Ever since we all went into quarantine to stay safe from catching COVID-19, we’ve lost track of time. Days turn into nights faster than we could’ve imagined. You think it’s finally the weekend when in fact, the week just started, and you’re sitting on Monday. The days blend together seamlessly, and time doesn’t mean anything anymore because now you have all the time in the world to do whatever you want except for going outside.
Being stuck at home is only fun when it’s on your terms. Who knew we’d be confined in our homes for months! We’ve lost motivation, energy, and hope for what the future has in store for us during this time. Holding a positive attitude has never been this hard. But enough is enough. It’s time to change things around and control what we can to bring back our motivation and productivity.
Adjusting to the new normal isn’t easy, but the silver lining in this situation is that we’re living with more time in our pockets than ever before. We can use this time to achieve goals we always planned to and do things we looked forward to. So grab a pen and piece of paper and write down the 8 most fun activities you can do to make the most of your quarantine.
Let’s get started!
1. Forget shows, stream a documentary
Our youth, including teenagers and young adults, have developed a certain fondness for limited series. Netflix is an entertaining trap that can turn your days into nights within what feels like a few hours. Watching new shows every week on Netflix is a great way to pass the time, but it can also add to your unproductivity. They can be a time-waster if that’s all you watch the whole day. Instead, try to bring in documentaries to your watch list as well. Learn about current affairs or subjects you like interestingly.
Netflix offers an incredible selection of documentaries worth your while. If not Netflix, you can stream some excellent documentaries by subscribing to the AT&T DIRECTV service. From On-demand titles to live sports, DIRECTV is dedicated to bringing quality content to you with its fantastic channel lineup and app. So, what are you waiting for? Put on an interesting documentary series and learn something new in this quarantine.
2. Start blogging
Blogging is a great way to keep track of your days. Not only that, journaling in your ideas, thoughts, observations, and activities helps you become more productive and focused. You can easily analyze what motivates you and what stresses you through this journal. It helps in keeping track of how your days passed. Moreover, once you feel you’ve gained an edge over blogging, you can even set up your own personal blog on the internet and share it publicly.
3. Learn a new skill
Who knows when you’ll find the time again to learn something new? Whether it’s related to sports, games, music, or studies, learn something new. Practice makes perfect! Constant learning is a great way to build your portfolio.
4. Enroll in a course
The internet is a wonderful place, as long as we know what we’re doing. It has provided us with unlimited resources to expand our knowledge and experiment with our capability of trying new things. Enrolling in a new course not only helps you excel better in a specific area, but it looks good on your CV as well. Learn a new course on anything; politics, law, science, business, arts, history, etc.
5. Try different social networking platforms
Yes, Facebook and Instagram are two of the most popular social platforms out there when connecting with family, friends, celebrities, public figures, etc. However, if you like learning about new innovations and networks, you’ll be excited to know there are so many apps that want your attention! LinkedIn to expand your professional network, Snapchat to make memories, Reddit to participate in open discussions, or Pinterest to share aesthetic design boards and ideas about anything in the world!
6. Follow up on your personal development
This quarantine has indeed blessed us with more time than we could’ve ever imagined. It’s our responsibility to do ourselves a favor and work on our mental and physical health. Whether that’s professional or personal, no one’s perfect, and we all need to work on ourselves to become better. How you cope with this situation speaks volumes about your endurance, capability, patience, and drive. Create your own development plan and work on your progress.
Staying indoors 24/7 is frustrating until you find a way to release that frustration. Meditation helps quite well in clearing your mind and de-stressing your body. It improves your wellbeing and helps you become more mindful of your surroundings. Try to find a small and quiet corner, light up some candles, put on some soft music, and start meditating. Relax and remove any negative thoughts from your mind. Isolation is dreadful, and the last thing you need is to lose your mental and physical awareness.
8. Do a DIY project
DIY projects are fun to work on. a DIY project can be anything. It can be fixing things in the house, redoing your room, renovating your bathroom, painting your bedroom wall, etc. It shows how capable and talented you are to handle things by yourself or in a team. You’ll even want to take bigger projects around since it’s so fun.
The Bottom Line
Now that you know how to improve your physical & mental wellbeing get started with some favorite activities on the list! Make the most of this quarantine to avoid any future regrets.