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  • - It's safe to say that it's been very intense these days.

  • COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in 2020

  • and it's altered all of our lives.

  • Social distancing is so important

  • because it slows the virus from spreading rapidly

  • and flattens the curve of infection rates.

  • So now we're spending a lot more time indoors.

  • This can feel claustrophobic, overwhelming,

  • or just plain boring.

  • Some of you may be struggling

  • on what we're supposed to do with all this extra time.

  • But hopefully this drastic change won't last forever.

  • Today I want to share 10 ideas

  • on how you can spend your time at home

  • if you have the luxury to do so.

  • The first one is obvious, which is to clean

  • and disinfect your entire house.

  • A lot of the times we find excuses to put off cleaning,

  • but now that you're stuck at home,

  • you want your environment to be as clean as it can be.

  • A clean environment is an instant mood enhancer.

  • If you've ever played the Sims,

  • Sims get sad when they're in filthy environments.

  • We are no different than the Sim.

  • So start tackling each part of your house, one by one.

  • I like to start in my bedroom by making my bed.

  • It doesn't take much time

  • and it is crazy how a few adjustments

  • from the pillows and the sheets make a huge difference.

  • Then I like to get started on bigger tasks like vacuuming.

  • This takes the longest for me but it's so satisfying

  • to see all that dust come up from the floors.

  • If you manage to get your hands on these,

  • which is pretty much like precious gold these days,

  • use them.

  • Use the wipes to disinfect

  • the high-touch areas of your house

  • like all of your door handles, light switches,

  • railways, faucet handles, remote controls,

  • your wallet, house keys, car keys,

  • keyboards, mouse's, and all other tech gadgets,

  • especially your phone.

  • Personally I get a big kick out of cleaning.

  • It's one of my hobbies.

  • I get a deep sense of satisfaction

  • when I'm organizing and putting things away.

  • A lot of the times when I feel anxious or overwhelmed,

  • I'll just start cleaning.

  • Since I can't mentally organize my mind,

  • I'll organize my surroundings.

  • The action of cleaning gets my mind off most anxieties,

  • and moving my body really helps.

  • Also, a reminder to wash your hands.

  • Very frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.

  • Exercising is now more important than ever.

  • I know it's probably the last thing you want to do indoors,

  • but you know what?

  • You just gotta do it, man.

  • Moving and getting your blood pumping

  • helps your immune system.

  • I've been sticking with my own HIIT workout routine

  • that you've probably seen me and my brother do in my vlogs.

  • It's just like a 35-minute compilation

  • of different types of moves.

  • But I highly recommend watching Blogilates here on YouTube

  • and Chloe Ting as well.

  • Their workouts are so challenging

  • and it really spices things up for me

  • when I get bored of my own routine.

  • I exercise to get those endorphins

  • and you probably could use some too.

  • So find an exercise regimen that works for you,

  • whether it's stretching, yoga, or a brisk walk.

  • Just anything you might enjoy.

  • If you have the luxury of being able to work from home,

  • continue to do your best on the job.

  • I know it can be tempting to be lazy

  • and not do anything,

  • especially when you could just lay down.

  • But resist.

  • Work in areas of the home where you feel like

  • you can get the most work done.

  • I've always set a time schedule when I'm working.

  • From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. is when I do

  • all my conference calls or phone meetings.

  • Then anywhere between 12:00 p.m. until the sun goes down,

  • I'll start filming.

  • Having a work routine at home

  • can really keep your mind off things.

  • And that feeling of being productive,

  • well, that will never get old to me.

  • To be honest, I've been watching a lot

  • of "RuPaul's Drag Race."

  • And whenever I watch that show, I'm like,

  • "Damn, I want to do something fun

  • "and over the top on my face."

  • And makeup is a skill.

  • It takes a level of practice in order to execute it.

  • This is obviously the perfect time

  • to master a difficult makeup technique.

  • You can finally use that untouched pastel palette

  • and just have fun with it.

  • You'll be surprised on how much you can make it work.

  • If it looks good, you can take a pic and share it.

  • If it looks bad, you can just wipe it off.

  • No biggie.

  • When was the last time you read a book?

  • Like actually read for fun?

  • With all the time in the world,

  • you can now make an effort to read that book

  • that's been collecting dust.

