Prayer – Art by Chaitanya Ingle
Prayer – Art by Chaitanya Ingle

The COVID-19 has been spread in almost every part of the world and affected it very badly. Not only it is affecting the economy but it also is affecting us mentally. No one can imagine how the world would react once we come out of this situation!

I am sure everyone has ideas about how they would be spending their corona holidays or quarantine period and keep themselves busy in life or in the old age. During this hard time amidst all the tension and anxiety, we have been given a blessing in disguise to utilize and enjoy our ‘me time’.

Always sunk in the noise of the city we always wished for some personal time to pamper ourselves to love a little stronger. Also watching patriotic movies always invoked patriotism within us, where we always wished if we could do anything for our country. So if both of these opportunities are plunged in our hands then why not make the most of it.

Here are some things we can do to spend our COVID19 coronavirus quarantine time and make use of this break to add to your personality and make your days great rather than long.

  • Why not Lose Some Weight During this Novel Coronavirus Lockdown –

Art by Mohmad Rijwan
Meditation – Art by Mohmad Rijwan

The benefits of some stretching are already known by us, and I don’t need to write it pointwise here, but obviously Despite knowing it how many of us do it daily. Kudos to those who do it. But waking up in the morning and doing some stretching exercises will open up our nerves and build up our immunity. This is the time to make your thoughts turn into actions. If you do not want to jump to high-intensity workouts straight away, then meditation and yoga are the best options, which will not just calm your mind during this quarantine but also improve your health.

  • Did You Check Your Closets and Bookshelves? –

Always felt lazy cleaning your stuff? And thought that you are wasting your precious time on it, not during this quarantine time though. Use your time to clean your wardrobes and arrange your bookshelves. It will cause a positive flow in your mind and if you think your mind was quite cluttered with thoughts, it will de-clutter your mind and invoke a sense of achievement at the end of the process.

  • Giving Re-Birth to Your Passion for Cooking this COVID-19 Quarantine –

Always waited for the time to bake your favorite cake or cook that pasta recipe you saw recently. Yes, no time could be better than this. Get the ingredients from your nearest store with mouth covered with the mask, keeping a distance from people, and washing your hands and clothes when you return home. And enjoy your delicious food. You know a fun fact that we tend to enjoy the food cooked by us more than when it’s cooked by someone else.

  • Your Hobbies Don’t Grow with Time but with Practice –

Why not wet those paints again and color the sheets or just string the guitar and hum a song no matter how bad you sing, as ultimately you are quarantined. You can always say yes to dancing and Zumba, do whatever and wherever your heart lies, but don’t let the sand of time flow away with the whoosh of wind.

Our one of the artists Sanjeev Shashwati sets a perfect epitome of an artist where he utilizes his time to not just paint but also brings out his thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic and its adverse effects on the poor people.

Khamoshi (Silence)- Art by Sanjeev ShashwatiKhamoshi (Silence)- Art by Sanjeev Shashwati
Khamoshi (Silence)– Art by Sanjeev Shashwati

Not just that in this novel coronavirus lockdown, the famous Bollywood actor, Salman Khan has also come forward with his talent in art and made this beautiful charcoal sketch.

Painting by Film Actor Salman Khan during Coronavirus Lockdown
Painting by Film Actor Salman Khan during Coronavirus Lockdown (Photo Source India Today Web Desk)
  • No, I Haven’t Missed Out the Movies – 

Self-Quarantine – Art by Umesh Chandra Bharti
Self-Quarantine – Art by Umesh Chandra Bharti

Yes, this quarantine time you can watch those old retro movies you wanted to but chose your work to be on priority. And why not some horror or thriller movies to test your heart’s sensitivity. And comedy movies never go out of vogue right?

After the day being spent doing all the hard work and stuff, watch a movie after lunch so that you don’t waste time sleeping.

  • Did you Forget that Investing in Yourself is Important Too –

Do some online courses this time, learn a foreign language or learn some writing skills. You can learn any musical instrument or some classical music. And there is always some room for reading more about the old and famous artists, their style, or maybe any other fiction novels by well-known authors and utilize the best of this COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Write a Journal –

Write a journal about your day and how you imagine yourself in the future. Let the journal consist of everything that motivates you to be a better version of yourself. For the young artists out there, why not write out pointwise what you seek to accomplish and what you expect of yourself.

  • Last but not least –

Family time - Art by Dr Chaman Sharma
Family time – Art by Dr. Chaman Sharma

Spending time with your family is eternal bliss. Talk your heart out to them at this COVID19 lockdown time, have long conversations and understand them more during this time. No matter how long your relationship had been for, there is always a thing your family doesn’t sense about you, let them know about it.

Let this time be the best time for you to introspect yourself. Quarantining you and doing these things will only help your country to be safe.

Author

Hey! I am Shambhavi Maurya, currently pursuing an UG degree in Mathematics (Hons.). I am also working as full time blogger and CEO at IndiGalleria. I am also a Lifestyle Blogger and YouTuber at Life Amuses.

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