Across the world, people are being told to stay at home and practice ‘social distancing’ in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. If you’re worried that you’re not being productive enough while working from home or feeling guilty about bad habits and an unhealthy lockdown lifestyle, don’t panic.
- Learn a NEW language:
I’m not suggesting you become fluent in French by the time the lockdown finishes but learning the basics of a new language using apps like ‘Duolingo’ can be a productive way to pass the time and keep your mind sharp.
- Organize your notes:
This might not be the most thrilling way to pass the time, but now you’re not downing pints at the Student Union bar, you can finally organize all those loose bits of reading material and lecture notes floating around your room.
- Start a reading challenge:
If you’re the sort of person who thrives offset goals, a reading challenge is a great way to up your literary intake. ‘Goodreads’ allows you to set and track a reading target for the year, and you can connect with like-minded book fans for recommendations.
- LISTEN to audibles:
Audible is offering hundreds of titles completely free of charge, from Jane Eyre to Winnie the Pooh. Simply sign in with your Amazon account to get started. And you can even listen to stories from any genre that you like.
- Start with an at-home workout:
Even if you think exercising is The Worst, it’s vital to keep your body moving, particularly if you’re unable to leave the house. There are online workout tutorials for all levels on YouTube, and if you’re already a gym person, it’s worth checking to see if your gym is offering online classes for members.
- Take a virtual museum tour:
Many of the world’s top museums can be visited virtually through Google Arts & Culture, with the added bonus of not having to queue or jostle with fellow art-lovers to get a good view.
- Learn how to cook:
Everybody loves to eat.. So if you are one of those people then you can start looking for healthy recipes onlines and try them.. You can also go and check out youtube channels or blogs of your favorite chefs to learn new and creative ways of cooking healthy and tasty dishes during this lockdown.
- Learn how to code:
Remember how you always said you wanted to learn how to code. Your time has come. Check out free programming courses online and enroll yourself into one and get started with the dream of becoming a coder.
9.Learn a craft:
There are countless crafts you can turn your hand to, helping to soothe your mind while also producing something beautiful. Check out on YouTube and Instagram for ideas. And start creating something new and beautiful to decorate things around you..
- Watch documentaries:
Let’s be real, you’re going to be spending a lot of time watching TV over the next few months. You might as well expand your knowledge by picking one of the many documentaries Netflix has to offer, on subjects as wide-ranging as politics and pizza.
- Help people out:
Be at home and indulge into some at home volunteer work that you are capable of doing or you can also take part in activities like these online to help people in need as per your capabilities and comfort.
- Deep clean your room:
Almost certainly the most boring thing on this list. Guaranteed to make you feel better and like you’ve achieved something amazing.
- Keep socially active:
Whether you’re living with friends, family, or by yourself, it’s so important to keep in touch with people to avoid loneliness. If you’re still doing uni work, consider setting up online study groups with course-mates to bring some semblance of normality to your week – it’s just like being on campus.
- GET SOME GARDEN/NATURE TIME:
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or even just a balcony, take advantage of the soothing properties of gardening. If you plant herbs, you’ll even have a ready-made garnish for all those lovely meals you’ll be making.
- Do an email detox:
Unsubscribe from any mailings lists you don’t want to be on anymore and put important emails in folders so you can find them more easily. A simple way to feel smug.
- Sort out your finances:
Seeing as you won’t be spending any money on nights out for the near future, now’s a great time to sort out your finances. See if you could be getting a better deal on your bills, think about setting up a savings account, the possibilities are endless.
- Keep a journal:
We are living through unprecedented times, and one day you might want to look back at a record of the days as they unfold. Note the headlines from the day, and, if you feel up to it, your emotions surrounding events.