As you might have seen last week, I posted the first part of my trip to Brussels, but this week with the coronavirus situation happening I thought it was not fair to talk about trips, but don’t worry I promise I will bring you the second part when this situation calms down.
I know quarantine can be quite dull, and for me, at the moment it is very stressful since the deadline for my dissertation draft submission is very closed, and I want to have everything done if possible. I decided to come back to Portugal due to this situation because I was scared that they would lock down the country and I wouldn’t be able to come back. I am now home and in quarantine, and I can’t leave the house.
During this period I recommend you should do the things that usually during the working or studying period you don’t have time to, and most of those activities you can do from home.
- Read books
I know that usually you have time to read, but for me I always have to learn a lot for university, when it comes to really reading a book that I like, I just can’t. Now during this period, I am trying to read at least 20 pages of my book a day, so I can finish this book and start a new one before summer. I am not a person that loves to read, but to be honest the past two years I have been enjoying it more and now I have started reading books in English to expand my vocabulary.
I hate exercise, but since I came back home, I reserve 30 minutes of my day to actually exercise. Being at home all the time is just bad for me because I start eating more than I should and since summer is almost here, I should be preparing my summer body. I don’t believe in a perfect body, I think you should like yourself the way you are. I am trying to exercise now to make sure I don’t gain a lot of weight.
Most of my friends meditate or do yoga and I never tried either. So I decided to write it on my list of things that I want to do now that I am home, and if you know any excellent app’s to help please let me know.
- Update your series and movies
Obviously, this one had to be here. I already wrote some posts for the blog where I talk about my favorite series and movies, and now that I have more time I will start watching all of them again to keep me up to date. Another good thing I have to tell you, Disney+ is coming to the UK this week, and my friends and I already bought it for the year, because we want to watch our childhood movies again.
- Keep up with your university work.
I know that it is tough to be focused at the moment! I can give you my example, for 3 days in a row I have been trying to do my methodology because sometimes I just can’t focus. But you should try because it is so much easier when you don’t leave everything until the last minute.
- Organise your wardrobe
My last tip is to organise your wardrobe. As I mentioned before, summer is almost here, so why not organise it and sort the pieces that we don’t wear anymore and donate them?! When I was still in the UK, I went through my wardrobe, and I filled two big bags just with clothes that I don’t wear anymore.
These were my tips for you to do now, but let me know what you have been doing.
See you next week,