What to do, read, watch during self – isolation

The situation is serious, no one should doubt that. While we are in our homes, instead of getting really worried, let’s take it one day at a time. Our suggestion is to:

  1. use this time to think about what really matters to you  
  2. read all those books that have been piling up next to your bed. A good book is like a best friend for the time you are reading it. You just cannot wait to be together again. 
  3. binge-watch movies, start going through all those movie lists you didn’t have time for.
  4. Work out as much as you can, start working on your summer body. It’s the perfect timing!

The Best Inspirational Books to Read

  1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

  1. Dune by Frank Herbert

Set in the distant future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the planet Arrakis. While the planet is an inhospitable and sparsely populated desert wasteland, it is the only source of melange, or “the spice”, a drug that extends life and enhances mental abilities.

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad is written in the style of a set of parables, ostensibly based on Kiyosaki’s life. The titular “rich dad” is his friend’s father who accumulated wealth due to entrepreneurship and savvy investing, while the “poor dad” is claimed to be Kiyosaki’s own father who he says worked hard all his life but never obtained financial security. No one has ever proven that Rich Dad, the man who supposedly gave Kiyosaki all his advice for wealthy living, ever existed.

  1.  When the Sun was God by Zenon Kosidowski

If you want to find out all the secrets of ancient civilizations, to be amongst the temples and gardens of Mesopotamia or next to the Pharaoh in Egypt then this is the book for you.

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. The book’s tagline explains the title: “Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns…” The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary and cultural writings.


The Best Movies to Watch

The key of not getting bored while in self-isolation is not sticking to one activity. You have to mix it up! Once you do your daily dose of reading, it feels good to relax with a good movie. TSF team recommends 5 movies for a perfect quarantine movie night.

1. Balkan Expres (1983) – This is an old Serbian movie about a group of petty criminals is trying to make some money under the disguise of musical band in Nazi-occupied Serbia.

2. The Social Network (2010) – Based on a true story, it is about Mark Zuckerberg creating the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, all the ups and downs along the way.

3. Man On Fire (2004) –Great Denzel Washington is a former CIA operative, who swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

4. Harakiri (1962) –This is truly an old jem. When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord’s palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined – and in doing so challenges the clan’s integrity.

5. Seven Pounds (2008) –Will Smith is starring in this one. It is about a man with a fateful secret, that embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Make some popcorn and enjoy!


The Best Workouts To Keep You Moving

No matter how bad the situation is right now, that doesn’t give you the right to become a couch potato. We at The Social Formula won’t give in and neither should you. Nowadays you have a wide choice of online couches. We workout with these amazing trainers: 

  1. Rebecca Louise

She is a fit, and fun British babe, and she will motivate you while you’re working out together. She can also advise you on nutrition plans and has her own app!

  1. Melissa Woodhealth

She will make the muscles you didn’t know you had sour. Her exercises seam smooth, with a mixture of pilates and yoga but don’t let that fool you! These workouts are hard. Her program is paid on a subscription base, the price is similar to Netflix’s so this should not stop you. 

  1. Jov Ana

You know her already, she is a friend of ours and an expert in personalized programmes, nutrition, and exercise that is right for your body type. She will talk to you personally and make sure to follow your progress. Follow her on Instagram and you will find out more.
Tip: she does promo prices so watch her stories or let her know you are interested!

  1. Christian Heria

Christian is the founder of Thenx gym and a fitness influencer. His techniques are unusual but the boys in TSF love those exercises (girls love to watch the youtube videos too you’ll understand why 🙂  )

To conclude, read as much as you can, it is good for the brain, work out everyday to stay active and then reward yourself with a nice movie. This is a winning self-isolation routine! 

Stay safe!

Yours, TSF team

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