5 Ways To Keep Yourself Busy During Lockdown

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As we enter our third month of lockdown you may be scrambling for ideas on how to keep yourself occupied and entertained. My world revolves around my children so between all the homeschooling, games, arts and crafts, walking the dog, none stop cooking - there's little time left over for just me. I know that a lot of people are in the same boat, not just parents so I thought I would put together a list of different ideas to keep us busy and entertained during lockdown.

1. Take up a new hobby
I don't know about you but my hobbies are a little bog-standard really; reading, writing, gaming, photography, entering competitions and that's pretty much it. For a few years I've wanted to take up a new hobby and revisit a passion I had many moons ago - painting! Watching Skin Wars on Netflix has also ignited that interest - the painters are so creative and talented! I'll be sticking to paper as my canvas though, not bodies, haha.

2. Learn a new skill
This can go hand in hand with a new hobby - there's certainly a crossover there. A few of my friends have taught themselves to crochet lately and I have to say that I'm tempted to do the same! I've watched a few YouTube tutorials and well, it looks like rocket science to me, but I'm willing to give it a go! Imagine the satisfaction of wrapping up warm in a blanket you've made. If you're also looking into trying this hobby, make sure to subscribe to Yarnie's needle craft newsletter. This newsletter sends out a variety of free patterns on a weekly basis, and you can easily download free crochet patterns and use them directly. It also offers a lot of tips and inspiration that can help you improve your skills!

3. Make new connections
Social distancing is something I'm sure most of us take seriously - I haven't seen some of my loved ones for over 9 weeks. It's difficult and although I've not physically seen them for so long I'd say we are more connected than ever - often speaking on the phone, face timing, and sending each other ridiculous gifs. I have a few single friends who haven't let making a new love connection take a back seat by speed dating online - planning numerous dates once things are back to normal. It's good to have something to look forward to once this is all over.

4. Take time to relax
The world is in slow motion at the moment, we have to stay home, stay away from others but if you are anything like me then you will be finding the silver linings to all this. Rest more, have a bubble bath, an extra glass of wine, treat yourself to that new dress, just be kind to yourself, and stay safe. If you really want to treat yourself then how about investing in a massage chair? I've been looking at them online and my partner and I would really benefit from one - you can get it here.

5. Become a DIY master
I've written about this many times but my house has been a work in progress for over six years now - there's always more DIY that needs doing. With the extra time we've had lately we made a list of all the loose ends which needed tackling. We've already done quite a lot - we've repainted the dining room, the hallway washed our carpets, and so much more.

Do you have any ideas that you would like to share?

1 comment:

  1. Some helpful ideas, i'm praying this will be the last lockdown