10 Interesting Ways to Spend Time At Home During Covid
Updated On May 01, 2021
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Quarantine might sound very daunting or difficult in the beginning, but we can always make it productive by looking at the brighter side of it. For a long time, people had been complaining of not spending enough time with their family members, of not cleaning up their rooms regularly, of not being able to finish a long-cherished book. But, now that most of us are staying and working at home or being quarantined, we do have time to pay attention to these aspects. Let us look at 10 different ways by which we can productively utilize in-home quarantine -
10 Ways to Spend Time At Home During Covid Quarantine
The following are a list of 10 ways to spend time at home during Covid Quarantine -
1. Finish Reading A Book
Have you been trying to complete that book by your favorite author for months now but could not complete it for lack of time? This is it! Reading has always been the most productive way of utilizing your leisure and there can be no better way than home quarantine to finish reading a long-cherished book. Find yourself that cozy little nook in your house, grab a cup of coffee, and immerse yourself in the pages of the book, in a world that was so close to you all this while, but yet so far.
2. Arrange Your Wardrobe
Most of us do not get the opportunity to neatly organizing our wardrobes on a daily basis. The home quarantine can be a fantastic time to ‘declutter’ your clothes, exactly as you would do with your Instagram feed. Stack your daily wears, group your clothes according to a color gradient, give away your old ones and make space for new ones. Celebrities were all over the internet for cleaning their wardrobe during Covid and maybe you could also follow the trend and be productive.
Haven’t we all been complaining about the extra fat and cellulite on our bodies for ages? Well, hit the floor and pay attention to what your body demands from you. The home quarantine can be a good time for you to restart exercising or practice yoga, making up for your lost time at the gym. Create a workout routine and try to stick to it. There are many exercises that are easy and you can do it with your other family members as well that are both fun and effective in keeping you fit and your spirits high.
4. Grow Plants
For those of you who always had a knack for gardening and love plants, home quarantine is a good way of taking care of them. You can plant new seedlings, tend to them and watch them grow into a beautiful efflorescence, adding grace and charm to your indoors. Furthermore, gardening is also very relaxing and by being engaged in this activity, you can de-stress automatically without having to think too much about it.
5. Start A New Hobby
While staying at home has its own perks, it can also get a little boring at times. You can always choose to learn something new or start a new hobby instead of listlessly wiling away time. For example, you can learn to sing or play a new instrument, paint a picture, learn how to cook or take up creative writing. Learning is a lifelong process and it is never too late for anything. You can think of utilizing some of these tips to diversify your interests as well.
6. Redecorate Your Home
If you are an artist and you have always wanted a break from professional obligations to redecorate and refurbish your home, there can be no better time than utilizing your home quarantine days. You can paint, draw or craft and take inspiration from the plethora of DIYs found on the internet for adding something new to your house. You can also paint your room in a creative way and rearrange your furniture to give your home a whole new look.
7. Spend Time With Your Family
Staying at home is a golden opportunity for you to spend the maximum time with your family members and loved ones. We seldom get the opportunity of engaging with them due to our hectic work schedules and often miss out on the little things that bring joy and happiness. Use your home quarantine to sit down and talk with them, play games and be a part of their daily household activities. If you have a pet, take out the time to groom and feed them. It will make you feel more connected with them and recharge your spirits for the entire day.
8. Clean Your House
One of the many ways of productively using your home quarantine is by doing a thorough cleaning of your house. There have been nooks and crannies in your home that might need your attention and you might also want to get rid of unnecessary things that have been accumulating over the years. Take a break from your busy schedule to give your home the squeaky clean sparkle it deserves because: cleanliness is next to godliness.
9. Watch Your Favourite Series And Films
Our busy schedules and hectic work life does not always leave us with the spare time to watch our favorite television shows and films. The home quarantine can be a good way of delving into series and movies that you have wanted to see for a long. You can use the free time to binge-watch some popular series and cinema.
All the activities mentioned above involve being physical in some way or the other. But it is also important for us to be mindful of our mental health, especially when we are completely cut off from the rest of the world and confined to the four walls of our home. You can meditate and give your mind the calm, composure, and peace it deserves amidst so much chaos. Meditation is one of the best ways of improving your mental well-being and investing a few minutes of your day to clearing your mind can be a great way in filtering out negative thoughts and anxiety.
This is a list of 10 things you can do to spend time in home quarantine due to Coronavirus. But don’t stop and limit yourself to these aspects only! It is only a suggestive list of what you might do when you’re at home, you can always look for other fulfilling activities to complement your lifestyle. Before you start looking for newer things to do, these are some activities that you can start doing right away and bid adieu to your lockdown gloom.
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.