Haddad Nadworny Sat, Mar 14, 2020 @ 06:00 AM 6 min read

5 Ways To Feel Good When You Are Stuck Inside

The Special Needs Financial Planning Team at Affinia Financial Group John Nadworny, CFP, CTFA | Cynthia Haddad, CFP, ChSNC | Alexandria Nadworny,  CFP, CTFA

As financial professionals, we always talk to our clients and our audience about the money but let’s not talk about the money today. The markets and the world are upside down, all of our social and business engagements are being cancelled, and we are all worried about the coronavirus.

The most important thing you can do is to stay calm. Stress and anxiety have been shown to reduce the immune system’s effectiveness. Many of us are experiencing the adult version of a two-year-old’s time out: while we don’t have to sit on the stairs, we are advised to stay safe and stay put as much as possible.

Here are 5 things to do when you are stuck inside that can make you feel good and are not on-line shopping, (Sorry- the financial planner in us just came out).

Calling a loved one


1. Talk, FaceTime, or Call people who make you happy.

  • Call someone whom you haven’t spoken to recently: you’ll have a lot more to catch up on than the recent events.

  • Your children, whether they are in school or working, are impacted and talking with a parent can help them stay calm about all the cancellations and uncertainty around them. Just open the conversation and then sit back and listen…

Duomo Puzzle


2. Plan a vacation and then do a puzzle of the place!

Pick a destination you would like to visit when all of this blows over –and it will end at some point- and then order a puzzle of it!  Not only will the puzzle keep you focused on how beautiful your destination will be, when you get there you will know every inch of the site!  

Feng Shui Bagna


3. Check the Feng Shui of your home.  

Since you are spending a lot of time inside your home, why not check out its Feng Shui? Feng Shui is living in harmony with nature. There is a tool called a Feng Shui Bagua, that directs you on how to align your home or office space harmoniously. In Feng Shui, every home and room is divided into different energy centers that represent important areas of life. In brief, the areas are Career, Knowledge, Family, Wealth, Fame, Relationships, Children, Travel and Health and the Bagua, which means eight areas in Chinese, is a map of their locations.

Chocolate Lasagna


4. Bake or cook something delicious.

Indulge in a treat you would normally not have – chocolate lasagna anyone?

5. What is more productive than getting organized?

Pick your project: closet, basement, garage, desk, junk drawer- the list of things in need of organization is endless. Set out to do one thing and then bask in the feeling of accomplishment!