The Coronavirus lockdown has brought the country (and most of the world) to a standstill. If you’re looking for things to do at home during coronavirus lockdown then search no further! I hope you find some inspiration here that makes your lockdown experience a slightly more positive one. The most important thing is not to feel pressured to do anything special with this time. It’s not a holiday or a break, it’s a pandemic. Keep busy with things to do at home if it makes you feel better but don’t beat yourself up if you just want to watch a lot of Netflix.
1. Read those books you’ve always been meaning to get round to!
2. Learn to knit
The We Are Knitters kits are brilliant. I’m just over halfway through a blanket with zero prior knitting experience! This time at home due to coronavirus has left me with little excuse to finally get it finished. Use We Are Knitters discount code: ‘MGM264UC7’ for £10 off.
3. Arrange virtual coffee dates to break up your working day
If you’re working at home during coronavirus then mix up your day with a coffee with a friend or co-worker!
4. Enjoy living room dance parties
One of my favourite ways to boost the positive vibes at home in lockdown is to stick on a banging playlist and dance around. Literally, nobody is watching. I made this ultimate throwback dance playlist that you can follow on Spotify.
5. DIY gel nails
Give yourself a mani at home during coronavirus whilst the salons are closed! I posted a full tutorial here including everything I bought. It was a lot easier than I anticipated.
6. Host an at home date night with your partner
If you’re in lockdown with your partner then – yay! But also – good luck not wanting to lock each other in the shed. Host an at home lockdown date night to spice things up a little. Order contact-free takeaway food or cook something special. Get a bottle of your favourite wine. Put on a smooth playlist (you’ll find my mellow one here!). Dress up! Yes, get dressed and do your hair/make up etc as you would if you were going to your favourite restaurant. No phones, no C-word chat. Enjoy loverrrrrs.
7. Make yourself a piece of jewellery
How smug will you feel if you get to finish lockdown with your very own hand-carved ring?! Posh Totty Designs (a brilliant all-female small business based in Brighton) have made these very nifty Personalised Silver Ring Making Kit‘s. It contains everything you need to design and wax-carve your own totally unique piece. Once you’re done, pop it in the post and they’ll cast your ring in sterling silver (or gold) and send it back to you. This is up there with my favourite things to do at home during coronavirus and I’m very tempted to treat myself to one!
8. Take part in a virtual quiz night
Host a quiz night with your family and friends from home! All you need is a quiz master, a set of questions and a group FaceTime (or HouseParty, or Zoom) call. Wine and nachos encouraged.
9. Practice a new language
If you do want to use this time at home during coronavirus ultra-productively then how about downloading the Duolingo app? This link will give you a week premium free.
10. Take part in an online exercise class
One of the greatest things to have come out of lockdown is the amount of free community content online. There are so many online exercise classes that you can do at home during coronavirus! My favourites are @aliceliveing‘s home workouts and @cakeandyogaclub‘s daily yoga sessions. All accessed via Instagram!
11. Paint by numbers
Nope, you’re not in primary school. I was inspired by this Instagram post by Robyn Lynch – look how dreamy! Whilst that exact design is currently out of stock (boo) they do have loads of other crafty bits at Typo.
Photo by @robyn_lynch
12. Work your way through a good box set
These are the 8 binge-worthy boxsets I’d recommend. Watching a lot of TV is definitely an acceptable thing to do at home during coronavirus. Don’t judge yourself!
13. Learn to cook new things
Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a total beginner, lockdown is a great time to perfect some new recipes. There’s also the added challenge of a shortage of ingredients – so get creative in the kitchen!
14. Have virtual wine dates with your friends
Set a time, grab a bottle, FaceTime your best pal.
15. Weave yourself some wall art
Give @madeweavelove a run for her money (okay, not quite – she’s very talented) and weave yourself a piece of wall art for under £20. The kit is here! If you’re going to be spending a lot of time at home during coronavirus then you may as well have something pretty to look at.
How are you spending lockdown? Lots of love and good vibes to everyone!
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