It’s a difficult time for everyone around the world. We’re scared, we don’t know what the future holds, and life in general seems to be on pause. I’d like to think some good can come of this time of uncertainty. In light of social distancing, we are holding our loved ones a little tighter, taking time to reflect, setting new goals and trying to live in the moment. I know for me, the only way I slow down is if I’m being forced to, so I’m taking the time to focus on what’s important, like my husband, my family and the beauty that surrounds us.
That said, these days can get a little slow at times, so here is my official hit list, to keep yourself entertained during this time.
I have always liked to wait and blow through an entire series. Some of my favorites have been:
The Morning Show
The Spanish Princess
Getting lost in a book for hours on end is one of my favorite ways to pass the time.
Here are some of the page-turners I can’t put down.
The Spy and The Traitor - Ben McIntyre
Leonardo - Walter Isdaacson
The Splendid and the Vile - Erik Larsen
The Shadow in The Garden - James Atlas
Four Princes - John Julius Norwich
Lost Antarctica - James McClintock
There’s nothing better than taking out an old school board game or puzzle for some friendly family competition.
Here are my favorites.
Finding a little calm everyday is essential during this stressful time.
Everyone finds it differently, but here’s how I stay centered throughout the day.
Getting a healthy dose of Vitamin D in the sunshine
Walking through my garden
Pilates at home
To Spend time with my Grandchildren
It can be hard entertaining little ones all day, but playing word games and card games is always a hit, especially if you let them win.
We love the following:
Hangman with my eight-year-old granddaughter.
(She knows all the words to Beatles songs and uses them in every game).
Drawing and/or painting
What are your favorite ways to pass the time? What charities are you supporting? We would love to hear from you! Tag us or send us a DM @ala_von_auersperg on Instagram or message us on Facebook.
Wishing you all a healthy, happy and safe hibernation.