Being inside the home for such a long time is definitely hard and surely made all of us realize that we find it a lot harder to live without any social interactions. Missing your usual meeting points and the traditions you had created with your friends has been a common thing today. All we are wishing for is everyone to stay safe and to find that goddamn vaccine for it. But being in quarantine also has made us a lazy sloth that just is seen sleeping and on the phone perhaps eating too. The fact that a lot of people have done or accomplished something good in this long and boring time, makes us want to change something about us as well. Some of us when ahead and gave ourselves an extreme makeover, some picked up that fitness game and some have mastered how to make round chapatis for the family.
The times also made us realize who are the real friends of our lives and who just pretended to be your friend. We made some new connections in the loss of old ones which is awesome. let us appreciate the hard work and the dedication of those who actually took advantage of this time period to change something about themselves or to work on one of their weak areas or just to have fun in a productive way, because we know that only a few are able to stick to their plan. So why not have a look at the list of these activities that you can do so that when you step out of the house after the end of this pandemic, your people will be surprised by your progress and so that you can say to the naysayers that you have done something worth remembering. We all will remember this pandemic and the struggle we had to go through just to keep up with life.this should be considered as a milestone in everyone’s life, to be honest, and we should definitely learn and take a lesson to be more careful with taking care of mother nature.
So without ranting any further, let us move on to the list that you are here for. These can be small or big things depending upon what you feel like are the best things for you to try out or to pursue during the testing times of the nature.
1. Pick up the book that you wanted to read.
Reading different books is just like getting different opinions but in a very subtle way. Reading them will help you to gain perspective about a lot of things and even improve your vocabulary and English for some people. Most people prefer to read self help and development books which will be our first recommendation as it is the best time to work on things, but you can choose according to your taste in these things.
2. Develop a hobby.
there are hundreds and thousands of things that you can develop as a hobby. It is just that you need to be patient and be consistent with it. Things like making your bed after waking up or cleaning your room and surfaces daily( which you are probably already doing) or just to not touch your phone after waking up are some of the things.
3. Bake something.
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Were you afraid till know that your cake or brownie would burn if you did even try and your mother will screw the hell out of you after looking at all the burnt dishes and what a mess you made while making it? Well then we all are scared but try it out at least just to make sure that you do not regret not doing it after all the time has passed and you get back to your normal routine that you have hated for so many years of your life. Start with something easy to make and then gradually increase the time and complications of the whole process. If you have no time for baking, now online cake order in Pune
4. Learn a musical instrument.
Find out what you feel like learning and make it your reality. Maybe you can impress your crush later on or just to have something more about yourself to tell. Many of the people have been taking online lessons which takes us to our next thing to do.
5. Take online courses.
With all the things available nowadays on the internet you really legit have no reason not to take advantage of these. if you are an entrepreneur learn more about launching that business of yours or maybe take the risk of actually launching it during this time. Learn something about art and culture if that is what interests you. learning a new language is also something that you can do over this time. there are a lot of things to learn all you need to do is choose the right one and start to learn things.
6. Look after your health.
It is very crucial to look after your health these days and by this, we mean to take a good and green diet and working out regularly. You should be pushing your limits now that it is high time. maybe you must have put on some weight by eating all those lovely dishes made by your mom with lots of Ghee and butter or binge eating after watching late-night shows. of course, you will feel overwhelmed after eating those green and bland vegetables for such a long time. To sure that sickness for pizza and fries, look onto the next one.
7. Try to cook your favorite cuisines.
Okay, we are a little bit late to tell this to you guys but just take it as another reminder that you still have this to do when everything else seems like too much effort. Flex about these delicious meals on your social handles and just see how much love you gain.
8. Take up painting as a new skill.
You do not have to be like Picasso or someone else greater, to put together a nice piece of art. Paint whatever you feel like and you can decorate your own place or your room with your own work of perfection. To gain some inspiration try looking through a bunch of pictures of such artworks or the tutorials on youtube to try out something new. And who know s you might become great in it and want to make a full time thing in the future?
9. Watch all your favorite movies.
This might not sound like something productive to do but you have already been doing this all this time. Watch something that you would not see normally like a biography or a documentary on some great events of history. Trust me it will be interesting to you if you really wish to know about it. Success stories to make you feel extremely motivated after being low on it for the past few months, should be considered.
