During this global pandemic, many of us have been staying at home with loved ones due to the quarantine regulations put in place. Given this situation, many individuals may have started developing cabin fever. What are the symptoms of this development?
For those who have started feeling bored with the same old routine every day, you may have started developing what is called cabin fever. This feeling entails restlessness and potentially even irritability due to the prolonged period spent in one place. If you have started getting bored with the same old routine every day, don’t feel guilty about it. It’s completely normal.
To avoid experiencing this anxiety due to the situation, you could try changing your routine. If you live with your partner, why don’t you spice things up for a change?
What do you need to set up the perfect dinner date for you and your loved one?
Home Date Essentials
Despite the quarantine restrictions, you and your partner can still cook up a good dinner date at home without much of a fuss. You can even make it into a special nightly ritual to give you something to look forward to after a long day of work. Here are some tips on how to put together a nice dinner at home.
To set the mood right, you have to consider the home ambiance to create an overall experience. Depending on the weather in your area, you might need to contact an HVAC contractor to fix anything that needs repairs before your special date. This is to make you and your date more comfortable as you stay at home.
Once the atmosphere at home is fresh and well-ventilated, you can now start cooking up your special meal, whether lunch, dinner, or even midday snacks. Prepare a nice steak or barbecue with a side of a healthy salad to make your meal refreshing but filling. See if you can find a nice bottle of wine to pair your meal with so that your date will be even more romantic!
Apart from sharing a good bottle of wine, you can also try making cocktails together. Try out your bartending skills by looking up recipes and tutorials online. You can even have a bartending contest to see who can make the better-tasting cocktail!
Of course, to make the date even better, you can choose to dress up for the occasion. Since everyone has been staying at home most of the time, our outside clothes have been taking a long break from the outside world. So why don’t you wear them now and then for one of your special at-home dates? You and your partner can wear a dress and a nice suit that can call for a good time to take new couple photos!
In line with this, you should also take a lot of pictures to document these moments! This pandemic is an unusual time. Doing something with a hint of normalcy is so rare an occasion that it should be celebrated even just through snapping new photos. Share them online to keep your friends updated or to give them an idea of what they could do as well.
These are a few ways to set up a nice meal for you and your partner. You can also choose to do this with the whole family if you already have kids around. Whatever the setup is, the most important thing is to spend quality time together despite the difficult situation we are in.
While making meals and drinks together may be a new way of spending time with your loved ones, there are other ways that you can try to beat quarantine boredom.
Curing Pandemic Boredom
In dealing with this pandemic, many of us have been left feeling drained and tired most of the time. Some of us have been working from home, clocking in more hours than before. Others have been attending their classes online. Whatever your current situation is, this pandemic has been difficult for many of us. So what can you do to beat the tiredness and boredom of the everyday cycle?
Here are other things you can try at home to get over pandemic boredom.
For couples or families who are into creative projects, you can try having a painting competition among members of the household. Look for fresh creative exercises that can work up your creative juices in a new way that you will surely be fired up to try it out. Being creative during these challenging times can also help you cope with the situation by lifting your spirits up. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of your art skills!
If doing art is not your thing, you can try to get active by doing a yoga class or even a dance class together. Physical exercise will get your blood flowing and will keep you feeling happy and energized. This will also uplift your spirits as working out releases a happy hormone in your system.
While this pandemic may have been keeping us feeling bored and tired, what is essential is that we stay safe and healthy despite the current situation. We should be thankful for having our family with us during this difficult time. This way, being at home with “nothing else to do” will seem like the perfect gift anyone could ask for.