What, is this guy bonkers or want? Probably. But then again….
Someone up there just gave you a month, or perhaps even more, to stay at home and in many cases do what you like. So why not take advantage of it? There’s not usually many offers like this in the normal course of the world.
So yeah, I going to give you some ideas on how you can take advantage. But first a tiny little word of caution. About your physical health.
Lots of the new stay-at-homes are going to watch TV, play on their smartphone, or play videogames. Nothing wrong with that, but if that’s all they’re going to do, they’re going to add a lot of weight and degrade their health.
So, in the ideas below, I’m going to have a little bias to keep people moving and doing things that actually require physical exertion. You know, like you, well, actually sweat, god forbid. Its all in the course of you taking this opportunity to do some things that will lead to a longer, higher quality, more purposeful life.
So here we go:
Turn your hobby into a business
Do business plan for new business
Polish up your resume
Develop a new career plan
Develop new resume for job change/career transition
Set out a new life plan
Research job in the new career
Develop a course for others based on your own skills and experience
Learn a new manual skill like carpentry or flooring/laying wooden tiles
Read a book/books
Read all of Dickens’ novels
Write a book
Write an article about your hobby
Learn a new language like Chinese or Sindarin (Elvish language from Middle Earth)
Prepare an exercise plan
If you’re a runner, start preparing for a marathon
If you’re not, wake up and smell the coffee - run a slow half mile every two days
In any case, walk at least a mile, shirker!
Do floor exercises every day like 5BX
Show your kids how to do floor exercises
Learn yoga that is good for you yourself
Buy a bike
Go cycling with your kids/spouse
Play Monopoly as a family
Set up a family website
Conduct family lessons in cooking
Wash your car with your kids
Wash and disinfect your whole house
Make family photo album/family calendar for 2020 (e.g. Shutterfly)
Prepare a will
Collect your old papers and certificates
Re-organize your house
Throw away things you have been hoarding
Prepare for garage sale after coronavirus
Write a family history
Prepare and develop your own medical history
Prepare family medical history for each family member
Set up a friends’ digital notifications in case of a medical emergency
Plant some vegetables
Plant some bushes
Plant some trees
Join a birdwatching club to start after lockdown
Start a compost bin
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