Being isolated at home may impact on students and adolescents who were previously used to enjoy an extensive part of life in the company of others. With life outside the house is on pause, you can finally spend some time getting your life in order, and perhaps even learn some new skills. That way, you’ll be more prepared and better equipped for whenever things return to normalcy in the future. Here are ideas to consider.
Organize your photos – Relive your childhood
You might have hundreds of photos with smartphones, laptops or Album. It’s a fine time to look through your photo collection, make sure it’s properly backed up, and create some albums that you can share or print. Even make a collage with a timeline of your life. Share it with your friends and ask them to do so.
Have a brief tele theme-based conversation with your buddy
Decide a theme to talk with your friends and after conversation write a summary of what you talked about if it isn’t confidential, or simply prepare a report at the end of the week. Before conversation search new words from the Dictionary and use them during a discussion. It will help us to improve communication skills.
Give your house a makeover
This may be a good time to rejig the decor and give your room a fresh new look. Change the curtains, rearrange furniture around the house to try out a new look. Besides burning good calories, who knows, this idea could help you hit the reset button and let you escape the chore of the same-old. Do any task at home that can be of help to someone. you can share what you did in a photo diary, voice recording, video, written text, poem or song.
Let the creativity flow – Unlock your imaginations
Is that guitar. Piano or Tabla that you bought a few years ago gathering dust in your closet?
Dust it off. There are so many YouTube tutorials that you can access. Learn to dance or take to karaoke. Not musically inclined? You can learn a foreign language too. There are very decent language tutorials available online. Love to see how nature nurtures, then grow a plant at window or garden and see them growing day today and don’t forget to take a selfie every day as you can make a collage of this too.
Draw Your Memories – an initiation to color yourself
Want to colour the imagination? Then hold the brushes and colour your imaginations. Painting is a very natural form of expression and it can be meditative too as it soothes your mind and keeps it calm. you can give painting one hour of your time and simply experiment with whatever idea you get for the day. So, go ahead and explore this creative language!
Tomorrow is always ahead – Plan your next vacations
What can be a better time than a lockdown to think of all the places you will love to roam around! Make a bucket list and start working on your next trip. Get that itinerary ready about the places you want to eat, you want to shop and you want to visit. The pleasure of arm-chair travel is unique!
Lose yourself in good TV shows
There is a long list of TV series that will educate you on various topics. The National Geographic documentaries are a way fun way to learn. Pick the genre of your choice and go watch them online. So, watch your favorite TV series for a perfect quarantine escape. Here are some good TV series which students can watch:
- Breaking Points – Commando School Belgaum [You tube]
- Kali River – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuVnAwkuTVw
- Surgical Strike – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYK-wNKd6QM
- Operation Meghdoot – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q7AC66O8nU
- Gir National Park – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OzcsRQP82k
- Hampi – Valley of Kings – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWhzd6YvpBQ
- Western Ghats – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGGqrRBU2xk
Mount Kailash – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otm9IyXQTww
Make your wish list for life post-lockdown
Three weeks is a long time but not longer than life, and you know that this too shall pass. Make a list of all the things you want to do once the lockdown is lifted— going for shopping, meeting your best friend over coffee, playing football, going for dinner, or just going back to walking in the park. Since the summer vacation will be on so fun too will continue.
Finally, the lockdown is a key to unlock a new way of leaving. It’s an opportunity to cheer, hangout, be crazy, be creative, roam inside you and to support the nation. Enjoy it but seriously. Always remember that a tough time doesn’t survive but tough people do.
About the author: Dr. Manjeet Jain is the Principal of Jain Heritage School – Belagavi