This post is all about fun activities to survive the quarantine.
This situation is hard for everyone, especially for those who are fighting against this bloody virus. I would like to say thank you to all of them: nurses, doctors, people who work in supermarkets, etc. We know you’d like to be with your families through this and we’re staying home so you can do it earlier.
For those who are staying at home like me, I know. It sucks, it’s overwhelming, boring and all sorts of adjectives. I know you sneak to the fridge every hour because you have nothing else to do. You have all the right to be mad, bored, scared and even anxious. But please don’t let those feelings affect you more than an hour.
I’m going to share with you some of the activities I’m doing these days to keep myself entertained. Most of them are free or you need cheap equipment.
Even if you’re not a huge fan of exercise, it’s an amazing opportunity to stop your mind from thinking about the V-word. Play some music and do some squats. You don’t need to spend 3h a day exercising, get some resistance bands from amazon, put some weight in your school backpack and follow one of Nike’s routines for beginners. It’s a really good habit to get into and let’s be honest, it’s not like you have anything else to do.
This tip is for Nintendo Switch owners. It’s not like I am a massive video games fan or even player and that’s why this game is even more impressive. My boyfriend wanted to play with me and show me this marvelous world and we found this amazing two-players game. Easy, exciting, funny, it has everything. It cost us £4 on discount and lasted us about 1 month playing every now and then. I strongly recommend it if you want to have an amazing time. Read the review here.
Make a meal plan
Making a meal plan might not sound as exciting as playing with your switch, but it’s really useful. I started working on them to follow a more balanced diet and it made my life so much easier. I always know what I need to buy, I don’t spend hours scrolling over hundreds of recipes and it prevents the: “I don’t know what to eat, let’s get domino’s”. Look for new recipes you want to learn and add them to your meal plan, change it every 2-3 weeks and you’ll save a lot of time. You can download my Meal Plan Printable here.
Plan your next trip
Plan your dream holiday, even if you can’t afford it now. For how long you want to stay, what activities you can do, how much are the tickets for the places you want to visit, schedule the visits, everything. Write all the expenses down, work out how much you’d need and add it to your monthly budget (link to the printable here). It can give you the boost to start saving for it and you’ll actually know how much you need to save. Be careful: Flight tickets and accommodation will go up when everything goes back to normal, think about that when making your budget.
I hope you can sense how excited I am. Wizards of wavery place, Hannah Montana, High school musical, Camp Rock, EVERYTHING is on Disney+. It’s £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year, and it’s worth every penny.
This should keep you entertained for some days and if it doesn’t you can go back to the classics: yoga, painting, Netflix and Chill, actual Netflix, board games with the family…anything that stops your mind from overthinking. Mental health is as important as physical health, don’t forget that.