When the Covid-19 hit the world, we all watched distressfully as several countries declared the largest lockdown we had ever seen. With offices, shopping malls, restaurants “closed until further notice”, we were left with nothing to do except sit on the couch at home, drown ourselves in Netflix shows and overthink about what is happening all around the world.
We all have some hobbies that we never give time to or maybe some wishes to learn new stuff that we could never fulfill due to our busy schedule. That’s why I have curated a list of 8 productive tips to keep boredom at bay. So, let’s jump right in to find out all the ways you can make this dreary lockdown period super fun!
- Spending More Time with Your Family and Friends
Are you living alone during this lockdown and this loneliness is becoming too much to bear? Then start reaching out to all those friends and cousins you never get to see, thanks to your 9-to-5 job. Call up your parents and let it all out to them and get some amazing morale boost in return. Oh, and reconnect with your high school best friend–surely, you two have a lot of gossips to catch up on!
- Start a Journal
Have you ever thought of writing down your musings but then some other work came up so you abandoned the idea? Well, now that you have all the time in the world, down your writer’s hat, take out that diary you stacked somewhere, and get going!
- Plan an At-Home Workout Routine
If you, like me, strongly believe that exercising is a nightmare but still think it’s vital to stop being a sloth and keep ourselves healthy and in shape, then bring out that yoga mat and start working out! Some YouTube tutorials would definitely help to start it off in the right way.
- Listen to Podcasts
You can finally subscribe to those podcasts you’ve been planning to listen to! If you had no plan but want to start right now, go to Spotify, look for some recommendations and listen to some amazing stories, laugh at some funny jokes or get in the know of worldly stuff!
- Indulge in Your Hobbies
What better time to rediscover your hobbies than a country-wide lockdown period, right? Even Johnny Depp started painting a masterpiece he left in the middle almost 14 years ago! Check out the countless crafting communities on YouTube and Instagram to paint the next Mona Lisa.
- Give Your Room a Makeover
Stop rolling your eyes at the idea of cleaning your room and grab your broom right away. Dust your bookshelf, mop the floor, organize your wardrobe– trust me, in the end, you’ll feel better and like you’ve achieved something great! You can also decorate your home with some DIY decorative pieces. If you are looking for some worth-buying craft supplies, visit TrueGether, the best alternative to eBay.
- Learn to Play an Instrument
Re-tune that guitar you have had at the back of your cupboard for far too long and fill your days with some nice music. Explore amazing video tutorials on YouTube or enroll for a paid course if you want to shell out some bucks.
- Learn to Play Chess
Do you ever wonder how some chess masterminds give those stellar moves and say “checkmate” in that oh-so-smart way? Well, the answer is– by practicing! You don’t have to be a Magnus Carlsen in the making but you can learn the basics of the game by simply following some Chess apps or tutorials.
With a vast array of activities to check off your bucket list, remember to enjoy some lazy me-time as well. Mental health during these tough times is of utmost importance. Take prolonged beauty baths, refresh your mind and rejuvenate yourself. Have a great day!