So, the MCO has been extended again until 12 May. What else is there to do? To most people, the quarantine has been a new norm and people find something to do, some how and some way. However, if you've pretty much done with Netflix and streaming, you might want to change your routine and get those creative juices flowing.
Being on MCO doesn't have to be boring, not if you keep yourself occupied. There are plenty of productive things you can take up to pass the time. Here’s a few ideas:
Learn a language
Remember all those times you said you'd learn French, German, Korean or Chinese but just couldn't find a spare minute? Here's your chance. With a wide selection of YouTube videos and online tutorials at your disposal, why not use this time to learn a completely new language with an app?
Organize your wardrobe
Most of us have at least one suit or dress that we know we'll never wear again or a pair of jeans that just don't fit the way they used to. It's time to declutter your wardrobe and get rid of those sad pieces that no longer see the light of day. Either pass them onto friends and family, donate them or recycle.
Learn to play an instrument
If music is in your blood and you happen to have an instrument, now is the time to fine tune your skills. Alternatively, you can pick up an instrument and learn to fiddle with it.
Update your personal documents and professional accounts
Before lockdown, the idea of updating your personal documents or LinkedIn profile might not have been very high up on your priority list. Rather than putting it off any longer, why not give all of your professional documents and accounts a total makeover? Use this present period to work towards an even brighter future.
Start a blog
You can never go wrong with writing a blog. Whether you're using it as an online writing portfolio, a space to share your passions or as an opportunity to try something new, it's time to get those creative juices flowing.
Missing the gym? Working out at home can be just as beneficial for both your mind and body. Why not try out different types of workouts over the course of the next few weeks and find that workout that really works for you.
Do some gardening or refurbishing of furniture
Sick of spending all your time indoors? Transform your garden into a tranquil space so that you can venture outside in your very own space.
If you have existing furniture that need some attention, now is the time to furnish them. Give those bookshelves and seats a new coat or good swipe. Why not try your hand at a spot of DIY and transform those tired piece of furniture into something your friends will be jealous of.
Learn to code
In an increasingly digital age, the ability to code can put you at a major advantage. Ditch those technophobic tendencies and teach yourself how to master this highly sought after skill.
If writing is your thing, go one step further and transform your writing into a work of art by practicing calligraphy and lettering. With an array of tutorials and expert guides available online, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade in no time.
Clear out your kitchen cupboards
Organizing the kitchen cupboards and checking the expiration dates on those canned goods are a good way to kill time. You might want to clear out that junk drawer you’ve been avoiding or go the whole hog and color coordinate your spice rack.