I have rediscovered the benefits of #stayhome because of social-isolation or self-distancing during the COVID-19. Although they may seem trivial to you, for someone who has to leave the house on a somewhat regular basis, there are things I can enjoy now that I #stayhome. For example:
- My Style. I can now wear perfume to my heart’s content, no longer following the rules of being fragrance-free. Similarly, I can wear the same clothes for two days in a row without anyone noticing. I don’t have to worry if my hair isn’t co-operating and sticks out in a few odd spots. Is that a coffee stain on my shirt? No worries, I’ll cover it up with one of my baggy cardigan sweaters. Can’t find matching socks? Wear my fuzzy slippers instead. I haven’t gone down that slippery slope of staying in my pajamas. I do have some standards.
- No Excuses. I no longer have to give excuses as to why I can’t leave the house. I’m a writer. I like my solitude, writing, and telling the stories my imagination wants to put to paper. As much as I love my friends, sometimes my imaginary friends have more pull. What better genre to write in than Romance https://deboraharmstrong.ca/2019/10/28/5-reasons-why-you-should-read-romance-novels/
- Get Stuff Done. Another benefit of #stayhome is that I get my stuff done: emails answered promptly, books balanced, social media updated. Most of all, I’m making progress with my imaginary characters (see #2). I have the time to let them talk to me and pull me into their stories. If you’d like to see what I’m working on, check me out on Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.ca/deboraharmstrongauthor/pins/
How about you? Have you rediscovered some benefits of #stayhome?