The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic must’ve been hard to take for young single individuals. After, this is the time when they should be going out to meet other people their age. They are at the age when they should be actively seeking out potential life partners. Instead, they have to stay at home to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus. Even if much of the economies have opened up worldwide, it’s still wise to stay indoors because a vaccine for the virus is yet to be developed. But even at home, singles can remain productive and entertained. Below are some fun activities singles in isolation can do to keep themselves amused.
Stay in Touch with Friends
Thanks to technology, you can still stay in touch with friends, even if you are in isolation. Who says Zoom meetings are only for business? With video conferencing apps and software, you can chat, play, and have virtual eating and drinking sessions with your friends. Make it a point to call at least one friend every day. You should check on your friends to see if they are doing well. Just because you are adjusting well to the situation doesn’t mean that your friends are too. Staying in touch with friends can also help shake the blues away, especially when you feel lonely. Studies have shown that relationships are important for mental and physical health. It can boost the immune system. And now that the world is in the middle of a pandemic, you should do everything you can to keep yourself healthy.
Being in quarantine is a perfect time to catch up on reading. Maybe you have a stack of unread physical books at home or a collection of untouched virtual books on your devices, and then you should take this time to go through these. If you are not into reading books, then read magazines or even articles on the Internet. Reading expands the mind and can give you a different perspective. You can also pick up new skills through reading. You can use these skills to add to your resume as you prepare for the “new normal.”
Do Some DIY Projects
You can also take this time to be crafty, which is to try your hands on DIY projects that you’ve wanted to do before. Experiment with materials that you can find at homes such as old water bottles, old newspapers, and scrap metal and wood. If you don’t know where to start, then you can open Youtube and just search for video instructions of fun DIY projects you can do at home. Who knows? Maybe you can even start selling our creations soon.
This is also an excellent time to develop mindfulness. You can download one of those meditation apps and discover the many benefits of meditation. Mindfulness is a skill that can help you cope with different situations in your life, yes, it includes dealing and learning to live with a deadly pandemic.
Wendy is a freelance writer whose specialty is lifestyle. She goes to different places and sees to it that she experience life as she can. She is currently owns and lives in an apartment with her dog Suzie.