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The government of Nepal has declared lockdown from Tuesday, 24 March 2020 to prevent people from getting exposed to Coronavirus. So, Everyone is obliged to stay home as a form of self-quarantine. The first day of the lockdown seemed much more effective than the second and the third day (Wed & Thurs). Moreover, The movement on the street is deliberately increasing as days go by.

The self-quarantine period can be fun for some days but staying inside the house might get boring after a while. So, to get oneself occupied during this Quarantine period which seems everlasting, we have come up with a list of fun and some productive ideas as the Best things to do at home during the quarantine. 

Binge watch series

Literally, this is the best time to be alive. You can save the world by staying home and binge-watching series from your couch avoiding going out.

Laying on your bed watching Series or being on the phone till who knows when was a dream of millions that came true for its own good.

Some of the popular shows are suggested below in no particular order

  1. Game of Thrones  (Fantasy, Mystery)
  2. Friends (SitCom: situation comedy)
  3. Money Heist (Thriller, Crime)
  4. Stranger things (Science-Fiction, Horror)
  5. 13-reasons-why (Teen-Drama, Mystery)
  6. The Family Guy (Animation, Dark-Comedy)
  7. Big Bang Theory (SitCom: situation comedy)
  8. Mind your Language (SitCom: situation comedy)
  9. Kingdom (Horror, Thriller)

Enjoy your time in quarantine binging to some of these best series.

Link to watch online free Movies and Series: https://ffmovies.ru/ 

Watch movies that are must-see

There are many critically acclaimed movies made over the years. Even if you’re a huge moviegoer, You might have missed one or two movies. This is the right time to watch those movies that you have missed. Watching movies will not only be relaxing but also grow you more as a person. So, this is the best thing to do during times like this. 

A list of the best English movies of 2020 so far as listed by Esquire Entertainment is linked below:

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/g29500577/best-movies-of-2020/

Link to watch online free Movies and Series: https://ffmovies.ru/ 

Learn a Musical Instrument 

Music is the best way to express yourself and to have fun. If you want to learn to play an instrument and you already have one in your house, nows the best time to do so.  If you don’t, You can ask your friends to lend you their instruments if they may. 

Being able to play and sing an instrument is always the best skill that will never be outdated. It makes time with your family and friends more fun and enjoyable. Whenever you play an instrument in public well, you get social comfort and recognition.

Listen to music

Listening to Music reduces stress and uplifts your mood turning you into a happy person. It makes you alert and more aware of your surroundings. Listening to uplifting music that will make you feel good about you and those around you. Music helps fight depression and anxiety increasing overall health. At this time You can even listen to new songs or try out new genres of music to expand your music taste. You can even Karaoke your favorite songs. So, this is another best thing to do during times like this. 

Play indoor games 

Playing indoor games is fun and entertaining. Indoor games might be an opportunity to spend quality time together with your loved ones and create happiness.  You can play card games and board games. Other indoor games that might be worth your time are Charades, musical chairs, etc.

Call someone

Calling a friend or a distanced family member to catch up might have been difficult because of your busy lives. But due to lockdown, they may be free from their busy lives now.

So calling them and asking their whereabouts at a time like this enriches your bonding and shows them that you deeply care for them. 

According to MayoClinic.org, the benefits of being a social friendship has merits like:

  1. Increase your sense of belonging and purpose.
  2. Boost your happiness and reduce your stress.
  3. Improve your self-confidence and self-worth.
  4. Help you cope with traumas.

Prepare a Dish 

Cooking is one of the best ways to relieve stress. With the help of the internet, anyone can get access to a lot of recipes online. During this period, You can hone your cooking skills else learn if you don’t know cooking already with the kitchen ingredient you have at your home.

Cooking will be your sword to cut through your boredom. You can serve yourself and your family with taste savoring dishes when at the time restaurants and food stalls are closed off.

Take some time off to unwind and learn Cooking because its among the 8 basic skills for survival according to Hiconsumption.com

Start Journaling

Journal is the record of daily events and activities. You can express how you feel and share your experience on paper or digitally through apps.

