Our world has turned upside down over the past several weeks. There are no work trips in the near future and Spring Break will be a Staycation like no other. Schooling is now taking place virtually and at the dining room table. Your office has now become the kitchen island and getting ready for work doesn’t quite mean the same thing as it used to. No judgment here. We do know that coming up with ways to remain hopeful and sane has become more challenging to conjure up as your ‘coworkers’ are bouncing off the walls and the washing machine is continually chiming for some reason… has it always done that? Nevertheless, we’ve come up with a couple of ways to ease your mind and rejuvenate your spirits during the quarantine while taking the necessary precautions.
Take A Hike
A change of scenery can reinvigorate the mind and increase productivity – something we all crave for today. One way to do this is by taking a hike or even a short walk during the day to readjust your frame of thinking. This is also a great way to escape the chiming washer and your new coworkers. Plus, the dog needs a walk.
Scout for Turkeys
It is Turkey Season in several states and now that you have a little more time on your hands, you can take your time to find the perfect gobbler. If you’re not lucky enough to live in a state where you can hunt all day long, take some time in the afternoon to scope out new scratches and roost trees so you’ll be able to catch a few birds off guard at sunrise. Can’t take a trip out to the farm? Practice your turkey call at the house. Although, you may drive your “coworkers” crazy.
Tie A Fly
Not an expert at tying flies? Now is the time to become a master! Tying some new flies will distract you from daily tasks and trivial problems as you become extremely challenged with tiny strings, feathers, and hooks that will inevitably go through your finger. Go ahead, look up your preferred outfitter’s website to purchase a kit today. Not in the mood to tie a fly? You can always practice your cast in the front yard, so you’re ready to show those trout who’s boss.
Drop A Line
Fishing can be an easy way to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Now that the weather is getting warmer, it is more enjoyable to head to your closest pond, river, lake, or even your favorite creek to work on your cast. Who knows, you may catch tomorrow’s dinner.
Here’s a two-parter for you. Some would rather have a beer on the back patio and catch up with a couple of friends. We fully support this type of behavior, as long as your friends are calling you over FaceTime. Respect the CDC.
Support Your Neighbors
This pandemic is causing a shakeup. There is no denying that businesses are shifting and adapting to the normal in which we are currently living. Most of your favorite local haunts are closing for the foreseeable future. So, if you’re able, support your local shops, restaurants, and businesses by shopping through their social channels or websites. Click here to find your local retailer partner for all things Duck Head.
Have another idea of how to practice social distancing? Leave it in the comments below.