2020 has been a cruel year for most of us. It started as a year of hope, a year of dreams, a year of possibilities, and new horizons. People had plans for 2020.
However, everything changed before the end of January, and a new sense of reality was birthed. People started hoarding toiletries and necessities at their place.
Supermarkets were taken over by huge mobs of people in a frenzy all across the globe. And within weeks, lockdowns were imposed across cities and countries, and people were told to STAY AT HOME! Thus, the quarantine period began.
Anyway, a lot has changed since then. The restrictions have eased out in some parts of the world. However, as the second wave of the pandemic approaches with the onset of winter, it’s robably going to be back to lockdowns and quarantine for many of us.
But worry not. Here are five fun things to make quarantine less miserable than before. Read on.
Working out is always a good idea. And it makes even more sense when you’re stuck at home. As the whole season consists of sitting in front of fireplaces and munching on various snacks to keep yourself warm, everyone gains a few extra pounds.
To avoid that, working out is the perfect activity to take part in. you can always improvise. Instead of doing regular weight training with substitutes to dumbells, make our home workout routine more fun with a ski conditioning workout or Zumba.
These workout routines are a healthy substitute for lounging around in the house and being lazy. They’ll help keep you active and fit. Moreover, physical exercise is a great way to boost your immune system, and we all could use some internal protection against this menace of a virus!
Try Out New Recipes
Aah, winter and cooking are like a match made in heaven! As isolation takes its toll on one’s mental health, it is pivotal to focus on therapeutic activities the serve as food for the soul.
And as we all know, cooking is food for both the soul and the belly!
Cooking is considered to be one of the most relaxing experiences for people all across the world. Thankfully, the world of food is a vast one with existing classic recipes and new up-and-coming ones. It’s a form of art that is continuously evolving with new textures and flavors.
So, a cool way to spend winters in quarantine would be to come up with new recipes as you explore your culinary genius. Mouthwatering meat and veggie tray-bakes, warm and soothing soups, anything that’s cocoa, coffee, and hot, nutritiously healthy and scrumptious salads, mmm… already hungry!
Fix Your Room
For example, if you wake up in a cluttered space, you are likely to feel depressed and disoriented. Similarly, if you wake up in a room that is and neat and tidy, you will feel more in control of your life.
Thus, indulge in fixing up your room while you’re at home. Clean it, throw out things you don’t need. You could use this time to perform necessary repairs and renovations.
These don’t have to be expensive renovations; you can look up simple DIY projects and change the way your room looks without costing a leg and an arm. Get paint rollers, spotlights, fairy lights, different lamps, paintings, and so on. The world is your canvas.
So, get your creative juices flowing and keep yourself busy during quarantine.
Learn A New Skill
There is an ample amount of time in the period of quarantine. So, rather than wasting it by sleeping all day, it would be a good idea to learn a new skill in winters.
You can take your pick from a wide variety of options; learning chess, how to play an instrument, painting, singing, and so on. With the right amount of dedication, time, and proper research, one can learn anything and excel at it beyond one’s own expectations.
Reading A New Book
Winters is perhaps the best season to read a book. You can curl up in front of the fireplace, snuggle under a blanket, relax with a cup of hot chocolate and a book in your lap.
Indulging in various forms of literature is always a good idea and perfect for this season.
It relaxes one’s mind and opens a gateway into a world of fiction to take a breather from the harsh realities of life. And honestly, we all could use that break just about right now.
You can read anything that you want to; literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. Moreover, you can also order books online or download them on your Kindle so you can always have them with you.
Quarantine doesn’t always have to be depressing. With the right set of activities and hobbies, you can make the best out of it. Try to get out of your comfort zone and take part in different things.
Study about them, watch videos on them, and then try them at home. Be as creative as you can be and make this winter season the best you have ever had.