The virus that shall not be named has caused countless troubles globally. To help avoid your mental health circling the drain during these trying times, here are some productive activities you can do to keep you busy and sane. Activities that hopefully beat checking Openload for the 100th time to see if the latest episode of your favourite Sitcom has been uploaded. Let’s begin.
Do a puzzle
One of the most effective ways to keep your brain active while indoors is to crack out your grandparent’s old 1000 piece puzzle and get cracking. Doing a puzzle will improve your memory, decision-making skills and decrease your stress levels, to name a few perks. Not to mention that overwhelming dopamine rush you’ll get when you place the final piece in.
Learn a new skill
Many people are picking up the guitar or other instruments right now to learn the best covers and keep the right side of their brain chugging along. While this is incredible, you don’t have to learn something difficult to be productive. Even learning how to tie a tie is handy use of time.
Really clean your house.
Be honest, when’s the last time you did a thorough clean, dust, and scrub of every inch of your home? If you’ve done this recently, congrats, but if not, now’s the perfect chance. Half of your wellbeing correlates to the environment you’re occupying, so cleaning your home will actually keep your mental health in good shape, as well as your house.
Get out of bed
As tempting as it is to stay in bed all day and listen to Hey Ma! and other sad indie tunes, you’ll thank yourself later for getting up at a normal time. Unfortunately, getting up late and going to bed late is a slippery slope, and it can really destabilize your sleeping routine, menta health, and spatial awareness.
You had to know this one was coming. Exercise has so many benefits, and if it’s legal to go outside and exercise in the sunlight, even better! Even if it’s just a conscious decision to walk to the shops instead of driving, your body and mind will thank you. It’ll also make getting to sleep a much easier task.