Ways to use your time when you are “Grounded” for unexpected number of days

We have been running around all these days. Whether you are a school student or college student or working professional, at one point in time you are desperate for a break. I don’t know about you all, but I personally got really exhausted and needed a break.

We have got a break, but unfortunately, this is not the break we expected. We are literally grounded in order to protect ourselves and others from this so-called pandemic virus “covid-19” aka corona.

When a break starts to extend eventually almost many of us started to lose purpose. It’s not like we are expected to do nothing but we are asked to stay inside and do something. But, abruptly shutting us from doing what we have done so far making us a little clueless.

But, there are things you can do to make yourself comfortable at home without getting too much bored or exhausted. Well, first of all, be thankful that we are grounded with access to the internet. Which is a really good thing for many of us including me? Apart from that, I’m going to give you guys some basic suggestions to spend your time.

1. If you have a garden…

If you have a garden.. large, medium or small.. even a little space with soil, get some seeds, not a plant but seeds. Order some online. Amazon gives you a wide range of seeds to be purchased. Kraft seeds are one wonderful agricultural brand that offers a variety of seeds from vegetables to flowering plant seeds. Buy some, just dig in put the seeds, spray water on them every day, wait.. wait.. and wait. If you have read Ikigai, one of the most popular books which explain why Japanese live longer, it explains how they find purpose in gardening. Some stereotypical men out there… Yes. You. Don’t think gardening is just for women. It is really fun and you have no idea how it drives time. By the end of the day, it will also teach you patience. I’ll share you the link for Kraftseeds below, for those who are interested.https://www.amazon.in/stores/page/C76EC67E-3299-4473-BC65-3042C8D87F40?ingress=2&visitId=9ffd4dce-8257-4757-9179-3be66c7ff7fe&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_18923661031

2.If you like reading…..

Stop right there… if you are not fond of reading. And, also if you laugh at people who like to read. This is not for you. Your interests are following up.

But, if you are someone who is interested to read. It’s time for you to pick up something. I’m definitely sure, people who love to read are already taking action. They know this break is just that exact time to eat all up. Rather than picking up any book, take a book which helps you to travel through time and place. A book that lets you imagine a place is what you need right now, they definitely let your soul travel through the boundless journey. The following authors can help you with that… you don’t need to walk and they let you travel.

  1. Jules Verne (Journey to the center of the earth, Journey to the mysterious island, Around the world in 80 days)
  2. Charles Dickens(Christmas Carol, A tale of two cities)
  3. Arthur Conan Doyle(Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World)
  4. H.G. Wells(Time Machine)
  5. Robert Louis Stevenson(Treasure Island)
  6. Lewis Carroll(Alice in Wonderland)
  7. Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book)
  8. Stephen King(It, The Girl who loved Tom Gordan)

I know its hectic out there to go to a library and pick them up. Instead, download a pdf of any of these writer’s works or download kindle app and purchase ebooks from your amazon account, if you are convenient reading in gadgets.

If it’s too boring for you to deal with using your imagination. You can read comics and manga online. There are really funny comics available online.

3. If you are okay with virtual….

British museum. copied from wikipedia

One of my friends sent me a link, I am so thankful she sent it and I am going to share it with you all too. Many international museums came up together and letting us check out their museum virtually. I have opened every single of them and checked them up before talking about to you guys here. I just want to make sure what I am talking about here. You guys. It’s so cool and you really need to check them out. From the British Museum to many famous museums are letting you take a look at their marvelous collection. It’s not going to be realistic. But its not as bad either. You can watch them only on your laptops or desktops.https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

4.If you are up to outgrow yourself….

If you feel like learning something new. This is the best time to do it. You have endless possibilities thanks to online courses from Coursera, Udemy or Shawacadamy where you can develop your skills for the time being. Online courses like these can help you open up an endless number of skills you want to gain for your studies, entertainment or for your personal hobbies.

You can also start to learn new languages. Google play store has a long list of language learning apps from Babbel, Drops, and Hellotalk, etc.

5. If you really don’t want to put weight…

Rather than doing things that make you feel good.. do some things also to make your body good. You have lots of time in your hand now. So declutter your wardrobe which you don’t want to clean or organize for a long time. Clean your room or your shelves. Shake yourself up.. play any song and just become a dancing machine. Do some workouts rather than being idle. Walk inside your home, I just saw in online some guy counting up number of tiles in his house which is insane… let’s give some rest to our mother and share some work.

6. If you really want to put some weight….

Start cooking. Start experimenting. Well… it’s for those who don’t cook often just like me.

7. If you miss your friends alot…

Game. Do some gaming online. Start playing Co-op games, there are many Xbox games, not just PubG😝, where you can team up with your friends and spend some bonding time. Cause it the most important thing we need right now. Apart from that, doing a conference call every day makes you stop missing your friends who are miles away.

8. If you are completely hit boredom…

Netflix, Amazon, eat sleep repeat. Watch some American, British or Korean series, hit with marathon mode if you don’t care about your eyes. Just chill, you have Stranger Things, Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place. Or re-watch some old cartoons for some nostalgic experience.

So, yes. These are some of the suggestions that I wanted to make. If you have many more suggestions drop in the comment section so that it’s going to help stop lots of people from going insane and do C-sections for oranges.

By NBsakura

A solivagant, who is trying to cherish every moment through every journey that I'm destined with.


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