Later you can see what experiences you have gained and how you coped up with difficult situations going through your journals. This way you can evaluate what affects you and how when you review them with a calm mind.

You can also journal things that you are grateful for. Overall this maintains Gratitude and a medium to review your achievements and feelings

Read a book

Reading a book is the best way to pass time and build knowledge at the same time. Reading books helps to improve a lot of things such as concentration, vocabulary and thinking skills. On top of that reading books helps to sharpen the mind. 

Reading any Genre of books helps you in some way or another.  

You can read books you already bought which you were planning to read. If you don’t have books you can find books online and download pdf versions of the books. Some books are even available as Audio-Books. You can either pay or find a free version

Learn a new language

Learning a new language gives you an edge in career choices. This spare time will come in handy if you learn a new language. Learning a new language will also increase your listening and memory power.

You’ll not regret learning a new language. If you don’t want to learn a foreign language you can always learn your Caste Language. Yet it will provide you with the upper hand to communicate with your family in front of a stranger. 

Work out at home

As gyms are not accessible at the moment, you can work out at home to be physically fit and healthy which is essential in this sort of situation. Home workouts can be easily done in the comfort of your home. 

In your home work out routine, You can include:

  1. Basic Stretching 
  2. Pushups
  3. Sit-ups
  4. Pull-ups
  5. Back-dips
  6. Crunches
  7. Leg-rises
  8. Squats
  9. and a few minutes Meditation 

Just breathing properly while following the above-mentioned exercises for 10 reps of 2 sets each can help be active and maintain your physical fitness level

Practice Mindfulness

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity. Meditating enhances self-awareness, controls anxiety and promotes emotional health. You’ll be benefited in many aspects of your life. 

For the basic form of meditation, You can just stay still however you prefer with a straight back and closed eye breathing in and out deeply for 5 minutesDuring this period try to present and mindful. Don’t think about anything but feel your surroundings and feel what is going on around you.  

 

Start any unfinished project

This is the time to start the project you wanted to but was held down because of your busy schedule. It might be anything from learning to program, creating a new routine or changing your room’s layout.

It’s obvious that you have time now but some tasks might need the lockdown to be opened like buying resources. For tasks like this, You can review, plan and begin the part of the project you can do at this time inside your home. 

So, when the Lockdown opens you only have a few tedious tasks left to complete your project. 

Review your Ambition or Career

Again because of your busy schedule you might not be having enough time to review your ambition of life. If you already figured out that’s good but you can always review it from different perspectives and plan accordingly.

About three-fourth of Teenagers in the 21st Century continue their life without a proper aim according to an article from https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/. Most Teenagers these days are confused or have an improper career choice. 

So, at this wonderful time of getting to relax at home and not be scolded at or not feeling bad about relaxing for the whole day. You can research and review your Career choices.

As the saying, 

Better late than never. 

The best time for you to review your life won’t be set in the calendar. So do now do good. It may come strong but figuring out what you want to make of your life is the foremost thing everyone should have thought of. 

The best way to figure this out would be to go somewhere comfortable alone with a pen and paper. And noting down as you figure it out yourself rather than googling over “what should my career be.

After all your thinking worths more value than others thinking for you. 

 

Our Thoughts

We here at Petrichor Inc. think that self-quarantine might be a blessing in disguise as we get time to spend with our loved ones. We can utilize this time to remain creative and productive. 

Regardless People are knowingly getting outside. They are not taking it seriously. On a single week, Italy’s death rose from 889 to 4,636, because everyone there thought it as a minor couching disease. This might be a good exemplary reason to believe that we should stay socially distant at this time safe inside our house. 

According to WHO, Even a person who seems healthy might be carrying a virus. Social Distant greatly reduces the chance of getting infected by this fatal virus. So, please remain at home maintaining social distance unless the government allows us to.

Till then please stay Home, stay Safe, stay Hygienic, stay Socially-Distant.   

Jai-Nepal


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