Because I am a planner and I bloody love a list, I’ve been creating a list of things to do during isolation. I’ve been making this list for weeks now, adding things as I come across them. I hope some things bring you joy during this time!
1. Take an online course
This doesn’t have to be as boring as it sounds. Roxanne from The Little Wedding Warehouse is running a macrame course and I am BUZZING. You can sign up here.
2. Read a book.
Obviously. I’m going to do a separate post on book recommendations, but I’m currently reading The Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – And the Unexpected Solutions. It’s by Johann Hari, and I highly recommend it. It’s particularly important to look after yourself during this awful time, and this book will make you so much more aware of the causes of depressions so you can avoid them. Here’s a link to get it on Amazon.
3. Write a letter to your future self
Or to your kids, or their kid’s kids. This will go down in history, so how cool will it be for them to look back on a letter from a member of their family? OR, write the letter to yourself to read in 25 years’ time. It’ll be interesting!
A favorite for many uni students. Challenge yourself and your family with one of Sporcle’s trivia games. They have all sorts from naming all 50 states, to NCAA Divison Nicknames (I have no idea what that is, I clicked the “Random” button on the app). The App is super easy to use and much better than the website. Highly recommend!
Again I think I’ll do a separate post on this with more routes, but Fraser and I really enjoy cycling. I’m not sure how long we’ll be allowed to do this for, but there’s one key cycle route to the whole of the UK. National Cycle Route 1 goes from Dover all the way up to the Shetland Islands. We’re lucky in that we live right on it, so we’re going to try and do as much of it as we can across the next few years. It’s SO well signposted, so you’ll find it hard to get lost (although I still do). You can see the map here.
Google maps also now has a “cycle path” section, so it’s super easy to find routes on that now too. It’s under the terrain options.
6. Reorganise your house
I know this is really boring, but in a time where we’re not really working, this does give you a good sense of achievement. Even if you literally reorganise your mug cupboard, it will make you feel better.
7. Online Pub Quiz with your Pals
We’re yet to do this but it looks like so much fun. I’ve seen a few people doing it, and I think how it works is you all jump on a group skype call, and each host a round. I guess you have to put it on mute though while you’re discussing your answers!
8. Plan a BIG trip
This is the top one of my Things To Do During Isolation. One of my biggest motivators is travel. To me, it’s really sad to have had that taken away. So something we’ll be doing during this downtime is planning some big trips we can take once this is over. I’m talking 3 weeks in New Zeland, a road trip across America, and so on. While you have the time, you may as well plan it. We’ll be looking into all the details like how we get from one place to the next, what stops to take, what we can do in each stop, etc. Then, when this is over and we can get the money together, all we have to do it book!
9. Online Cocktail Class
One of the bars in our local town is delivering cocktail kits to houses in the area, and then following up with online classes. I think this is such a cool idea, plus who isn’t down for a quarantini?! If you can’t find anyone who does do this, why not suggest it to one of them?
10. Watch Netflix
The final one of my Things To Do During Isolation is watch Netflix, because it is also OK to do nothing. Again, I’ll write another piece on top things to watch, but until then, give Sex Education a go.
I hope you enjoyed my list of Things To Do During Isolation. Stay tuned for more covid-content!