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2020 brought about new challenges that most people would have never guessed they would encounter. Staying in the home for extended periods of time can be stressful especially if you are a parent that has to work and monitor your children during online learning. Staying sane during this period is important and this all starts with finding ways to relieve stress. Distractions to keep you entertained are perfect especially if it helps you knock out some items on your to-do list. The following are tips to keep yourself entertained during social distancing restrictions. 

Trying New Recipes 

All people should have a dish that they specialize in when they are entertaining. Working on various dishes during this time can be a great usage of time. Prepping food takes time but it is essential to eat in a nutritious way. Getting your diet into a good place during this time is important as it is far too easy to go the unhealthy route of delivery food. There are so many recipes online that you can try and turn into your own specialty dish. 

Stick to an Exercise Routine 

You do not want to come out of lockdowns weighing a couple of extra pounds. The extra time that you have in the day can be used to exercise. The elimination of a commute gives you time each morning to exercise regardless if you want to or not. Use this time to get into great shape so your friends will notice you made healthy lifestyle changes once things return to normal. Gyms are closed around the country depending on the state that you reside in. Investing in a treadmill or stationary bike can allow you to exercise without having to go out in public. 

Give an Honest Effort in Your Professional Life 

Working remotely comes with different challenges than working in an office. Give a true effort during this time as you might retain work from home privileges once business returns to normal. Motivating yourself can be tough so make sure you start your day early to get work out of the way. Setting realistic goals is important as you do not want to spend every waking hour working. Improving month after month is something that management at your job will likely mention. You can still climb the corporate ladder while working remotely so keep this in mind. 

Focus on Home Improvement 

Putting a focus on home improvement during this time can increase the value of your home and quality of life simultaneously.You might want to look into tile shower refinishing or having someone renovate your flooring. Getting estimates is important during this time as prices could differ drastically depending on the home improvement professional you enlist to help you. There are small projects that you can handle yourself while others should be left to the professionals. 

Keeping yourself entertained during this time will improve your mental health. Sitting at home watching the news all day is a recipe to stay stressed as the news rarely helps relieve issues you are having daily.