Hey y’all. Following along my recent theme of things to do in quarantine I decided to do a whole post on things that you can do at home. That are not only going to save you from boredom but also help you keep organised and productive at home. Hope you enjoy this post!
I’m relatively new to the world of podcasts but have been loving them lately. Podcasts are such a helpful and productive thing to do and enjoy. There are sooo many different podcasts available I am sure you will find one. For example there a loads of health and lifestyle ones out there, that I have recently been enjoying. There are also business, science and travel oriented podcasts, there are literally tons to choose from. My favourite podcast at the moment is Rise and Conquer. Rise and Conquer is a podcast for women who a looking to take control of their lives and put their best foot forward. It has a range of episodes from talking to dieticians to tips on how to grow your business if you want somewhere to start, its a really cool podcast which I highly recommend.
Prepping meals is something that is highly recommended by a lot of health professionals. But for a lot of people we don’t really have hours to spend making meals in preparation for the week ahead. By the end of the week all you want is to watch Netflix, go for a walk or you may even have home work to do. The point is very few people have enough time to squeeze making meals for hours on end into their already cramped schedule. So a positive of the current situation is that I now have an extra 1 1/2 hours because we no longer have to commute to work or school. So we can now use our extra time for productive things that’ll benefit you and your health including prepping meals. Meal prep is extremely useful for people with allergies or restrictive diets like myself. I don’t do much meal prep but have wanted to for sometime but haven’t been able to find the time. So this one is a reminder for me as well.
Blogging is a super fun productive activity! Whether you have your own blog already or have been wanting to start one now is the perfect time to blitz it. This tip is something I do all the time. It is a fun and creative outlet and a great thing to do with your time. I personally have done so much work on my blog of late. Just because I’ve had the extra time. If you’ve wanted to start a blog but have been procrastinating or running out of time go for it!
Something you could do that not only helps you keep organised but also helps those who are less fortunate than you is donations. For example if you’ve really been wanting to clean out your wardrobe but have been putting it off now’s the time. Instead of throwing all of the clothes you no longer want out, you can sort the pieces and those that are in relatively good shape could be donations. I am sure a quick Google will help you find a charity needing your donation. Donating things you don’t use anymore is a great thing to do! As it is not only good for you but also benefits others and is good for the environment.
Create a new workout
Working out is such a great use of time (just don’t over do it.). So whilst you have the extra time why don’t you try some different workouts and create a custom one that works best for you. There are a lot of free workouts on platforms like YouTube and Pinterest. If you already know a bit about exercise you may just want to create your own from scratch. Either way working out is proven to not only be good for your physical health but also benefit your mental health. Personally I think mental health and self love is so important especially in difficult times like this. Working out will help you feel great about yourself as well as keep those positive vibes high.
Clean Your Room
Honestly we probably all expected this one and have heard it a million times but there are a lot more reasons to do it than the obvious “so it looks tidy” reason we’ve all heard a million times. I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t focus on writing my blog post, doing homework, studying for the next test or whatever it is I’m doing if my room is a mess. Having a nice environment to do your school work or study in makes all the difference. Some studies have actually proven that people can sometimes be subconsciously stressed or anxious just because the environment their in is not clean. Besides if you clean your room now and get it over and done with the chances are you won’t have to do it again for a while.
I feel like a lot of people rush around and set goals at the beginning of the new year but forget about them by April. If that’s you don’t worry because now we have loads of extra time on our hands to set goals and make plans so we can actually achieve them. People set goals all different ways and have all different goals but there really is no wrong way to do it. There are a lot of different ways to plan out your goals. So whilst your home you can look into whatever way you would like to set out your goals.
Learn a new language
This one is a bit random but super useful and fun. This is extremely useful if you planned to go somewhere before COVID-19 and have had to postpone it. You could use the time stuck at home to learn the language so you interact with locals once you get there. Also if you’re learning a language at school you could do some extra study. You could also just learn a language for the fun of it. I have a language app called Duolingo which I highly recommend. It is the best rated language app on the App Store.
Thank you for reading to the end I hope you enjoyed todays post and found it useful. Please remember that sometimes relaxing is the most productive thing you can do. Keep smiling and being positive. The more positive you are the better you and the people around you will feel. Have a wonderful day! – Sophie