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How to keep busy during isolation...

By Skaur 28 Mar 2020

The whole world is experiencing a pandemic at the moment due to the Coronavirus. A lot of countries have gone into lockdown and schools, businesses, shops and cafes have also closed down as a result.

We, in the UK, are currently advised to stay indoors and social distant ourselves in order to stop the spread of the virus. Of course staying indoors for a lengthy period of time can result to boredom especially when you have no clue of how to keep yourself entertained!

So we have a few tips for you so you can keep yourself entertained and busy!

1. Work out at home

man doing yoga session

With all the gyms closed at the moment, some you may be feeling a little deflated by not being about to get your usual workout in. Find free workout and videos online to follow along with, or make up your own routine. Jump on the treadmill or other home workout equipment if you have it and listen to music or watch TV while you do.

  • Try exercises like squats, arm circles, or a plank for something that doesn’t take up a lot of space or require a lot of movement in the home.
  • Even if you have to be stationary for most of the day, challenge yourself to get up every hour or half hour to do a simple stretch or a few jumping jacks.

2. Enjoy Nature

sun shining on tree

Why not go to your local park, stretch those legs and get some fresh air? Or even sit out in the garden when the weather warms up. Remember to keep your distance from people when walking in the park and remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds when you come back home.

3. Read More

Delve into a novel you’ve meant to read or an informative book or newspaper on a new subject to keep your mind engaged.

Try picking up a book you’ve never read before, or a nonfiction book on a subject you know nothing about. Next time you have a conversation with someone, you’ll be able to tell them all about what you learned.

If you have to read a book that you’re not too interested in for a class or work project, get into it by curling up somewhere comfortable with a cup of coffee or tea, take the book outside, or even read it out loud to make it more engaging.

4. Complete jobs around the house

person holding knitted textiles

Make a to-do list for the day or week, to help you manage any tasks you’d like to get done during that time.

Try prioritising your to-do lists by listing items in order of importance or breaking them into specified categories (e.g. Today, Tomorrow, Weekend, or Urgent, Soon, If Time Allows).

This is the time to get the laundry, ironing, cleaning your room, having a clear out, organising your wardrobe or any tasks you have been leaving on the back-burner. 

5. Learn to cook!

smiling man standing and mixing near woman in kitchen area of the house

Now you may use studying as an excuse to not knowing how to cook, but now is the perfect opportunity to learn and cook like a pro! There are many recipes that are quick and easy which you could use to learn from and even time lapse videos that show you the cooking process.

So we hope you keep yourself entertained during this period and become a pro chef!

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