Tip One: go to the library
and load up on books and especially books of the genre that
you would not normally read. You should pace yourself to
read one book every three days (Sorry, comic books do not
make the cut!). Also, check out a broad selection of foreign
films with sub-titles so that you have to make your brain
work in overtime to follow the dialogue.
Tip Two: Check out a
cooking channel and follow the recipes and bone up on your
knife skills and what spices to use with what dish. If you
can, go to the online cooking channels (Food & Wine) on the
Net and download recipes and try them out.
Tip Three: Do that bedroom
painting job that you have been putting off since last
summer and while you are at it, clean out the clutter in
your closet, basement and attic.
Tip Four: Do early yard
clean up and pull up the dead annuals and prune the
Tip Five: Now’s the time
to wash those interior windows.
Tip Six: Change the
batteries in your smoke alarms.
Tip Seven: Make a list of
your “enemies”, review it for accuracy, then
forgive them and throw out
the list. Yeah, it’s tough, but do it anyhow.
Tip Eight: What better
time to clean out your “junk” drawers.
Tip Nine: Washy-washy
time for those plastic dirt catching blinds.
Tip 10: Check out your
insurance policies to make sure that they are not canceled.
Tip 11: Call around for
prices on grave-yard plots. Never too early to reserve your
space. Too costly? Consider cremation.
Tip 12: Sit down and make
out a draft will and when ready, call me for an appointment
to finalize it.
Tip 13: If you got
Netflix, binge on the Twilight Zone and the X Files.
Tip 14: Increase your
prayer time by 10 minutes. Already at t10 minutes? Increase
it by another t10 minutes!
Tip 15: Sit down and
write out your personal “bucket list” of places or
activities you would like to see or accomplish before you
make friends with a rocking chair.
Tip 16: Engage in a
meaningful conversation with your spouse or kids that does
not involve increasing your tone level to Code Red!
Tip 17: Do a park walk
every day for at least one hour (Don’t worry, you are still
quarantined in a deserted park).
Tip 18: Start a diary
about your thoughts during this self-quarantine.
Tip 19: If you got a
bathtub, take a hot bubble bath while playing over and over,
at level nine, the song, “I Will Survive!”
Tip 20: Write a short
letter to yourself describing the person that you want to
become. Sign it and date it and review it one year from now.
Tip 21: When your
quarantine is over, be thankful, pray again and go out of
the house a better person than you were before the
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