As Covid-19 has captured all of us at our home, we are bored or don’t know what to do to make most of the time and be productive. So let us discuss a few things which can be done during a lockdown:
- Do a house makeover:
If you’re bored of seeing the sofa/dining table at the same place for years, it is a good time to make a few changes. You can shift things to make fresh new changes. You can also change the curtains. Also, you can try to make changes in the home décor and try for DIYs.
- Read new books:
By reading new books, not only you will entertain yourself, but also increase your knowledge about people, culture, history, and society. Reading books will make you more empathetic and smarter. You can sit in any corner of your home and can sweetly get lost reading books.
- Make your life simple:
In this time, it is necessary to sort out things in your life and decide what are your “essentials”. This exercise will teach you the real value of things and will help you to get rid of the extra things. It will give you a better perspective of your life.
- Be creative:
Do you have a guitar which is kept in one corner of your room, piled up with dirt? Then, this is a great time to clean it up and practicing and going through notes. If you are not a music lover, you can also dance or do karaoke. You can also learn a new language. There are a lot of online YouTube tutorials that can teach you all these things. You can also continue this even after lockdown.
- Get rid of a bad habit:
This can be a great time to quit your bad habits, be it smoking, sugar, or caffeine dependence. Because of this lockdown, there will be unavailability of all those products which can be a push for you to quit those bad habits.
- Make a garden at home:
You can grow plants at home. It will make your home aesthetic, as well as add more oxygen in the air and can also give you kitchen ingredients. You can grow vegetables like eggplants, chillis, onions, okra, tomatoes, pumpkins, bell peppers, and gourd. It is also easy to grow herbs such as lemongrass, mustard, garlic, mint, basil, coriander, and even greens such as lettuce and spinach. You will need a place that gets 4-6 hours of sunlight, water source and you can also make use of old bottles, utensils, cans, crockery, and old bottles. You can also keep popular plants like ficus, moneyplants, and arrowheads.
- Play childhood games:
During childhood, we loved playing board games like ludo, scrabble, snake-ladder, etc. By playing these games, you will also get a chance to spend time with your family.
- Socialize with the help of your phone:
This is a good time to bond with your old friends and relatives through calls or social-media. It is a great opportunity to get in touch with everybody and see how they are coping with their lives.
- Do self-care:
You can give some time for your beauty and skin with the use of ingredients found at home. For example, mix three tablespoons of lemon juice with turmeric powder and apply it to your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off. It will leave your face moistened and glowing.
- Exercise at home:
It is a great time to give to your body and fitness. You can do exercise, yoga, or pilates. You can also go to aerobics. You can go through various social media pages for the best option. There are many fitness videos available on YouTube and online fitness classes are also available.
- Do cooking and cleaning:
You can try some interesting tasty recipes for cooking and feed your family. They’ll all be delighted. There are many cooking tutorials available online for you. You can also clean the house and get rid of useless things. It will be a good time to re-organize your wardrobe.