Tips to keep busy during lockdown
Updated: Oct 28, 2020
1. Learn a new skill
Almost everybody has a skill that he/she always wanted to learn but just never had the time. Now is the perfect time to catch up and sign up for some online courses or watch some Youtube tutorials and take action to use that extra time to do something productive.
2. Catch up on your reading list
If you like reading it is the perfect time to catch up with all the unread books on your bookshelf.
3. Watch some podcasts
If you are not already listening to podcasts you are missing out. Podcast are a great productivity booster because you can listen to them while cooking, cleaning, exercising or whatever you are doing. In 2020 there is a huge amount of podcast content available for every genre. So whether you’re into fiction, self-development, productivity, or comedy, there’s something for everyone.
4. Netflix party
Instead of watching Netflix by yourself, binge watch it with your friends.
Netflix Party is a Google Chrome extension that lets you and your friends synchronise Netflix so you can watch the same thing at the same time. You can even use the chatbox to message each other. And if you’re feeling extra isolated, use Zoom or Skype to video call so you can talk.
5. Stay fit
Moving your body is one of the most important things to ensure physical and mental well-being. In most countries exercising is still allowed, so there is no reason to not go for a run or do some push-ups. If you want to keep it light, just go for a walk.
6. Zoom parties
It is important to keep in touch with your friends and family to avoid the negative affects of self- isolation on your mental health.
A fun way to do this is to have Zoom parties with your loved ones. Once you’re all inside the same Zoom room, you can have a private video call with as many people as you like.
All you need to do is create an account on Zoom, and then send the link to the people you’d like to invite to the Zoom party.