With the uncertainty of times, most of the world’s population is now staying at home. It is considered as one of the fastest ways to avoid being infected with the coronavirus. However, we have to combat another thing while doing so- boredom. We all want to do something other than stay at home, but all our ideas are linked to going outside. Here are some things that might help you explore and make great use of the time while inside.
This quarantine has changed all our daily routines. The manic mornings that we experience every day seemed to fade. Our busy streets have turned into comfy beds with office spaces as laptops at the bedside. With all this ease and comfort, maybe it is time to change your daily routines. You have all this time in your hands that lets you do things that you cannot regularly do. Body goals can now also be achieved with exercise and some healthy lemon water. You can now also indulge yourself with some good meals throughout the day. You can with a nice warm bath or some skincare routines that will help you look and feel good. Plan different activities within the day that allows you to work, be productive, and rest. Most importantly do not forget to wash your hands and drink an ample amount of water. This helps you from being bored and from being a lazy couch potato.
Learning something new
Today is a good day to learn something new. It could be a dance lesson, a music lesson, or some new management skill. All of these can be easily accessed through the internet. Find video tutorials that you can easily follow or make one for other people. There are online courses that are also available for free. Cooking can also be a new skill for you this quarantine season. Its time to stop ordering and start making signature dishes that you and your family would very much enjoy. Kids can also do the same by baking simple snacks like cookies and cupcakes. Now is also the perfect time to start planting your seeds. It does not matter whether you have a large back garden or an apartment window box. Try flowers and little leafy vegetables like rosemary or parsley. For bigger yards, you can plant summer favorites like watermelon and pineapple. This will be great as organic home-cooked meals and will make your house look and smell great.
Putting gadgets to good use
Besides sharing memes on social media, technological tools such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops can be put to good use. Most of us are now catching up or binge-watching our favorite series. Some are starting or deciding to watch new ones. Whatever it is, its not the only thing you can do online. You can also participate in dance challenges that honor our front liners. Social media can also be a good platform to start spreading awareness about the pandemic. There are many credible resources that you can use as a reference. Join in watch parties with doctors and specialists to further increase your information. Communicate with other family and friends and check up on how they are doing. You can also take part in the occasional online games.
Ease the insides
Most of us right now are in panic mode. Worrying about what will happen today and in the coming days and worrying about safety and well-being. The noise inside is being reflected in the inside. It might not cause boredom but it disturbs your mental well being. To avoid this, you can start the day with meditation. Accordingly, “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique, such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought or activity, to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotional calm stable state”. You can do this in multiple ways. Yoga can be one form of meditation. You can also read the bible and meditate on God’s word especially in these times of crisis. Live church services and other religious gatherings are also available online for you to watch and be part of.
There are so many things to do during this lockdown. With each new experience, you will learn and understand more about yourself. All you have to do is to find the right inspiration for making use of this time to better yourself. We are doing this to help each other and heal as soon as we can. To lessen the lives at stake and protect ourselves and our loved ones. So, we can get the chance to see each other again face to face and experience living to the fullest once more. Say goodbye to boredom and hello to creating a new and better life.