In Episode 24, we’re sharing the 15 best things about quarantine! I recently posted the question on Facebook, “what has been your favorite part about quarantine so far?” and in this episode, we dive into the responses! Let’s face it. The pandemic has sparked enough fear, stress and negativity already. As we all become adjusted to the new normal we’re all dealing with, let’s reflect on COVID-19 positively and focus on the things we’re all thankful for. Gratitude and wise choices abundant in Episode 24 of the Wise Eats Podcast!
- Wise-Eats.com/Episode24 for the show notes, YouTube video, and more! (0:00)
- When will life ever return to normal? (0:30)
- The Following Announcement Season 8 TFA Show.com (1:10)
- The 15 Best Things About Quarantine! (2:30)
- Full article available at Wise-Eats.com/Quarantine
- #1: No Traffic (3:00)
- #2: Every Night Is Like Saturday Night (3:45)
- #3: More Time with Family (4:00)
- #4: Less Social Interaction (4:30)
- #5: Free Government Money (4:45)
- Shout out to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (5:15)
- #6: Less Obligations (6:00)
- #7: Not Watching the Clock & Prioritizing Sleep (6:30)
- #8: Random Kindness (7:20)
- #9: More Time for Activities! Making Side Money During Quarantine (8:00)
- #10: Having More Home Cooked Meals (9:00)
- #11: Less Temptation for Drinking or Junk Food (9:30)
- #12: More Time for Exercise (12:00)
- #13: Wearing Sweat Pants Every Day (11:30)
- #14: Getting Extra Sleep (11:45)
- #15: Reading More Books (12:45)
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- TFA Season 8, Episode 1: The Rerun
- TFA Season 8, Episode 2: YouTube Famous
- Groundhog Day
- Sassy Crossing Guard is Afraid of Traffic
- Sweet Brown’s Cold Pop Escape (Original Video)
- Dave Ramsey YouTube
- The Dolce Diet YouTube
- Step Brothers
- The Joe Rogan Experience
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What’s up wise guys and gals? Welcome to Episode 24 of the Wise Eats Podcast. It’s a pleasure to be back with you again amidst this crazy time we’re living in. Just when you think things might be getting back to normal with baseball starting back up, businesses starting to re-open, things just keep getting more and more weird.
Players are getting COVID, games are being cancelled, the protests and political craziness. Hopefully we can get things back to normal soon. NFL training camps are back, but players are opting out of the season. Will the NFL even happen? Who knows, but one thing that is for sure happening this year is The Following Announcement Season 8. The season is well under way with episodes 1 and 2 both available at TFAShow.com!
Episode 1: The Rerun is my personal favorite of the season so far because it’s a parody of one of my all-time favorite movies, Groundhog Day. Episode 2: YouTube Famous is very creative and funny, as well. These guys do a terrific job writing, directing, filming, producing and starring in their own YouTube show, so definitely check it out! Airing every Saturday on YouTube (Misteredit1) and available at TFAShow.com. There, you’ll also find a complete history of the show and episode guide.
With that out of the way, let’s get to Episode 24!
As we all become adjusted to the new normal we’re all dealing with, let’s reflect on COVID-19 positively with the 15 Best Things About Quarantine.I recently posted the question on Facebook, “what has been your favorite part about quarantine so far?” and got some good responses! Let’s face it. The pandemic has sparked enough fear, stress and negativity already.
Check out Wise-Eats.com/Quarantine for the original article.
1) No Car Traffic – This was one of the most popular replies. Not surprising! It’s so nice to go for a drive and not be stuck in a sea of twisted metal everywhere you go for a change. James commented that it’s nice “not having to drive rush hour 696 twice a day”. Jennifer added “I do not miss 2 hours of commuting back and forth each day!” Amen to that! Many of us were laid off or unemployed, but at least we weren’t stuck in traffic.
2) Every Night is Like Saturday Night
Many of us were laid off or unemployed. While that’s not the best situation to be in, it was kinda fun! With millions filing unemployment, it seems like every night was like a weekend night during the lockdown.
3) More Time with Family
I don’t know about anyone else, but my dogs are family, and having more time to spend at home with them and my wife has been amazing, and Facebook agrees. Kim commented, “more time cuddling with my puppy”, and Christine added “more naps with my dogs”.
Others are enjoying quality time with family members inside the home. Daniella commented “love having my big girls home more often”. Randell added, “being home with a beautiful wife isn’t too hard to do.”
