The lockdown is a necessary measure imposed by the government to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Why not make the most of it through the below activities?
On April 9, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the national lockdown to April 30. It can be frustrating being confined to your house 24/7 but I believe it’s a necessary measure to stop the spread of the virus. Currently, South Africa has 2415 people who tested positive and 27 people who died from the virus. This is according to the South African official Covid-19 website. However, there are things you can do during this time that you might have put on hold because of busy schedules:
Spend quality time with your family: Honestly, when was the last time you actually spent time with your loved ones at home? Being together in the same house does not qualify spending time together. How is your sister doing? Go down memory lane with your grandmother as she tells you her childhood. Get enough rest and importantly, pray together as a family.
Do online courses: This is the perfect time to brush up on your skills that you can add to your CV. There are many affordable online courses, such as Educate24, that you can visit and click your success to.
Cook your favourite meals: If you relied on takeaways or ready-made meals for a while now is the time to dust off your apron and get cooking. These days recipes are at your fingertips, as you can easily find them online and on social media. Tantalise your family’s taste buds by making your and their favourite meals.
Get in touch with friends virtually: You don’t have to risk being tormented or even arrested by law-enforcement officers driving to your loved ones to find out how they are doing. Video call, Skype or inbox your friends and catch up as long as you can.
Keep up with your downtime: If you always get home tired, now is the perfect time to binge watch your favourite TV shows and movies. Many entertainers are hosting virtual parties that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home.
There’s so much more you can do now. Why not sort out your finances, spring clean your wardrobe to give to the needy once the lockdown is lifted or volunteer to help the needy now (if it’s allowed). Now is the time to pause and tick everything to be grateful for, like your home, your health, the clothes on your back and even the food in your fridge.
What have you been up to during the lockdown? Share in the comments below