Things Women Can Do While Stuck At Home During This COVID-19 Crisis
The Covid-19 crisis, also known as the Coronavirus pandemic, is causing havoc worldwide. The virus originated in China, and over the past few months has spread throughout the world, with more than 500,000 people getting infected and thousands of deaths. Italy has the most deaths now, and more new cases are coming up everywhere in this world, and more and more people are succumbing to this virus. WHO (World Health Organization) and other such organizations, as well as governments, are requesting people to stay at home and maintain social distancing whenever they have to go out. Many countries around the world have locked down completely for weeks.
During these trying times, many women are worried about being stuck at home. They do not know what to do at home because they travel to and from work every single day. Well, if you are one of those, then read on:
Rearrange your closet
If you are a working woman, you most probably would not have the time to arrange your closet. You can use this time to rearrange the closet. If there are too many clothes, then you can reduce them by making a pile of clothes that need to be given away. Arranging the clothes in the closet is an activity that you will really enjoy.
Play online games
Online gaming has grown in leaps and bounds in the last decade. You can utilize the time that you have by playing games that you have always wanted to play. You can also try playing new games, games that you have never played in your life. For example, you can check out the Clovr website for a new version of a game. You can also play games on your smartphone by downloading various gaming apps.
Catch up on reading
When was the last time that you let your hair down, sat on your favorite couch, and started reading a book? I bet that it was a long time ago. Now is the time to relax on your favorite couch and bring out the reading material. As you start, you will slowly find the joy of reading coming back. Holding a book in your hand, and reading is one of life’s best pleasures, indulge in it!
Have you yearned to watch a movie for a long time but you did not have the time to do it. Well, the time is now, subscribe to Netflix or Amazon Prime, and watch the movies that you always wanted to see. Or you can watch the best web series on offer. A good idea would be to binge-watch a few episodes. You will surely love it.
If you are under lockdown for a few weeks, it is the best time to get toned. You do not need a gym or fancy equipment to look good, you need to have discipline, dedication, and determination, and you can use your body weight to sculpt your muscles and tone your body. If you do not know what all exercises to do, you can check YouTube, which has thousands of videos that specifically target people who want to exercise from home with little or no equipment. If you religiously do these exercises, you will surely see stunning results in a few weeks. If you do not want to do strenuous exercises, you can opt for other alternates like Yoga, which are known to be beneficial. Again, there are thousands of videos that will help you do the yoga postures.
Your work would naturally keep you away from home for long hours, and the time you spend with your family would naturally be less, just a few hours in the evenings, and the weekends are all you have. But now you can spend quality time with your family. The sense of neglecting your family for money, which most women feel, will be gone. Play with your kids, do craft work with them, talk to them, or help them arrange their books and closet, all these small things will bring you closer. You can also bake or cook their favorite dishes, and you will be the best Mom on the planet for them.
Many psychologists believe that gardening is therapeutic. You can rid your stress by gardening. You do not need to have a big lawn or garden to do some gardening. You need to have a few pots, and away you go. Plant a few seeds and watch them grow. You can even create a kitchen garden while you are at it.
Most of us do not have the time for any hobby. During childhood, we would have collected stamps or created a great scrapbook, but now we do not have the time or the inclination. But this would be an excellent time to commence a hobby. You can play the keyboard or the guitar. You can get online lessons for them quickly. If you want to learn to cook, you can do so, as there are a lot of cookery lessons online too.
You would have seen the many Instagram influencers, the YouTube influencers, the Twitter influencers, etc. Though you want to be part of them, you always procrastinated because you did not have the time. But now you have the opportunity to become the next best influencer on Instagram. All you need is to post interesting things, and your journey would have started. Read about other influencer’s journey and use the tips to become successful.
Painting, coloring, etc., are considered to be stress busters. Adult coloring books sell like hot cakes on many websites. Why not use the time to draw and color, it will rejuvenate you. Or you can take the time to paint your house in new colors. Or you can paint the doors and windows of your house.
There are many ways to stay occupied during this crisis. Just be cheerful, this too shall pass. Stay home, stay safe. Let’s pray that the world comes out of this crisis together.