The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed all of our lives. Rather than our day to day routines, many of us are now confined to our own homes, spending hours inside, not at work, with the kids off school and with a whole lot of time on our hands. Now, it’s absolutely essential that we follow lockdown rules and guidelines. This is for your own sake, the sake of those who live with you, the sake of others and the sake of key workers such as nurses, doctors, supermarket workers and the rest of society. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to sit staring at the four walls day in and day out. There are a number of different things you can do from the comfort of your own home to keep your mind occupied and your spirits up. Here are a few to consider!
So few of us bake on a regular basis. But now we have a lot more time on our hands, it’s becoming an option for many of us. Not only can you pick up a useful skill by baking, but you can keep yourself occupied for an hour or even more and you get a tasty treat at the end for your efforts! Now, you’ll need a few basics. Some baking tins. A mixing bowl. A whisk. You’ll also need basic ingredients – find a recipe you want to follow for specific ingredients, but most cakes will call for flour, butter or margarine and egg or an egg replacement. You can get started quickly and easily and this is a skill that you can improve upon quickly. It’s greatly rewarding!
Have a Reading Taken
If you’re into mediums, you may want to have a free psychic reading carried out while you’re in lockdown. Whether you believe it or not, this can be a fun way to pass the time and can give you something to consider and mull over afterwards.
Catch Up with Friends
Sure, we text our friends. We like their uploads on social media. We might exchange a few memes. But when’s the last time you had a proper conversation? Why not arrange a proper call – whether that’s just a phone call or a video call. It could be with a close friend. It could be with someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time. Whoever you choose, it’s a great time to catch up and lift each other’s spirits.
We still need to get our recommended one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. So make it something fun. Do some yoga. Try pilates. Pick up some dance basics. Follow an online tutorial. Whatever you do, it can make you feel a lot better!
These are just a few options of fun things to try out during the pandemic. They can really help to make the entire situation more bearable!