What can you do at home? Don’t be tempted to go outside with this fine list of things you can do.
Clean out an old draw/desk/area
Have that space that you haven’t looked at in a thousand years? Go through that. Not to throw things out (unless it needs that), but more to get nostalgic. Maybe you’ll find a project that you never finished and feel inspired to take it on again.
Put on a live DJ/concert set
So we can’t actually go and see live music. Which sucks. But there are so many live recordings of shows online. Get out your phone, computer or even put it on the big screen, turn the lights down low and the music up loud and have a boogie around your house. A huge plus for this type of concert, no line for the bathroom.
And I don’t mean go for a run, listen to a podcast or call a friend. Leave all electronic at home and literally just go for a walk. You don’t need anything except yourself and your smile. I’ve found that people in my area and super friendly at this time and saying hello as I pass (at a safe distance). Try and do this at least once a day – it’ll do wonders for your mental state to just go and walk with no distractions.
Scroll through your friend list on Facebook, Instagram or phone contacts and find that person that you haven’t spoken to in too long, and just call them! I’m sure you’ll have so much to catch up on. I really recommend to video call the person as well. A voice in the phone is one thing, but actually seeing someone’s face changes it all and makes you feel far more connected.
Move your body! Better yet, do it with me! You can find all the details about my online, live, video call yoga classes here. It’s all from the comfort of your own home, your space and your time.
I’ll be back next week for more suggestions of things you can do. In the meantime, as my week two of sharing creative things I’ve done, here is a poem I wrote. I hope you enjoy it.
My time in Nicaragua has come to a close and it’s provided me with a lot of time for reflection. As leaving a place always does, I start to feel incredibly nostalgic for where I am and what I’ll miss at both Surfing Turtle Lodge and Carpe Diem.
I’m done. Finished. I’m outa here! Goodbye, good luck and Godspeed to everyone in the states. I’m finally leaving. It’s been a wild adventure here. I’ve seen a lot of this country from California to New York and so many of the beautiful people that live here. But I know that this is a country that I don’t want to be in anymore.
I want to go where people don’t speak English, where every day is a little bit of a battle for some reason. A place where I’m challenged day to day by myself and by the environment around me. Most importantly, I want to be warm again. That place will be Nicaragua.
Happy New Year everyone! Now that the champagne hangovers have cleared and we’re all ready to give up on our new year’s resolutions, I thought it would be time to inform you all of how I spent my new years in New York City.
This is my second Christmas away from home. Last year I spend my time in Pai, spinning fire and eating way too much food. This year, I got an all American Christmas. Come to think of it, I did a lot of the same things as last year.
Sitting on the train to New Mexico from Flagstaff, I have some time to sit and write. Time has really escaped me during the last few weeks. It feels as though each day has melted into one another. Which is really beautiful, but also invites a feeling of being slightly concerned too. Concerned about what I’m doing and if I’m simply just “wasting time” instead of doing something for the benefit of a career or personal development. But it has also been really nice to slow down and relax.