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How to Keep Yourself Busy During Coronavirus Lockdown

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Throughout the next few months, unfortunately, everyone will have to get used to the prospect of staying home until the virus starts to dissipate. And because of this, it might seem boring or lonely at times. This is particularly difficult if you’re facing a condition like depression or Bipolar Disorder.

And although it’s vital to seek professional guidance on the really tough days (as well as read articles on Bipolar Control), there are certain activities that you can do at home during this time that will help to ease the stress of being confined indoors. 

Enjoyable even if you don’t have a condition and are just looking for an activity to do each day, the following could be just the ticket:

Gardening 

Thankfully, the temperature in this country is rapidly starting to rise each day – giving you the perfect opportunity to get outside and do some gardening. Whether you clear up the leaves and weeds that have accumulated throughout winter, plant some new bulbs or tend to your neglected vegetable patch, it’s a great activity to do throughout lockdown. 

Not only will you be able to reap the health benefits of being in the sunshine and fresh air, but it will make you feel a lot better in yourself. 

Connect With Loved Ones Over Technology

At this time, everyone is missing their loved ones – especially those who live further away. Which is why it’s so good to take full advantage of the modern technology that the majority of households now have. 

Consider organising a video call with your nearest and dearest and see how they are doing. To take this to the next level, you could always plan a virtual ‘pub’ quiz! The ultimate self-care hack, you’ll feel a whole lot better when you come off the call and have had a lovely catch up with them. 

Colouring 

In the last few years, colouring for adults has risen rapidly in popularity. With numerous colouring books now available to choose from you can spend hours sitting in a cosy seat and filling out the pages. Getting you away from your phone and the outside world for a few hours at a time, it’s the ultimate relaxing activity. 

Baking 

Baking is wonderful at the best of times. But at the moment, it seems to be a very trendy thing to do. Whether you opt to do this solo, with your partner or with your kids, it’s the ideal opportunity to create delicious treats that you can enjoy for days afterwards! 

Family Game Night 

During the lockdown, you might feel as though you’re all driving each other crazy. And whilst it can be tense sometimes, one of the best ways to reconnect during quarantine is to do a family game night. 

Grab the Monopoly, Jenga, Smart Ass or Articulate from the cupboard and enjoy a night of laughter and competitiveness. A fun alternative to the movie night, it’s a wonderful way to spend the evening together as a family.

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