Second Lockdown: Five Productive Things To Try Out While Staying Indoors

Second Lockdown: Five Productive Things To Try Out While Staying Indoors

The Covid-19 pandemic is a nerve-wracking time for many individuals, which has changed our traditional way of life, working, shopping and running a business. Although we all would like to leave the virus, the need for social distance, mask-wearing and lockdown behind in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic still exists, and the number of affected continues to grow.

Self-isolating and staying at home can be limiting, but it doesn't have to be boring or exhausting. If you have completed your Netflix list and already tired of scrolling Instagram feed, here are some ideas on how to keep your mind occupied and spend time more productively.

Learn New Recipes

Taking the time to experiment with new tasty dishes can mean a lot to the loved ones you are staying indoors with and can also have a therapeutic effect on the chef. You can watch lessons from world-class and celebrity chefs or take online cooking classes to try out something new or simply improve your cooking skills and techniques.

What's more, you can add a few drops of CBD oil into your meals and beverages to maintain a balanced diet and spice up your cooking routine while improving your general well-being. CBD products are known to help ease anxiety and stress, increase energy levels, boost your immunity and promote good quality sleep all thanks to the interaction with different receptors located throughout your body. 

Pick Up A New Hobby

Maybe you always wanted to practice yoga, sew, knit or play a certain instrument? Now it seems like a great time to learn something new or take up a new hobby as you might have a little bit of free time while being stuck indoors.

Making time for your hobby or doing your favourite activity can help to distract you from current issues, improve your mood and make you feel more relaxed. So, make sure to google different ideas for your new exciting craft or hobby to find a suitable activity for your free time, keep your stress at bay and possibly revisit your ambitions.

Lift Your Spirits With Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is known as a powerful method to improve mood, relax, reduce heart rate and blood pressure and promote better quality sleep. This practice includes the use of various fragrant essential oils to help relieve stress and anxiety while ensuring better vitality and overall wellness.

Try to incorporate aromatherapy into your daily routine by lighting a stick of incense, burning naturally scented candles or adding a couple of drops of essential oil to your diffuser or bathtub. Most people prefer to use mood-boosting scents like grapefruit, lemon and rosemary and nervous-system soothing aromas like chamomile, lavender, ylang-ylang, rose and bergamot.

Engage With Nature

While we all should practice social distance, it is still important to get fresh air and sunlight throughout the day. Just 10-20 minutes outside is enough to relieve stress, fight depression, promote restful sleep and help you feel more energetic and alive. 

 You can take a brisk walk, have a jog, bring your workout at your backyard (if you have one) or simply open a window to receive natural light and subconscious and physical boost.

Keep Socially Active

Whether you live with family, friends, or yourself, it's essential to keep in touch with your closed ones to avoid loneliness and keep your stress at bay. 

This can be as simple as FaceTime with your family members and relatives or throw a little Zoom party with your friends or colleagues. If you are still doing school or uni work, consider creating online chats or groups with fellow students to make your week a sense of normalcy.