Hey, friends and family in the world,
Yesterday we were sitting on an endless sandy beach in southern California. Today we are sitting in the desert, just two hours inland, very close to the famous Joshua Tree National Park. We enjoy the sunny and warm weather and the peace of the desert. We are self-quarantined and follow the CDC guidelines.
Long walks and the daily workout are just as much part of the quarantine as planning is. We need new ones, our previous ones have been thrown into unreachable distance by the pandemic. At best, postponed momentarily. What our next steps? What our plans? We don’t know, and we’ll keep you up to date.
Here are our 7 tips for those who have little Coronavirus quarantine problems and want to say goodbye to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zulu, and Co – just for a few hours:
1. A soliloquy
The perfect time to sit down with yourself and have a conversation.
“Are you happy?” That could be the first question. “Are you the one you want to be?” This could be the second question. (not to be confused with “are you who you think you must be?”)
“What do you want to do with the time you have left?” Finally, the third. The questions themselves are quickly asked. The answers usually take longer, overshadowed by voices that are not yours. So the next question is: “Is the voice you hear in your head your own?” Or is it maybe the voice of your father, mother, husband or wife, or the voice of your daily newspaper or other media?
Have fun with it. Give us some information on how it went.
2. Learn something new
Have you ever learned a new language, a new craft, such as photography or woodworking, coding or pottery? Now is the opportunity. Also, to get the dusty, brand new yoga mat from the basement and finally practice the sun salutation. There is an infinite number of online courses.
Here are a few websites to choose from:
Skillshare is a huge marketplace for creative education. The topics cover everything from graphic design and music production to visual arts and cooking. There are also courses on technical topics such as data science, analytics, and e-commerce. Skillshare has over 24,000 lessons and more than 4 million students.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) is another online course marketplace that is tailored for business people. With over 1,000 business courses on topics such as project management, web development, and digital marketing, it is an excellent platform for professionals who want to keep their skills up to date.
Udemy is one of the largest marketplaces for online courses, with over 24 million students, 35,000 teachers, and more than 80,000 courses.
Treehouse is a relatively new marketplace that believes in the democratization of education. The platform has set itself the goal of making education accessible to students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds
They offer more than 300 technical courses on coding and development. Treehouse works with several big names, including Microsoft, IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, and Google Developers.
Coursera is a professional online course market with virtual courses from some of the world’s best companies and universities, such as the University of Michigan, Duke, and Stanford.
I could continue the list almost endlessly. Write to us if you have any questions.
3. Planning a journey
Not a vacation, a journey. So please close the all-inclusive offer website. Hiking in the Rockies, climb Kilimanjaro or Mount Fuji, kayaking through Alaska, with a camper through New Zealand, with a bike through Argentina, ride a Harley on Route 66 or hike the English coast? What you always wanted to do? Take out your notepad and a world map and start to plan – preferably with the whole family. Not possible? It’s only up to you! We met travelers of all ages and in every situation. From 18 to 88, single, with child, with three children and two dogs, with four adolescents, with cancer, with dialysis, with MS, with one hand, with a lot of money, with little money, with no money at all. We are at your disposal for questions.
4. Say YES!
That’s is quite easy. Say yes, instead of no. For everything.
First of all, it is uncomfortable to say yes to everything. Sometimes it’s scary. Many of us spend much of our lives carefully analyzing (and over-analyzing) decisions made, even those that may seem simple by nature.
Giving up this control is undoubtedly a great experience. It was a massive one for us. The thrust of life we felt as we stepped out of our comfort zone showed us that we were on the right track. It taught us to be vulnerable and to stay open.
Bonus? Removing the complexity of decision making made life less stressful and more time focused on more important things. Special during Coronavirus Quarantine.
Can’t you go to the gym or never been there? Put on running shoes and do exercises like there is no tomorrow. Do you feel comfortable in your body? Too untrained?
Complete a great YouTube recipe and create a meal you can be proud of.
7. Write a comment on this post
Really. Now. It helps us, and we appreciate your words – I promise. It doesn’t have to be a novel. Send us also your Coronavirus Quarantine Tips!
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