sparing yourself more screen time when you interrupt your stroll to look things up online. Though museum access is shuttered for the time being, the act of going for walks is theraputic in and of itself. As Harvard Medical School
put it, “Research in a growing scientific field called ecotherapy has shown a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.”
3. Write Some Letters!
In these days of texting, it’s easy to reduce our communication to acronyms and incomplete sentences. Make someone’s day with a surprise letter - on actual paper written longhand! Work through the hand cramps, and really SAY SOMETHING to someone you care about. Imagine how shocked they’ll be just to find a handwritten letter among the junk mail, bills, and political ads.
Asurea knows these times are tough. But with a little ingenuity we can not merely get through this, but THRIVE our way through it. We hope these ideas motivate you when you need it most.
Asurea; we’re here to help you and yours.
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