Fun Ways to Spend Your Time in Lockdown

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!

Baking

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.

Exercise


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!

26 thoughts on “Fun Ways to Spend Your Time in Lockdown”

  1. Singing A New Song – Hello, I'm Shayla! I'm a blogging/vlogging homeschooling mom of many, wife to one, and work at home mom. We are a big, Jesus loving, God fearing family and we love to laugh! Common topics you’ll find here include faith, marriage, motherhood, homeschooling, lifestyle, domestic arts, herbs & oils, and holistic living (with a realistic, big family mama/frugal approach). I love sharing practical solutions we find to problems we encounter, as well as things that inspire and encourage us through this crazy, beautiful journey!

    I’ve been taking the opportunity to really go over things that are and are not working in our lives. I feel like I’m really getting somewhere and it’s been great!

  2. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood – Georgia, USA – I'm a first time mom to a sweet little boy, and a wife to an amazing husband. I'm a baby wearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, tattooed lover of wine and Netflix. Somehow I squeeze in time for blogging.

    these are good ideas, i wish I had more time to read but now i’m busier than ever
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  3. mriveraediblesense – Texas, USA – Chef. Army Wife. Homeschool Mom. Food Blogger. Coffee Addict. Laugh-Snorter. General Smart-Aleck.

    I have yet to video chat with my friends. I need to make it a priority.

  4. Parent On Board – United States – I am a blogger and mental health professional. I strive to make the parenting journey easier and more enjoyable by using my background in mental health and my experience as a mom of 2.

    Great ideas. Especially catching up with friends. We’ve been away from some of our closest friends for almost a decade and always have a difficult time keeping in touch. But during the pandemic it felt more natural to reach out and try to reconnect. It’s not like they’re going anywhere.

  5. Singing A New Song – Hello, I'm Shayla! I'm a blogging/vlogging homeschooling mom of many, wife to one, and work at home mom. We are a big, Jesus loving, God fearing family and we love to laugh! Common topics you’ll find here include faith, marriage, motherhood, homeschooling, lifestyle, domestic arts, herbs & oils, and holistic living (with a realistic, big family mama/frugal approach). I love sharing practical solutions we find to problems we encounter, as well as things that inspire and encourage us through this crazy, beautiful journey!

    We’ve been trying to be more active, thankfully we’ve been able to start our backyard garden so that’s really helped us stay busy!!

  6. baking yes, and creative ways to do so now after running out of flour.. 🙂
    and all the others listed as well, and gardening

  7. The Snazzy Mom – Hi I am Arushi, a happily married full time working boy mom based in Austin, Texas. I started my blog in 2016 after the birth of my son and I share all things I love - mommy and me fashion, lifestyle, fitness, family adventures and of course all things on motherhood. The Snazzy Mom blog shall provide you with knowledge gleaned through my experiences, ideas and recommendations to stay stylish, have fun and live life to the fullest as a mom.

    I like these ideas ! We have been baking a lot

  8. MUAKimPorter – New York City makeup artist, beauty and <a href="http://www.beautyandthebumpnyc.com">mom blogger</a> . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the <a href="http://makeupbykim-porter.com/about/terms/guest-post-submission/">guidelines</a>. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my <a href="http://makeupbykim-porter.com/about/terms/">terms</a> .

    These are great ideas. We have been baking almost every other day!

  9. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood – Georgia, USA – I'm a first time mom to a sweet little boy, and a wife to an amazing husband. I'm a baby wearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, tattooed lover of wine and Netflix. Somehow I squeeze in time for blogging.

    i have been doing a lot of catching up with people where i normally dont think about it because i dont have time
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  10. Flossie – USA – Mama of two who blogs about this crazy journey called parenthood at http://supermomhacks.com - parenting tips, tricks, and hacks to help you save time, save money, and preserve your sanity, mostly based on things I've had to learn the hard way :)

    Haha, between DH and I both working full-time from home AND getting our kiddos through their virtual schooling appointments, we have not had time to get bored or go looking for things to do! We have been watching family movies more in the evenings, though, which is nice. Have to say, though, I did not know one could get a free psychic reading from home.

  11. Geeslin – I have a beautiful family who enjoys staying home, but loves to be far away too, and see the world.

    These are wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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