I don’t want this blog to become a place full of fear and anxiety. While I can confirm I am anxious right now and my mental health isn’t at its best with the current situation I want this to be a place where you guys can get away from the news, doom and gloom.
So! Let’s find some positive and fun things that you can do if you’re stuck or are going to be stuck indoors.
Come on, what do you really expect from this blog? Of course I’m going to encourage reading! I’m really into fantasy at the moment, because it’s a total escape from reality and the 800 pages of House of Earth and Blood is keeping me company.
Pick up something you’ve been meaning to read, listen to an audiobook or download something new on to a Kindle app. Books are a great way to escape and just breathe a little bit. Also if you need recommendations hit my up – it was my favourite part about working in a book shop.
2. Catch Up On TV/Movies/Podcasts
I am really bad at being up to date on TV and movies – my friend Joe regularly makes fun of all the films I haven’t watched. With Netflix, Amazon Prime and the like if you love films and TV now’s your chance to get all caught up.
3. Learn Something New And Allow Yourself To Be Bad At It
We 👏Don’t 👏Need 👏To👏Be👏Good👏At 👏Everything👏
There’s an idea that all out hobbies we should be the best at and let them become a side hustle. Do something and be gloriously shit at it. Don’t feel that you need to post it on social media or talk loads about it – do it for you.
4. Make The Most Of The Bedroom
Yep, the kind of alone time which means taking your pants off – it gives you endorphins and is meant to boost your immune system. Realistically by getting down to it you’re helping yourself.
Although, if you’re planning on getting those endorphins going with another person make sure it’s protected so you don’t end up having a C-19 baby at the end of this year/beginning of next. Yes, they will have a stupid media nickname when the baby boom hits…think of the children!
5. Make a Fort
Because why the hell not? Get out all the blankets, duvets, whatever you have an get that fort set up. They said we have to self-isolate not that we have to be boring about it.
6. Do Some Life Admin
It’s not the most exciting way to spend your time but if you’d got nothing else to do sorting some of your life stuff out could be a blessing.
I might even do some goal setting stuff, although I’m fully aware of how wanky that sounds.
7. Home Workouts
So I’ve just got into going to the gym and getting those endorphins going. While at the moment it’s perfectly ok to go for a walk for most people if you are indoors there’s a lot of workouts on YouTube that you can do at home.
OR the much more fun option is have dance parties to your favourite upbeat songs to keep spirits up. I can confirm that this works a treat, particularly while blasting music through your headphones.
8. Movie Marathon
Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, Twilight (not for me but who am I to judge). There are a lot of good movies you can binge, also, Disney + comes out next week and I am VERY excited about it because I can basically relive my childhood – there’s a whole post coming on it.
9. Get Around To Something You’ve Been Meaning To Do For Ages
It might be organising your wardrobe, looking into at home pilates, starting a book you keep saying your going to write (yes this one is for me, yes I’m trying).
10. Sweet Damn All
That’s right. Nothing, when you’re not working you can get some sleep, chill out or do nothing and that’s totally ok. People have been making sweeping statements about all the great things they’re going to do to improve themselves but it’s ok if you don’t want to do that.
Is there anything you’re going to do that’s been left off of the list? Let me know in the comments below.