Everybody knows that this year has been a bit rough. Summer time just waltzed away and now we’re close to Christmas time in a blink.
While it sucks, staying home away from other people was the most successful move we did as a species. Surviving this pandemic anyway we can is the number one priority. What’s different now is that there are a number of activities that will keep you preoccupied at home. Here are some of the very best ones to try:
Play Video Games
Virtual game nights with your friends online, Final Fantasy, that new game coming in with Keanu Reeves in it, even games like animal crossing. Playing video games at this time is perfectly fine. Video games are basically problem solving. By playing these games, you will be able to keep your mind running even in idle times like these.
This is our perfect opportunity to binge watch netflix series and shows without any guilt. By watching shows, you will still be able to see places other than your home. Kind of like pretend travelling. Sounds sad but, just like our next item below, spending quality time like this will keep your mind running.
Write up a blog (or vlog)
In these weird times, keeping track of your activities and thoughts is actually very healthy. Activities like these help keep you grounded as staying at home all the time may make you lose your mind a bit.
Try learning how to meditate
Since there is an amazingly long amount of time to spend these days, learning new things is easy. One of the things you might want to learn is meditating. The good part here is that meditation also gives positive and healthy effects. It will help you relieve stress and improve your wellbeing.
Plant a plant
You can start to improve the positive vibes of your home while you’re trapped inside by doing some gardening.
Try to bring the outdoors in this time by ordering some seeds and planting them into your container garden
One other positive here is that you can plant your own vegetables. With that, you won’t be needing to shop for groceries too many times.
Arm up your immune system
Staying physically active while at home is extremely important. This will help you stay in shape and not be as vulnerable when viruses fly around. It won’t shield you completely from Covid-19, but, this is way better than being physically inactive for a very long time.
Not only that, trying to eat clean during this time would benefit you as well. People will most likely gain weight at this time since they won’t have to go out for a very long time. Therefore, watching what you eat and exercising is the best way to go.
Do some decluttering
Since you will have so much time to spend, actually cleaning up and decluttering your house, or even just a few parts of it, like your garage or something is a fun activity to do.
This will serve as a really good physical workout, not to mention that it will be extremely good for your well being. Knowing that your home is clean and nicely arranged will do wonders. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to finally find that weird old sweater you lost years ago. You may also find good old fashioned objects that will help you pass the time inside your home. Much like these following things below.
Solve some puzzles
The idea with all of this is to be able to spend as much time as possible while you’re stuck in doors. Old school puzzle sets are still great when you think about it. Building things from seemingly random pieces is quite an enjoyable experience. By the time you finish one, so much time would surely have passed by. You won’t even feel the mundane part of being cooped up inside the house all day.
Yes, the internet is a big giant world in itself but nothing beats just sitting down on your favorite chair and starting a book and finishing it. Much like meditation or watching films on Netflix, simply reading an actual book will help keep your mind at peace. At the same time, fuel your imagination to run to worlds you could never go to, more so now that travelling is sort of hard to do.
Check out some Online Classes
There definitely is no harm in learning more no matter what your age is. This isn’t just so you can stay preoccupied during this weird time. Constantly taking in information will help in keeping your mind sharp. The very big upside here is that whatever new skill you will be able to learn in these online classes will benefit you and your life as long as you’re living. Learn a new language, learn how to play an instrument, learn how to replace a flat tire, any new skill can be learned during this time.
There are still a myriad of activities you can do while you’re keeping safe inside your home during this time. Researching for updates and cures about the virus is also up there. Cures were created eventually to combat diseases. That being said, we definitely should keep our head up high and our masks on. Sooner or later, a cure will be invented.