Now’s the time to socialize! It might be enjoyable to hang out with your friends or make new ones. You may not realize how much you’re missing a certain someone until you reach out and make an effort to hang out with them. Why not visit your elderly neighbors? Get out of the house and spend some time in large groups!
You’re headed to a major reset in your life goals. Without overthinking it, consider what you really want and if the way you’ve been acting has affected that. You have plenty of time to change your attitude and take risks. Don’t be afraid to get bangs or a super short haircut—it’ll grow out by the time school starts, right?
You’re probably feeling a little insecure right now, but don’t worry! You shouldn’t base your self worth on how you look or your grades. No one is paying attention to the sweats you’ve been wearing for a week or your unwashed hair; be kind and forgive yourself for the small things. Focus on having fun and enjoying life.
You may be feeling unusually drawn to buying a cheap flight and taking advantage of those super cruise ship deals at the moment, but slow down and take the time to think through the pros and cons. It’s a spontaneous adventure, but is the seasickness worth it? Consider a family trip to Italy instead (or don’t).
You are likely feeling restless and agitated this week, as something might be keeping you confined to your home. Use this time to focus on your relationship with yourself, not just others. You will also lose all your money in an online gambling incident. That’s what social distancing does to your mental state.
Things are looking up for you! Use this newfound time to finish a project you might have had trouble with. Your friends will be very impressed when you come back to school with new jeans sewn out of old pairs of shorts and only speak in Russian. This is the time to discover who you really are, so pull out that sewing kit and get to work!
Try to stay balanced this week as friends dodge your requests to meet up at Chipotle or the mall. You may be taking it personally, but remember, it’s not about your personality. They just really aren’t into Chipotle’s new queso blanco and going to the mall is so 2019. Invite them over to see that cute rom-com Five Feet Apart, even if the premise is a little unrealistic.
Focus on the details this month. You may have been too “big picture” in your ambitions. Now is the time to take a step back and really think about what you need to do in order to reach your goals. Avoid news alerts and social media to allow you to stay focused; the stabbing in Brooklyn Heights and the annual Easter egg hunt don’t affect you.
This week, it may feel like the stars are aligning as you stay home and gain more time to plan and make countless lists. However, do not forget to make time for your friends and those you care about, though unforeseen circumstances might be keeping you physically apart. Take this time to make a thorough minute-to-minute schedule of every friend to contact, so you’re never alone. Your friends will appreciate the thoughtfulness and the constant calls!
It’s time for a reset. Lately, you’ve felt nervous and messy. Take your time to clean your room, your schoolwork, and anything else. It is equally important to clean your mental space as it is to clean your physical space; you want Chad to know you keep your room very neat when he sees it for the first time on your mandatory math class Google Hangout.
This month is a wonderful opportunity to use your creativity to its fullest. If you’re an artist or performer, use this energy to start working on a piece that you’ve been excited to start. There’s a ton of open spots at museums and theaters lately if you bring your crowbar. If you’re neither, try staying active. Go on walks to clear your head, but remember to be home before 8pm, unless you want the police to escort you there.
You might find it difficult to want to hang out with friends or family. That’s totally okay—this month should be focused on grounding yourself. Allow yourself to rest and forget about the stressful social situations that have been plaguing you. This month is a great time to catch up on your hours of sleep, and you may have encountered the perfect excuse to become a social recluse.