By Habiba Ladan
As the world adjusts to a new way of life due to COVID-19 outbreak, it’s expected that everyone stays at home to reduce the spread of the virus.
As much of the world adjusts to restricted movement and living, I share tips and ideas on finding everyday joy while being in isolation.
Since we live in the 21st century, it’s no longer the husband/father that works and provides for the family, the wife/mother also goes to work which limits the time the family spend together. You can spend this period with your family members, of course without the constant ‘he said’ ‘she said’ situation, but then, family drama can be fun sometimes and some even bring us closer to one another.
Take some online courses
Now is a great time to take those online courses you always want to take. You have more time at your disposal to feed your brain the abundance of knowledge you can. Pick up some things you’ve been meaning to learn. You don’t know, maybe it could bring out a passion you never knew you had.
Try out new recipes
This is for those people that love to cook. Unfortunately, being on lockdown means you can’t eat out, or order your favorite dish online, it makes it a great time to try new recipes and all those delicious recipes videos you once saw on YouTube. There are so many recipes of your favourite dish online and all you have to do is access them and try out your culinary skills. You can even plan a romantic dinner with your spouse. All you need is a few candles.
You’ve been meaning to workout but the preying eyes of the public makes you uncomfortable everytime you want to start. Guess what? You can now workout in your room without anyone knowing what you’re doing. It’s time for you to get that body you always wanted. You can find some easy workout videos that will keep you fit and healthy throughout the days in quarantine.
Have you missed out on all the Harry Potter series, Hunger games series, The Hobbit Series? Well, now is a great time to catch up on them and you won’t be left out when your friends are talking about it when the lockdown is over. Were you too busy when Game Of Thrones series was aired? Worry not as you can download on the net and that will take you about five days to finish the whole eight season.
There are now series of #stayathomechallange that are trending on socal media. Pick anyone of convenience to you and try the challenge. It will not only keep you busy but entertain you as well.
Staying at home for a prolonged period of time may prove difficult, but that’s even more of a reason to rise to the challenge. There are many things to do to remain productive.
Remember to wash your hands at regular intervals and use anti-bacterial wipes for things that you touch or use often. Taking hygiene seriously is a key factor and it’s also important to take care of yourselves. Stay safe, stay at home.
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