10 Things To Do During Quarantine
Some people will be living on their own, and thus having trouble socialising. Frankly we're not too sure how long this pandemic will be lasting and how long it'll be until we see our family and friends face to face. So text, call, video call and group message each other as much as possible. You don't realise just how much one text can really make someones day so much better.
1. Keep digital contact with friends
2. Take up a new hobby
If you’re not keen on artistic pursuits, why not try learning a skill that may come in handy in the future, something like lockpicking? Contrary to popular belief, picking locks is not rocket science or a skill that’s used only by criminals or secret agents.
There are professionals known as locksmiths, who use this skill in their job. There are even more enthusiasts who learn lockpicking for fun and even compete in international locksport events.
Getting started is easy. You only need a basic lockpick set, practice locks, and a good lockpicking manual to learn the ropes. The next time you lose your keys, you won’t have to wait outside in the cold.
Yes it sucks that gyms have closed down, and that outside activities are at a total minimum. But that doesn't stop finding a yoga class online so you can get your few moments of zen inside the home. Maybe you'll discover that you prefer exercising at home as opposed to in front of others. Work with what you've got, and even if you don't have dumbbells laying around, use alternative equipment like two large water bottles, or two large carrier bags. As Bear Grylls said "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome!"
3. Make space for in-home exercise
4. Try a virtual tour
VR has been around for quite some time, and we've all taken it for granted within the new world of technology. However now that we're stuck in our homes, this opens up so many opportunities to utilise the existing virtual reality technology. Many galleries have started to develop tours, so you can experience history and art, in the comfort of your home.
5. Start improving your home
6. Get reading
Almost every person I know has been bought, or gifted books that they've never bothered with, and at most read the blurb. So why not take this opportunity to stick your head in a book, and educate yourself. If you've been dying to read something and don't own it, there's plenty of resources online that will find you a digital copy.
7. Listen to music
8. Learn a new language
During times of self-isolation, you'll find any way of not getting bored or going mad. So taking up a new language could be both educational and a time consuming way of taking up a lot of your time. I highly rate Duolingo as it's a fun way of learning the basics, and not half as boring as sitting with a English to Spanish phrase book. It'll certainly help you out for the next time you're allowed to travel and want to order something from a menu. You can also check out this guide on how to speak German by Preply.com
10. Cook up a new meal
So there's absolutely no need for people to be stock piling in the way you've seen on the news. Resources will spread around just fine if we buy what we intend to consume. But to keep your spirits up and bright, try out a new meal - one that preferably doesn't involve pasta, rice or tinned food, as some people may seriously rely on that. Head down to your local shop and buy in fresh fruit and vegetables, so that you're supporting local businesses, whilst keeping yourself healthy.