Interesting things to do in lockdown : If you’re stuck at home because of the lockdown, these 8 simple things you can do with your family or friends you are at home with will make the time pass a bit more easily and definitely make it a lot more fun too! Read on to know how to beat the stress during this time…
1. Host game night
Playing anything from board games to video games with your family during lockdown is a great way to have a good laugh and forget the stresses of the moment. If you’re home alone, you can also try having game night virtually. Pick your favourite board games, play Pictionary or break out the cards – or better yet, make up a game of your own and try something different! Add some delicious snacks and beverages and you’ve got yourself a fun night.
2. Have a dance party
Virtual dance parties have become a huge hit during the pandemic as more and more people are finding new and creative ways to enjoy the things that they used to without risking their health. A virtual dance party or one with your family or flatmates is another way to just let loose and enjoy the moment. All you need to do is turn up your favourite music and dance your heart out. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance; forget your inhibitions and just vibe with the music.
3. Create themed days
Being indoors can get boring very easily with having to see the same four walls every day. Themed days can beat the blues by giving you something to look forward to. Recreate your favourite activities indoors by having themed days. Love camping? Try setting up a tent in your living room, turning off the lights, exchanging spooky stories and munching on some treats.
4. Reconnect with family and friends
Many people are struggling during this time and not everyone is able to cope with being indoors all the time. This is a good time to reconnect with family and friends and check up on them to see how they’re doing. You can also offer help and support the best way you can even if it’s just lending a listening ear. Reach out to those people you’ve lost contact with or those you fought with and make amends.
5. Cook together
Cooking is one activity that you can’t put on hold and it’s something that can get very monotonous. Get the whole family involved and break out the cookbooks and recipes you’ve been putting off. You have the extra time to indulge in making your favourite meals and you can now add that extra effort you may not have been able to do pre-pandemic. If you’re in lockdown with your partner, take turns and cook each other’s favourite meals or recreate the meal you ate on your first date.
6. Try DIY projects
Whether it is repairing or repurposing things at home, making crafts with your kids, starting an herb garden or painting coffee cups, find that one (or more) DIY project that resonates with you and start it. There’s no time like the present and DIY projects will not only keep you busy, but it’ll also make you happy when you see the end result.
7. Pamper yourself
If you didn’t have the time to pamper yourself during pre-pandemic times, now’s the time to indulge in some self-care and spoil yourself a little. Try face packs, hair masks or at-home manicures and pedicures. You can even give yourself a massage with body oils and scrubs. Self-care can go a long way in making your day brighter and helping you feel better so add this to your weekly routine and feel the stress melt away.
8. Work out
Can’t go to the gym or didn’t have the time to go? Try an online exercise class. There are plenty of classes to choose from now – yoga, pilates, personal training and even help with diet. You can even get your family or partner involved and take a group class. Moving around and sweating it out releases endorphins that is great for your mood and the exercise will do wonders for your body too.