Several nations around the world have made it mandatory for their residents to quarantine themselves to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). That being said, it is possible to utilize this period to your potential benefits. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the lockdown.
1 Spend time in the balcony
If you miss the open areas and are bored of sitting in the four walls of your home, use the balcony more often. Utilize it and spend some time outside in the Sun. Make a cup of coffee or tea for yourself, get a book and read it, you can also open the windows of your room. Sit out and spend time with your partner. Relax and enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your balcony.
2 Stay calm and relaxed
It is also essential to keep yourself relaxed during this time of uncertainty. Summer is already here, so you need to create a quiet and relaxed environment. Keep your home cool even during the hottest months of the year. However, natural wind and airflow is an extremely effective way to keep your home fresh and cool. You can also use AC a little bit but avoid as much as possible.
3 Do chores
This is an opportunity to take advantage of assigning duties to specific family members. It can also help with imparting an awareness of responsibility in your children, and you’d be surprised by how much children, especially toddlers, like to help you out. Take advantage of this.
4 Cook together
Many people find cooking a creative, stress-releasing activity instead of something you need to do every day. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice who is just starting to try different things, cooking can be a refreshing experience.
When children get hungry, it’s easy to reach for the potato chips or cookies. You can transform their food cravings into a healthy activity. Prepare nutritious snacks together. As they assist you in getting their meals ready, they learn to make healthy eating choices that will last with them for a lifetime.
There are many nutritious snack recipes online that you can use-like Paneer cheese toast, Oatmeal pancakes, and many more.
5 Play games
Games like Hide-and-Seek, 30 Seconds Game, Uno, Ludo, etc. can be considered as an excellent way of spending more time together as a family. Sudoku and crossword puzzles are also a good option for youngsters. You will have a fabulous time playing this. It will keep your mind healthy and sharp.
6 Entertainment options
There are many options, in the form of Books, Films, Netflix Shows, or your favourite TV shows that can entertain you. Keep your mind, knowledge, and memory sharp with a self-development book or biography. Keep in touch with your loved ones through voice and video calls.
7 Eat together
It doesn’t matter who is your quarantine partner; whether it is your family, parents, partner, or kids, it is essential to plan a time during the day to eat a meal together. It makes a lot of sense, when you think about it! So, take this as an opportunity to make a bond with everyone again. You will make some incredible memories.
8 Have a disco night
Move the couches or dining table out the way. You can use YouTube to find some disco flashing lights videos. Once you’ve turned off the lights and the music plays, it will feel like a real disco. So enjoy these moments with your family and kids to make some precious memories.
9 Get crafty
There are many art & craft projects you can do from the comfort of your house. You don’t need to buy items from the outside. You can do it with things that are already in your home. For example, search online for crafting activities you can do with newspapers, craft papers and waste materials. You can also cut out paper snowflakes, stars and flowers and use them to decorate your child’s room.
Try these things and make yourself busy and relaxed over the lockdown period at your home. You can also use the extra time to be perfect on those skills you’ve always wanted to learn, such as baking, dancing, drawing, playing an instrument, learning a new language or knitting and so on.