The unparalleled coronavirus outbreak has made a huge chunk of the global population quarantined in their homes. With the increase in death toll due to coronavirus, an impending fear lurks around every single minute. The government and every other official is trying all possible means to fight this deadly virus and we all have adjusted ourselves to following a new schedule amidst this COVID-19 lockdown, worldwide.
The need to maintain social distancing is supreme and of foremost importance. Currently, staying home week after week and not being able to meet our near and dear ones has made us all gloomy and the feeling of happiness seems alien.
To help you feel better in this testing time, let us take a look at some of the best activities that we can engage in during this quarantine phase:
Become the next master chef
Have you seen people in this pandemic, flooding your social media feed with cooking and baking videos?
Everyone seems to have become a Chef. It is truly said there is no greater pleasure than conjuring up a novel recipe, or preparing an extensive meal that turns out to be delicious and instantly lifts your mood. If you have children at your house, you can teach them the basic skills like washing veggies, stirring ingredients, kneading dough , sieving; all under supervision so that there is no accidents.
Declutter and redecorate your house
Now is the time to finally fulfil your dream to re-invent your house and make all those innovative interior designing ideas come true. The first step is to clean and de-clutter existing items that are of no use. All the extra baggage needs to go now! There is no greater joy than living a simple tidy, clean, minimalistic life, organised to perfection.
All the home design magazine pages you have overturned so long and complained of not having ample time to bring ideas to reality, there is no stopping now. Though you are home-bound, still you can re-arrange your furniture for a fresh new perspective, put up some old photos, re-stack bookshelves, master up some DIY skills and include your toddler too in the process.
Stay fit at home
Exercising, meditating, eating healthy, are all inter-linked and essential. Being confined has made us lazy and we have forgotten the need of physical fitness. With more time delegated to office-work, sitting on beds or couches have definitely added to few extra kilos.
Working out releases endorphins which spark joy inside your brain and the feeling is infectious if you involve your friend too, on a video-call.
Push your career: free online courses
Due to corona virus almost all educational institutions are closed. But this should not de-motivate students and should not be an obstacle in their education. Many institutions have implemented virtual classes to help students. Moreover there are certain educational platforms that are offering free courses to brush up existing skills or learn new skills and techniques digitally.
Grow your own plants
To grow your own plants, there is no need to have spacious outdoor garden, only some rooftop space or balcony can be your best aid. Planting armful of colourful flowers, kitchen herbs, some vegetable can be a source of great stress reliever. This will lower your dependency to buy certain products online and also a new-found hobby.
Improve your musical talents
Online learning platforms are now a rage, you do not need to be present physically to pick up a new skill or enhance an existing one. Whatever instrument you want to learn from piano to guitar, even singing, there is a channel on YouTube that can start you off. The best part of online learning on YouTube is, it’s absolutely free, and so what are you waiting for? Grab your instrument and get set go!
Master your own cocktails
Everyone has their own preferences regarding cocktails and mock tails. The next time if you want to impress your guests at a house party with your cocktail skills, now is the time to stir it up to perfection.
Movie night with travel films
Having an at home movie experience can come in different levels, whether it’s a movie under the stars, or just the right snacks in your living room that make you feel like you went to a theatre- everything can be arranged. Enjoying your favourite movie with your loved one at the premises of your home can be a welcome break.
Set up an indoor picnic
Prepare some of your special dishes, decorate your space with dim lights, maybe some fresh flowers from your balcony-garden, dress up well and Bingo! Your indoor picnic is all set. The little munchkins will now seldom complain of boredom and u will have all smiling faces.
Time to update your travel bucket list
If your travel plans have been disrupted by the unfortunate spread of the Corona virus, instead of feeling depressed and hopeless, the best solution is to plan for the next big tour.