I don’t think we all saw this wave of illness, fear and uncertainty coming. When we were in Bali we all saw it as a joke, we had bought pink mouth masks that we wore very well at the airport in Bali (for a good 10 minutes). But that has now become slightly different. We have almost reached the stage where the entire EU is going into quarantine. And for how long?
It is of course a nightmare for a Digital nomad to no longer have the freedom to travel. We were so terrified when we got the news that our trip to Lisbon was canceled. (Yes I cried). But we also see the positives in it, all planes that will no longer fly in the coming weeks and the roads that are no longer being used. Nature can finally breathe again. Not many changes for us, we mainly work from it. But what should you do in your free time?
We have some tips here to enjoy yourself without any electricity.
Find your inner shaman.
Before the day starts or your day ends, take a moment to come to yourself. During your learning process of meditation you learn to work in a concentrated way, it also helps to let go of your stress or other negative feelings that you have.
How to meditate:
- Sit down on a quiet and comfortable place where you feel safe.
- Set a timer for 5 minutes and close your eyes
- Focus on your Breath, what does it feel like? Slow or fast? Deep or flat? Feel the movement of your chest when you inhale, feel the movement of your belly by exhale.
- Keep your focus on the breath, when you mind is taking you somewhere else come back to yourself and focus again until the timer is over.
Find a new hobby
Whether knitting, painting or perhaps assembling a model airplane. Try something new, take this time as an opportunity to learn something new. I am now making a new collection of digital print, this time I make the first prints myself with acrylic paint. And Max is mainly busy with Risk, against with my father and brother.
Play a board game
How nice is it to sit around the table and see how your street is taken with monopoly. Or make teams and laugh completely during a game of 30 seconds.
We hope that you and the people you love get through this time healthy. But also see this time as an opportunity to get closer together and learn new things.