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How to Stay Busy During Lockdown in London


With most of the world affected by Coronavirus, many families are still on lockdown in hopes of slowing the spread.

London is no exception, as lockdown will tentatively continue until February 22. It’s no surprise people are beyond tired of being stuck indoors, but at the same time, it’s the most effective method to keep everyone safe.

If you’ve run out of things to do, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve cooked up a few creative ways for you to keep yourself occupied while we all do our part in fighting off COVID.

Here are some helpful tips you can use to keep your mind and body in the best shape during this trying time.

A picture of London Bridge
Photo by Charles Postiaux on Unsplash

Take Advantage of Exercise

Sure, you’re only supposed to leave the house for essentials—food, medicine, support, childcare, worship, and exercise.

With current lockdown restrictions, you’re allowed to leave your house and exercise once a day. Take advantage of this in the safest way possible because getting up and moving around is going to keep your mind and body healthy.

When you’re inactive (especially if you’re used to being active), it can negatively affect the mind and body. In fact, you may begin to notice some mental fog or depression creep in when indoors for a prolonged time span.

Vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping us happy and healthy since it’s linked to mood. This is why you should get outside and take in some sun rays when the opportunity presents itself.

A staggering number of people worldwide have developed vitamin D deficiency indoors, with symptoms ranging from muscle pain, sadness, and fatigue. You already know how beneficial exercise is—it’s even more helpful these days.

Game Night for the Family

Sure, there’s not much to do, but it seems like the perfect time to order a few pizzas and bust out the board games for game night.

You can make this happen whether you live with your family or live alone but have a support bubble. All it takes is a few of your favorite board games and yummy snacks.

If you have small children, this gives them something to get excited about and have some much-needed fun.

Visit Museums Across the World—Virtually

There are plenty of museums across the world you could visit pre-covid, but many people still couldn’t even make it there.

With lockdown restrictions, many of the most prominent museums in the world have opened virtual tours for everyone.

Whether you’ve been dying to see the inside of the Guggenheim or the halls that house the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, you’ve got the chance to catch a glance right now for free.

Take Up a Hobby

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at painting or gardening, now you’ve got the time to make it happen. Lockdown’s give us an ample amount of time we don’t usually have, so take advantage of it.

Grab a paint set and test out your stroke, grab a plant from the local nursery, and grab your laptop and get to writing the novel you’ve been plotting in your for the last few years.

Indulge in Self-Care

There’s no better time to focus on yourself and enhance some useful self-care tactics. Self-care boasts a wide range of benefits that affect both the mind and body.

It can enhance self-esteem, boost your overall mood, help you relax and destress, as well as help you realign your focus when needed.

Baths are one of the easiest ways to indulge in self-care, but if you want to step it up a notch, toss a CBD bath bomb in the water.

CBD is all-natural and non-psychoactive, which makes it an excellent choice for therapeutic uses such as self-care. It produces full-body relaxation and calming vibes that help you lower those shoulders and exhale when you need it most.

Self-care isn’t limited to baths; you can dance, journal, paint, put on a face mask, sing, grab a coffee—anything that makes you feel good inside and provides a little time for relaxation.

Final Thoughts

 It seems like we’ve been here forever, but don’t fret, friends, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

With vaccinations in effect across the globe, we’ll soon return to some level of recognizable normalcy. In the meantime, utilize this time to treat yourself to things you don’t usually have time for.

The hustle and bustle of everyday life has come to a halt. Take advantage of this moment in time, but make sure you stay safe doing so. The most important thing is you and your family staying safe in the best of health.

So, now that you’ve got some fresh ideas, how will you stay busy for the remainder of lockdown?