We know it’s a bummer being on lockdown. That’s why we’ve cooked up some productive and fun ways to make the most of the situation while keeping our minds out of the negative things. Despite the surrealness of this situation aren't you glad we have the internet? Imagine the last time an epidemic hit without the aid of modern technology? For now, It is inconvenient, at the very least but I am grateful technology has made the situation a tad bit easier, working from home is now an option for many and access to real-time news is indeed helpful.
As they always say, your mindset determines a lot of your thought process so I am practicing a grateful thought process. That said, we are here with you on this and here’s a list of challenges we can do before this quarantine ends.
You’ve obviously heard of a fitness challenge, NOW LET’S DO A LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE.
- Clean your action figures (check out our blog about it here)
- Learn a skill There are so many resources online; spare 30 minutes daily
- Ask an elderly neighbor if they need anything from the store
- Play that RETRO GAME you've always wanted to (SNES anyone?)
- Do 15 minutes of yoga or exercise
- Make sure your toys and games are well-protected and are in good condition (Here’s how to display and protect)
- Read that book you’ve always wanted to read
- Check on a friend or family; call them
- Play ANIMAL CROSSINGS Bring out your Nintendo Switch and explore the fascinating world of New Horizons there are great reviews & everyone's going gaga over it.
- Do a CLOSET CLEANUP and donate afterward (@onewarmcoat is a coat drive we love!)
- Play SUPER MARIO BROS 3 again (Here's why we think it's the best game ever!)
- Get your tools out and fix that broken doorknob or drawer you've always wanted to
- Send a quick, "keep safe" message to a relative, coworker or friend
- Learn a healthy and easy to do recipe (pasta sauce is easy and can last for days!)
- Retro games need some fixing? (You may need this)
- Drink at least 5 glasses of water a day - getting used to drinking water is not only healthy it’ll also save you a lot of money in the future
- Listen to an audio book while cleaning or repairing your stuff (Audible offers a first-month-free subscription)
- Do 10 minutes of meditation daily (the Calm app is great for beginners)
- Start a mini-garden or have windowsill potted herbs like garlic and lettuce (put the roots on a cup with water under sunlight and watch them flourish)
- Keep a gratitude journal (positivity is key so let's list 5 good things daily)
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit and hopefully, we’ll take out a useful habit after this lockdown or at least be able to make a big tick out of that TO DO LIST you’ve always wanted to do.
STAY SAFE, KEEP DISTANCE, WASH YOUR HANDS, AND LET’S TRY TO FIND A SILVER LINING IN THIS… TOGETHER.