So the pandemic is the new normal and is not going away after like two odd years. New variants are making everyone anxious and the governments have so much at stake. They cannot let things go out of hand and the moment they see something critical, a lockdown is announced. There will be rare cases when people are enjoying such an unsocial time when isolation is the best way to live. Spending time is no more like it used to be, you have to use your time just inside your house, work there and not go out at all. It can be extremely frustrating to be inside all the time for extended periods of time. The best possible solution is to use this time positively and resourcefully. This will not only have positive effects on your brain but also help you follow a routine. Here is a list of helpful tips that will help you in moving through these times smoothly and hopefully happily.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
The Internet is easily available nowadays and online courses are being done so easily. Language is something that can be learned by anyone through online sessions. You do not need to be personally present at the said place to do some experiments to clear your doubts. Just have to listen to your instructor and go about it. Find some time daily or whatever their schedule is and learn a language you have always wanted to. Times are going to change and you would not get an easy opportunity to learn like the pandemic lockdowns. In fact, this is an ideal time to do so.
TRY TO COOKOUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Cooking is a life skill and therapeutic too. Improve your skillset in the meantime and enjoy them after. If you have never baked, try some new recipes. Try some instant dessert mix to start with something easy and go on improving each passing session. You need not do it every day. Just learn something new when you have some time at hand.
DECLUTTER YOUR HOME
Clutter is a part of everyone’s life. How many times have you promised yourself that you would deep clean your home the next weekend? This is the time to do it. Deep clean each and every room on separate days and declutter in the process. In the process of isolation, you will end up having more cupboards and closet space. Deep cleaning will also help in resetting your home to a more positive environment where everything has been cleaned thoroughly. You will never have so much time at your hand otherwise.
START TAKING CARE OF YOUR FITNESS LEVELS
If you have never thought about it, now is the time. Start a simple fitness routine and see how your body reacts to it. Go on adding variety to your fitness time and see what suits you. It is important to be fit in these uncertain times where stagnation and a sedentary lifestyle have become the norm. You will see a sea change in your health and mental health. Make a start and do not let this habit go post lockdown.
READ A NICE BOOK
Reading books helps in keeping the brain sharp. If you have some, read it, if not order one and read at least some parts every day. It will go a long way in keeping you away from unnecessary, negative thoughts.
It might look like there is nothing to do and you have been caged in your home but given an opportunity to analyze a lot of things can be done and truth be told what has been mentioned is not are not just the only things that can be done. There are so many other important things worth a try.