With all the extra time on your hands, it is time to go back to the things that make you happy. It is time to take up cooking again. Go to that YouTube channel that will teach you how to make your favourite Dal Makhani without stepping out. Take out the brushes that are gathering dust in your cupboard and start stroking them on the canvas. Read that book that you have been meaning to for so long. Do the things that bring you happiness.
During the time of social distancing, workouts at home are one of the best things that you can do. At least, Bollywood stars say so. Working out lets the endorphins flow and as a result, you feel happy. Bollywood celebrities from Katrina Kaif to Rakul Preet are working out at home and inspiring their fans to do the same. Be it some basic stretching, a small yoga session or just a 30-minute high-intensity workout, it is highly effective and recommended.
Just like in office, sitting on a desk and a chair while working from home can help maintain the difference between home and office. Sitting in a designated workspace just like in office increases your output and keeps lethargy at bay. Avoid the urge to work from your bed. You will end up going to sleep.
@LEARN SOMETHING NEW
With all the free time that you have now, you can learn something new; something that you have always wanted to. You can learn a new instrument. Guitar lessons are available on YouTube. There are online courses that can help you learn a new language. There is nothing that Google cannot help you with. We recently discovered that one can even learn how to DJ at home, without having a console.
@SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY
Because a lot of people are working at home these days, families are ending up having to spend time together. Even though a lot of people are sitting at their work stations, inside a room, you can still hear your families in the background. The voices from the kitchen coming to your ears and the smell of the fresh food travelling to your nose, it seems like a two-week-long weekend. Additional plus point, you also get to spend more time with your pets.
@CLEAN YOUR HOME
You cannot run away from cleaning anymore. If your home is your workspace now, keeping it clean helps you get in the right mindset. It is time to clear that chair that has a huge pile of clothes on it and organise your cupboard. Believe us, even Deepika Padukone is doing so.
Self-quarantine is not easy, we know. Especially for us Indians, who have grown up with people. But it is the need of the hour. So be responsible. Stay home. Think of the thousands of healthcare staff who are going to work just so you don't have to step out of your homes. And while we're saving the world, make the most of the free time too!
There are so many people who are actually liking this quarantine period which is actually good. They are spending the whole time with their families. Spending time in art-making and playing online games with their siblings and friends.
We need to be together in this tough situation and follow all govt. rules. Stay safe people!