10 personal challenges to take on during confinement

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To see the glass half full, confinement is a chance to redefine your goals and set yourself new personal challenges. Here is a small list of challenges adapted to quarantine.

Before starting there are a few rules to follow:

  • Establish a daily schedule, with all the activities to do and the challenges to start
  • Procrastination is forbidden
  • Invest as much time as possible in rewarding activities

OK ? Let’s go.

1. Reduce the time you spend on your smartphone

The amount of information shared on social networks, in particular on Covid19, is impressive. Between news / disinformation, videos and alarming figures, it is difficult to keep your spirits up. Set a number of hours to use your mobile in advance.

Disable your connection for a few hours and resist the temptation to reconnect. A few minutes to send a message, reply to a tweet or post a story can easily turn into several hours.

By doing this, you will free up a few hours of your time to devote to healthier and more useful activities.

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2. Meditate

Meditation allows us to reach a state of inner peace and helps to block the continuous flow of thoughts that invade our mind, while remaining focused on the present moment. Easy to say, hard to do.

If you’ve never meditated before and want to get started, two or three minutes of meditation a day will be more than enough.

Here is a little exercise:

Close your eyes for a few seconds. Listen to the sounds around you, the sensations of your body and focus on your breathing! The exercise is over! It really is that simple!

Meditating for 5 minutes a day will get you around 30 hours of meditation a year. Meditating 20 minutes a day means that you devote about 120 hours a year to this discipline. Not bad for a small daily investment!

To meditate, it is important to be comfortable. You can be sitting on the floor, cross-legged, on an armchair, or lying on your bed with your head on the pillow, it doesn’t make a difference.

3. Take online driving lessons

If you don’t have your driver’s license yet, you can spend the next few weeks preparing to take it. Sign up for online training to learn the basics of driving, watch tutorials and participate in practical quizzes on the concepts to remember.

Many free platforms offer theoretical courses on the highway code. Youtube channels can also teach you some driving tips and prepare you to take the leap once the lockdown is over.

4. Learn a new language

If you too want to start watching your favorite series in original version, it’s time to learn a new language.

The best technique for learning or perfecting a language is to memorize the basics of phonetics. It is important to understand how a word is written and pronounced.

Set yourself clear goals, you can memorize for example a certain number of words or expressions per day. Start practicing the language by signing up for online dating and chatting apps. You can choose your native language, and define the language you want to perfect to meet people who can help you.

5. Eat healthy

In this period of confinement, you are certainly asking yourself questions about your immune system. It may be time to change your bad habits and adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Forget about junk food, fatty foods, overly sweet drinks, etc.

To succeed in your diet, ask yourself the right questions about the nutritional intake of what you eat and whether the foods you eat are necessary for your body. Read the labels of the products you buy and educate yourself on the basics of healthy eating. You can also read our article on this subject HERE

6. Try Complete or Intermittent Fasting

Difficult to live a day of confinement without eating? Maybe, but it’s not impossible. You will be surprised to learn that the experience of fasting is overwhelmingly positive for anyone who has ever tried it.

During the fast, the body tends to function differently and your body will draw on its resources and get rid of toxins.

7. Exercise every day

Physical exercise is important for your physical and moral well-being. Being confined should not limit or reduce your physical activity. Dedicate about 30 minutes of your day to sport.

If you are a beginner: just take a look on Youtube, on social networks or on the App Store to find the tutorial that suits you. You can also do yoga, cardio exercises, balance exercises, etc. You don’t need anything but a mat or if you don’t have one take a blanket. You can consult our article on sports exercises to do at home HERE.

8. Read

Usually, the time you devote to reading is always limited. Give your library a facelift or take the opportunity to rediscover your old books. There may be books you’ve never opened and others you’ve never taken the time to finish.

9. Take care of yourself

Don’t have enough time to take care of yourself? Now that you can, take advantage of it. Apply a mask on your face, a treatment on your hair, a body scrub, etc. It’s time to indulge yourself.

10. Do Nothing

Do nothing, breathe, relax and take time to rest. Above all escapes the flow of information on the internet and the panic around the virus. It’s difficult, but confinement can be a good opportunity to refocus on more important things.

You can also listen to a soothing podcast or good music to appreciate the present moment.

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