4 Fun and beneficial things to do during social isolation

Let’s take some time to work on the bucket list for at home growth and happiness. Dealing with a worldwide pandemic can derail your direction in life or worse, keep you stagnant. Why not make the most of this time for your personal growth?

We are all passionate about something and there are ways you can grow from the comfort and safety of your home more than ever before.

Starting with the less obvious;

1.) Brush up on new skills with a variety of online resources

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A.) Well of course there are all those emails you subscribed to that you may be getting a ton during this time. Don’t consider it spam or a nuisance. You once signed up to it for a reason. Revisit the blog posts and websites, you’ll often find a new gem you ignored while you were busy.

B.) If you are looking to advance your skills in academia, creativity & networking LinkedIn and Lynda. com have combined to become LinkedIn learning. This platform has a variety of learning possibilities for every professional. The best part is; you can add it to your resume of skills and apply it to your career goals.

C.) If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud member, there are various learning opportunities you can jump into with the various programs offered.

D.) If you need something a little lighter for the brain fog you could be having during the stress of ‘rona go with something simplified like YouTube. A great platform for simplified learning opportunities.

2.) Read those books you never got to start

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This goes without explanation, because we all have at least 1 book we decided just wasn’t enough time for and it went back on the shelf for display.

Alternate between Fiction and non-fiction to explore your creative mind and your intellect.

3.) Learn the power of growing something from what is in your fridge

It is so satisfying to watch a seedling grow and you can see results within 1-2 weeks depending on your seedling choice. This will also be self-beneficial and save you money one day. It may not be much to start with, but it all starts somewhere.

My personal favourite would be capsicum and tomatoes because these are the easiest to begin with from home. You can grow almost any fruit and vegetable from your current selection in your fridge.

4.) Start a challenge and share it online

This could be a fun activity that could go viral and be of positive influence during this time. Creating something as simple as an art challenge or exercise challenge for your family, friends and followers could save even one person’s mental health.

I have started a left-hand drawing challenge (I’m right-handed) and I started this mainly because my right arm has an injury, but it has been a fun saving grace for a creative like me that just can’t sit all week without creating something.

I share my challenge mainly on TikTok to explore the app and learn other things too.

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The important part during isolation

It is important to remember that this isn’t going to last forever. So, while Netflix may be tempting, you will need to have an active mind and body once you emerge out in public or back to work one day (soon hopefully). Having an active brain and body is important for your physical and mental health. What great tips do you have during isolation? Do you have an isolation bucket list yet? Or do you have a daily schedule?

New branding, who dis.

I am that gypsy, Angelina

A qualified Visual Communications Specialist, Passionate Humanitarian & a very good cook (ask my friends).

It’s no secret that I have closed my business this month a whole year ago.

I have been working slowly behind the curtain to show you all that I am that business and it was me.

Defining what I am in the entrepreneurial culture consumed me in an unhealthy manner. It was hard to draw boundaries as for me business was too personal.

It was along this time I realised I did not want to be a business nor a sole trader as such BUT I still wanted to provide my knowledge and share my passions.

Being a bit of an identity explorer I could not define myself to any one message. But I am not a business trying to sell anything. I am a person that wants to offer experiences and growth, along with a tasty serving of communication, visual arts &  lifestyle for your senses.

I am that Russian gypsy that wants to overfeed you, share knowledge and not be defined by any one thing.

Preferring longterm employment but open to commissioned projects in the future & supporting good causes.

Just as I previously had, I will offer a combination of information relating to media, branding identity and sociocultural behaviours. This information will all be tied into my passion for humanity and how you matter.

As always I will illustrate and photograph passionately beautiful art to inspire and provoke thought.

But what I hope to bring into this new venture is my love of cultural cooking. Cooking is a way to bring communication together and pleasing the senses while nutritionally feeding not just your body but your soul too.

Do you see the connections I have drawn between these perfectly curated topics? I’d love to know what you missed about my previous business Asiara Media and what you’d like to know more about. What do you think? Comment below.