  • Personally, I love to read.

  • But if reading is struggle city it to you,

  • throw on a record, put on some music,

  • light a candle and read by a window.

  • I sound like a complete nerd

  • but I actually prefer reading than watching TV.

  • Because when I'm reading,

  • I'm using a more active part of my brain.

  • Since you're using your imagination,

  • your brain is being more stimulated.

  • Also don't fall into the trap

  • thinking that you can only read one book at a time.

  • That is BS.

  • If you can watch multiple shows at a time,

  • you can absolutely read multiple books.

  • Cooking is a very underrated activity.

  • I've always enjoyed cooking

  • because I just like to be around food.

  • I like touching food.

  • I like manipulating food, I like eating it.

  • These days I really have been enjoying baking.

  • I've made this cinnamon toast crunch bread four times now,

  • and I finally nailed it.

  • Remember, with cooking,

  • you'll only get better and better with practice.

  • (relaxed music)

  • I am someone who really feels their emotions,

  • and journaling has always been an outlet for me

  • to release my thoughts, ideas, and emotions onto paper.

  • It's really liberating

  • to see a page full of your own words and reflect.

  • I've also been loving bullet journaling as well.

  • First of all, it is very time consuming.

  • So if you want to kill a couple of hours,

  • bullet journaling will definitely do it.

  • I find all my bullet journal info on Pinterest

  • and I just copy that.

  • I like being able to plan ahead.

  • Again, it gives me some sort of control,

  • and I also like the fact

  • that I can kind of mentally prepare myself for the future.

  • Again, it's like art.

  • You're creating and releasing and it's very therapeutic.

  • Even though you're in isolation,

  • make the extra effort to reach out to a friend

  • or family member you haven't spoken to in a while.

  • Honestly, technology has made it so easy to connect.

  • So facetime your friends, send a text.

  • These days my friends and I

  • have been doing these Zoom parties.

  • It's this website where you can have multiple people

  • join with a link.

  • It honestly does feel like a party.

  • And it's really easy to get that human interaction again.

  • Humans are made to be a part of the community,

  • no matter how introverted you think you are.

  • This is also the time to try and learn something.

  • Again, with the Internet, there's so many resources

  • to learn and refine a skill.

  • My favorite thing to do is listen to a podcast

  • and take notes while I listen.

  • It helps me retain everything better

  • because I'm using the active part of my brain.

  • I also love Masterclass, which is a website

  • where experts in their field teach their craft to viewers.

  • And each episode is broken down as a lesson.

  • And I also take notes for that too.

  • Lastly, I've been really trying to work

  • on improving my Korean.

  • I have an online class that I take,

  • and I have no excuse to not complete my homework anymore.

  • My parents also told me

  • that I needed to watch more Korean dramas.

  • So I've been bingeing out

  • on all the popular ones on Netflix.

  • My final activity is to indulge when you need to.

  • It's friggin' crazy out there.

  • So if there's a day where it just feels really overwhelming,

  • do something that relaxes you.

  • Whether it's watching reruns of "Love Island,"

  • eating ice cream or taking a bath.

  • Treat yourself if you have the luxury to do so.

  • I know with all the events that are happening right now,

  • it's causing a lot of stress and anxiety.

  • But I really hope that this video

  • could inspire you to make the most of what you can

  • with this quarantine.

  • I also want to recognize the privilege

  • that I have to be able to work from home,

  • to be quarantined in my home.

  • Because so many people do not have the luxury to do that.

  • I thought that this would be a good time for me

  • to give back to my community.

  • I'm doing a virtual food drive

  • with the Los Angeles Food Bank.

  • There are so many people struggling to make ends meet

  • and food is necessary for everybody

  • 'cause so many people have been laid off

  • or have reduced hours.

  • Kids aren't getting their government-issued food

  • from their breakfast and their lunches.

  • And even seniors can't even get their meals as well.

  • So if you guys have any extra cash to donate,

  • I will leave a link to the food drive

  • in the description box and also in the comments down below.

  • Anything helps, and I think at this time,

  • we all need to do our part

  • of just trying to make the world go round.

  • I want to thank you guys so much for watching

  • and stay safe.

  • And I'll see you guys in the next one.

  • Bye (lips smacking).

- It's safe to say that it's been very intense these days.

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