It's lockdown time again and this time around the days are shorter and we see less sunshine to make us smile. So, how can we keep ourselves happy and active?
We have come up with a list of ideas to keep your lockdown time fun and interesting.
1. Learn a new skill
There are so many things you can do at home, learn to knit, baking, write poems, belly dancing, painting, calligraphy, humour writing, basic home repairs, play an instrument, make your own facial, the list goes on. More ideas here https://www.developgoodhabits.com/new-skills-to-learn/
Turn up the music and get those hips moving. It will help loosen up any tensions in your muscles from sitting working at your desk and it will no doubt put a smile on your face. You could even do it with friends over Zoom and organise a disco night and put your favourite playlist on.
3. Step Challenge
Set yourself a step challenge. You could increase it every week over a period of time. Why not organise to do it with family or friends? It might motivate you to keep it up. Get into the habit of walking to the shops, school or work if possible. If you're working from home, plan short breaks throughout the day where you can fit a walk in whilst it's light outside.
4. Gratefulness Exercise
Make a list of things for which you are grateful and remind yourself of them every morning and every night. This can help you focus on the positives in life.
5. Go on holiday in your mind
Cast your memory back to a nice holiday and recreate the food you enjoyed - Italian Feast, Greek Meze, Spanish Paella - whatever you fancy - enjoy it with a glass of something bubbly, close your eyes and go on holiday! Why not add a great playlist to really set the scene.... Greek dancing anyone?
7. Family Sleepover Fun
Turn your living room into a sleepover room with the kids with blankets, cushions, popcorn and movies.
8. Create a Wellness Space
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a dedicated space in your house to retire to when it all gets too much? Create a quiet space where you can breathe, light some candles, do some stretching, meditate, enjoy happy thoughts, listen to calming music, read a book so that you can get back to the rest of the family afterwards feeling relaxed and happier.
9. Virtual Karaoke Party
Do you enjoy singing? Why not arrange a Virtual Karaoke Party with friends or family over Zoom?
Here's a guide of how to do a Karaoke on Zoom https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/news/how-to-do-karaoke-on-zoom
Sort out the spice cupboard, it might inspire you to cook a new dish. Try on all your clothes and apply the 1-year rule, if you haven't worn it for a year maybe it's time to pass it on to charity or friends? It's also a good way of putting outfits together, using clothes that you have forgotten you had.
Hopefully, our list has given you some ideas for days at home. Stay positive and stay safe.
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