Hello everyone !
We have challenging days ahead of us and the least we should do is sit at home. Although this should be pretty simple but natural human tendency to act exactly opposite to what is told seems high or may be many are still not aware of the seriousness of the problem or may be people are just being INDISCIPLINED !
And in midst of this, we do have many people who are doing their best to be at home and when we have this opportunity to be at home most of us do not really know what to do ! Most of us just keep tagging each other posting stories on Insta ! Although I am not against it but I believe we will never get this time again, where we can just sit at home and make the most of it. I would like us to make the most of this opportunity to do something productive. So what do we do at home – this is just the start of quarantining and most of us are already bored !
Considering the situation I thought to make the most of it and get something for all of us to read and implement.
So Let’s get started !
1. Wfh – work from home!
Many of us have been allowed to wfh ! (work from home as we call it) and so we have to focus on the tasks allotted to us and get our work done on time.This also means balancing between work and personal time so be mindful !
2. Sanitise and Organise
This is one of the main things to do currently and should not be considered as an option but rather a compulsion- sanitise the door knobs, things bought from the market or ordered online, TV remotes and places touched by most family members in the house with cleaning liquid. Sanitise all forms of fomites (fomites refer to those items that can carry the virus)
And for all those who could not find your pair of socks or are tired fighting with an overflowing cupboard, this is your chance to treasure hunt that sock ! or save the closet and get things organised.
3. Help family member working in Essential services
You might be fortunate to be at home but remember you are not completely safe if you have a family member working outside in essential services and the best way to honour them is by lending a helping hand. For eg. once they are back from work cover yourself with mask first and help sanitise their belongings like masks, clothes, watch, mobile phone, tiffin box, stationery and bag at the same time following all safety precautions.
It’s your duty to help them work safely as well, so prepare good home made food for them, serve them food items that give them energy and help build immunity.
4. Online studies
Wanted to learn fashion styling or creative writing or planning for entrance exams, this is the best time to get some skills and certifications and to pursue your interests. Make the most of the time to build on your interests through free or paid courses.
5. Spread Awareness not Virus !
I understand we would like to be in the company of our family and friends at this time but in the current scenario with all the latest technology we have, this can be done by maintaining social distancing. Call your grandparents, relatives, friends and educate them about the precautions to take in the current situation.
An addition here would be to help senior citizens in your society – since they are at a high risk and should not be going out under any circumstance. Speak to them to know if you can help them in any way (always take necessary precautions)
6. Online shows and movies
Sit back and relax watching online shows, series and movies with your family.However I would suggest to not binge watch and limit your time of watching online shows and movies.
I believe we should go offline by reducing the load on Wifi and Internet and keep it for those working from home and limit the use of internet by not binge watching.
Reading books is a good way to unwind and not just that but also helps you get knowledge, improve vocabulary and to live a tale !
8. Hobby Time and Games
It’s the perfect time to sit at home – draw, sketch, stitch, cook or play an instrument that you know. Work on YouTube videos or write blogs (like I am doing now :-P). Research about your favourite/trending topics- FinTech, climate change, artificial intelligence, sustainability and styling etc.
This is also a time wherein you can enjoy playing games eg.card games, carrom board etc. with your family members at the same time following safety precautions that have been prescribed.
For all of us who had an excuse ready in our pockets to skip workout, now is the time to workout at home – by watching basic workout videos on the internet, doing yoga and stretching !
10. Get enough rest. Sleep !
Travelling took so much of our time and now being at home gives us the liberty to sleep a little extra ! so do it get some rest. Doctors recommend sleeping for 7-8 hours helps the body to build immunity which seems like the only option left to somewhat save ourselves from the current situation.
I do not see any reason why we should be getting bored in our house ! Remember to use the resources at home judiciously (sustainably). Remember this is no joke- one person’s mistake is going to cost all of us. Please be disciplined.
#SpreadAwarenessNotVirus #Stayhome #Staysafe
Hope you all enjoyed this article. Planning to come up with more articles to help us sail through tough times. Let me know if you have any suggestions