5 Important Ways to Keep Busy During Lockdown

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Since the Coronavirus outbreak and people spending more time at home trying to keep busy due to lockdown, many people have felt the pressure to be more productive and to do things with the time they have.

However, it’s important to know that you don’t have to do or achieve anything right now. It is a strange time for everyone, and you have to do what works for you.

But, if you feel that you do want to do something, perhaps you are bored or getting stuck in a rut, but you’re not sure what you could be doing, there here’s a list of some great ideas to keep busy during a lockdown:

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Keep Learning

If you’re not working at the moment or you have had to leave school or a university, then it’s important to keep your brain working. There are loads of online courses that have been made free during this pandemic. And as they’re online, they can be accessed from anywhere and at any time.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn but never had the time? Perhaps you want to learn a language at ling-app.com or want to learn how to sew or play a musical instrument.  Or maybe now is a time to keep busy by learning a new homesteading skill.

Woman with a cup of tea reading to learn.

Declutter Your Home

Now is the perfect time to take a careful look at everything you have in your home. Go through your belongings and decide what you don’t need anymore.

Are there things you could give to charity and help other people, especially during this challenging time? It is a great time to be clearing space around your home, going through what you can throw, what you can keep, and what you can donate.

While you are sorting things out, you can have a deep clean, and at this time of year, it might be worth having a look at where to buy moth traps to protect your belongings. 

Cup of tea with decluttering words on a knapkin

Get Creative

Starting a blog, write a novel, or start drawing or painting. There are things you can do right now, which can also really help you to relax and take your mind off things. It will also help you keep busy.

If you use this time to try new activities too, you never know what you might be really good at, or you might find something that you love, which you would never have known about. 

Woman crocheting to keep busy

Stay connected

Make sure you keep talking to your friends and family. If you are in quarantine at home with your family, then it’s important to talk to different people as well.

If you’re living alone, then you must make sure you stay connected with people. Even if you do not feel lonely, still talk to people as it is something that can creep up on you. Stay connected to protect your mental health and to be there for others too.  

Video chatting to keep busy

Look After Yourself

It is more important than ever to stay as fit, healthy, and strong as you can. Use the time you have to exercise and practice self-care. Try out some online workouts or go for a daily walk. Also, treat yourself, pamper yourself, and get plenty of sleep. 

Are you struggling to find things to do and keep busy during these hard times? Use the tips suggested here to keep yourself busy and happy.

Final Thoughts On How To Keep Busy

Being locked away at home is tough on everyone, but there are so many things you can do to keep busy. From more self care to cleaning out your home, there are things you can be doing during this downtime to stay active and keep your spirits up.

Tell me in the comments what you do to keep busy during a lockdown.

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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