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?




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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This blog is open for your critics and opinions to improve upon.


      1. Life is busy and I have been creating in my garden and with my crafts too… I do not always get the time to visit other blogs unless they comment and I try to return their efforts.. So unless I spot in the reader when I am in there, which your post was this evening.. You take care of yourself also… 🙏

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  1. well written Chaitanya!
    those are really some nice and fruitful things we can do while being at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
    Thanks for sharing ur views.
    Best wishes!

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  2. Your write-up on how best to use our time when we have this now with us. Be that as it may, the suggestions given are productive, timely and very relevant. Every item will give us know-how and enhance our outlook on life. Especially so, we can spend time with our family members, earn their goodwill by assisting them in various ways. It is also a time when we can internalize and meditate and help ourselves for self-realization or self-awareness for exploiting our inner potential.

    We should always see the light at the end of the tunnel and not the darkness which exists between you and the light. Positive attitude despite tough times, will deliver us from these hard times.

    All in all, points gives are really very helpful.

    Thanks for sharing.


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  3. It was an interesting read☺️ and recently I have been learning some courses in udemy.. I am looking forward to learn some coding skills as well. I was happy to see those mentioned in your post. Stay safe.

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    1. Dear Krishna Chaitanya and Mercy Swu,

      “Live and Let Learn” can be our slogan! May we find more time and opportunity to learn some new things or skills during the lockdown.

      Moreover, as we maintain spatial distancing and stay home to avoid contracting and spreading the coronavirus, please kindly allow me the pleasure to entertain you with a bespoke poem and music recently published in the multimedia post entitled 🎼🎹—THE—🎹—LAST—🎹—RAG—🎹🎵🎶, where the featured composition for solo piano can be enjoyed and studied in multiple formats available to you as the audio playbacks, the video captures of score with music, and the gallery of printable score sheets, which will be very helpful and illuminating to you if you can also read music.

      The said post is available for you to enjoy at

      Since music can be an essential part of the process of sustainability, wellbeing, healing and even social change and spiritual awakening, may my music and poem in the said post bring you and your family some creative “distractions” or “diversions” amidst the disruptions and woes engendered by the pandemic.

      I shall be very curious about your reactions towards and thoughts about my original piano music there.

      Happy listening and happy Autumn to you!


    1. Thank you so much Nihal. Hope that you’re doing great. I’ve been spending some quality time with my parents and helping them to clean the house, learning the Spanish language, reading books, watching web series and movies!!!

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  4. Great ideas to make most of the lockdown Krishna and taking an online course, back to reading and Netflix are some of thee ways to challenge the self or even discover the creative self. Lovely write up!

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