4) Less Social Interaction
For many of us, COVID-19 was just the excuse we needed to finally get a break from those friends, family members, or co-workers we just can’t stand being around. Zach’s favorite part of quarantine is “free time, sleeping in, and lack of unwanted social interaction”. Mike D commented “not having to get close to strangers”. Adam added “the fact that I don’t have to deal with other people’s stupidity”. Well, there’s still plenty of stupid out there to go around, but I get your point!
5) “Free” Government Money
Many people are actually making more on unemployment than they were at their normal job! Vince said the best part of quarantine is “the stimulus check that’s coming. We haven’t missed a beat at work so I’m building a new gaming computer”. I fear what the stimulus will do to the value of the dollar and our economy in the future, but for now, a little cold hard cash from Uncle Sam is nice! In the wise household, we’re focusing more on finances by budgeting, building an emergency fund, and cutting expenses. Dave Ramsey’s plan has helped us tremendously also. I highly recommend taking Financial Peace University and/or checking out his YouTube channel/podcast.
6) Less Obligations
Millions are out of work and confined at home with way less responsibilities to deal with. Bob commented that during quarantine he’s “having time to handle more around the house”. Amanda says “not having to think about or worry about where we need to go or what we should be doing. It’s kind of freeing to just to be”.
7) Not Watching the Clock
Renee commented that she is enjoying “living the rhythm my body wants”. Jamie said she’s enjoying “not having to rush. Time is going by slowly”.
I never had to set an alarm during quarantine, which was pretty cool. Actually, I don’t use alarms much as it is. I set one every night, but almost always wake up before it goes off because I’m full rested and waking up naturally, which is the way to go if you can manage it!
8) Random Kindness
Quarantine brought out the worst in some, but definitely some good in others. More people are smiling, waving, and being kind to one another. Loraine commented her favorite part of quarantine was “how people came together with love and support!”
9) More Time for Activities!
Lots of people are happy that they have more time to do things they’re excited about or have been putting off for a while. I have been selling stuff online like crazy, writing articles, and making videos for Wise-Eats.com. Jennifer mentioned her favorite part of quarantine is “having time to be creative and learn new things”. Lois said “being able to finish my to do projects!”
10) More Home-Cooked Meals
Ya’ll know I love this one! It’s time to get in the kitchen and make a wise decision! Erica commented “My husband making me breakfast and dinner while I work this bull**it midnight shift”. If you need some inspiration, head over to Wise-Eats.com/Recipes for some delicious, healthy, real food dishes.
11) Less Temptation for Drinking/Junk Food
Because restaurants and bars are closed, there is less temptation to eat junk food and drink alcohol, although I know many of us have still found a way! Some of us don’t mind the temptation, but for those of us trying to make wise choices, quarantine is the perfect excuse to stay away from the poisons of everyday life.
12) More Time to Exercise
The gyms are closed, which is a bummer, but most of us have plenty of time to get creative about our exercise routine. I’ve done a minimum 1-mile fasted walk just about every morning during quarantine. Thankfully, we also have a home gym, so I’ve been hitting the weights hard, but we can all be active regardless of our situation. Quarantine gives us plenty of time to YouTube some home workout routines and stay committed to our fitness. My wife and I discovered a metro park near our home that’s a beautiful place to get a long walk in or go for a swim.
13) Wearing Sweat Pants Every Day
This one comes from Jerry. Can we get an amen on this one?! I’m gonna be honest. I’ve worn the same outfit at least 3 days in a row during lockdown, probably more. And I’m not mad about it. My wife does the laundry. She’s not mad either.
14) Getting Extra Sleep
Whitney says “getting like 10 hours of sleep each night is fantastic”. I couldn’t agree more! All of us could use some extra rest. It reduces stress, inflammation, and depression. It also stimulates memory, recovery, weight loss, and brain power (VeryWellHealth.com)!
During the quarantine, I’ve read 3 books and completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Reading is one of the best things you can do for yourself because it actually makes your brain stronger! Lots of people out there making brain gains during this quarantine, so keep it up!
The coronavirus pandemic has given us all plenty of extra stuff to be thankful for, so let’s focus on that for now, and this whole thing will blow over soon enough (for those of us who want it to). Thanks to everyone who contributed to this article. Stay safe and healthy!
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