9 activities to do at home during the LOCKDOWN
That’s it, the news has fallen! we must stay confined to our homes to fight the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The lucky ones will be happy to spend more time with their family, spouse, cat, dog … but for the others, you will have to be content with yourself, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week … A hell of a challenge!
Whether you’re home alone or with a companion, here’s a list of things to do at home to help spend the time over the next few weeks.
1-DIY and small ideas to decorate your apartment
On the internet, there are DIY tutorials galore: simple and quick ideas to do at home, without specific skills, and with little material. Scissors, thread, plastic bottles or glass jars, and a few tempers are all it takes to create small decorations that will beautify your home. Now is a good time to have fun and let your imagination run wild.
2-Do online training or watch conferences
Depending on your areas of interest, you can register for online training or on e-learning platforms, such as Udemy, Coursera … These sites offer distance courses, free or paid, in all fields and for all levels.
For example, you can start learning a new language, take music lessons, take computer development or web design training … The choice is yours, but this is the perfect opportunity to professionalize yourself.
You can also follow web conferences on your industry or open up to other horizons.
3-Read a book
Do you have a ton of books that you never managed to finish? No more excuses! Freed from responsibilities, social constraints, and other commitments, you can devote most of your time to reading. Novels are a great tip for traveling from your sofa!
You may be more motivated in the gym but confinement should not discourage you. Daily exercises are still necessary to keep the figure and to prepare for the beautiful days. You can workout by watching videos online from certified coaches as you can improvise. The main thing is to move!
Take a look on Youtube or on the Gym Direct replay, you will find plenty of videos to accompany you in your sports activity at home.
5-Cooking and eating healthy
During this period, it is important to strengthen your immune system. Eating healthy is a great way to stay in shape. Take the time to prepare your own meals, you may be an excellent cook with hidden talents. And if you are already cooking, take advantage of this confinement to test new recipes. This activity will change your mind and allow you to spend your time.
6-Watch movies and series
It will certainly be one of the star activities of this confinement. If you don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, no problem, many paid platforms provide some free movies to watch during this time.
Between comedies films, and adventure series, you will be spoiled for choice and you may even find time for the great classics.
7-Play board games
Monopoly, Uno, Cluedo … and other more or less famous games kept us company on the long winter evenings. These board games taught us the first basics of strategy and helped us to surpass ourselves. Time to rediscover the old ones and maybe even new ones ?! It’s a creative and fun way to spend time and an opportunity to strengthen family bonds with a group activity.
You can download games to play online or in a network if you are alone at home.
8-Keep in touch and organize aperitifs and meals on Skype
The current period requires us to review our little habits and operating methods. So there is no question of severing all ties (you might get depressed) just organize yourself differently! To avoid feeling isolated, chats on Skype or Facetime are a great way to chat with your family or friends. You can organize a Skype aperitif and cook for example the same meal by following the popular recipe from a cookbook that you have never opened. Prepare everything in advance: chips, soda, tapas … and enjoy your e-party.
You can also try the House Party app, to party with your friends online.
9-Tidy up your closet
Why not take the opportunity to start your spring cleaning? Once a year, we stick to it and it’s when the sun is pointing its nose with the first primroses that we think it’s time to do a little spring cleaning.
And then, since we have to go from winter to summer wardrobe, we might as well put our clothes and everything else in a very clean house!
So let’s go, open your closets and get rid of the superfluous, sort your winter things, and replace them with summer ones. You’ll see, it’s really good for morale.
Take care of yourself !