I am one of the fortunate ones - quarantining in a home with resources and comforts, and in a wooded area with lots of outdoor space as well.
However, my energy level is still not up to par after the long hours and weeks spent at my mother's hospital bed just a short while ago.
But, as the weeks turn into months of staying in place, with the anticipation of more of the same to come, I try to make some small changes for some variety.
It is good to mix it up a bit every now and then - just for fun.
My hair is growing, and what was once worry about that has turned into a satisfaction with the new longer length. I am no longer blow drying it after I wash it; rather, I comb it into position (turned down at the ends, and back off my face) and let it dry naturally. That way the hair does not look so puffy and out of control. So far, I am liking it.
I move around my favorite chair (a comfortable rocker with a foot stool) to sit in different locations in the room.
In a similar vein, I sit in various places around my house to read -- places where I do not often sit -- just to be in a new spot. Oftentimes, the new spot offers me a fresh view of the outside as well.
DH and I also eat our meals at different spots depending on our mood. We will sometimes abandon the usual kitchen table and eat elsewhere - on a coffee table, in front of the television, outside on the deck.
One morning, I decided to dress up more than usual. I put on a long skirt and a blouse - and I even added long beads and matching earrings. The change from the usual pants and top felt good.
I watched an episode of a new show on Netflix (Tiger King) - and after realizing it was not overdone fiction, but a documentary of real people, I decided to watch the entire show - even though it is something I would never have looked at before.
DH left the room, and refused to see it.
I am emailing, texting and calling my sons and my friends more often than usual. We are more involved in each others' lives than we ordinarily would be.
I emailed my next door neighbors - two physicians - just to see how they are doing. Both are near retirement and are managing patients remotely using technology.
More of my neighbors are walking around the cul de sac that I live on. So I am seeing them more often than usual too. I saw two neighbors walking 6 feet apart from while conversing with each other on their cell phones.
I think I will spend some time later today making a couple of masks for our next trip to the grocery store.
(The last time I sewed anything of significance was when I created patchwork quilts for my two about-to-be-born grandkids. They are now 8 years old.)
When my energy level improves -- I will probably take on some cleaning and organization projects around the house.
Maybe next week...
Meanwhile, though, I am eating nutritious meals, getting lots of sleep, walking (shorter distances, though), and getting some fresh air every day.
That's what we all learn to do here on SP.