Unexpectedly, the COVID-19 outbreak have forced many of us to sit tight at home – this is a good strategy in order to slow down the spread of the corona virus.
But should we just wake up, eat, watch home videos if at all you have electricity supplies, gist or other mundane activities?
Here are six ideas of how to use your time wisely during a lockdown. We hope you will be OK!
1. Keep Learning
Having offices and school closed doesn’t mean we should stop our brains from working. There are thousands of great resources online in all possible fields to keep our brains busy.
Being isolated at home is a good opportunity to catch up with information on problems we can do something about once the lockdown is over.
2. Declutter and donate
Being stuck at home gives us the necessary time and motivation to take a careful look around our belongings. Starting with the most sensitive area – clothes, and repeating the exercise with other things like books, garments, decorations, toys, etc. we can take the time to identify things we rarely (or not at all) use and clean up some space.
Maybe there are also things we believe will be more appreciated by others and we can live without. Sort them out and prepare them for donation – there are people who would be happy to have them for sure. Living with only the things we really need instead of pilling up items collecting dust is not such a bad idea.
3. Unleash creativty – get a new hobby
Have you ever thought about starting a blog and sharing your experience and insights or starting a discussion about a topic you feel passionate about? What about writing a fictional story inspired by your own life? Drawing and experimenting with different mediums?
4. Family time
Some of us are more fortunate than others and have the luck of being at home with their families. Thankfully, even if we are not physically together with them we still have the option to connect with loved ones via the Internet.
Whether or not we are in the same space the time we spend stuck at home is a great opportunity to catch up with family members and get some closure.
5. Reflect and redefine
Having time for ourselves is a prerequisite to sessions of self-reflection and redefining goals. We can use the pause on all the things usually occupying our minds to reassess the direction we are going and evaluate if we are on the right track or need a drastic (or mild) change. Is our current lifestyle making us happy or are we missing something and not living up to the full potential of life and our desires?
6. Time to learn to cook (and maybe start a small garden)
A lot of us often turn to takeaway food due to a busy lifestyle of lack of time for cooking. Well, now the golden opportunity of learning how to cook and spoiling ourselves with a homemade dish has finally presented itself.
Having some time on our hands is also an opportunity for another step towards a healthier lifestyle – starting a small garden at home. We don’t need a whole yard to do it, a small balcony can also do the trick. Growing organic vegetables is a highly rewarding activity which also gives us tasty products for our cooking.
In times like this, it is important to remember what is happening is nothing more than another one of the many crises humanity is facing. It is a radical reminded that our society needs to put unity, cooperation, crisis management, empathy, and compassion above anything else and solve the issues as quickly as possible. The situation is serious but with the right approach and countermeasures, it is only a matter of time to get out of it. Then we can proceed to solving other important emergencies like the approaching clime catastrophe, worldwide poverty, widespread injustice, or other disease outbreaks that have been around for years.