5 ways to make the most of this Coronavirus lockdown
The Covid-19 cases started in China and almost the entire world has succumbed to this life-threatening virus. More than 23,000 cases have been registered in India and the entire nation has gone for a lockdown for more than a month. The 38 districts which are currently under lockdown and some even under curfew aim to slow down public movement and break the chain of the Coronavirus spread through social distancing. In this moment of crisis, we all must stay at home and disrupt the spreading of coronavirus.
While schools and colleges and workplaces are shut down, you have ample time to get any work done or learn anything you want.
Here are a few ideas you can explore to not get bored and remain productive during this crisis –
- Let’s do free-hand exercise or yoga to stay fit –
Not only schools, colleges or offices but the gyms are also locked down for avoiding social gathering. Exercising is important to keep the strength, flexibility and most importantly the immunity on point during this Coronavirus pandemic. At home, you can do many freehand exercises like squats, push-ups, leg lifts, ab crunches and others to keep your body fit and healthy. Also, you can try yoga as it doesn’t require huge spaces and is extremely beneficial for mind and health. So, with a balanced diet plan mix some exercise and yoga to stay healthy while you stay at home during the lockdown.
- Focus on extra-curricular activities –
In a normal condition, studies often keep you occupied and give you less time to paint, dance, recite, play chess or even sing. But when the entire nation is stuck at home and you don’t have studies, then it’s time to bring out your paintbrushes or musical instruments and start pursuing your passion. Any of these extra-curricular activities are meditative and soothes your mind and keeps you calm. So, go ahead and explore your creative language and don’t get bored.
- Explore good books –
It is often said that books are a man’s best friend when nobody is around. Reading will not only boost your vocabulary skills but will also give you enough fodder yo spend your time in a world of unknown. Books like Ruskin bond collection, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, RK Narayan’s The Guide, Khuswant Singh’s Train to Pakistan, motivational books by Shiv Khera, and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and others can be easily found online for free if you don’t have them. So, engage yourself in books and have a good experience in this coronavirus lockdown time.
- Learn a new language –
Nothing can be a better time than this to learn a new language. While you have enough time at your disposal, you can bestow your dedication and have a fun experience but learning a new language. It will not only enhance your CV but will also open new avenues of education and jobs in the future. There are various free and paid online courses and mobile apps which will help you to learn new languages. Think of getting an online certificate for your new language skill and imparting the knowledge to your friends and family.
- Spend more time with family –
Turn this fight against coronavirus into an opportunity of making the most of it with your loved ones. While you are locked in your house and cannot go out spend time with those who are always there for you. Read a book to your grandparents, or play with your younger sibling and have a long chat session with your parents. Also, you can help your elders in cooking meals or cleaning the house. This quarantine will show you new life skills that will benefit you in the future.
This is indeed a tough time and staying at home is the only option. While it can be boresome and tough, these above-mentioned ways will bring a breeze of happiness to your life by keeping you busy and your mind healthy.