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21 Things to do during the Lock-down period

Submitted by Karthikeyan on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:23

1. Clean your house

Hygienic is the first and topmost priority. On normal days or weekends, we don't have enough time to clean our house completely. So it is great to utilize this lockdown period to clean our house completely from top to bottom and stay healthy and hygienic.

2. Re-arrange the furniture or things in the cupboard

We may rearrange the furniture to make more space and to give more comforts. 

3. Read your favourite books

Read all your favourite books. Look at your home library or shelf and pick the best book to read.  If you don't have it, you get the books available online.  Try Amazon Kindle & Google Playbooks. Amazon Kindle Unlimited monthly subscription will help you to access many more books at low cost. 

4. Watch your favourite movies

Many of working persons don't have any time to watch movies, it is a great time to watch your all missed movies. 

5. Write a blog article / poem / book / short story

It is time to express our talent, we can write a new article on any topic on our own blog or famous blog platforms. If you are expert in writing poems, books, short stories it is time to do it. 

6. Play games

It is time to play and enjoy with kids & family members. Here are a few game ideas 

  • Hide & Seek
  • Board Games - Carom, Chess
  • Card Games
  • Dice Games

7. Learn a new language

Are you interested in learning a new language, it is time to start it. There are many online courses & mobile apps available. 

E.g. Apps : 

  • Duolingo.
  • HelloTalk
  • Memrise.
  • LinguaLift
  • Mindsnacks.
  • Busuu.
  • Babbel

8. Learn a new technology - photoshop, graphic design or a new computer language etc., 

It is time to learn and develop your technical skills. Choose the skill you are most interested or which will help you in your working environment. 

Here are a few ideas

9. Start Workout / Fitness Plan

It is time to stop your excuses, start your workout plan and stay healthy. :-) 

10. Start a Diet plan

Start a healthy diet plan. You are at home, now you have enough time to prepare and plan your own schedule. So eat healthily, start practising a good diet plan. 

11. Do Yoga / Meditate

It is must be needed for everyone because of our stressful work and life. Start learning yoga asanas. Do meditation too, it will work do awesomeness to your mind. It is not a big thing. Simply sit without doing anything. :-) Many online courses available even for free. Pick a one and start practising it. 

12. Recall your old memories photographies, videos 

Take your marriage Album or Open your Google photos and go down through your old photos and enjoy the happy memories. 

13. Learn cooking / Learn to cook a new recipe

Now it is the time hotels are closed and we can't go out during this lock-down period, So, if you don't know cooking, start learning it. We may face hard times when we have to live a self-reliant life. If you already an expert on it, do a different recipe and surprise your kids & family members. 

14. Gardening

If you have space around your home, start growing some trees and plants. 

15. Teach / Share your knowledge through social media

If you are a social media addict, spend it in a useful way. You may start a video series on youtube or Facebook. Share your knowledge through social media. But do not share any fake news or hoaxes. 

16. Show your creativity - Drawing / Crafting

Develop your creative skills. Here are a few ideas

  • Drawing
  • Papercrafts
  • Homemade greeting cards

17. Create your own photo video/movie

Do you have lots of photos on your mobile / PC? Create your own animated movie using photos, mix music and share it with your friends and set as WhatsApp status. Enjoy the way. 

If you are using Windows 10 - Try inbuilt photos app. 

If you are on the Mobile Phone, try apps such as VivaVideo, Filmora, InShot, KineMaster etc., 

18. Call and talk to your old friends

In everyday life, we do not have time to keep in touch with our old friends, now you can call and talk to your school friends or text them in WhatsApp. 

19. Try new costumes/dress

Now you have a lot of time, so you can try new dresses, costumes. Do facial, makeup etc., until you get the look you wish ;-)

20. Make your own Indoor picnic / Cinema

Decorate your home and arrange furniture to look like a picnic. You can also plan for watching movies in cinema style. Prepare some snacks and healthy drinks to enjoy with family.

21. Have a virtual party

We can't meet friends & relatives in this lockdown period, but stay connected with them using video call. Screencast your phone screen to TV and set your phone camera to focus you all along with the dining table. Now enjoy the virtual party with your friends.

Video calling app suggestions, 

One to one - Google Duo, WhatsApp 

Many to Many - Google Hangouts

 

Do you have any other ideas? Comment below...

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