2020 has been a year packed with emotions. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic have made many of our lives more difficult than they necessarily needed to be this year and we’ve all experienced a rollercoaster of emotions as a result. Fear. Concern. Worry. Confusion. The list goes on. But a prevailing feeling that many of us have been dealing with this year? Boredom. In order to comply with government guidelines, many of us have been spending a whole lot of time in our own four walls and we’ve only been socializing on a face to face basis with those we live with. It’s not all too surprising that many of us are feeling that we have little to do and are itching for some sort of change to this mundane routine. But what can you do that doesn’t put you at risk of contracting or spreading the virus? Well, the good news is that there are a number of things you can do in your own home that can lighten your mood and keep you occupied for a few hours. Here are a few that might take your fancy!
Gaming is a great way to escape reality for a while and find yourself in another world. A little gaming here and there really can lift your spirits and give yourself something besides the pandemic to focus on for a while. What’s more? Many games are now interactive, allowing you to game with an online community, helping to add some social activity to your day too! Now, the type of game that will appeal to you is going to depend entirely on your personal tastes and interests. But you can rest assured that there’s bound to be some sort of game out there for you. Whether that’s fantasy games, mission games, learning games or Playphone Games. Once you find the game that appeals to you, you’ll have hours of entertainment on your hands.
If you usually go to the gym, chances are you’ve come up with some sort of home workout to keep on top of your fitness routine already. But if you’re a novice when it comes to exercise, this could be a new area to venture into that will not only keep you occupied, but will also help to keep you healthy and in shape too. It’s recommended that the average adult gets one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week, or seventy five minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week. It is possible to achieve this indoors. You’ll just have to be a little innovative. Now, there are countless types of exercise you can do at home. You can invest in an exercise bike, treadmill or rowing machine and hit these for a while. You could purchase a yoga mat and try yoga out. You could pick up some handheld weights or a kettlebell and give these a try. When it comes down to it, the opportunities are almost endless. What’s more? There are a whole lot of free workout tutorials and follow along sessions online now. So, find what works for you and stick to it!
Of course, there are countless other things you can do to occupy your time during this pandemic. Baking, learning a language, reading, writing, the list goes on. But the two options above could serve as a good starting point for you!