It’s no news that Covid-19 pandemic across the world has forced people to stay indoors. Schools are shut down, businesses are disrupted, meetings are postponed, and people are left with little or nothing to do. I can relate to people being bored at home which is why I compiled a list of things you can do.
This may not sound fun, especially for those who don’t like cooking. However, you should give it a try. Get into the kitchen and prepare a meal you’ve been craving for. Check online for new recipes you can try. Cook, have fun and stay healthy.
Regular exercise, we know, is highly beneficial to the mind and body. So, while you’re at home, you can engage in light exercise such as going for a walk, jogging, etc. It’s such a great time to start daily yoga practice. Yes! Yoga gives all-round fitness – it reduces stress, increases energy, improves flexibility and calms the body and soul.
3. Netflix and chill
So, you have a list of movies you’ve always wanted to see; get your popcorn, drinks and enjoy your movies. You may want to watch your favourite series all over again.
4. Partake in a Social media challenge
At every point in time, the internet sees a new trend as a result of people partaking in a “challenge” which is always fun. There are so many challenges on Instagram, tiktok, triller, etc that you can partake in. Get creative and have fun.
5. Take an online course
Well, I know this may not sound fun but try to find a course that interests you. There are thousands of online resources in all fields to keep your brain busy. Check out online learning platforms like Udemy, Edx, Alison, and others to learn.
6. Rearrange your wardrobe
It high time your wardrobe got some fresh air. Bring out all your clothes and rearrange them, rearrange your shoes. Basically, reorganise your closet. Give out that dress, jeans or jacket you no longer wear. Create some space!
7. Play games with your family/friends
There are loads of games you can play with your friends and family and activities you can do for fun and to reconnect at the same time. If you’re not in the same space, that’s not a problem, there are tons of online games you can play and have as much fun as you would if you were all together.
8. Read a book
Pick a book and read. Listen to audio books if you’re too lazy to read.
Awaken your creativity. Write a story, a song, poem, novel, write about your life, memories, anything. This could help you reflect on yourself, your personalities; you could evaluate yourself as well. Write it all down, the romantic date, the achievements, the adventures, the dreams, write it all down in your diary, online or Offline.
Dance to your favourite playlist, practise those dance steps you are yet to perfect. You may want to film the process as well, so you can watch and laugh at your yourself later. Regardless of how good or bad you are at dancing, dance!
11. Catch up
Many people may feel isolated, bored or lonely during this period of social distancing. Call that friend or family you haven’t spoken to in a while. FaceTime your friends and family, just keep in touch, this is a great time to get some closure with them. Check your emails, be sure to open the unread emails and delete the unnecessary ones, create some space. Also, check you DMs, every one of it. Who knows, you may have something good waiting for you there.
Ensure you stay at home and stay safe. Which of these activities will you engage in? Let me know in the comment section.