lockdown: things which can be done during lockdown to get rid of boredom!
- Watch Old Movies
There’s nothing better than the nostalgia that is invoked when you sit down to re-watch some of your favorite old movies. They bring back memories of better times, you know them line for line, and they make you feel happy: what better way to cope with times of crisis?
There’s nothing more uplifting than the tales of the Italians, who are also on lockdown, singing and playing instruments together from their balconies. If you have children, you could encourage them to make instruments or make up their own songs. Sing to each other, sing to each other, and show your community that your spirit hasn’t been broken.
3. Practice Yoga
Yoga is a great form of exercise, and is also good for your mental health. Just because you can’t get to your usual studio or class doesn’t mean that you can’t practice yoga. There are plenty of great videos on YouTube you can follow in your living room, and if you’re staying in with kids there are also yoga channels aimed specifically at children, such as Cosmic Kids, which combine gentle yoga with stories and fairytales.
4. Read All The New Stuff
The first thing you should do is reading. Read and read a lot. Study about something you find exciting. Change the genre of books you usually read; not just fiction, try to read the autobiography of famous and inspirational personalities, like those of Barack Obama, APJ Abdul Kalam, and Jawaharlal Nehru
It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy weekly dance classes or only dance at weddings, put on some music and move your body. Dancing releases endorphins that will make you feel happy and is a great way to bond and reconnect with your family too. With time to spare, you could learn whole dance routines: practice your skills for that next family party!