10. Practice mindfulness.
It actually means to work your brain out. By practicing techniques like meditation or 5 minutes of expressing gratitude will not only make you feel positive about yourself but also help you to achieve your goals faster. Manifesting and just some breathing exercises help you to have some control over your mind.
11. Catch up on your beauty sleep.
Since you have all the time in the world now, it is a fairly good idea to catch up on the sleep and naps that you missed for working late at night on a project or studying for things.
12. Learn to dance and improve your moves.
After this ends you will surely end up partying and there you get a chance to impress all the people by your dance moves, so better start learning them from now to become good at them.
13. Give yourself a makeover.
For those who did not do it till now, what are you waiting for? Take the risk of changing your hair color or dressing up completely different from what you feel comfortable in . you might end up liking the whole thing in the end of the process and if not, you had a lot of fun doing it and nobody saw how you looked so it is okay.
14. Make a daily routine.
What best time than this to reschedule your sleeping pattern and have a more put together day or life in general? make a to-do list for the things you have to get done and do them. Make your day how you want to look like.
15. Organize your wardrobe.
It has been messy for ages now and reorganizing it will also tell you what does not fit you anymore and maybe make you realize that it is time that you cut down on sugar and become a little leaner. you can also change your style by choosing what to have in there and donating the rest of it to someone.
16. DIY projects.
You do not need to be told or elaborated about this. Make whatever you want. Something useful, something decorative for your rooms or a gift if one of your loved ones has their birthday coming up.
17. It is the perfect time to take a seat back and plan what you want to do next.
Have you ever caught yourself thinking while taking a dump or just staring at one of your walls thinking about your career and for business owners thinking to spread it more? Well, you need a cup of Dalgona coffee and just relax and plan out your step and take decisions. This takes us to our next idea which is:
18. Make a cup of dalgona coffee.
Another late suggestion but to be honest the trend lasted for a little time only. Maybe
19. Try doodling.
you have done it all throughout your classes or maybe in your free time. If you want you can create a small collection of all your handmade favorite doodles to just have evidence of you using your time to something at least. It has been said to be therapeutic for some people and increases your time limit of concentration.
20. Do some skincare.
by staying inside for such a long time you must have noticed a lot of changes in your skin and if not, start doing skincare ad keep good hygiene habits to help you get that perfect skin you ever wanted.not just for the sake of doing something but it is really a thing that you just take seriously.
21. Write something of your own.poetry or a story,
maybe all your achievements list which will help you to love yourself even more and thank yourself later. Write your future self a letter and than yourself for not giving up in certain aspects of your life or just to someone who you admire.to make it a fun game, look on the next thing to do.
22. Write letters to your friends and ask them to do the favor in return.
Living the old school times seems like a lot of fun and happiness all together. Try this out and you will surely have one more memory to cherish in your future.
23. Pamper yourself.
it has been quite some time that you pampered yourself. Do a little spa routine with some aroma surrounding you to make the whole experience even more spiritual and relaxing to the body. You can also take a nap if you do not feel like doing anything at all.
24. Learn to make something.
be this i actually mean to make something like a basket or a pen stand. Yes you got it right. The do it yourself projects. you can make anything to everything of your own choice and whatever makes you feel like getting up from the bed and working on this cool project. You can flaunt in among all your friends later on.
25. The adult coloring book.
it basically has some really catchy designs and pattern that you are required to fill in with colors, just the way you like it. All you need is a good coloring book and some color pencils and outshine the rest of the people with your cool and creative color patters. You can also take this a therapeutic process that will help you to take your mind off from work for some time.
26. Create a vision board.
we love this part. You must have already thought of all the things you wanted to do and achieve. Well, it is time that you have them in front of your eyes just for the sake of keeping you reminded about working harder and that they will be all yours one fine day. A secret that you should know is that it will actually help you to achieve them a little faster.thank me later!
27. Learn new software.
Coding is another field most people are trying their luck in. with all the benefits of knowing a language like finding a file that you accidently deleted to actually developing a useful app, you should give this a shot. It will only do good to you by taking some of your time everyday.ypu can even make it your career of choice if you like.
