Hey guys, in today’s post I am going to be talking to you guys about different ways in which you could spend your time right now when we need to be social distancing to help with the current pandemic. Some of these I will be doing myself because I think it is important to not only relax but use this time well so that you don’t get bored and it may help in terms of feeling productive as well.
- Blog- of course I couldn’t write a post on this website and not mention blogging. I think blogging is a great way in which you could spend some of your free time, there are so many different topics which you are on depending on your interests. And if you have quite a few different interests you could always have your blog be a place where you can talk about and express your interest in those sections.
This is kind of similar to the blogging one but of course it is different because blogging is writing posts perhaps including some video footage and photographs however as many of you may know YouTube is a site where you can create and upload lots of different videos which could be a good way to spend your time and build up an audience of viewers on their.
From the title of this idea you might think I am talking about school/college or University projects however I am not. Although, of course it is important that during this time you still try your best to keep up with your work I am more talking about personal projects. I was talking to my friend about this the other day and we both talked about how we are planning to complete some personal projects, for example you could paint/embroider some of your clothes. You could scrapbook, bullet journal more often, redecorate your room the list would go on for ages of different ideas for you to do.
4. Video calling friends/family you don’t live with
Although, spending more times on hobbies and projects is a good way to spend your time I am sure that being at home almost all the time may make you feel lonely which is valid and a good way to counteract this feeling so that it doesn’t become to overwhelming could be to video call people. Depending on how you feel, you could video call people a few times a weekly or even everyday which is something I have been doing. Although, you can also message people I feel like video calling is more personal than messaging and will allow you to feel more connected despite being at home.
Order some books for yourself to read/ read online or read books from your house that you might not have before. I personally love reading however I’ve realized that because I am busy often reading doesn’t take priority and i find that I don’t have much time to, however i find that reading is a lovely relaxing task to do and I like getting lost in books.
Who doesn’t love binge watching a good show?, i know I do. You will have more time to do this and watch more new shows which you haven’t seen before which is great, also I saw how there might be this new feature on their were you can watch it in a group and discuss what you guys are watching so that could also be good in making you feel less lonely.
Have a pamper evening, why not?, its good for you and you can plan and prepare it for yourself to take your mind of the stress this situation has caused for people and know that you isolating yourself right now is the right thing to do to help the situation.
8. Learn a new instrument
Of course, I am aware that lessons most likely won’t be available face to face right now but you could do online lessons for an instrument and there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube to help teach yourself how to play an instrument.
Is there an instrument which you have wanted to learn how to play for a while?, why not take this time to start teaching yourself that?. It’ll be a good feeling when this improved to know that you have learnt something new during your time alone.
9. Try out a new hair look if you want
I’m considering maybe doing this, it doesn’t have to be a really dramatic change if you don’t want it to be it’s up to you it’s your hair after all. This could be something interesting a fun for you to do during this time, especially if your hair has rules against say unnaturally colored dyed hair, why not do it now?, think about if you have ever had a time where you maybe wanted to try having your hair blue, pink, purple etcetera.
If you don’t want to dye your hair an unnatural you could dye your hair a different natural color or even if you would rather not dye your hair you could get a new hair cut or try out an undercut. There is a great variety of different ideas you could choose from to try out.
Even though I am pretty sure that the gyms in the UK have been closed in the mean time right now in the UK, you could always try doing some home workouts during this time or even make your own workout plan to start you way into your fitness journey.
Meditation is great for your mental health especially in terms of feeling present and I think that it is going to be important for everyone to make sure that they are still looking after their mental health during this time.
There are also online counselling sites such as Kooth which are good to talk to about how you are feeling.
12. Spending time with your family (who you live with in your home)
During this time of course you aren’t meant to be visiting family and friends who you don’t live with for safety reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend time with your family who you live with.
Why not organize an evening together where you can watch a movie together in your lounge or have a board games evening. During usual busy day to day life sometimes it means that we have less time to spend with the people we live with especially if you are a lot so this could be a good time to do that.
If you have wanted to try baking something new why not do it, you could improve on a new skill. Or you could just have a relaxed time where you make and decorate some cupcakes for fun.
Remember to not panic by in order to do this though, with everything going on at the moment, try to make something with the ingredients you already have in your home in the recipe if possible.
Right now, you might not have everything you might want to fully redecorate your room but you can start to do it if not. Even if this involves just moving a few things around in your room to see how it looks a bit differently.
You could even try to do some DIY activities for when you are redecorating your room which would add quite a personal touch to your room.
15. Closet clear out
Closet clearing seems like one of those jobs on a to do list which most people would say “I will do that later” but now you have some extra time to be able to do it, so why not go through your closet and see what clothes you want to keep and which you don’t think you will wear much again or don’t fit you again and sell it or give it to a charity shop once the situation has improved.
Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post