These days everyone is staying home and needs to keep themselves active and productive. Here are some activities that everyone will be glad when they did when it all gets back to normal. For many of us, this lockdown period has given us more time than we’ve ever had in our lives.
This free time is offerings us opportunities to do things which we’ve always wanted to do or like to do more reliant on our individual situations. I think it makes sense for us to be creative and productive with this time and do things that are meaningful to us.
Here are some productive things you can do in this time.
The very first important and useful thing is to read books. The book reading will help you to increase your knowledge, it is a healthy activity, and while ready a book your full concentration is on the book, its characters, and its storyline without interruptions. Books exercise is beneficial for the brain, build our vocabularies, lowers stress, and also improves the imagination. Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, it’s your own choice, buy some books for yourself and start reading more. There really is no excuse as you can buy used books on Amazon for next to nothing there are also free books available on many websites you can easily download from there. So start reading books and make it a habit.
WATCH A DOCUMENTARY SERIES
This activity is a possible trap. While watching an interesting TV series passes time, it can do so in an unhealthy manner and you might find yourself binge-watching programs that won’t really help you in any way but you are still watching them pass your time, not other than waste the free time you have. It is suggested that, along with your normal TV watching habits, you should invest time in watching some informative documentaries and learn about your favorite subjects and things. You can choose to watch a documentary series on Netflix or any other websites which are offering a lot of documentaries and movies to watch for free and with some amount of money.
LEARN A NEW SKILL
You can utilize your free time by building up your qualifications by enrolling in skillful courses, you can also be accompanied by learning new skills. This could be learning the rules of a game or any other skill related to your field of work or study or how to play an instrument. Or things that take time to get to grips with. Practicing an instrument I think can be a good fun learning process, and it’s also a creative way to keep yourself entertained and continually learning. When picking up a new instrument or upgrading your skills with an instrument you might have beneficial of your life.
SET UP A WORKOUT ROUTINE
In this time when you are staying home, staying healthy while staying home is important as well. If you work out frequently, it is the key to a successful and consistent workout management is routine. There are a lot of benefits to working out and keeping yourself fit. You don’t even need gym equipment if you follow some of the workout videos available on YouTube. You can simply follow those lessons for free and keep yourself healthy and fit.
It’s important to be aware of your surroundings as well as your comfort while in quarantine, and meditation can help you get peace of mind in times of doubt and uncertainty. Find yourself a quiet space, light up some candles, and clear your mind with some healing meditation music. Meditation is one of the best things you can do to relieve stress and improve your happiness.
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS
We all are isolated from the people and keeping a social distance in this pandemic period. We usually spend time with our friends and family. In these situations, we can’t be with them but we can be connected with them via different calling apps for hours, we can even video call to our friends and family for free. Make some time to catch-up and spent some virtual time with your friends and family. Use this free time to speak to relatives that you might not have spoken to in a while.
If you an artistic person and would like to do something creative, Art and crafts are one of the great ways to express yourself, learn a new skill, and help you see usual things in a whole new way and channel your creativity. You can paint on canvasses, doodle in sketchbooks, or draw in adult coloring books. If you want to go a step further in this respect you can start knitting, candle-making, and jewelry-making. Discover the many websites that offer starter kits and ideas on arts and crafts activities you can start during this period of increased downtime.
LISTEN TO MORE MUSIC
In your office on a normal day, it’s most probable that you would listen to radio channels or no music at all. When working from home or in quarantine, you don’t have any restriction and you can listen to anything you want. Spend your time working through music albums, listening to new and possibly undiscovered music. You can listen to new music from your favorite types. You can create your own playlist of your favorite songs which you usually listen to while working or doing anything.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
There are so many times when you wished to learn a new language but can’t because you are busy in your life you don’t have extra time for that. If you are still have passion for that you can learn now because you have a lot of time now. There are many apps and YouTube channels that are teaching languages you can easily learn without any cost.
CATCH UP ON YOUR SLEEP
Previously when everything was fine and working regularly when you woke up early mornings and sleeps late at night because of work that makes your sleeping routine suffer. During this period of time make sure to get enough sleep. There are a few things that are mentioned in this list that will help you sleep naturally, but make sure that you are going to bed early. This is the time to make sure you are getting 8 hours of sleep per night and you’ll feel energized because of it.
Don’t stop there. This is a list of productive things to do whilst being stuck at home and in quarantine. Get started with some of these activities right now.