The entire world is dealing with the global pandemic of Coronavirus in their own ways. From self isolations to government-imposed lockdowns for the safety of its people, the world is taking a break from the usual routine. And thus, you are left with a lot of time at home. So how do you use it productively?
THINGS TO DO DURING THE LOCKDOWN
Read a book
Maybe it’s time to get back to printed books or Kindle. You can pick up a book which has various categories like fiction, non-fiction, classics, thriller, drama, anthology, sci-fi, historical, self-help, etc. Books help us to enhance our knowledge of people, society, history, and culture.
Do an online course
Is there a field you find intriguing and want to learn more about but never got the time because of school or social events taking up all of your time? Maybe an area you are already exploring and want to further improve in. Now it’s the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain new skills. Udemy, Coursera, Khan Academy, Alison, and edX are popular among online education.
Learn new skills
Since you will be spending a lot of time at home due to lockdown this is the time to explore something new and learn some skills like cooking some dishes, gardening, learning a new language, write blogs, enhancing your interpersonal skills, etc. In order to learn new skills, you need to step out of your comfort zone.
Watch a film, TV or web series
There’s a lot of streaming service which offers member subscription or for free to show what they have to offer. This is one of the best ways to keep you entertained during the lockdown. Some platforms that offer movies, web series and documentaries are Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Acorn TV, PBS, Shudder, etc.
Be a social butterfly
Your close friend, family members or colleagues well you really meant to call them back, but you know how it is. This is a good time to call your friends, relatives, well-wishers and ask them how are they doing. Keep in touch with them on a regular basis. Don’t stay alone.
Sit and Relax
There are times when you just need to sit down and do nothing rest the mind and body.
Stay safe and healthy
Exercising helps you to keep active, healthy, fit and boost your immunity. Meditation helps you relieve stress and anxiety. Make sure that fruits and vegetables are in every part of your meal. Cut back on junk foods that are high in bad fats.
Give your house a makeover
Tired of seeing the same old seating/dining arrangements day in and day out? With a lockdown in full progress, this may be a good time to rejig the decor and give your home a fresh new look. Change the curtains, move your tables, chairs, and sofas around the house to try out new combinations.
Try digital housekeeping
At times your digital life can be a complete mess. The best way to declutter your digital life is to clean your PC, phones, and laptop storage regularly, organize files and apps, unsubscribe to newsletters and channels that are no longer useful to you, keep your phone and laptop software updated, change passwords and control the usage of social media.
Simplify your life
With the supply of commodities shrinking up, this is a good time to re-evaluate what you should consider essentials. Most of us have acquired too many belongings that complicate our life. Trying to maintain them and keep track of them, we feel stressed and irritated. It sounds like extreme privilege, but it’s true. Try and figure out what you really need and what you don’t. This is a good time to do some trimming and lighten up. Rest assured, the experience will help you gain a completely different perspective on your life. You will realize the number of things you take for granted in your day-to-day life, and the few that you really need.
Listen to music and podcast
Music is one of the best ways to keep you entertained and relaxed. A podcast is a record of audio discussion which covers topics like business, technology, marketing, spirituality, travel, self-help, etc. They’re often found on Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes.
Spend some time with your family
Some of us are more fortunate than others and have the luck of being at home with their families. Thankfully, even if we are not physically together with them we still have the option to connect with them on social media. Whether or not we are in the same space the time we spend stuck at home is a great opportunity to catch up with family members and get some closure.
Talking about our routines, hobbies, and interests, or future goals is one way to do it. There are also tons of games and activities for family members to have fun and reconnect at the same time. It is even possible to recreate a movie night over the Internet with the many screen-sharing software and get the family members in a video chat on your phone or laptop.
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