CORONA VIRUS: THINGS TO DO AT HOME (IN SELF-QUARANTINE)

Things to do during Self-Quarantine

With this global pandemic outbreak and world health emergency, so much is happening around the globe and we, humans, are made to adapt to the Social Distancing, Self Isolation and Self Quarantine practices for our own good. We are spending all the time in our homes as it is best to keep ourselves safe.

A lot of people are continuing to work from home which is great but for many people, work from home is not an option considering their nature of the job.

Now, it seems like a period of relaxation to many but we are sure that there are people out there who don’t know how to productively use this time of 21 days lockdown in India.

For a start, taking longer naps and resting all day, spending hours and hours in front of TV or Phone seems like a good plan but trust us, for all the 21 days, you wouldn't want to end up being so lazy and lethargic that by the end of this lockdown when you look back, all you could remember was nothing but how the time was used least productively.

To give you a direction as to how you can proceed with some enriching experiences, while still being at home, we have enumerated a list of a few Self Quarantine activities. So let's begin the fun-

Complete all that’s pending

Complete all that’s pending

First and foremost, we must complete all the pending tasks that we were hanging up on due to lack of time or procrastination because by now, we should understand that this is a global emergency. This is once in a lifetime situation that has been observed (and god forbid it from repeating) and we must learn to make proper use of our time because life seems too short to skip things to the next day considering the situations around. If we are getting to do social distancing, self-isolation, self-quarantine while we are still safe in our home, surrounded by our loved ones, we must feel blessed and pray for the rest of the world fighting this pandemic.

Invest in the good habit of working out

Invest in the good habit of working out

Health is the purest form of wealth as they say it. Hence it is the best time when you can invest your effort in following a healthy regimen and indulge in some work out sessions. Since you are at home, you can be regular and in a period of 21 days, you can achieve your health goals. Remember that it’s not just about losing weight but also to boost the immunity which is essential to fight the virus. It will also keep you energized and focused throughout the day if you are working from home.

Make a good habit

Make a good habit

Legend has it that it takes a time of 21 days to make a habit. Hence it’s the best time to pick a habit which can be really helpful for you. Some of the habits can be starting the day with a glass of warm water, exercising every day, Learning 1 new thing every day, Habit of meditating, Habit of writing or reading, Healthy eating or it could be any habit that you wish to implement in your life in the long run!
  • Pick a hobby- We all dream of doing something or the other but don’t get enough time to pursue it! So now, when we have plenty of time to ourselves, why don’t we start enjoying that hobby again. Singing a song by the window, dancing to the beats of favorite music, painting your heart out, cooking the most delectable delicacies, reading favorite author’s recent publications, writing poems, rounds of games or just binge-watching the shows that were there on the watch list from a long time (Yeah that can be a hobby too)! Well, it could be anything and everything that your heart approves of!
  • Learn a skill- If there’s any skill on your mind, it’s time that you learn it online or through practice to make the most out of this self-quarantine time. It not necessarily is something that is related to your professional development only but it can also boost up your personality as a whole as well!

Cleaning out

Cleaning out

Be it a desk, a room, your kitchen, a particular section of your home that requires attention, or your house as a whole, cleaning out is a great option for it helps you keep busy, makes you move, and when done, gives a clean and fresh feeling. Also, during this situation of Corona Virus Outbreak, it is advisable to keep your surroundings clean for a safer environment.

Give your living space a makeover 

Give your living space a makeover

Now in addition to cleaning, what you can do is change certain things here and there or carry out that project you wanted to for so long. Plan and pick out the best home decor products online and obviously add those to your cart to be ordered when the situations are under control. This would help you save time later on as now, you have plenty of time and visual representation of your home in mind which would help you choose better. This is the best time when you can go for Balcony makeover in budget or Room Makeover and Closet Makeover in the budget because since you are not allowed to step out of the house, you would want to make the best use of available things by making DIY decor for makeover minimizing the cost.

Invest more time doing new things 

Invest more time doing new things

Give your life the rejuvenation it needs by starting something new. Work on your ideas, plan out things that were on your mind for a long time. Read more about things that interest you and then proceed with an action plan which can be one of the meaningful ways to spend self-quarantine time at home. However, how about starting that blog or youtube channel that you have been thinking of lately? Sounds like a great idea right? So go on, start right away and let this quarantine time be an effective time for you!

Spend more time with family 

Spend more time with family

It's the time to come closer to your nearest and dearest ones which the busy schedule of working life doesn't allow that often. Sit back and relax and have deep conversations with your family about pretty much anything and everything. One of the best things to do during self-quarantine and another great idea to spend some time with the family is to start playing the board games from the ’90s or thanks to Door Darshan, you can even watch Ramayana, Mahabharat, and Shaktiman with them and take a walk down the memory lane with nostalgia hitting so hard!

    Talk more with friends over virtual mediums 

    Talk more with friends over virtual mediums

    If you are wondering What to do during the quarantine period, one great option could be to have a conversation with friends. In the hustle-bustle of everyday life and in a quest to catch up with the pace of the world, we get away from our friends in more ways than we can think of. It’s now the time to rebuild the bond and stay connected with our near and dear ones by giving them a call or thanks to the technology by making video calls.

     

    To sum it up, we urge you all to stay inside the home and spend as much time as possible indoors and maintain all precautions that are required to keep this virus at bay. Make the most use of available resources at home, refrain from panic buying and frequent visits to even nearby stores, avoid any human contact and say no to the dissemination of fake and negative news around, break the chain.

    Stay safe, stay indoors!