With the world practicing self-isolation and social distancing during this unprecedented time to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, everyone is looking for ways to stay entertained at home. It might be difficult for many of us to wrap our heads around the notion of staying at home for an extended period. So far, if your life revolves around binge-watching on Netflix and you are getting weary of this routine, it’s time to try a new approach.
Take this time of self-isolation as an opportunity to catch up on all the hobbies and activities that you keep postponing due to your busy schedules. We will provide you with a nifty guide that you can undertake to make the most of your downtime.
Focus on Your Mental Health
Being separated from our family, friends, and colleagues might take a toll on our mental health and trigger feelings of anxiety, loneliness and depression. While taking all the measures to protect our physical health amid COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to do little things for yourself that reflects positively on your state of happiness and gratification.
Our book, Happiness: Get It, Keep It, Oh…And Enjoy It! by Dr. Louise Lambert provides actionable strategies that can be adapted by readers to live a meaningful and happy life. The book incorporates what science has to say on the subject and how you can successfully achieve a better version of yourself. Grab this fascinating read here.
Pick up a Lengthy Novel
Research shows that book reading for only six minutes can reduce your blood pressure and relax your muscles. It gives you a nice opportunity to enter into the world of storytelling, far from reality and stimulates your imagination.
One of our finest novels, Black Swan Saga by Rod Giblett is a perfect read that will take you to places you could only dream of. The story revolves around the legend of Saint George and the Dragons. When the princess finds out about the twisted version of the events, spread by an evil lord, she attempts to let the truth prevail that ultimately leads to a battle. The author has made a conscious effort to highlight the issues of global warming and climate change in the book. Get a copy of this amazing read here.
Spend Quality Time With Your Kids
Staying at home with limited exposure and activity can put a huge strain on a child’s mental health. So, parents need to ensure that their kids take precedence over work and house chores, by spending time with them to nurture their developmental needs. This takes us to the most fun and productive time in a child’s life, that is, the bedtime story.
Our delightful children’s book, The Strange Ring by Ahlam Yahya Jhaaf will take readers on an adventurous journey of three friends who find a magical ring that grants the desires. They wished for a trip across the Arab countries. To know more about the story, get a copy here.
Reconnect With God
It’s never too late to build your relationship with Allah and submit your will to His guidance. Spend time talking to God and hand your anxieties over to Him. It’s purely therapeutic!
The Knowledge and the Concepts of Creation Between Heritage and Modernity by Abdulrahman Omar Faheel Elbum is a thought-provoking read that contemplates the evolution of Islamic heritage in light of different publications. It argues about the issues of creation of the universe and human beings from these books and compares them with the interpretations of the Holy Quran. Get a copy of this remarkable book here.
Call on to Your Inner Writer
All of us have a writer or a poet inside us that is waiting to be unleashed. It is just the right time to flex your creative muscles. Dabble onto whatever your creative writing interests are, by dedicating some extra time to read a biography that motivates and inspires you to improve yourself.
Listen to Me is an incredible biography of Jawaher Mohammed Alnoami. The book provides a much-needed dose of motivation to the readers. It talks about overcoming the adversities of life and not to give up under any circumstances. Get a copy here.
We hope that you find our self-isolation advice useful and will grab onto some of our best books to read at 30% off, to keep yourself busy. If you are an aspiring author, you can visit our submissions page on our website for all the details related to submitting your manuscript.
We wish you all a safe and healthy social distancing period!