Even though 2020 will most likely be remembered as the year of the virus, there are so many good things that can come during our times at home, things we’ve never tried, people we otherwise may not have called, or things we never had time for – like planting a rose garden or baking fresh bread. YES- even with all of our current difficulties there is much to be optimistic and thankful for!
This virus too shall pass.
Though the quarantine has proven difficult for many, it doesn’t have to be boring or unbearable. With the wealth of free technology, modes of communication, and information online, this can be the perfect time to reconnect with old friends via video conferencing portals, learn a new skill, or tackle projects at home that there wasn’t time for prior to the coronavirus’ arrival. Here are some tips for getting the most from forced time at home:
Reach out to friends and family using Zoom-According to Medium, “Zoom has become the unquestioned leader in this market today, thanks to its ease of use, stability, and yes, it’s free for most users.” (Here is a great tutorial on how to use Zoom.)
Learn a new skill online-opportunities to expand one’s horizons abound online, and often at no charge. For example, the Nashville Public Library has a wealth of free tutorials on its website for everything from computer programming, foreign languages, to playing the guitar. Best of all, one doesn’t need to be a resident of Davidson County to get a Nashville Library card or use the library’s online services. For more information, visit the library’s collection of learning and do-it-yourself resources.
Help those in need from the comfort of your own home-the news has been full of stories of those who are making a difference while in quarantine, doing things such as sewing masks for essential workers and those at higher risk for COVID-19, writing to shut-ins at nursing homes, or volunteering to man calls for crisis hotlines. Behind the Chair has some other great ideas for getting involved in the fight against the coronavirus.
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