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ways to keep busy during lockdown or isolation for coronavirus

keep your mind occupied

By Donna BolchPublished 4 years ago Updated 3 years ago 3 min read

1/ Get jobs done around the house that have been put off or havent had time to do.....

  • These could be repairs,or renovations.

2/ Declutter your home..

  • You could go through all of your clothes and sort them out .
  • have a box or bag for donating, exchanging with family, selling, composting (any natural fibres like linen or cotton can be cut up and put in the compost) ,upcycled ..add buttons or embellishments or make jeans into shorts.
  • Put the boxes or bags of donate ,sell or exchange aside somewhere out of the way until you are out of isolation or lockdown.
  • You could go thru all of your cupboards and draws and do the same thing.
  • Go through all of your papers..sort out, file or put in folders.Get rid of any dont need any more.
  • Arrange with your different billers to get electronic statements through email instead of adding to paper clutter.

3/Rearrange your furniture or trinkets...

  • if you are sick of looking at the same room all the time and need a change..or just rearrange things on shelves or cupboards to have a different feel to the room.
  • hang some photos up. If you dont have a frame, you could put some string up and use pegs to hold the photos.

4/ have a weekly thing that you can do to make yourself feel better..or do with your family, or other people stuck in the house at the same time as you..

  • ideas include..
  • a dance party
  • each person in the household could get dressed up and have a nice dinner together (even if its baked beans on toast!)
  • have a games night
  • have a movie night or movie day..binge watch on different streaming platforms,or choose a dvd each to watch, or take turns with who gets the remote for the television.
  • weed your garden or plant seeds. Maybe start a vegie patch or herb garden.(even if its just a couple of plants on your windowsill.
  • do something creative...artwork, painting, drawing, writing, or study a subject you are interested in, just googling stuff on the internet.

4/Keep in touch with loved ones....

  • write letters to people you love
  • spend time with family and friends through instagram ,and facebook, skype or discord or any other apps that allow facetime and going live.

5/ Exercise ..

  • walk around your home
  • do housework
  • walk around your garden
  • yoga
  • meditate..find a comfy spot close your eyes and just concentrate on your breathing for 5 or 10 mins each day.
  • make up a routine you can do in your weights ,skipping rope, jogging on the spot, or boxing with a partner

6/eat and drink as well as you can..

  • If you need to ..ration food or make it last longer.
  • Stay hydrated.drink plenty of water.
  • If you have fruit trees or a vegie garden pick as much as you can and cook /dry them and freeze them for future meals.
  • Use the internet or recipe books and try different ways of cooking what you have in the fridge or cupboard and try and make in bulk so you can freeze them for another meal.

7/ Write out all the positives about being stuck at home

  • some examples could be
  • how much money you will save from not dining out, or going to shopping centres.
  • how your carbon footprint will decrease.
  • how much more time you have to get things done that you have procrastinated about around the home.
  • spending more time with the people in your home.

8/Listen to your favorite tunes..

  • listening to music is known to produce good endorphins, to enhance and promote a better mood and relaxation.
  • 9/ Do a deep clean around your home.
  • you could create a plan or schedule to do one area each day.
  • For example: clean out under the sink one day, and strip and wash your bed sheets the next day.
  • or focus on just one room per day and go nuts cleaning everything in the room.
  • have music going while you clean.
  • 10/Keep a journal and planner or diary.
  • write down how you are feeling, whether good or bad. Studys have shown that doing a brain dump and writing out whats in your head can help relieve anxiety.
  • even if you are not working from home, try keeping a routine in place and write in your diary/planner what you want to accomplish each day while you are at wash the dishes, or meditate, or watch a show that you have been meaning to watch.

We are all in this together..take care.


About the Creator

Donna Bolch

i am the very proud mother of two incredible humans,and the wife of a wonderful husband of more than 20 years,.

i suffer from fibromyalgia and functional neurological disorder.

I love photography, and reaching my goals.

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