Hopefully not many of us are in a situation where we face major travel restrictions. But during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for many, that's exactly what happens. All over the world there are people with closed borders, canceled flights, urban or state-wide barriers and other restrictions. This means it can be easy to get bored, twist your thumb, and be obsessed with the news. However, there are many ways to keep yourself busy during this time and to use this time to your advantage. Here are our ideas on how you can be busy during a pandemic when you can't travel.
Learn a new skill
Start with why you are not using the time that you normally spend outside the home to socialize or do other activities to learn a new skill instead. You may have wanted to do this for some time, e.g. B. Learn to program, take pictures or improve your cooking skills, to name just a few things. A website with lots of online tutorials is Skillshare with over 22,000 tutorials to choose from. Depending on your interest, you may also find many other websites to learn from, such as: B. Online courses. Some of them might even give you a qualification in the end.
Yoga is a great physical exercise that allows you to improve your flexibility, improve your cardiovascular health, and offer a host of other benefits. And even better, yoga is an activity that you can do almost anywhere in the world. Thanks to online streaming and the many fantastic websites available, you will find plenty of videos to start with. One series that we recommend on YouTube is Yoga with Adriene. It has a huge selection of videos that you can stream, as well as custom series like HOME – A 30 Day Yoga Journey and even better, these can be watched for free.
Another highly recommended activity is meditation. Meditation is a wonderful way to clear your mind, especially if you're struggling with the negatives and news during the pandemic. Various apps are available for meditation, e.g. B. Rest, Mindfulness and Headspace (to name a few). Many of them can be downloaded free of charge (for the basic app). In addition to apps and videos, there are also articles (like these) that are sure to help you start your meditation practice and clear your mind.
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Mike is the creator and lead author of Travel and Destinations. He launched this website to share his experiences and tips with travelers. He comes from the UK and has traveled to many places around the world. He loves to share his pictures and stories via Instagram and this website … [Read full bio]