Bored in isolation? Here’s what you can do about it!
Coronavirus took the world by storm, giving as little time as possible to individuals to process what the disease even does or where it came from. Governments all around the world implemented a rather dogmatic approach to fight the disease by announcing a lockdown – self-isolation, if you may.
Several people have expressed dismay as a reaction to the quarantine, but of course, it is for our own good. If anything, we should all take the time to be grateful that we ended up on this side of the spectrum instead of the opposing side, where people are fighting for their lives in hospitals.
On the plus side, however, with work and school being out of the way, you now have all this time on your hands and nothing to do with it. So, how should you spend your time being productively unproductive as this pandemic plays itself out? Well, here is everything you can do during this time:
Binge-Watch Shows on Netflix
With a library as massive as Netflix, it’s no surprise that you can spend hours or even days just deciding what to watch next. Fortunately, however, there are thousands of TV shows and movies that you can binge-watch to help you spend your time in a more entertaining way. Here are some recommendations:
Ø Money Heist – La Casa de Papel
Although the show is originally in Spanish, it has still garnered millions of fans and viewers and became a part of Netflix’s library in 2017. The plot of the show revolves around a group of robbers that are on a mission to pull off a heist in the museum, in the first season. As the story unfolds, eventually, it features a mix of deceit, love, betrayal, and everything that is needed to get you hooked to the show. The 4th season just came out so this is the perfect time to make some popcorn and binge-watch!
Ø Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness
A true-crime docu-series, Tiger King gives viewers insight into the life of a zookeeper, named Joe Exotic. It also highlights parts of how big cats, such as lions and tigers, are kept and the interconnected underworld that is in charge of taking care of these animals. This is one of Netflix’s most-watched original series, and the entire world is losing their mind over it. Perfect for a binge-watch session since it only has one season that came out, and whether there will be a sequel is unconfirmed.
Catch Up on the Latest Music
Several singers and artists have released albums or multiple singles during this time, which has also helped people spend their time listening to new music. If watching TV shows is not your thing, then this is the ideal time to catch up on some good music. Other than celebrated artists, such as Alina Baraz and the Weeknd, introducing better music, there have been plenty of other albums charting on iTunes too.
Although there are thousands of people who are using their time to keep themselves distracted from what is going on in the world, many more simply feel defeated and unsure of the future. If you have been feeling anxious, depressed and confused during these testing times, then it is possibly the best time to begin practicing meditation or learning how to meditate if you are a newbie. Here are some of the benefits that you can acquire through mindfulness and mediation:
- Sharpens your attention instantaneously
- Increased resiliency to stress
- Enhances compassion and empathy
- Improves mental health – should not be relied on solely
- Improves physical health
- Helps promote calmness and serenity
- Helps improve relationship with self
- Helps improve relationships with others
Meditation has long been known as the best way to align your chakras as well, which helps you become a better person and strengthen your relationships with those around you as well as the higher power.
Overall, these are just some of the things that you can incorporate into your routine in order to make this entire period of quarantine or self-isolation, easier on your mind and your body.