What to do with yourself in isolation.

We feel you… isolation sucks. We’re in unprecedented territory right now amidst the global health pandemic. As we bunker down and hide ourselves away from the rest of the world, you can’t help but go a little stir crazy.

How are we all going to maintain our sanity and alleviate our boredom? Luckily for you, we’ve come up with some suggestions of how you might want to pass the time locked away in your home.

1. Binge some Netflix.

Alright, so this isn’t the most original or productive answer, but there’s plenty of quality content out there. If you haven’t seen it already, ‘Tiger King – Murder, Mayhem & Madness’ is a wild ride from start to finish. ‘Ozark’ is another great show our team is vibing right now.

2. Household Chores.

What better time to knock over some of those odd jobs around the house. Start that veggie garden, paint that fence you keep putting off, or mow that damn lawn you haven’t touched in months. God knows what you’ll find in that tall grass.

3. Work through IMDBs ‘All Time’ Movie List.

There are some absolute classics out there that you’re no doubt missing out on. IMDBs curated list makes it easy to tick some off your list. Even if you have seen then, there’s nothing wrong with seeing The Dark Knight for a 10th time.

4.Try Some Home Workouts.

Keeping active with all the gyms and fitness studios closed is super important. You don’t want to roll out of iso out of shape. If you don’t have the gear, improvise. Throw some books in a backpack, fill up some washing baskets or throw some laundry detergent on the ends of a broom. Work with what you’ve got!

5. Play a Game.

There’s no better time to dust off the old classics. Monopoly or Uno are great for games with those you’re house-bound with. If you’re a video gamer, there’s never been a better time to jump on for a few games either. Who said you can’t be social in social isolation?

6. Host a Virtual Party.

There’s some awesome apps emerging that allow you to chat face-to-face with a group of friends of family. Hang Outs, Zoom, House Party; take your pick. There’s no better way to pass the time then catching up with a close friend or relative.

7. Get Creative.

Paint, draw, knit a scarf. Get those creative juices flowing, sit down and make something. There’s no better time.

8. Read a book.

You have time… Don’t give me that.

9. Become a better cook.

With all that extra time on your hands, why not try add some new recipes to your repertoire? Give baking a go, or try cooking something extravagant. You might just surprise yourself.

10. Get on the Tik Tok train.

Tik Tok is all the rage at the moment. With all that excess time on their hands, people are looking for ways to express themselves online. Tik Tok is a cool little creative outlet for content creators and an absolute blast to just scroll through and see the hilarity & ridiculousness.

11. Plan your next holiday.

We don’t know how soon you’ll be able to venture abroad again, but it’s certainly nice to dream. For all those travel bugs, why not get planning your next adventure? It’s always nice to have something to look forward to.

12. Learn a new skill.

Start learning a new language, how to play an instrument or even how to code a website. Skies the limit! If there’s something you’ve always wanted to be able to do, now’s the time; you have plenty of it.

13. Throw some unwanted stuff.

Have a little de-clutter and re-organise your life! You’ll be surprised how much unnecessary junk you’ve accumulated in the back of those cupboards and draws. Give it the flick! There aren’t many things more satisfying.