The spread of COVID-19 may have you changing your schedule and plans around a bit. It’s not as easy to just pick up and go somewhere fun because you need to social distance and wear a mask in most places. Travelling and your free time may look a bit different these days but it doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy yourself.
The good news is that there are many activities you can be doing that will keep you busy and safe during COVID-19. All you have to do is get a little creative and be willing to alter your normal routine and idea of entertainment and you’ll be on your way to having a good time despite the circumstances.
Plan A Staycation
You may be someone who loves to travel but it might be hard to do given the current situation in the world. One activity for staying busy and safe during COVID-19 is to plan a staycation and have a good time right where you are now. This way you can sleep at your house in your own bed and go out and about during the day. There are restrictions in place that may keep you from coming and going as you please and travelling abroad. There are many ways to spend your days on your staycation, such as walking, driving, camping, and wine or gin tasting to warm you up. It’s all about being calm and relaxed and doing what’s fun around the area that you normally don’t have the time to do when you’re busy working.
Spend Time Sightseeing Outdoors
Another idea for how you stay busy and safe during COVID-19 is to spend time outdoors and go sightseeing. Being outside has a way of boosting your mood and helps make you feel alive. One thought is to try a self guided motorcycle tour to explore new lands in a safe manner as you feel the wind in your hair. You can use your own motorcycle or rent one and experience sightseeing in a whole new way. These are epic tours and an experience that you won’t ever forget. Be sure to take along your camera to document your travels and all the beautiful scenery.
Organise Your Home & Belongings
You may find yourself spending a lot of time at home during COVID-19. Instead of sitting on the couch being bored, you can use your time wisely. For instance, put on some music and get to organising your home and belongings. You’ll be getting rid of the mess and chaos and will enjoy spending time in your home more and feel less stressed out when this project is complete. Now is a wise time to purge your items and get rid of or donate what you no longer need or want. It’s a safe way to spend your days and will definitely keep you busy.
Have A Movie Marathon
Some days you may be feeling tired and just want to relax, especially on the weekends. Stay busy and safe during COVID-19 by having a movie marathon. Put on a mix of new and old movies you love and haven’t seen before to help pass the time. Make your favourite snack and put on your comfortable clothing to truly enjoy yourself. You won’t have to go anywhere and can be entertained in your home without spending any money when you make it a movie day.
Connect Virtually with Friends & Family
It’s easy to isolate and you may get lonely during COVID-19. However, it’s also important for your mental health and well-being that you stay connected to your loved ones. It may just look a bit different than what you’re normally used to doing with them. Instead, set up a videoconference and connect virtually with friends and family throughout your time at home and in quarantine. It’ll be an excellent way to see them and catch up without having to get together physically in one location. You may end up connecting with people who live far away who you normally wouldn’t take the time to meet with over the phone or video.
Cook New Recipes
You may be someone who enjoys cooking and spending time in the kitchen. Therefore, stay busy and safe during COVID-19 by making new recipes. Challenge yourself to harder ones as the time passes and you get better at cooking. Cooking for yourself will also help you spend less money on takeout food during the quarantine. You can choose to use fresh ingredients and will have more control over your portion sizes when you make your own food daily. If you have kids, it’s also a fun activity to get them involved with if you want some help and want to spend some quality time together.
Exercise & get into Shape
Another activity for staying busy and safe during COVID-19 is to exercise and get into better shape. You can set up a gym at your home or stream workout videos and classes from your television or computer. Invest in a machine and some weights or you can do good old-fashioned pushups and sit-ups. You may also want to get outside when the weather is pleasant and go for a run, hike, or walk. It’ll feel good to get some fresh air and spend time out of the house working on your health and physical strength. It’ll feel good to challenge yourself to new workouts and shed unwanted pounds that you’ve been hanging onto.
All of these activities and ideas will not only keep you busy during COVID-19 but also safe and healthy. Mix it up and try them all so that you don’t become bored and can challenge yourself to new activities that are outside your normal comfort zone. Enjoy the quiet and alone time you have and look forward to the day when you can do more in-person with others. Let these ideas inspire you to stay active and engaged even though you may be spending a lot of time alone and in and around your home.