The pandemic has undoubtedly taken us all by surprise and the lockdown even more. For now, our lives revolve around our homes and the people we live with, whether family or friends. For most people, online work is what they busy themselves with. For stay-at-home moms, things can be a little more complicated with the kids staying at home 24/7. There may be more things to attend to at this point. But still, you may find yourself wondering how to make the hours count while you are home. Boredom can be stressful, as frustration builds from being unable to control the situation you are in. This is the reason why you need to find productive things to do to make the lockdown more bearable and distract you from being anxious and stressed out.
The following are a few suggestions you could try to make fair use of the time you have at home.
Make some home improvements
There is no better time to get your home improvements done than now. There may have been things you wanted to do before but kept putting off because of your busy schedule. Take a look around your house and see what could use some sprucing up. Since you and your family are always there, for now, it would feel much better if your place looks pleasant and comfortable too. You could also do some bathroom updating and check out one of the shower cabins that can look great in your bathroom. Rearrange your furniture, get some decorating done, or organise your kitchen.
Get into a hobby and involve the kids
There are so many hobbies to pick from that you and even your children would enjoy. Hobbies also keep you happily busy and time passes without you even noticing it. It is an excellent method of reducing stress since you are focused on something exciting. Get your kids excited too. They are just as bored at home, and a hobby would keep them preoccupied too. Some hobbies can even prove to be a lucrative business. Whether you earn from them or not, a hobby is productive because it improves your mood and puts you in a relaxed state of mind. It also provides you with a sense of accomplishment. Encourage your children and get them to participate or choose a hobby for themselves.
Keep a journal
Writing is another productive way of spending your time at home. You can write about anything, whether it is your daily experiences or the activities you did. You can pour out your feelings, happy or sad, and release pent-up emotions that you keep in check. This is an excellent way of expressing your feelings. There are no judgements, and you need not worry about what people say or think. It’s a personal thing. In the future, you can always look back at what you have written. They are stored memories that you can keep for a lifetime.
The lockdown has been difficult for everyone, but you can make things better for you and your family by using your time productively and being more positive about the future.