13 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Lockdown

Daily Blog Post Number 2

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For those of you that don’t know, here in England we’re currently in lockdown.. We have about a week left of lockdown (at least that’s what we know so far) so I thought I’d list a few ideas for what you can do during the last week of lockdown. Enjoy!

Catch up with family and friends

Stay safe and catch up with family and friends over the phone or via Skype or Zoom. Sometimes we become too busy to catch up with our nearest and dearest, however this is the perfect opportunity to pick up the phone and have a catch up. Doing so also takes your mind away from being at home and staring at the same four walls.

Get a hobby

Besides working and socialising, what do you do in your spare time? What do you enjoy doing? Do it. It really is as simple as that. The hard part (for some people) is deciding what exactly your hobby is. For me, I like writing. I always have. What do you enjoy? It could be travelling, knitting, reading, playing sports – the list is endless! If you’re unsure, think back to what you enjoyed doing when you were younger. This should help.

Pray

I’m a Muslim. As a Muslim, praying is one of the most important parts of our religion. Whichever faith or religion you believe in, now is the perfect time to pray to God. Talk to Him about your feelings, your plans – everything. God, alone, is enough. No-one can or will protect you like God does. Prioritise praying.

Make some extra money

There are so many ways to make money online. One that I recently came across is affiliate marketing. I found out about affiliate marketing through this insanely valuable course: Affiliate Equation. This course taught me how to get started with affiliate marketing and how to make money with it. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone interested in making money. And if you’re unsure, don’t worry! There’s a 30 day money back guarantee if you don’t get results. It really is a win-win.

Start working on a project

Invest your time and energy and dive into a new project. This can be anything from a volunteering or charity project to a personal development project. There really is so much that can be done. Working on a project is a good way to keep yourself busy as well as developing skills and maybe even making some extra money on the side. Want to help the local community? Do it. Want to get crafty? Go ahead and do it.

Help people in need

This hasn’t been an easy year and some people are really struggling. Why not get in touch with a charity or non-profit organisation and see if you can help in some way? I’m not exactly sure what the rules are, but there’s no harm in asking! Or maybe you can help people in other ways. Whether that’s checking on an elderly neighbour (safely, from outside) or financially helping someone who’s struggling (if you are able to), or even just being there for people and supporting them during this tough time, it all helps. At times like these, it’s important to pull together and help wherever you can. You never know who may need it.

Learn something new

Learning is something we should never stop doing. Whether you choose a self improvement course to allow you to work on yourself or decide to learn a new language, now’s the chance to learn something new and develop your skills. There are so many free courses online, take advantage and you may come out the other side having learnt a brand new skill.

Relax. Take a break

When we’re working or going about our daily lives, it’s so easy to become overworked and for everything to become too much. This is your chance to de-stress and take a break. Do things you enjoy – things that make you happy. Practise self care. That can be reading a book, going for a walk or doing anything you enjoy. Take some time for yourself. You deserve it.

Do ‘those things‘ you keep putting off

You know which things I mean. You know, the ones that you keep putting off. We’re all guilty of doing it! Do these phrases sound familiar? “I’ll do it tomorrow”/“I’ll do it one day”. They definitely sound familiar to me…

What better time to get those tasks done than now?

Organise your house/room

Have a clear out and declutter your house or bedroom. Why not use this time to get rid of all those things you no longer use and sort out the things you do? Sort everything into piles: laundry, things you want to donate (if they’re of good quality), things you’re keeping and things you’re binning (if they’re no longer of good quality). Remember: an organised living space equals an organised mind. (I think that’s a saying…)

Reflect and set goals

At what point in your life are you at right now? Where do you want to be? What are you doing now to get to where you want to be? Sit down and reflect on your situation. For example, if you want to become a writer, what exactly are you doing to get there? Set small goals that will help you achieve your bigger goal.

Get healthier

We all have time on our hands now, let’s be honest. Why not use this time to improve our health? Health is wealth, after all. Whether it’s by doing more exercise or by eating healthier, now’s the chance to develop healthy habits. You got this!

Get some fresh air

There are so many health benefits of getting fresh air. From clearing your mind to clearing your lungs, we all need to go out and get some fresh air every now and again. Especially since so many of us are cooped up at home at the moment, staring at the same four walls. (If you do decide to get some fresh air, just remember to do so safely and according to government guidance.)

And there we have it! 13 ways to make the most of (what’s left of) lockdown. You can achieve so much in one week, so why not go ahead and do it! Let me know your plans for the next week in the comments below.

Side note: Just a quick reminder that I am currently daily blogging. If you have any ideas for posts you’d like to see or topics you’d like me to write about, please do let me know. See you tomorrow (God willing)!

My name’s Humaira and I’m a freelance writer for hire. I’m an English graduate with 3+ years’ experience writing on a variety of topics. You can hire me here.

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