The world today is interesting. With the recent movement in the U.S. to stay home, we at Unified Caring Association (UCA) want to continue to provide caring resources and tips. With us all previously spending our time away from home, we are faced with a new challenge in our life’s adventure, what do we do when we stay indoors for one or more weeks? UCA is seeking out fun and caring information for everyone in our caring community to help use this time to the fullest!
Learn a Language
One of the coolest things we can suggest is to learn a new language. With the world being connected on a global scale, we are having fun learning languages that we previously set on a shelf to do later when we have more time. Also, a bonus to this is that, if you have children, you can get your kids involved! Add 20 minutes or more a day to get the most mental benefits. Another cool note is that learning a language is beneficial to improving your memory and mental abilities, staving off possible conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Some suggestions for great language apps are: Babbel, Rosetta Stone, HelloTalk, and Duolingo.
We love getting up and moving! It can be tempting to take this time to catch up on your favorite TV shows. Only to find yourself sitting or laying on the couch for days at a time. There are numerous ways to set new goals for fitness to keep your health up while being home. For example, doing a fitness challenge to do push-ups for 30 days. Or, if you want to have the TV playing, there are numerous TV show or movie workouts like this one we have on our Pinterest page:
Now that we are home, it can be a great time to dust off that cookbook and try a new recipe! If you are looking for a new cookbook, UCA has a solution. We have recently published a cookbook titled Care to Cook: Casually & Quickly. This cookbook is filled with caring recipes that are simple to make and delicious to eat! Visit our Caring Community Store to fill your body with care and nutrition. Oh, and yummy desserts can also be found under this category too!
We have been celebrating the benefits of coloring in our recent blog. Now is a great time to break out those crayons, color pencils, paints, etc. to spend mindful time coloring. If you are looking for caring resources, UCA has coloring pages on our Pinterest page that are easy to print and begin.
UCA Coloring Contest- Post your coloring creation to Twitter or Instagram with: #CaringColoringContest, #caringcommunity, and tag Unified Caring Association (@UnifiedCaring- Twitter, @unifiedcaringassociation-Instagram) to help create a gallery of kindness!
Get Your Game On
Many of us love to play games! UCA has caring apps for kids to help pass the time while stimulating their minds. If you are feeling the overload from too much digital time, unplug and play a card game or board game with your family. One of the most unique trends that has sprung up is a video chat party. Dial up friends and family to say hello and play a game of cards, hangman, or even version of Red Light/Green Light while dancing!
The sky’s the limit for all of the fun and creative things we can do while staying indoors. We are all being called to do extraordinary things for the collective caring of our families, communities and the world in response to the unique coronavirus pandemic. Whether home bound or providing critical services, everyone is stretched to adapt like never before. All of us are in this together. Now more than ever, caring is what we need most. Caring for our self. Caring for others around us. Life is going to require new routines, resilience and compassion. We invite you to join us in creating a caring movement to respond to local needs.