This COVID 19 pandemic has affected many people, and many are still struggling to cope with the new normal. It is not an easy process, but we are here to provide you with tips on how to beat anxiety and boredom during this pandemic.
1. Do some stretches and exercise
You can always exercise without going to gyms. If you do not have your workout equipment, you can always use alternatives such as cans as weights. You can do numerous exercises with yoga mats alone, but if you do not own one, then blankets or towels will do. Exercises that do not require any equipment are also available, such as ab and squat exercise at home. In this time of pandemic, keeping the body healthy is essential, and exercise is one way to achieve that.
2. Groove, party and dance at home
One of the best ways to exercise is through dancing. Dancing is very convenient to do because music is all that you need to groove and dance. You can dance alone inside your home or have some dance parties through social media platforms such as Zoom.
3. Finish workloads without distractions
Some people are more productive when working in the comfort of their homes. However, if your work involves working in a remote distributed group, then this won’t probably produce great difference. It is not easy to keep your focus on tasks and avoid distractions, but possible with discipline over time. This is also good news for self-motivated and introvert people.
4. Create Digital Content or Write a Journal
Writing has been a great way to express oneself. You can write a journal about your thoughts, days, or things you learned from anything. If you want to be more creative, you can write artistic works such as stories that you can also post online. If you’re not into writing, you can start a podcast or create video contents that you can upload on Youtube or other social media platforms to boost your personal brand. Since most people are bored and want some distractions, they are most likely to watch your content.
5. Make time with your loved ones through video calls
The pandemic has reminded us to spend time with people who are precious to us–because we will never know what will happen in the future. It is the best move to make time for them and make them feel appreciated while they are here on earth. Different applications now offer video chats such as facetime for iPhone users, and WhatsApp and telegram now have video chat features. If you are in the mood to have a video conference event, the Zoom app is pretty available and can be used for free.
6. Improve your cooking skills
This pandemic is a time to improve cooking skills. Several health officials are advising us to eat and cook nutritious food to equip us against the virus. If you are a beginner in cooking, there are hundreds of recipes online and several free tutorials on Youtube if you feel like practicing and improving your cooking skills.
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8. Bond with your family and friends through playing games
If you are a big gamer or you love playing board games and puzzles–there are several board games online that you can play on your computer or phone, a good excuse to catch up and bond with friends and meet people online. And of course, you can also play board games and puzzles with your family members at home. Just make sure to sanitize every now and then.
9. Build your network online
Many people stopped hanging out outside. Appointments, dates, and even business trips were canceled during this pandemic. But if you want to expand your network, thanks to modern technological innovation, you can do it with just a click of your fingertips! Build a strong network of CEOs and industry experts by using a cold email. Using the internet, you can expand your network without going outside and risking your health.
Do you know that enhancing your personal space makes you efficient and helps reduce back pain? Keep the things you don’t use quite often and list down the things you want to get rid of so that you won’t feel claustrophobic and cramped at home.
11. Learn new things
The pandemic has made us do things out of boredom. Several applications had gone viral just to eliminate the boredom that we experience. However, if you want to spend your free time doing important things, you can grab this opportunity to learn something new. You can start learning a new language or even try coding. If you are interested in arts, you can also spend your time practicing how to paint. There are plenty of resources you can find online that can help you learn new skills–from blogs to Youtube tutorials and even online courses that can be enrolled for free! This is an excellent time to enhance your knowledge and skills!
12. Create some art
Art materials for your project are easily accessible through online shops like Amazon and always remember to sanitize once you receive them. If you have drawing skills, then paper and pen are all you need to create art. Fortunately, there are now software programs for digital art which you can also use to ease your boredom and express yourself. Share your artwork with your friends to motivate them and lift their mood to make their day better.
Whether you like reading online articles – digital or physical books; reading is one of the best ways to keep yourself occupied during this pandemic. It doesn’t only kill time, but it also comes with several advantages, such as sharpening one’s mind.
Time flies so fast so is life. That is why it is recommended to take a pause and do some self-reflection. Grab this opportunity to meditate and appreciate the things that you have while thinking about your plans for the future.
15. Watch online
Netflix becomes a trend during this pandemic. Sometimes we just need to chill by watching our favorite movies or shows. Try independent films that may help broaden our horizons and may give us a new perspective.