If you’ve pretty much completed all of Netflix and the idea of spending another day on the sofa looking at memes is too much to bear, it’s time to change up your routine and get those creative juices flowing. This free time presents us with opportunities to do things which we’ve always wanted to do or like to do more of. From learning a new language to organizing your wardrobe, updating your CV to writing a novel, there are plenty of productive things you can take up to pass the time. Watch this video to find out the 10 most productive things you can do during the lockdown.
1. Enroll In A Free Course
With a lot of online learning platforms offering free or discounted prices for their courses, this lockdown period could be used to improve your resume and build up your knowledge base
2. Learn Cooking
David Beckham and Deepika Padukone are among those using their time in lockdown to improve their cooking skills. With an array of recipe books at your disposal, you can start with the basics and work your way up to Michelin star dishes.
3. Organize Your Wardrobe
Most of us have at least one dress that we know we’ll never wear again or a pair of jeans that just don’t fit the way they used to. It’s time to declutter your wardrobe and get rid of those sad pieces that no longer see the light of day. You can pass them onto friends and family or donate them to charity.
4. Learn To Play An Instrument
Dust off that keyboard, re-tune that guitar and start learning them and fill your days with the sound of music. With so much free time, it’s never been easier to pick up a new skill.
5. Declutter Your Phone
Aren’t you tired of that pop-up that shows low storage space? Now, you have plenty of time to delete those apps, photos, files and music you do not need anymore.
6. Start Reading
Books exercise the brain, build our vocabularies, lower stress and also enhance our imagination. Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, there are many books available online for free that you could start reading.
7. Start A Blog
If you enjoy writing, why don’t you start a blog? Now, you have the time to think and get creative.
8. Set Up A Workout Routine
Even though you can’t hit the gym, there are plenty of exercises you can do right at home. There are several YouTube tutorials that can guide you to fitness during this lockdown.
9. Keep Socially Active
Whether you’re living with friends, family, or by yourself, it’s so important to keep in touch with people to avoid loneliness. If you’re still doing uni work, consider setting up online study groups with course-mates to bring some semblance of normality to your week.
10. Do Some Gardening
Sick of spending all of your time indoors? This is the time to transform your garden. If you live in an apartment, then you can transform your balcony into a mini garden.
If you have more such ideas to be productive during the lockdown, add it in our comments section below.