28. Pull an all nighter.
who sleeps when you have all the time the other day to catch up on your sleep? Pull an allnighter and do whatever you want except for violating the rules and going outside at this time. Watch movies, plan your dream wedding, stalk your exes, try to talk to your crush or watch all the cute cat videos available on the internet. You will find something useful very soon.
29. Study for the new sem.
many people have their new semester in colleges and schools started already. The best thing you can do is study a little bit in advance to have a fairly good idea of the concept and to have enough time to make notes so you do not have to mug up everything last minute that to from the textbook.make a schedule to properly time your sessions and introduce a different subject every other day to make it feel less overwhelming.
30. Work on your social media posts.
since you have so shots of that cool salad you just discover or those #FRIYAY, posts anymore. Try to post more and create more engagement with your followers
31. Tie dye.
if you did not know of this already, look for tutorials on youtube or simply google the term which will help you to know it better. As far as inspiration to do so is concerned, pinterest is always going to charm you with all the aesthetically pleasing pictures and you can create lots of these or customise to make a little bit of cash as well.
32. Cleaning your shoes.
do it please. They have been not washed for a long time and look like they have been pulled out of someone’s grave straight out.you can use toothpaste and rub it with a toothbrush to clean you white shoes and canvas shoes need a wash.
33. Make cool shoe art.
Grab some old white sneakers you have and some markers that will not end up soaked in the fabric, to make you very own custom sneakers. You can even add patches to it making it look even cooler.
34. Reach out to an old friend.
busy schedules in work and office and all those classes did not give us time to catch up with all the old friends or someone who you lost touch with. This is the best time to either call them up or just text them. Be a good friend and ask about their well being.you cna ven make plans later on to hang out and maybe rant about the old stuff you did together for hours.
35. Try a new braid.girls,
if you did not try this out, try it out. You will have some new hairstyles to do every morning and look even more beautiful when everyone else is not expecting you to show up like that. Watch a couple of youtube videos probably the slower and detailed ones to have better outcomes.
36. Create some new outfits.
put together some new outfits by the mix and match process like paring up a jean jacket with a tube top, mom jeans and hoop earrings. Take pictures of these outfits so that you do not have to think what to wear every morning when things get back to normal.
37. Makeup looks.
Try different makeup looks so that you will have some more shades of lipstick to your collection. If you do not know makeup already, the opportunity is already here. Take your time and gradually move to difficult looks and eye makeup.
38. Find some inspirational podcasts.
it is very easy to loose motivation when the people around you seem less interested in life as well.you need the help of some inspiring podcasts to help you keep up with life and go for it.the podcasts are available in every platform you want to search, paid or unpaid, business oriented or just about life and how people have different experiences , you should listen to them and gain some perspective if not already present.
39. Collect something.
coins or stamps or maybe chocolate wrappers or any other absurd thing that you want.you can look at how obsessed people are with certain things like barbie dolls or legos and have created a huge collection good enough to be featured in guinness book of world records.
40. Play indoor games.
poker, cards, Uno,or the good old ludo or any other indian desi game that you want to play. You will need some people to play with though so choose wisely
41. Make a bucket list.
Write down all the list of things you wish to do for the next year or maybe if the lockdown is lifted up let us hope for that.writing a bucket list will put you in major nostalgia sometimes and also remind you of all the goals that you tried working on and left in the way only. Things like going for a mid night walk on the beach, achieve all what you probably wanted to have. To have some inspiration try to look at what others are trying to do or simply ask for an opinion from your friends to have them included in your list as well.
42. Plan a post quarantine party.
everybody is already doing it in their minds thinking to take revenge on corona which just took away all the socialness from our lives. Planning a party will also put you in abetter mood and make you even more excited for the end of all this chaos.
43. Rearrange your room or even house.
It basically is asking you to get out of your bed and clean your destroyed room nad make your mother happy when she already seems to be annoyed by you. You can also rearrange the furniture to create a different outlook for the room or halls.
44. Watch something new.
try a new web series or a new show that has been recommended to you from among time. If you feel like trying a lot of shows look for the most high rated or the recommended ones for any confusion.
45. Get some jobs if you do not have any.
This way you can make money and with a lot of people working from home, you have no reason to not do it. Try to make yourself independent this time by earning a little cash for yourself at least.
