Like most of the world right now facing the pandemic, everyone is minimising their movements to reduce the spread of the virus. Social plans and gatherings are put on hold at the moment as people are practising social distancing and putting themselves in self-quarantine.
In this period of uncertainty and the unknown of the lockdown period, it is understandable if you are feeling the blues. The good news is the quarantine doesn’t have to be boring. Take it as an opportunity to work on yourself, spend time with family members and pick up new skills or expand your knowledge.
If you’re in need of some ideas while self-isolating, check out our list of 5 quarantine-friendly things you can do while staying at home!
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There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone, and it’s all too easy to lose a day or two watching your new favourite show. If non-fiction is your thing, there are plenty of docu-series to binge-watch on as you discover more on what’s been happening around the world.
2. Learn something new
How many times have you said to yourself, if only I had more time? Well, now you do! Online learning platforms such as Skillshare often give new users a free 1-2 months trial for their services, perfect for your period of lockdown. If you’re looking to learn to code, how to edit videos or how to illustrate better, there’s sure to be something for you.
TED Talks is a popular online series that you can watch speakers present on a myriad of topics you are interested in – and some which you might not even know existed! For active learners, you can always head to YouTube for numerous video how our hormones affects our well-being. As you learn something new or pick up a new skill, this makes a good workout for your brain. It is also a good way to maintain cognitive function and keep your mind sharp.
3. Go old-school
When was the last time you sat down with your family and played a good old-fashioned board game? Forget monopoly and scrabble, games such as Charades, Catan and Werewolf are great for large groups and a lot of fun to play. You can also play this with your friends over Facetime, Zoom or Skype – there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun to overcome a challenging time. This is also a chance for you to check in with your friends to see how they are doing.
4. DIY projects
Time to get creative and have fun. DIY projects are some of the best things you can do indoors while keeping you occupied and pass the time. Browse online for some ideas, such as upcycling an old mason jar you have and making your own shower bombs. Consider DIY your own bath bomb using our Auras Oil to pamper yourself!
5. Work out
With all the high-touch surfaces and sharing of equipment, going to the gym may not be the best idea now, but don’t let that be an excuse for not working out. There are hundreds of fitness apps that can guide you step by step through a home workout, not to mention YouTube videos that take you through exciting 28-day challenges. There are even live classes focusing on yoga or high-intensity training, hosted on apps such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. It may not be the best slimming treatment, but the goal is to keep active and avoid sedentary behaviour.
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