This lockdown period can be used to your advantage because without commuting there will be more time in your day for other things.
You cannot have a drink in the bar, go to the cinema or work out in the gym, so how do you spend these long hours – on the floor? It may finally be time to practice one of those hobbies you always intended to do but never had the time.
It makes sense for us to be productive at this time and do things that are meaningful to us. There are many ways to keep ourselves engaged in these days of self-isolation. It is important for you to have a bit of normalcy for our well-being.
While watching our favourite series come to mind first, it might be more helpful to offer these free times for self-improvement. Here are some ways you can involve yourself in this stay at home period.
Read That Discontinued Book (SERIES)
First on the list, is the place to start. Trust me, right now, you’d like nothing more than indulging in a book, focusing entirely on the book, its characters and its story without distraction. You have this opportunity now. Books train the brain, build our vocabulary, reduce stress, and foster imagination. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, buy some books for yourself and start reading more this week. There is really no excuse as you can buy used books on Amazon for nothing. Don’t forget, if you prefer sound audiobooks, it may be the way ahead.
Keep a Blog/Magazine
Always following your ideas, activities and learning is a good idea – and very fruitful in that you may look back at this time and process your memories or even address your thoughts for the day or week that has passed. You can do this, especially on a computer, mobile phone, or even better on a laptop. Consider moving forward and setting up a personal blog that takes those daily experiences and turns them into weekly or monthly posts for others to read and learn from—either way, applying the pen to paper once a day may take up to 15 minutes well.
Do A Workout At Home
Even if you think exercise is the worst, it’s essential to keep your body moving, especially if you are unable to leave the house. If you don’t have much equipment, then home bodyweight exercises are claw and let you keep in shape for your fitness routine. There are online tutorials for all levels on YouTube, and if you are already a gym rabbit, it is worth checking to see if the gym offers online lessons for members.
Take A Tour Of A Virtual Museum
Museums and galleries may close their doors due to the current crisis, but do not despair. Technical curators have become creative in how audiences reach their groups, and many of them serve an online audience with very good virtual tours.
Almost many of the world’s best museums can be visited through Google Arts & Culture, with the added bonus of not having to line up or pretend with your fellow art lovers for a good view.
Sort Your Money
The time we’re in hold no certainty for our finances, and it is tough for a lot of folks to know what help is available. Since you won’t spend any money on nights in the near future, now is the time to sort out your money. See if you can get a better deal on your bills, consider creating a savings account.
Write A Novel Or Book
If you’ve always wanted to write a novel but don’t have time, here is your chance. Now, with the lock in place, you can start. Do you have this compelling big idea behind your mind for years? This idea wants to spread a true story. You must have this kind of thoughts so that you will not feel bored.
Write a short, rough summary of your idea. Prepare the points and make it simple. In a few words, write the beginning, middle and end of the story. Then, when you ask yourself questions about your story, you can add more structure and divide it into chapters.
Learn A New Language
While you cannot attend an actual semester, in no way, does it mean that you cannot access a semester online? There is a digital classroom available to everyone. After all, we can still travel with our minds. From Skype and Zoom lessons to online self-learning, there is a digital classroom available for everyone. We may not be able to leave home – but we can still travel with our minds. These apps can help you learn the language with your comfortable sofa.
We can certainly focus on the positive aspects of staying healthy in our homes after curfews rather than drowning in fear and anxiety. Reinvest the time you spend watching some of these productive activities that will definitely help you in the long run. Any kind of knowledge just helps; it never hurts. So, take advantage of this free time productively.