We’ve been locked in our homes for more than a month now. But that doesn’t mean that all we’ve left to do is sit around all day feeling lockdown blues. Step out in the balcony or the rooftop and see the stars are visible again and the air feels fresher. Every cloud has a silver lining and this one seems to be time to heal. Nature is healing itself during this lockdown. So, it is time for us to heal ourselves too, and consider this time as a blessing in disguise.
Now you may wonder what to do at home? There are many productive ways to utilize your time during this lockdown.
Let’s take a look at some super fun productive activities:
Learn a New Skill
Many online classes are going on during this lockdown. Think about something you always wanted to do but never got a chance to learn it. Utilize your available time to learn a new skill. You can learn a new language, a musical instrument, or the exercise routines you thought were too tough for you.
Tip – Try to solve sudoku or a puzzle or anything that enhances your brainpower and helps you keep learning new skills.
Map out your goals
Finally, there’s enough time to do something productive and then be a little lazy. It’s time to set and reset your goals to plan your life in a better way. Review your achievements and analyze your goals for your life. It would be great if you could make your five-year plan, set goals for personal as well as professional life. Prioritize your life with short term and long-term goals.
Tip – Making yourself fit and healthy is an amazing goal. When could be a better time to finally make that workout routine and start taking care of your well-being.
Declutter your Home
Knowingly or unknowingly, many things in the house are kept in the corner that is of no use and even though you don’t realize, it could be adding to your stress. It is said that cleanliness is Godliness. So, it becomes imperative to declutter your home. Use your time to tidy up your shelves, cupboards, or desk, remove books that you will never read from your bookshelf, or delete the smartphone apps you never use.
Tip – Try to be a minimalist person which means a person with few things and as simple as nature around.
Like a hectic schedule, not having much to do could also make you uneasy and make you stressed. Taking care of the body would never be enough when your mind is not at ease. Meditation has been known amazing to calm down the mind. Give it a chance. Start with as much time as you’re comfortable with and then increase at your own pace. Meditation is considered to give you a new way of looking at daily things. It gives you inner peace, which is essential in the fast-paced lifestyle.
Tip – Staying at home could have you feeling depressed, meditation will not only calm your mind but it could be a new hobby to try out.
Find Networking Opportunities
We’re well aware of the importance of networking. Great networking means excellent business opportunities. Nowadays, networking and increasing social contacts are not necessary only in business but also crucial for people in services and regular jobs. So, get into building your network in your available time through social media – make the best use of it.
Tip – Find a group of like-minded people and stay connected with them. You don’t know who will be of help in the longer run.
Books are people’s best friends, and they have the power to boost your brain and emotional health. Collect all the right books, try reading all sorts of fiction and non-fiction books to gain knowledge, improving your reading skills, and you may also learn some new amazing things. Books assist in gaining wisdom and positivity all around.
Tip – Find a good motivational book that boosts your spirit and involves your mind to do something much better in your life.
We can make this lockdown harder than it has to be by not having the right attitude. Let’s look at it as an opportunity and not a problem. Pick up new hobbies and keep finding new things to do every day, and it’ll be over before you know it.