By: Mark Angel San Nicolas
The place where you live can hugely impact your life and influence your lifestyle. Apart from your workplace, you spend more time at home than anywhere else. In fact, on average, you spend one-third of your lifetime at home. So, probably the best and most important thing you can do in your life is to live in a place where you can boost it.
In choosing your abode, here are some key important factors to consider:
One of the most fundamental things a person needs to live a healthy lifestyle is to feel safe. If you don’t feel safe in the very place you call home, it can be an arduous task to ever totally relax or feel comfortable. Spending premium for your security is a worth it expense because it offers the peace of mind to allow you to properly unwind and enjoy your time at home.
Living away from where you work can be an additional stress to your life. No one likes being stuck in traffic and spending hours in the car or public transport every single day. People with long commutes are also sleepless and are more exhausted versus those people who don’t have to spend so much time commuting. Find a place close to where you work, and you’ll be loving all the extra time you have.
Proximity to Friends and Family
Living close to our friends and family makes us supported and connected with those whom we care about the most. There is nothing quite like being able to walk to a friend’s place for a late-night chat or dropping by your parents’ house to celebrate significant events in your life.
Living close to your essential needs (health care, shops, and emergency services) not only saves you time taking care of your weekly errands but also takes a lot of the worry out of your everyday life. It’s good to know that you can get help if you need it and that you aren’t totally isolated. Living within striking distance of everything you need is a sure way to have you feeling appeased.
Your community can also influence how you feel and how you interact with everybody in the neighborhood. When you find common ground with your neighbor, it’s more likely that you develop a meaningful relationship with them. When it happens, you can take comfort in the fact that you have each other’s backs in case of an emergency.
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By: Chelsee Malabad
Fears about the pandemic can take an emotional toll. For many of us, the uncertainty of the future is one difficult challenge to handle. We don’t know how bad things can get or how long we will stay like this. And that makes it all too easy to catastrophize and spiral out into overwhelming dread and panic.
But you are not powerless since there are many things that we can do even in our own home to keep our sanity during this difficult time.
1. Health is wealth
You might hear this a couple of times, but your health deserves an investment. Eating more greens, taking vitamins, getting adequate sleep and working out. We can’t risk going to fitness gyms but we can always sweat it out even in the comfort of our home. Luckily for some, they can freely exercise in their homes or jog around their exclusive subdivisions away from other people.
2. Learn new skills
Bake that cookie recipe you saw on the internet. Take your scrambled egg to a next level. Plant that home flower or vegetable garden you’ve always wanted or start your own blog. Keep yourself busy. You don’t necessarily need to go out to explore new things. Sometimes, a moment spent indoors presents the perfect opportunity to master fun and new skills.
3. Plan and organize
Whether it’s uncluttering your closet, arranging your room and clearing your table, changing your curtains and sheets or organizing small elements of your life gives you a sense of control no matter how big or small it is. This might also be the perfect time to plan on your new investment.
4. Stay connected
In the midst of crisis, it is important to keep meaningful relationships that are close to you even without seeing them face to face. We are lucky to live in the digital age, might as well use that convenience to contact relatives and friends how they are doing. Express concern and relate. Spend time on your lovely homes with your family as much as possible. We gain a sense of place and security when we’re with people who are important to us.
5. Gratitude should be a habit
Despite current hardships, we all have much to be grateful for. You have a home to sleep on, food in the table, and a family to lean on. Focusing on the positives crowd out the negative ones.In the busy routine of our lives, we tend to forget maintaining our mental being. Infectious disease outbreaks like the current corona virus pandemic can be scary – it is deadly, silent, and invisible. While it is important to be physically healthy, we should also not forget to manage our mental well being in these difficult times.
We shouldn’t be taken over with the fear and stress that the current pandemic causes us. Proactively addressing our mental health affects not just us but also the people we love. It is worth the effort.