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Over one third of the planet is now on lockdown, and health authorities around the world have made it clear that it is important for us to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible to help flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. And many of us have resorted to staring at screens: phones, laptops, TVs and all the other electronic devices we have. While it is amazing how digital technology has transformed our ability to stay connected even remotely, it is important that we do take a break from screen time as well. If you’re wondering what else you could be doing during the pandemic, here are 10 indoor activities that you can do with zero screen necessary.
1. Tidy up
Start cleaning and organising every bit of your home!
2. Write a letter
When’s the last time you wrote snail mail to a friend or family member?
3. Go to sleep earlier
Now’s the time to catch up on some Zs if you haven’t already.
Spend some time cooking your favourite dishes or get creative with an improvised recipe!
5. Start a journal
Remember the joys of keeping a diary?
Sing – while you’re in the shower, cooking, cleaning, exercising. Belt out some tunes.
7. Repair your old clothes
A hole in your favourite shirt? Or is it missing a button? Time to fix them up.
8. Get crafty
Pick up some arts and crafts – painting, colouring, sculpting, collaging. The list is endless.
9. Play some board games
Time to wipe off the dust on your old collection of board games and have some fun. If you don’t have any, see if you have a pack of cards lying around.
10. Go through old cards
If you have a stash of old cards or photos, get that box out and start reliving old memories.
Practice some yoga or other indoor exercise at home.
12. Call a family or friend
No, not texting, emailing or video-calling. A classic phone call – no screens, voices only.
13. Listen to the radio
Or the modern version of the radio – a podcast. Put it on speakers and enjoy.
14. Plant an indoor herb garden
It’ll be perfect for all the home-cooking you’re doing during the pandemic!
15. Make origami
Recycle the old scraps of paper you have lying at home and fold some origami.
16. Learn to juggle
Now is the time to acquire a new skill.
17. Practice an old skill
Now is also the time to brush up on a forgotten skill – piano, knitting, cartwheels – you name it.
18. Make a list of all the things you wish you could do
So you won’t have to search online for things to do ever again after the coronavirus pandemic is over.
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