The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has seen many of us finding ourselves with more time on our hands. This could be because your working hours have been reduced. It could be because you can’t socialise in the ways that you usually would. It could be because you’re isolating. Whatever your reason, keeping yourself occupied is important. Lack of things to do can quickly lead to boredom, loneliness or even feelings of isolation. If you’re struggling to find ways to spend your time during this pandemic, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Here are a few ideas that could appeal to you!
How to Spend Your Free Time During the Pandemic
Picking Up a New Hobby
Now is the time to start spending time on existing hobbies. But if you don’t have any, don’t worry. Many adults don’t have many, as we’re often split between work, home relationships and social relationships. There are plenty of hobbies that can be carried out from the comfort of your own home, without the need to interact with others. Some ideas could include:
- Arts and crafts
- Home workouts
Redesigning Your Home
If you’ve been considering some home renovations or designs, when better to start planning them now? Often, these processes take forever because we try to fit in planning and designing around day to day demands like work, socialising, exercise and more. Right now, chances are you have the opportunity to sit down and genuinely focus on the changes you want to make. Whether that’s kitchen remodeling, fitting an en suite, having an extension built or any other project that could have been at the back of your mind for years now!
Learning a New Language
Learning a new language is an extremely beneficial life skill to pick up. Pretty much anyone will benefit from learning to speak a language other than the one they grew up speaking - whether that’s opening up means of communication with people you couldn’t have conversed with before, being able to apply for jobs that have language requirements, being able to speak in the local language when you head overseas or any other situation involving the new language. You really never know when this extra language might come in useful, or even prove life changing! Now, you don’t have to attend face to face classes or tutoring to learn a language. Nowadays, a lot of learning can be carried out online. Whether that’s online classes or software and apps like Rosetta Stone,
Duolingo and Babbel. You can also improve your skills by reading books in your chosen language, listening to radio in your chosen language or watching TV shows and films in your chosen language.
These are just a few ways that you could occupy your time in a fun and useful way if you have little left to do and are experiencing boredom. Feel free to try any out. If they don’t suit you, remember there are countless other things to do. Just think outside the box!