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10 things to do during self-isolation

Did you think we were going to leave you stranded with nothing to do during this stressful period our country is going through? We do not want to let COVID-19 take over your newsfeed every minute of the day, so we thought you should take some time away from catching up with the news and stats, and try out an activity from the list below.

Here are a few activities you can do whilst in self-isolation…

  1. Become the next MasterChef

Not everyone is a great cook or baker, but now is your chance to whip up some divine treats for yourself. If you’re staying with family, creating something magical in the kitchen is a great way to bond with the ones you love. Don’t have a recipe book? Well, the internet is an endless ocean of recipes ranging from 3 to 10 ingredients, so start Googling and use this time to master your skills in the kitchen.

  1. Keep your mind stimulated

As much of a bore as this sounds, consider using this time to pre-study for tests and exams. Use this time effectively by going through your course work and understanding it to the best of your ability. If you’re struggling with a few sections or concepts, note them down and use this time to tackle them. The outcome will be worth it!

  1. Exercise

Gyms are closing one by one, but that shouldn’t stop you from breaking your daily sweat. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a personal trainer, don’t worry, there are plenty of YouTube videos that you can workout with.

  1. A movie day or two?

Bring out the snacks because you have some time to put your feet up and your head back, and binge watch your favourite Rom-Coms, chick-flicks or action movies. It’s the perfect time to watch that movie you’ve been longing to watch for months or binge that series you’ve always pushed aside. Take advantage while you can!

  1. Clean your room!

 “I’ll do it later!”, we’re all guilty of saying this, right? It’s not everyone’s favourite activity but empty out that closet and clean out your drawers. Cleaning your room is an overwhelming task but now you can finally go through all your items of clothing and trinkets, and decide on what you would like to keep or ditch. You won’t regret it!

  1. Learn a new skill

When everything goes back to normal, you’ll need something to talk about, so why not learn a new skill? Maybe pick up that musical instrument that has been sitting in the corner or learn to juggle or paint? If that’s not your cup of tea, why not learn a skill online, like Photoshop, web design or video-editing by browsing through the millions of free tutorials on YouTube? As they say “formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.”

  1. Connect with friends

While we are confined to our own spaces, don’t forget about your friends. This is a tough time for everyone and not everyone is handling it well. Instead of scrolling through social media, scroll through your contact list and give your friend/s a call, they may appreciate the gesture.

  1. Read a book

Not everyone enjoys the fresh pages of a new book but if you’ve watched all the movies and binged all the series, another way to stimulate your mind is to read a book. Either pick up a book or download an audiobook, either way, it’s a good time to try new things, and who knows, you may just start to enjoy it.

  1. Online games

Board games remind me of the 90s, a great way to have fun with your friends. However, times have changed and we’d like to maintain a social distance, so why not download a few games like Scrabble, Monopoly or even Chess from the app store and challenge your friends from your own space.

  1. Meditate

The world is a scary place at the moment, so don’t forget to breathe.

Voices Unite hopes everyone remains safe and calm during this turbulent period that the country is going through.

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