Lockdowns have hit us hard since the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020. To stop the virus spread, governments have imposed lockdowns to minimize the number of infected cases. We started spending most of our day at home working, socializing, and relaxing from time to time by taking some trips to the supermarket to get our groceries and essentials. Being in a lockdown harms our mental and physical health, and if you don’t get busy during the lockdown, you will suffer the consequences. Aside from working, there are endless types of activities that you can do by yourself or with your family and friends (over Zoom) that will keep you entertained and you can even learn a thing or two.
Learn a Language
Have you ever thought to yourself “I want to learn Italian” or any other language? We all did at some point. The lockdown is the best time to act upon this thought. There are various apps, books, and online tutors that can help you learn any language you want. Some apps are even free if you don’t want to spend money on tutors.
Play Video Games
Gamers are having the time of their lives, they are forced to stay at home and play their favorite games; what more can they ask for, right? You can join in the fun and discover what video games have to offer. There is a reason that video games have a huge appeal among millions of people. You can try different genres of games and you may eventually find the type of games that will keep you entertained for hours.
Catch Up On Movies
Before the pandemic, we didn’t have enough time to watch all the movies we wanted to watch. Now is your chance to do so, whether by yourself or with your family. Several movie streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ have thousands of movies for you to pick from. You can have movie nights with a specific theme such as pirates, biographies, sci-fi, or any theme that comes to your mind.
Have Fun With Your Friends on Zoom
Virtual meeting apps such as Zoom became extremely popular since the lockdown in 2020. Many people started using these apps to connect and maintain a certain level of social sanity without being exposed to the virus. People started getting creative with virtual meetings and they engaged in 100% interactive activities such as singing karaoke, playing board games, watching a movie, or even learning something together. There are various virtual meeting apps and they come with a lot of different features. Call your friends and brainstorm together to find the type of activities you will love to do together virtually.
Follow Your Passion
Everyone has a certain talent or passion that they didn’t have enough time for before the lockdown, whether it was writing, drawing, knitting, dancing, and so on. You can start writing your own novel if you have a knack for writing stories. Do you love singing? Practice singing all day long, but keep it quiet at night so you don’t disturb your neighbors. Buy a canvas and practice your drawing; you will get better after each canvas you complete. Follow your passion whatever it is, and it will keep you engaged and entertained for a very long time.
Work Out At Home
Some of us dread the trip to the gym, but fortunately enough we can’t go anymore because of the pandemic. However, we can work out at home and follow the plan we set for ourselves. One of the advantages of working out at home is that you won’t be intimidated by other fit people in the gym, so when you make progress, you will get motivated to keep pushing yourself. You may need to invest in dumbbells or mats to start your exercises at home.
Redecorate Your Home
Your home will get pretty boring after spending long periods trapped inside it. However, this is the time to start practicing your decorating skills, and the options are endless. You can repaint the walls, rearrange furniture, mix and match textile patterns, and several other ideas. How about decluttering your house? It sounds like a good idea! Find clothes you don’t wear anymore and discarded boxes filled with stuff you don’t use anymore. You can sell or donate anything you have no use for at your home.
The lockdown is the perfect opportunity to learn something new. You have the time to work on yourself and develop your skills. You also have enough time to relax and enjoy fun activities. It is essential to make the most out of your time to improve your mental and physical health.