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9 things to keep you busy at home during Covid-19 self isolation

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Many people are now self isolating and keeping distance from other people and places to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

My family and I will be doing our part in this also, and i've been planning a number of things to keep us from going too crazy at home!

1. Go for a walk or run

This is an easy activity that you can do without making contact with anybody. The weather is still nice out there, so make the most of it! Getting exercise and Vitamin-D also helps keep you heathy and is good for the your overall immunity.

2. Do a video conference wth friends.

We may not be able to go hang out with our group of friends or even family but why not try a group chat on facebook messenger or Zoom

3. Learn dance online

There are heaps of dances to check out on Youtube, Tik Tok or try to learn new choreography from your living room!

4. Game on

Get out the board games, puzzles or the arts n craft box. These are great ways to pass the time and get the family together for a bit of fun. If you need some games or puzzles think about stocking up via online shopping:

5. Netflix

Having a streaming service at the moment can be a lifesaver! Whether its Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus or even TVNZ on demand, there is some great content out there to keep you entertained.

Netflix actually has a tonne of dance related movies and shows - just search 'dance' to find it all.

6. Get in the garden

Finally a chance to get some gardening done! You could use this opportunity to tidy up the garden or plant something new! Getting stuck in can be satisfying once completed and gets you out into the fresh air

7. It's baking time!

Extra time at home is great excuse to get into the kitchen and bake. Im partial to cookies or cakes, but anything you can create with the ingredients you have in the pantry will be fun! Check out Sally's baking addiction for heaps of great ideas.

8. Marie Kondo your room

If it doesn't spark Joy then its time to let it go! Use this time to spruce up and declutter your life. Taking clutter out of your life can be a great de-stresser and make you feel like your in control of at least a part of your life in a time when things can seems out of control.

9. Think about others.

Is there someone you know who may need your help - a family member, friend or neighbour who is unable to get access to food or medication they need. Or do you know someone who is isolated or may just need to talk in these uncertain times. Use this time to reach out to assist someone who just might need it.

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