How is everyone doing so far? I am thinking about all of you and am sending lots of energy your way.
Los Angeles is officially in its third week of lockdown, and to say it’s been challenging coming up with things to do has been difficult.
So I thought I would stray a little bit from my usual beauty blog posts and post 50 things you can do during this time:
50 Things To Do:
- Reread your old favorite books
- Listen to a self-improvement book on Audible. My favorites are “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck” by Mark Manson and “What I Know For Sure” by Oprah. I’ve listened to both multiple times and I sincerely enjoy them more each time.
- Light up a candle, perch your laptop on top of the toilet lid (or floor) and take a hot bath while watching your favorite shows.
- Vacuum (and mop) your floors
- Do that Spring Cleaning you’ve always been meaning to do. I want you to Mari-Kondo away all the things that don’t bring you joy!
- Create your own Youtube channel and post as much content as possible.
- Start a blog that’s connected to your passions.
- Finish that video game you’ve been meaning to get to… I still haven’t finished Zelda’s Skyward Sword yet.
- Netflix Binge an entire season of your favorite TV show.
- Take out your yoga mat and do some stretching.
- Take a shower, wash your hair, moisturize your face (with luxurious skincare products), lotion up your entire body and settle into bed with your favorite PJs.
- Open a bottle of wine and get tipsy while you call a friend on Zoom.
- Learn another language. I’m thinking about learning Spanish on TakeLessons.
- Journal everything you’re grateful for. It’s a great way to remind yourself of everything that is good in your life.
- Journal the three Ws: What you want to do, Where you want to go, and Who you want to see once the lockdown is lifted.
- Assess your finances. Rebudget your expenses if Coronavirus is affecting your income and/or job.
- Create new financial goals – what do you want to achieve once the economy starts to rise up again?
- If you are financially comfortable, donate to a local charity that aligns with your values. There are many that need support.
- Check in with your parents, relatives, and closest friends. Are they okay?
- Reorganize your closet.
- Wash your sheets and blankets.
- Do the laundry. Fresh clothes and a clean batch of underwear, woohoo!
- Bake some cupcakes
- Grocery shop for your favorite desserts, foods, and drinks. Keep that fridge full.
- Subscribe to Skillshare, Masterclass, etc. and learn something new from experts.
- Go cuddle with your partner.
- Or if you have a pet, cuddle with your lovely fur baby:)
- Finish that 700 piece puzzle you’ve always been meaning to get to.
- Finally post all the amazing photos you took on Instagram that has just been sitting sadly in your phone’s gallery.
- Meditate. My favorite app is Calm.
- If you have a child, give them an extra special bear hug.
- If you have a loved one staying with you, give them an extra special bear hug too.
- Take out board games like Monopoly and challenge your housemates to a game.
- Challenge your friends to an online game like Words With Friends, Chess, League of Legends, etc.
- Watch a funny movie and laugh until you cry. The Interview is one of my favorites, you can check it out on Netflix.
- Start your own online business. With all the time in the world (if you’re not working and you’re stuck at home), this is the perfect time to build something from the ground up.
- Similar to #36, find ways to bring in multiple (passive) streams of income.
- Get takeout to support your favorite restaurants.
- Take a nap.
- If you have space in your yard, create your own veggie patch. Plant your favorite veggies.
- Find an online workout you can join to keep your health and endorphins up
- Turn off the laptop, the TV, the phone. Have a technology detox day.
- If your city allows it, go take a hike. Get some fresh air and be one with nature.
- If your city officials do not allow it, at least go outside and take a walk around the block. Do make sure to practice physical distancing.
- Browse through music on Spotify or Youtube. Find all the nostalgic songs that you grew up with and create it into a playlist you can listen to anytime, anywhere.
- Take a drive around the neighborhood. Roll down the windows and let the wind blow past your face and hair as you meander the streets. Bonus points if you listen to your favorite song while you’re on the road.
- Cook your favorite meal. You know, the ones your mom used to cook you that were the bomb dot com. Get out your best plates and utensils, set up the dining table, and treat yourself to a fine dining experience at home.
- Go easy on yourself. There’s going to be a lot of anxiety and stress while we go through this pandemic. Get rid of the “I should’ve…” or “I could’ve…” statements and be in the moment.
- Watch wholesome, good content like Tom Bilyeu’s Impact Theory or Red Table Talk. It’s a great way to learn something new and fill up your soul.
- Read Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. The short book has brought so much peace into my life.
What are you doing to keep yourself occupied? Please let me know in the comments down below.
Stay safe y’all,