Social distancing has been hard for all of us. As COVID-19 has swept over our planet, most of our daily lives have been turned upside down. It can be difficult to find the positives in times like these, and staying at home can be incredibly boring.
But today we want to take a look at some of the things everyone can do at home during this quarantine period. Whether you live alone, with your partner, or with kids, there are lots of ways to brighten your day and we want to share them with you today.
- Complete jigsaws
One easy way to use up a couple of days in quarantine is to get a 1000 piece jigsaw and complete it. Jigsaws can be a fun way to unwind and they can also be pretty frustrating, but while you are concentrating on this you won’t feel bored!
- Write a blog
If you want something fun to do during lockdown, start a blog. Blogging is a good way to be creative and you can write about anything you want. Share recipes, cleaning hacks, crafts and more and connect with others around the world.
- Play an instrument
If you have an old guitar or dusty piano lingering in the house this year, consider learning how to play it again. You can either learn how to play your favourite songs or even go one step further and write a song or two yourself.
- Build a snug
If you have a spare room in your house that often is just a dumping ground for random items, it’s time for a transformation. Instead of a boring old room, you can change this room into a snug with a tv, bean bags with quality bean bag covers, a mini fridge, board games and more. It could be a great place for the kids to hang out or even a fun place for you and your partner to enjoy in the evenings.
- Paint a mural on the wall
Over the years you may have changed the colour of your walls a few times, and as such you might have a few random tins of paint hanging around the house. If so, why not create a fun activity with the kids and paint a mural on the kitchen wall, you can sketch out your design with a pencil and then everyone can get to work making the kitchen look like a whole new place. It will not only be fun, but it will also be a great way to recycle old paint!
- Have a movie marathon
Have you always wanted to watch the whole MCU in order but never seemed to have the time? Well, now you do! Spend your morning blacking out the windows with newspaper, and gather all of the duvets in the house to make a huge seating area on the floor. Make some nachos, chips and dips, and popcorn and spend the whole day watching movies as if you were in the cinema.
- Read A Song Of Ice and Fire
Game of Thrones is over, but if you haven’t read the books you are missing out on a whole world of story and twists. Take this time to take on the series and read these huge books to escape into Westeros.
During quarantine a lot of us are either lazing around or working on new skills, but what about our bodies? If you want to make a real change during lockdown, now is the ideal time for you to do some home workouts and get fit. There are tonnes of free workouts online such as on YouTube and you will be able to exercise in your living room for 30 minutes a day. It will make a huge difference to your life and you will feel so much healthier as a result.
- Try yoga
Yoga is another thing to try during quarantine to get your flexibility up and test your strength. It is a great exercise to practice and will also help you feel more relaxed and happy.
- Pamper yourself
If you have been neglecting your skin and hair for a long time due to a busy schedule, there is no longer an excuse to ignore them. Now that everyone is at home, you can create your own pamper routine and freshen up your skin and hair. It will not only make you feel better but it can be fun too!
- Foster an animal
For those of you who want to try something new during quarantine, fostering an animal in need is a great idea for you. As long as it is safe to do so, bringing a cat or dog into your home for a while could be a good way to test the water of pet ownership as well as make a real difference to the life of an animal who needs it.
- Clear out the wardrobe
How many clothes have you got in your wardrobe that haven’t been worn for over a year? If the answer is many, this needs to change. Now that you have extra time on your hands it is the perfect opportunity to clear out your old clothes and make some much needed room in your wardrobe. There’s no sense keeping clothes you’ll never wear!
- Cut your hair ….. carefully
Hairdressers everywhere have been advising people not to cut their hair while in lockdown, but for most of us a trim is needed by now. There are actually a few YouTube channels where there are professional hair stylists showing you how to cut your hair, Brad Mondo is a prime example. If you are going to cut your hair make sure to buy some hair cutting scissors from amazon first!
- Learn a language
If you have always wanted to learn another language, why not take the time to do it now? There are apps such as Memrise and Duolingo that you can download to help you learn a new language little by little during this period. Whether it’s french or Chinese, learning a language can be incredibly fun and it will be an activity that you can add to your CV!
- Host a Zoom quiz
Zoom has been a refuge for many during lockdown. People have been able to see their friends and family and connect with people throughout this mess effortlessly. But a fun way to use Zoom is to host a quiz. You can create picture and music rounds, have puzzles, and spend an evening hosting a quiz for your loved ones.
- Bake bread
Bread is the ultimate pantry food, and during lockdown it is a perfect time to learn how to make it. Bread is pretty easy to make, and you can make amazing loaves, pizzas, flatbreads and rolls during your lockdown period that will accompany any meal perfectly.
- Try on your clothes
It is all too easy in life to get weighed down by the same few outfits, and when we have a whole wardrobe of clothes we never wear it feels like a real waste. Although you might not have anywhere to go to show off your outfits, it doesn’t mean you can’t dress to impress at home. Look on Pinterest for outfit ideas and recreate them in your own home. You might be surprised at the combinations you can make with what you have, plus it will stop you wanting to go and spend money on clothes online!