Due to the fast spreading pandemic, Enhance Community Quarantine was declared at Luzon and most part of the Philippines. It will continue until April 30. The long span of time you will stay at home seemed to be very hard most especially to the workers. Not only because of the reality that staying home means no work, followed by no pay but also because we are not used to it. It’s very hard to adjust to the activities we will be making throughout the day. Staying home sometimes makes life boring. Social gatherings, sports events, concerts, and schools are suspended indefinitely.
Every single day, we are fighting boredom. We wake up, eat breakfast then do little chores then sleep. No one knows when will this new routine end.
Here are the things we can do to be productive during these days:
Do General Cleaning
Since ECQ orders the people in the community to stay at home, this is the best time to clean our houses. We can maybe trim the grasses at the backyard, change the position of the furniture at home and wipe the window glasses.
Learn To Cook New Recipe
Sometimes, due to the time demanded by our work, we used to buy foods in the fast food chain. The best recipe we can cook from day to day is fried only since it’s the easiest. During EQC, we can enjoy the leisure of time to practice and try new recipe. We can easily brows cooking videos online.
Make Exercise be a part of your day
Maybe some of us make work as an excuse why we cannot make exercise as part of out day to day routine. I tell you, this is the best time to start making yourself open to activities for your body. Actually, we can hit two birds in one stone. In other words, we can clean our home while doing exercise.
Enhance your budgeting skills
Since we will stay at home for a long time, one biggest challenge will be our finances. This is the time wherein we can make actual budgeting to make our fund enough until the following months. We should learn to take note all of the expenses so that we ca estimate if the fund will be sufficient until ECQ ends.
Support our Health Workers
Reality shows us that our health workers need more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We can donate our extra face masks, alcohol, tissues, and hand sanitizers to them. If you really can’t leave your house to donate, which is understandable, you can assist them financially.