46. Declutter your social media.
Delete your pictures with that toxic ex you had and post something new or with your “the one” person. It is not necessary for you to have tons of post and no quality to them but it is absolutely your choice to do so.surely you will have those”what was i thinking?” moments at least once.
47. Try a new challenge.
the kiki challenge or the eyes war or any other challenge is just your preference but you can take it to a healthier level and try taking challenges like drinking at least 2 to 3 litres of water everyday or 30 day working out challenges, take a month of minimalism to experience what it feels to have a clean and neat surrounding and a cleaner mind as a result. If you feel to be confused, the internet will give you more ideas to try. Pinterest is fully stacked of such pictures and ideas for you to try out.
48. Dust the house.
What else you can do on a lazy day? Dust your house in the every corner and nook to make sure it is clean. You will also learn how to clean your house and maybe find some of your lost valuables and money that went missing a few days back or maybe years back.
49. Do your laundry.
if you are not yet married, this is something that you should definitely learn irrespective of who you are or what your gender is. But if you really are an expert at doing it,try some of those cleaning hacks. If not anything you will now know what is a hoax or a real boon to people.
50. Color your hair.
yes, on your own damn self. Take this risk in your life but try to look for not extremely bizarre ones. Look for inspo or just make a try to look like cardi B in her green hair that rumors say were the original idea of the kardashians.
51. Catch up on all of your youtube subscriptions.
another most ignored thaing after spotting your ex. Catch up on those youtube videos to see if something interesting and engaging comes up.also you can show some love to the hard work these little youtubers have done when there were restrictions.
52. Go for a walk.
just walk while listening to your favorite music. It is the best thing to do to rewind after a day of lots of hard work and stress.
53. Play with your pet.
take them for a walk as well to help those little paws grow bigger and stronger. Teach him or her tricks and make your peers and friends or neighbours impressed by this.
54. Watch all episodes of KUWTK.
the drama just never seems to be ending between the sisters. Binge watch all the episodes to realise how drastically changed kylie looks after all this time she spent on her beauty or how kourtney has been dealing with scott’s new girlfriend.
55. Do some puzzles.
crosswords and sudoku may seem boring but many of us already know how beneficial they are to your brain in becoming stronger and better performing. If not much, you will have a lot more patience and thinking ability when replying to that “extra” colleagues of yours.
56. Master the cube.
the rubix cube is what i am talking about.another demanding skill that you should have. Not to impress someone but to be proud of yourself for not wasting so many months of the year successful.
57. Learn new words.
improving your vocabulary will never go out of fashion. Of you want to learn them easily without having to pick a book or a dictionary,try using such dedicated applications to make things a little fun for you since you have the habit of looking at that 6 inch screen without any problem.
58. Tell someone that you admire them.
maye express your feelings to that one special person? Maybe your luck will shine and you get to hear what you want. If you are like those different thinking people who loves to consider their mother or father as their love can take a moment and talk and tell that you love them to infinity.
59. Take a step forward towards your dream life.
do something or maybe plan out what your next step is going to be. If you have an idea for a business that you want to lauch, research about it to know how to get started and actually start! Start saving up money for that dream house or dream car of you do not encounter any other serious obligations.get hard work done to get the dream body of yours. It is depended totally on you and what your dreams actually are.
60. Help someone during the difficult times.
you do not need to have this elaborated to you. Lots of people are struggling to find a job in these tough times and to feed their family.children face issues while studying online or some are not even privileges enough to have an education. Providing needed medicines to the elderly and dependants is a good idea. Donate whatever you feel like can help someone.we are all about helping each other and proving to the haters that we stand strong on this.
61. Adopt a pet.
not asking you to import a big fluffy breed, but adopt one from the streets or those shelters, especially the ones that are in a huge need of a home and love. You will impress yourself and have a deed of humanity done.
62. Take baths.
regularly. Do body [olishing to come out etra glowy after we get back to normal, try out different shampoos and aromatic soaps for you to enjoy your time in the shower, play music to have a little dance and sing along type things.
63. Declutter your electronics.
sorting out those tangles of earplugs and cables, deleting the files not needed to have more room for whatever might be coming,updating your softwares or trying extensions or new antivirus maybe. You will have a much better life when we are back at desk again trying to live but this time, our faces will also be covered rather than our inner personalities.