You Can Get Busy During This Lockdown!

The longevity of the present lockdown in most parts of the world today has the tendency to lead you to boredom or even depression if care is not taken.

Here are some suggestions of the things you can do in order to keep positively occupied and equally improving yourself.

  1. Play games: Board or card games are recommended. Playing games keeps you mentally awake. It makes you develop good thinking abilities and strategies needed to unravel difficult situations. Incase you don’t have manual games, they are also available online.
  2. Watch a film/Read a book/ Write a book/a short play: Knowledge is inexhaustible and learning is unending. You can’t afford to stop learning. Get new ideas from films/documentaries and books, then get creative with these information and come out with your own ideas all put into a book or a short play.
  3. Start a course/Learn a language/Improve your skills: These days, there are several courses you can take up online. You may even decide to learn a new language or improve on an already acquired skill.
  4. Reflect/Medidate: This is a good time to reflect on your life goals and dreams. Assess and redefine your goals. It’s not a time to brood over your past mistakes and indulge in self pity! Learn from those experiences and redefine your dreams. Be thankful and commit those dreams into God’s hands.
  5. Sing and learn new dance steps: Singing your favourite genres helps you let out some air and ofcourse dancing is a good form of exercise which has its benefits.
  6. Keep fit/Work Out: You need to exercise in order to burn those calories from food. Take a walk observing social distancing or go online to get some tips on the suitable exercise you need. Dancing is a good form of exercise too.
  7. Try cooking something new: This is a time to get more creative with your cooking skills. Go online and learn more recipes so you can have a variety of dishes. You may even decide to begin a small garden of vegetables if you have the space for it.
  8. Save and Plan a Holiday: No doubts the lockdown has enabled you to save some money. You can plan a holiday when the coast is clear. Save and plan to ‘get away’ from the same place you have been for two months or even more.
  9. Family time/Connecting with friends: There is no better time than this to get bonded with your family members and good friends. You need good people to share your thoughts and aspirations with. It’s a time to reassure your family of your love and devotedness. It’s a time to sing and pray together in order to prepare yourselves for the coming future.






14 responses to “You Can Get Busy During This Lockdown!”

  1. Bolanle Afariogun avatar
    Bolanle Afariogun

    Great ideas ! Much needed tips to remind ourselves that we can actually make the most of this time ..

    Important to try to read that bible at this time .. struggling but enjoying the little times I get round to it

    I particularly enjoy following a YouTube walking exercise routine with standing abs workouts routine ( quite realistic πŸ˜„) .. I mostmy get 3,000 steps out of the recommended 10, 000 steps a day ( so really you don’t need to stay out and increase your risk ..

    I combine this with downloading an app on my phone ( fitness pal ) to keep a tab on my calorie consumption ; you will be surprised how many Nigerian dishes including ”gbegiri ”comes up for you to count the calories πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚..
    Mind you the app is free for a month then pay afterwards but I guess after a month , you might not need it as an habit is already formed ..

    Housework is great at increasing your steps too so get moving ..

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    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      Yes dear, thanks for your ideas too πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•
      πŸ˜„ @standing abs, I think I need to look in to that too for myself πŸ˜„

      πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ @gbegiri

      Please dance more 😁 Try dancing for an hour and you will get 5000 steps or even more…trust me that’s what I do…I dance a lot and plus the other house chores, I get 6000 plus steps daily.


      1. Bolanle Afariogun avatar
        Bolanle Afariogun

        Oh wow !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ok lets go !!

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  2. Omotoso Babajide Richard avatar
    Omotoso Babajide Richard

    Wow! Wow! Thanks for these information. Knowledge is real power! Even though already doing some of them subconsciously but I am going to try out the remaining ones too by God’s grace!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ Thanks for your comment Richard πŸ’•


  3. coolnmc avatar

    The currency we have at the moment is time and loads of it. The points you’ve laid out are well on point, my take however is we need to maintain or find ways to promote a good mental state. A good use of our time will be more productive with a positive mental attitude. A well balanced and healthy dream of the future Or a functional attitude to life in this uncertain times is a by product of a good mental state. Let’s protect that during this Lockdown and so we can apply ourselves to those great advice expressed in this write up.

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    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Thank you for your comment πŸ’•


  4. Gbenga L avatar
    Gbenga L

    Excellent, you’ve done a great job.
    Don’t just standstill, keep moving your body; do exercises that develops the brain; learn and practice anger management and good leadership skills and have fun, laughing is good for your health.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ Thanks for your comment πŸ’•


  5. TOKS avatar

    Great advice. This is the best time to do something that adds value to ones life…Upskilling is a MUST at this period. Well written article!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      Thanks for your comment Toks πŸ‘πŸ’•


  6. Missy Omotosho avatar
    Missy Omotosho

    Great advice. and well written.Am currently embedding 4 and 5…Feels so refreshing to be able to sing worship and praises to GOD whilst reflecting…Also its a good time to feed the needy and donate to any charity of choice…Feels fulfilling….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      That’s right, it’s fulfilling πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ Thanks Missy for your comment πŸ’•


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