Written by Maine Mendoza
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been under community quarantine for almost a year now. While lucky enough to live comfortably at home with my family, it’s difficult not to be “stressedt” (yes, with a t!) because of the unprecedented events happening around the world and the many changes being stuck at home entails.
But after almost a year of waiting for things to change and get better, I’ve learned to take full control, take responsibility of my “new normal” life and welcome fun all-day, every day to keep positive and be optimistic about the future.
What inspired me to do so? Well, besides the events that transpired last year, it was actually my new smartphone, the vivo Y31, an inexpensive (P12,999 lang siya guys) device with flagship-like features that enables fun all-day.
With this new mindset complemented by my fun-enabling “sidekick”, I would like to share how I try to welcome positivity and make the most out of every day in the hopes that you can also do the same:
Take as much time as you need to breathe
Being stuck at home, I think we put too much pressure on ourselves to deliver because na sa bahay lang naman tayo. But that’s just it. We’re at home, supposedly a place of solace and comfort, so we have every right to take breaks whenever we want.
But this is much easier said than done. Being a workaholic myself, I know how difficult it is to convince one’s self to pause; so I get a little help from my phone’s Digital Wellbeing app. With that pre-installed app, I get notified to breathe, relax, and step away from the screen at scheduled times of the day.
Connect and reconnect
I think last year was the year that we connected to the WiFi the most. But in a year filled with internet connections, were you able to connect with others outside of work and your immediate family?
I’ve made it a habit to reconnect with old friends and communicate with my constants regularly and it is really heartening. Sometimes I don’t even notice that my conversations last hours sa sobrang saya. Buti na lang, the vivo Y31 has a powerful processor and an all-day 5000mAh battery that allows me to chat or video call with friends continuously, without the phone overheating and crashing.