5 tips for quarantine activities

5 productive (and unproductive) things you can spend your quarantine time on

The last few weeks have been strongly affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19). We must follow the authorities' advice to keep our distance, wash our hands and stay at home as much as possible. The measures that have been put in place have in one way or another affected us all. Whether we have to work longer days, have a home office or simply suddenly have plenty of time to spare.

For many of us, it will be a good time to relax and be at home, but why not do something productive out of the situation we are in now? Here are (5) productive things you can do from home:

1. Finally start a comprehensive spring cleaning

All the time you now have at home is a golden opportunity to take the much-needed spring cleaning. And here we are not just talking about washing the floor and door handles, but really organizing the house or apartment. 

We often take care of things that are just left unused for too long and collect dust. We at Flexistore have found that the best solution is to divide things into different categories. Start with the wardrobe, continue to the rotating room and so on. Divide things into different categories:

  1. What you definitely want to keep;
  2. What you can give away or sell;
  3. That which can be recycled;
  4. And that you're still a little unsure if you can let go.

When you are done, you will easily be able to put things back more organized and tidy. Read more about how you can organize your things our blog.  

Maybe many of the things and clothes are seasonal or you simply do not use it that often? You can place this in a warehouse at Flexistore, so you avoid unnecessary clutter and use of space at home. Download our app, book a storage room and get instant access with digital keys. 

If you are in quarantine, this is not a problem, as our transport operators can transport your things to the warehouse without you having to leave home! Pack your things and put it outside the door, then we will arrange the rest. Our experience is that you will feel lighter and more organized as soon as you get rid of superfluous things and cleaned the home. 

2. Create a diet planner or explore new dishes

Have you long thought that you should eat less meat, or maybe you have wanted to try out the vegan life, or have you as an already vegan noticed that you need more fiber or B12 in your diet? If you have a little extra time available in quarantine, you can now sit down and analyze your diet, and explore new and exciting vegetarian dishes! 

Norwegian Health Informatics have several tips and guides while The diet planner developed by the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, can help you analyze what you lack and eat too much of. What we eat has a big impact on how our body feels, and now you have the chance to set aside extra time to consider new dishes and dietary habits that make everyday life a little easier. 

3. Do not do so much, or find activities for peace of mind

It is also important to remember that this time does not have to be too productive, and you can also use the quarantine period to really relax and finally take some time off from the otherwise quite hectic everyday life. Many people use this time to pursue hobbies such as painting, knitting and reading. What is it that gives you complete peace of mind? 

Maybe there are some books you have had on your reading list for a long time, or do you have some acrylic paint in the closet that you have not used for a long time? Use this time to completely relax and stress down from everyday life where we often feel the expectations of doing both, one at a time. ‍

4. Training program

It can be a challenge to get the restlessness out if you are stuck at home all day. Fortunately, it does not take too much to get this energy out through exercise. The best part is that you do not need any exercise equipment other than yourself. You can use your body weight or, for example, use kitchen cloths or wool socks for extra slip and an extra challenge. Fill a backpack with water bottles or other heavy items for extra weight. A good 30-minute session from time to time is guaranteed to be felt on the body.  

If you do not have too much space at home, you can also try different yoga exercises. On Youtube there are many yoga exercises and classes you can follow for free, here you can also find inspiration for short and effective training classes at home. ‍

5. Learn something new

It takes time to learn new things. Precisely for this reason, this time is a golden opportunity for this. Have you always wanted to learn a new language or to stand on your hands? Use the free app Duolingo to effectively learn new languages and watch Youtube videos to see how to stand on your hands. Or maybe you would rather learn to braid, or play chess? 

The possibilities are endless! With all this time, it's just your patience that sets the limits.

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