Published on July 29th, 2020 | by Sunit Nandi


6 Unique Things To Do At Home During Lockdown

Thanks to the uncertain times we find ourselves in thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, it can be hard to know what to do with ourselves. However, one thing we can all be certain of is that – now we’re all in lockdown – we all have a lot more spare time to play with.

While many of us will now be needing to work from home during the week, we should all still have our evenings and weekends available in which to participate in activities that keep our minds and bodies active.

Whether you’re particularly into sports, games or more creative outlets, there are a number of ways in which you can utilise the limited resources in and around your home. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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1. Golf Simulator

In light of the current situation, it is now more important than ever to both keep our bodies moving and stay in touch with the outside world. What better way to encompass both of these than by using a golf simulator. Grab your iron and take a swing as you admire the ever-reaching fields filled with fresh-cut grass and blue skies – albeit on a large TV screen in front of you.

Just because you find yourself in quarantine, that’s no reason to abandon your hobbies or stop yourself from taking up a new one. With a well-developed golf simulator, you and your family can enjoy a sport that combines both exercise and the tranquillity of outdoors (sort of…) from your very own living room.

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2. TikTok Dances

If you’re bored of scrolling your newsfeed on regular social media apps like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, why not discover a new one? Tik Tok is a great up-and-coming app that, despite having a reputation for bad lip-syncing videos, can actually offer a whole lot more.

With a number of tutorials available, TikTok can be used as a great way of exercising both alone and with others. In fact, one of the apps’ growings trends in recent months has been the rise of TikTok dances – short skill-based dances that certainly kill a few hours trying to perfect.

Simply download the app, search for a few examples, and then try it out for yourself.

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3. Christmas Party

What’s one thing that can be found in pretty much every UK household? That’s right – Christmas decorations. Now is the perfect time to break the tradition of keeping those decorations hidden away for 11 months of the year. Everyone loves Christmas, after all, so why not bring the mood of your house up with a few decorations around the place?

Place fairy lights around the living room, get the candles and blankets out, and dig the hot chocolate out from the back of the cupboard. Then, head to Netflix to sit back and relax in front of a few Christmas classics.

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4. Film Reviews

While you’ve probably already started working your way through the films available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Now TV and Amazon Prime, why not put that time to good use by becoming a film critic yourself?

One of the more unique ways to pass your time in quarantine, take on a role as a film expert and decide whether the films you’ve watched have ultimately been worth your time or not. Then, publish your thoughts over social media to help your fellow self-isolators decide what they should or shouldn’t watch next.

5. Catwalk

If you are currently sharing your home with children or very immature housemates, then this idea is perfect for you. Working together, create a catwalk and come up with some imaginative ways to strut your stuff down the runway.

Create various rounds to keep things interesting and rate each other’s outfits to add a little competition to proceedings. Whether you’d rather do it seriously or with a sillier vibe, here are a few round ideas to get you started:

  • The ‘Black-Tie’ Event. Grab those heels and blazer – it’s time to hit the red carpet.
  • The ‘Layering’ Round. How many t-shirts are too many t-shirts?
  • The ‘Backwards’ Dresser. Put an outfit on back-to-front and see how far you can backwards walk down the runway.
  • The ‘Ugly’ Finale. Dig out that old orange knit cardigan and pair it with the brightest Hawaiian shirt you have – it’s time to get ugly.

6. Recreate Film Scenes

Did you ever want to create an alternative ending to one of your favourite films? Well, now’s your chance.

To keep those creative minds busy, why not select some of your all-time favourite film scenes and recreate them in your very own home-theatre style production. Download the film scripts online, choose who is going to play who, and let your creativity shine through.

Whether it be turning Voldemort into a sassy six-year-old, making Gollum and Gandalf switch roles, or deciding who you think Luke Skywalker’s real father should have been, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained while ‘improving’ on your favourite films.

Final thoughts…

However you choose to spend your time at home, don’t be afraid to get a little creative when trying to stay mentally and physically active. By keeping your spirit levels high and utilising some of the unique ideas listed above, we promise your time in self-isolation will be over before you even know it.

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