The coronavirus has left more people working from home than ever before, which has produced mixed results nationwide. That said, these conditions will likely be more bearable for people struggling now that summer is on the horizon. Even with certain quarantine protocols still in effect, you can take advantage of this extra time with loved ones by making this summer one to remember – and for the right reasons.

Gas Up the Old Grill

Remember the days when cookouts were only meant for Saturdays and Sundays? Now, with a little extra time to prepare dinner at night, every meal can be served a-la BBQ with cookout-inspired recipes.

If you’ve been telling yourself you’ll become a grill master when you have time to perfect the art, now’s your chance to make it happen. Or, if you and the kids are simply tired of eating spaghetti twice a week, this is the perfect opportunity to liven up the menu. Your family will thank you for it!

Knock Out Household Projects Early

It’s still spring, but that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining. If you’re a procrastinator who loves to knock out summer projects just before – or even during – the fall season, now is your chance to get a head start so you can enjoy the warm weather for months to come.

Go on, grab a bucket of stain, and refinish the deck. Shape up those limbs that needed chopping three years ago. Find a fun DIY project to tackle with your spouse – like installing a barn door or updating the bathroom – and get to work! This time next year, you’ll be so thankful you took the time you were given during quarantine to invest in your future.

Savor the Moments You Won’t Get Back

Vacations may be canceled and sports may be delayed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this unprecedented time with your loved ones.

Every day you wake up over the next few weeks or months, remind yourself that this is likely the only time you’ll ever experience something like this in your lifetime. Is it scary? In many ways, yes – COVID-19 is no joke. But if you’re taking the necessary precautions to ensure your health, this time at home can be an opportunity to bond with your wife, husband, parents, and children like never before. You’ll look back on 2020 in ten or fifteen years with a very distinct view of how it impacted your life. Make that impact one worth remembering.

Better Your Physical and Mental Self

Not being able to go anywhere doesn’t have to be a catalyst for anxiety and depression. If you can help it, use COVID-19 to your advantage and try to better both your physical and mental health.

Take time to decompress every morning and every evening by moving through life a bit slower; now more than ever, you have the time. Take part in online workout-from-home programs as part of a community to not only make new friends virtually but also improve your health. Read more, write more, learn more, love more – this is your chance to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Stay on Top of Work

As enticing as it may be to procrastinate during this time, remember: if you’re fortunate enough to work through this pandemic, it is important that you actually work. Don’t take your situation for granted; there are plenty of people who would give almost anything to be in your position.

Still, change is inevitable, especially as people continue to adjust to this new norm. If you find yourself burning out as a result of your personal working situation, consider contacting a team like Compulse Integrated Marketing to take some of the pressure off your back. Our company is fortunate enough to still run at 100% capacity during this crisis, and we can help with all of your digital needs.

Compulse Integrated Marketing is a full-service digital agency based in Baltimore, Maryland. For information on how we can help you and your business with all of your marketing needs, contact us at 844-821-2154.