5 things to do during the lockdown

Coronavirus has stretched its arms across the globe and too many innocent lives were taken. To tackle down the situation govt has announced a complete lockdown. As much as we like to spend time at home, too much of anything is good for nothing, right? Once happy about the lockdown, it has started to become boring now. We have come up with a small list of things to do during this lockdown.

5 things to do during the lockdown
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Normally the holidays aren’t boring. Because you get to go outside to a friend’s home, shopping, touring or to the cinema. The difference with a lockdown is you stick to your home and not allowed to mingle with people. Lets now see what are those 5 things to do during the lockdown.

Learn to write with the nondominant hand

5 things to do during coronavirus lockdown
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Did you know the scientist Albert Einstein is ambidextrous? That means, he can use both his hands equally. You can be like him in writing with both your hands in a couple of weeks. You don’t need the training to start writing with your left hand. Just grab a pen and paper and start writing with your left hand. Within days you get the hung of it and in weeks you can master it. It is an awesome skill to have.

Listen to a different genre of music.

5 things to do during the lockdown
variety of musical instruments

We all listen to music irrespective of our age. Statistics say that out of hundreds of genres only pop, rock, hip hop and R&B make about 79% of music consumption. Unfortunately, genres like Jazz, classical music makes only 1% each. For a change, why not discover such genres this time? After all, the beautiful timbre and harmonics of acoustic instruments are soul touching. The texture of sound in these kinds of music is intoxicating. vocals and lyrics are fabulous. With less compression and less processing, the instruments sing in their full glory. It is a better time spent.

learn to cook

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Cooking is an art by itself. If you don’t know to cook, this is the right time to start learning. Start slowly. You can start with anyone or all these simple recipes.

  • scrambled eggs
  • pancake
  • Apple Pie
  • hummus and pita bread
  • French Omelet

The above list is easy to cook and doesn’t need much experience in cooking.

If you’re already cooking, you can try a different cuisine now. Cooking is all about putting in the right ingredients in the right quantities with proper timings to make delicious yet healthy food. Although ordering food is convenience making your own bread is immensely satisfying.

yoga – the best thing to do during lockdown

A person practicing yoga while the sun rises

Yoga is a secret successful people practice every day. Unlike exercises, yoga connects the body, mind, and soul. The benefits are fitness, motivation, mindfulness, happiness, intelligence, better sleep and what not? You don’t have to do hardcore yoga to reap its benefits. You can do ‘padmasana’, ‘kapalbhati’, ‘tadasana’, ‘savasana’ and meditation to enrich your life. Performing ‘Soorya namaskar’ tones down your body and make your mind blissful. A simple meditation can be a good start. 30 minutes a day will give you significant benefits in a week or two. If you’re not practicing yoga already, this is the right time. I would say, this is the best of 5 things to do during the lockdown.

learn to touch type.

Touch typing on a MacBook pro
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Touch typing means typing with all the fingers without looking at the keyboard. This is an awesome way to type fast and accurately. It is the way to type on any keyboard, just that many didn’t learn it. If you don’t touch type, this lockdown period is more than enough to learn it from scratch. The muscle memory is the one that helps you with this process. Once learned you can type at a lightning-fast speed. There is plenty of help available online. Pick one of those and get going. 

Conclusion

We have seen 5 different things to do during this coronavirus lockdown. I see it as an opportunity for you to not to panic but to make use of the time in a good way. Anyone of the above will add some value to your life for sure. Take care! Stay safe!