Staying at home for a long period during this Coronavirus days may sound boring and tedious. You may feel like the days never end and you’ll just want to get out. The thing is that you can’t and you shouldn’t. On the other hand, your days during lock-down don’t have to be so bad.
If you think about it, you’ll have all the time you need to spend it on all sorts of different activities. The options are numerous and it’s up to you to find the ones you like the most. If you feel like doing something fun and interesting, here are some ideas.
Pick up a new instrument
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, now is the time for you to shine. Being in your home for a couple of weeks makes the perfect opportunity for you to master a new skill such as this one. It’s so great because it will provide you enough time to focus properly on playing. Besides, it will help you be more disciplined since you’ll be less distracted if you’re at home all the time.
If you want to play the guitar, you can easily find online lessons that will help you master this instrument. Not only will you be able to learn to play the guitar, but you’ll also be able to easily find online tutors for violin, piano, and many other instruments as well. You could look up videos and learn that way or you could find the tutor – it’s up to you. What’s important is that you’re not wasting any time and that you are learning new skills.
Spend time in your backyard
If you are one of the lucky ones that do have a backyard, make sure to use all the advantages this situation has. You don’t have to spend all the time inside and that’s some great news. Instead, you can get out in the fresh air and enjoy some time outside. You can make a coffee, bring a book, and have fun on your own if you don’t feel like doing anything else.
On the other hand, if you do feel like doing something more, you could make a fire pit. This could take some of your time and it is a rather fun activity. You can make the fire pit with your family and once you’re done, you could light the fire and share some stories, for instance. Both making the pit and lighting the fire will be great opportunities for bonding with your family. Another interesting idea would be to have a backyard “drive-in”. All you need to make this happen is a sheet and a projector.
Spend some time working out
People always want to get in better shape, but they always seem to neglect their bodies due to daily tasks. Somehow, something else always wins over working out. On the other hand, some people like going to the gym all the time and always prioritize the gym time over everything else. No matter which group you belong to, you can use your time in the lock-down for some quality exercising.
You can look up some exercises suitable for home, you could improvise, you can find some personal trainer, you could organize Skype workout sessions… Basically, you can do anything you like, as long as you stay active. You can adjust the exercises to your surroundings and use most of them. Of all the equipment, you should have a yoga mat, dumbbells, jump rope, and some high-quality barbells. You could use everything in your home that can replace the gym. For instance, you could run up and down the stairs for cardio and you’ll do most of the lock-down days for your body.
Relax and have fun
Not all the activities you choose to do during lock-down have to be productive and meaningful. The situation is rather serious and if you feel to chill out, then you should do so. You should spend your days doing something you like and love. For instance, you could binge-watch a series. If there is an infinite list of movies you’re planning on watching, now is the time you started watching them. You can also virtually visit some of the world-renown museums now or see some of the most significant plays or operas.
You can also connect with your friends virtually. Even though you don’t get to see them as often, that doesn’t mean that your friendships should suffer. If you’re at home with your family, you can spend time playing board games and card games. You could also build a Lego with them and do it carefully and properly since you’ll have all the time you need to do so.
Being at home for a couple of weeks doesn’t have to be a bad experience at all. How fun and interesting it will be completely up to you. With these ideas, you’ll be able to enjoy your time at home and do most of it. Stay home & stay safe. It is the only way to fight against the epidemic virus COVID-19.