Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, quarantine has been declared in most countries. Of course, for people, everything that happens is very unusual and tiresome. These are the basic activities you can try to bring variety into the boring routine.
Now school and pre-school institutions, universities, shopping and entertainment centers, office buildings and catering facilities are closed. Children and adults have to stay at home. However, you need to be patient and think about your new daily routine.
It is not necessary to sit on the web all day looking for new information about the coronavirus. Moreover, in addition to reliable facts can be found a fairly large number of all kinds of fairies. And that, you have to admit, is very stressful to the nervous system. Luckily, there are many boring leisure options that will brighten up your long days of forced isolation at home.
- Reading books
It’s an old and proven way to use your free time not only with pleasure, but also with benefit. With books you will not only broaden your horizons, but also improve your visual memory and brain function. Many people prefer to read books in printed form. And others use electronic books. The benefits of reading do not change. The modern online library is rich in a huge amount of world and national literature. Books are easy to download to a medium and read, even if there is no internet. And if you are not fond of fiction, you can always read an encyclopedia or interesting reference books. Spending time reading is a great way not only to pass the day, but also to get spiritual satisfaction.
- Sports activities
Many of us are used to spending time in the gym. However, due to a forced necessity, the gym is temporarily cancelled. But do not be discouraged. You can exercise at home as well. Especially since there is enough time for that now. Many athletes under quarantine conditions also exercise at home. They share their experience online, how to improve their health and tone. After all, in addition to swimming in the pool, football, cycling, there are other types of sports training. These are yoga, fitness, aerobics, coo and so on. And there is also quite an intellectual activity – chess. It’s a sport, too.
- Computer games
Now computer games are one of the most interesting and popular ways to spend your free time. The more so that it appeared enough. Video game lovers have a huge number of different genres, for all tastes and colors. This and RPG, in which you need to perform intricate tasks and understand the complex plot. Detectives, where you need to conduct investigations and find the offender. Racing and so on. You can also involve your children in this fascinating activity. They’d be very happy to be part of the game. The main difference between computer games from the movie is that any video game makes the maximum immersion in the thick of things and become a part of them. While the events in the movie are perceived from the outside.
- Board games
If you don’t live alone, be sure to involve your family in this fascinating activity. Online stores have a wide range of all kinds of interesting and intelligent entertainment, where you can all prove yourself. These are “Monopoly”, “Civilization”, “Jenga”, “Ticket to Ride” and others. With interesting board games time passes unnoticed.
- Watching movies and TV series
Those who like to go to the cinema, now can only be satisfied with watching TV series at home. You can do this with your family, comfortably seated on the sofa by the TV, with a laptop or tablet. However, it should be remembered that abuse of this activity is not recommended. It is necessary to remember about the harm of long watching and take breaks.
Because of the quarantine, most people now have to be at home. But even that time can be usefully spent. In addition to everyday household chores and entertainment, there is also the opportunity for self-development. Thanks to the Internet, it is possible to learn a foreign language. There are quite a few qualified teachers and courses available on the Internet. It is also possible to acquire knowledge and skills in many other occupations. You can take guitar or other instruments courses. You can learn acting and even singing. Music will always brighten up the grey everyday life and raise your spirits. It is now you have time to do something that you could not afford before.
- Work at home
If you are unable to visit your job during quarantine or if your company is temporarily closed, you can search for remote jobs on the Internet. Try to look at employer offers and find an occupation that will generate income.
- Communicating with your family
In our time, as a result of high employment, sometimes there is not enough time to communicate with the family. After all, working in an office takes a lot of effort and time. And when you come home, sometimes you just want to be in silence and not talk to anyone. Now many people have enough free time. And it should be spent with benefit to themselves and their families. Just to communicate with them, to do some common business, as well as to attract children to joint leisure.
It happens that soap operas, books and games are a little too much. In this case, you can do needlework. All your skills and fantasy will be useful here. Handmade things are now increasingly popular, and handmade is less and less perceived as a hobby of bored housewives. Handicrafts are now an independent field of freelance, which generates a good income. Especially during the quarantine period, you will be able to profit from your free time. Try modeling, modeling, making all sorts of handicrafts. On the Internet it is easy to find many sites and videos with lessons. There you will get qualified advice in many areas.
If you have some free time for quarantine, you can do some creative work. A lot of us used to do that as kids. But with time we forgot about such an interesting pastime. There are very interesting video lessons on YouTube. And thanks to modern technologies today it is possible to use not only paper and pencil, but also electronic devices – tablet and stylus. Or you can even do 3-D modeling. Using your imagination, you will learn to reproduce ideas and images. It’s a very good job to draw paintings by number. Even without artistic ability, you can create beautiful paintings. You can just order the samples online. Choose a landscape, still life or something else to your liking. Instructions, paints and brushes are included.
Let’s hope that soon this unpleasant streak will end, we will all return to our permanent jobs and life will get better. In the meantime, good health, endurance, patience, and understanding. Combine these activities with other equally interesting and useful things.