Social distancing from others forcefully is not something we are so used to. While being healthy and active, it is so difficult to be quarantined for days together doing the same routine daily.
In the face of a calamity or accident, the social involvement of people to work together and tirelessly is a requisite. Now the situation is just the reverse. Social distancing is the call of the hour which is quite alien to everyone.
COVID-19 has paralyzed the life and lifestyle of people of all generations across the globe. Watching movies, working from home, being more active on social media and by many other ways everyone has been engaging oneself one way or another.
Social distancing implies caged experience for travel enthusiasts. People who used to delight in traveling nonstop are now suddenly grounded and boredom can wreak havoc on them. It is the best time to venture into other activities by staying at home.
Hobbies are often thought of as activities for people who lead quiet, relaxed, retired lives or for students who are not interested in sports and games. That’s totally an absurd notion at the moment. People with a fully busy lifestyle, now having to confine themselves need hobbies more than the average person.
Hobbies provide a slice of tension-free, work-free and responsibility-free time in our daily life schedule. Time is not constrained now. Our travelling experience can help you choose the right hobbies that can provide a break with a purpose and can help us stay home feeling less boredom.
Movies & TV shows
It may be a good option to watch less news as most of the news now can be depressing. Instead, you can watch good movies or shows that have good ratings. In fact, we may have always thought, if only I had time to watch that movie or this program. Now is the time, go for it. There are many superb foreign language movies that should be watched.
Gardening & animal and birds care
Even if you are living in flats, if you can collect a little soil and manure, you can easily start planting seeds or saplings in small pots or carry bags. Even apple seeds can be grown in the kitchen! Those who have land can go for an elaborative plan. Spending some time for and with domestic animals, fish and birds is really a rejuvenating exercise. Have you ever observed how many types of birds fly around your locality?
Arts & craft
Come on, take out your brushes and pallets and colours. Let your imagination flutter its wings by rearranging the rooms or knitting new designs. Just by browsing through the internet, you can get hundreds of craft ideas. Social distancing can be a boon unwrap your skills.
Mastering instruments & games
Ever wanted to learn indoor games like chess, caroms or cards? Haven’t you dreamt of playing a keyboard or guitar? Now is the time to unleash your passion. Of course, not everyone needs to have these instruments ready at home, but surely it can be ordered and classes are taken online.
Reading and writing
If you are a passionate reader or writer, nothing much be told to you. Social distancing just opens up silent days to read. Well, a lot of books and articles are available online, and time is no more a barrier now. Expand the horizon of knowledge and express your thoughts in black and white.
Several institutions offer crash courses on various topics. Staying at home and getting valuable qualifications is no joke. What do you think of learning a foreign language, doing the preliminary rounds on IELTS or TOFEL?
Experimenting with your culinary skills is a wonderful way to pass time. While lending a helping hand in the kitchen, you can certainly ease the workload of the ones who regularly cook at your home. The same recipe, when used by a different person, can bring out a new taste. May be at your touch, today’s curry can taste just delicious. Okay, conditions apply there. In any case, if you are a foodie, take this opportunity to learn how to cook a few items.
Listen to grandparents
Unlike in Europe we have fewer care homes in India and most households have grandparents. Interacting with grandparents can give new insights. The older generation, in turn, can share their thoughts, tell stories from their experience and teach games that they played.
Grandparents can also learn a lot – especially the use of different gadgets– from today’s generation. This is the best time to nurture a rapport between grandparents and grandchildren.
The gyms are closed, jogging or cycling in the parks is out of the question. No more trekking or trips. Compromising on physical activities can affect us badly. Practicing yoga is a good option for those who are interested in it. Many gym instructors now give online training sessions, do get yourself signed up.
Ample time now means luxury to explore new destinations online before we actually travel there. Even if you are not interested to travel it is a wonderful exercise to learn about new places and cultures.
These are mere guidelines to engage ourselves. Each of us in our own situation can come up with innovative and utilitarian activities to keep ourselves safely busy. Sharing such ideas online can help others also think and act differently, creatively, and at the same time maintain social distancing.
Please read about essential tips for Travel in our Travel Tips section.
A Travel enthusiast and Foodie, craving to explore the intricate beauty of nature and its gift of delectable treats. Pens down his thoughts and experiences to present a delightful journey for his readers