Lockdown has been difficult for all of us, and in times like these it is crucial that we spend our days doing something useful and fun.
It can be all too easy to get dressed into daytime pyjamas and settle in for a day on the sofa watching Netflix, but before you waste all this free time, think about other ways you can spend your time.
This might not be the best situation right now, but it gives us all a unique chance to focus on ourselves and our home lives without the time constraints. Today we are going to take a look into some things you can do during lockdown that will be fun and also might be useful!
Learn about astronomy
Astronomy is the study of space, and while in lockdown it is a fun opportunity to learn more about the cosmos and what lies beyond earth. There are tonnes of documentaries on Netflix and Disney+ as well as lots of information on the NASA website to read through. You can even learn about constellations and use star registry to name a star after someone you love!
Write a short story
During quarantine, one great way for you to spend your time is to write a story or a book. Writing is not easy, but while you are in the house for weeks on end it could be a good opportunity to bring out your creative side! Short stories are easier than a novel and you might even be able to sell some of your short stories once the lockdown is over!
Now that we are at home for longer periods of time, a good old pamper session is the ideal thing to do once a week. During our normal schedules, it is easy to forget about our skin and hair, and maintaining our natural beauty can feel like too much effort. Now is the time to come up with a self care routine that you can keep up with every day, and pamper yourself once a week with a face mask and a hair treatment. It will be a fun way to spend an hour or two and you’ll feel refreshed and relaxed afterwards.
Start a bonsai
Bonsai trees are beautiful, and they take decades to create… but during lockdown it might feel like you’ve already been here for decades! Starting a bonsai simply involves a sapling, a pot, gravel and compost. Place a layer of gravel into the bottom of a pot for drainage and add compost on top, plant your sapling and allow it to grow strong roots for a few weeks. To create a bonsai you must prune your tree, shaping it and stopping it from getting too tall or wide. Eventually the tree will learn to live in its environment and it will grow into a miniature tree.
Get experimental in the kitchen
Get out your recipe books and play around! Baking bread, making pasta dishes, trying new foods… Now is the ideal time to try those recipes you have always wanted to try this year. It will make a huge difference to you and you’ll have fun doing it.