There are two main problems with being locked in all the time. The first is obvious: you can’t go travelling! If like me, you enjoy moving all over the world, this is a really stressful time for you. To add to this, you have the second big issue: boredom. That’s right, it’s so easy to fall victim to boredom when you’re stuck at home with hardly anything to do. 

Thankfully, I have a few tips to help you stay occupied and pass the time during your lockdown:

Plan a trip

Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t think about going away. At some point, the situation will change and you will be able to go on holiday. So, why don’t you plan your trip while you’re at home? You have lots of spare time on your hands, so it makes a lot of sense. I won’t go into any more detail here as I already wrote an article on planning your post-lockdown trip. By all means, give that a read if you are looking for some tips on how to prepare for what will feel like the biggest holiday of your life!

Give yourself a piercing

A bit of a crazy idea, but it will definitely keep you occupied for at least one afternoon. It sure kept me occupied when I decided to pierce my second lobe hole a few week backs. If you like getting your body pierced, you will most likely have a few ideas up your sleeve. Or, if you don’t have any piercings, now is a great time to start. There are plenty of online tutorials that will teach you how to pierce different body parts as safely as possible. Then, it’s just a case of buying the jewellery from a piercing shop and having some fun. If you have siblings, this is even more entertaining as you can give them piercings as well. Basically, it’s an enjoyable way to pass the time and gives you an excuse to get some new jewellery!

Start a journal

I’m sure you have lots of thoughts floating around in your head right now. I know I do, and it can be really hard to make sense of all the different emotions you’re feeling. So, why don’t you start a journal? Write down your thoughts every day and you’ll feel a lot better mentally. It’s almost like you dump the thoughts out of your brain and onto a piece of paper. You don’t have to go back and read through what you’ve written, it can just be a collection of ramblings that help you deal with the mental side of being in lockdown. Or, if you’d rather share your thoughts, you can start a blog and publish them online. It’s entirely up to you, but I find that writing things is the best way to pass the time and prevent boredom. 

This entire period is a lot easier to handle when you’re occupied. The more time you spend doing stuff, the quicker each day goes by. Keep yourself busy, and you can get through this!