The pandemic is still around, much longer than it was expected to stay. While businesses are reopening, many are planning to extend remote work for an indefinite period. Practically, half of the world could still be in isolation, considering the continued WFH and self-imposed restrictions on social outings. Challenging as it may sound, self-isolation makes sense if you want to stay safe from the virus till a vaccine arrives. But it may be hard as well, because you may be craving to step out and live normally. Still, there are ways to stay entertained when you are at home during this challenging phase. While you may already know most of them, let us share them with a fresh perspective.
Explore a new craft
While you may have been bored with cooking and reading, you can consider exploring a new craft now. As the stores are open, consider working on a DIY home office project with paint, wallpaper, and lighting installation. There is plenty of design inspiration online, and you may end creating something incredible while learning a new skill. Try something unusual such as taking up a tarot card reading course online or learning to play a new instrument. You can even hone your gardening skill by creating an indoor vertical garden in your living room. As long as it keeps you excited, any new learning would work for extended self-isolation in the new normal.
Make some cash with online lotteries
If you are done with the routine online games that you may have been playing for months, consider going commercial and making some money with online lotteries now. You can easily find a reliable website to pick lottery tickets online and try your luck. The best part is that these sites offer a variety of games, and you can opt for one that excites you. If you are new to the sport, there is plenty of useful advice available on the internet to help you make good money. Seasoned players can consider trying their hand at other alternatives. With this amazing pastime, you get the opportunity to support your dwindling finances provided that you play judiciously.
Stick to the good old entertainment
Nothing matches the good old entertainment activities like streaming movies and shows when it comes to getting through the extended isolation period. Plenty of fresh digital content is available now, while you can consider revisiting the classics. You may have a Netflix party with friends every weekend to replicate movie-viewing experiences at home. Virtual dating is also in vogue, while you may even try finding potential dates online on one of the popular dating sites. Virtual get-togethers make another great idea to follow, though you can add some excitement now with theme dressing and party games.
The isolation era is here to stay, and you may be bored with what you have been doing for months. You need to be creative with the ideas to stay occupied and entertained. Thankfully, there isn’t much you need to do, just rethink the old and come up with interesting twists!
About the Author: Brendon Matts
With his expertise in the field of networking and IT, Brendon Matts has been helping the corporate world for nearly a decade. He has recently joined Outreach Monks as a senior editor- technical content.