As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many of us are in lockdown situations or have restricted activities. Life is different from normal and it is natural to have personality changes.
The activities are restricted and there is social distancing which is new for most of us. To counter it, we need to keep ourselves busy to minimize its effect on our daily life. Here are 5 things that you can do to avoid getting bored and utilize your time effectively.
1. Create a Website or a Blog
As we all know, currently Network and Telecom are a few of the things that are not affected, thankfully. The whole world is in a desperate situation but the internet world is working as usual. In fact, the reports on media showed that internet traffic has increased significantly and some carriers can see it rise to 60% as compared to normal days.
So, there cannot be a better time to start a blog or website and get some extra traffic to your domain.
The initial step is to get a domain name. There are many free options available and a search on google will give you an idea to help you choose one of them. www.blogger.com is one of the most popular among bloggers.
It is recommended to go for a paid option that can give you the option to select your domain name. It’s not necessary that the name you choose is available with the “.com” domain and there are plenty of other options to select between .net, .org, .biz, etc.
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You can get a package with storage and email address at a very low price. Another advantage is that your website or blog will not have downtime. It is recommended to go for www.bluehost.com as they have very good reviews.
Building Your Own Website
Now, after you have hosted your website and ready with your domain name, start building your website. Again there is a ton of material and resources available online that can help you to get started. Another advantage of making a website by yourself is that you will learn a new skill and gain additional knowledge.
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There is a website building tool WordPress www.wp.com that is highly popular for starters. There are many free website designs and themes available after you purchase their package. There are some great free addons in WordPress that makes the whole process very simple.
There are also many places on the internet where you can get your website made. You can check Fiverr. They have many freelancers that offer all kinds of different services. They can provide you with themes, design your logo, and make your website up and running. The feedback of Fiverr is usually good but do your research before giving a job to anyone.
Apart from Fiverr, there are many other options available on the internet.
But again, I recommend that you build it yourself and remember? The goal is to spend time and counter the boredom…
There are blogs, YouTube videos, channels, etc. available on the internet that will guide you in every step. And Believe me…more help is there than you need…
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Tips about Content Writing
For the content, you can write your own content.
What are you good at?
What do you like doing?
What skills do you have that you can share?
The content can be of any type. It can be text, video, audio, images, etc. Whatever medium you choose, first research your topic to get an idea. Don’t try to do everything perfectly. Just do it, and perfection will come later.
You can check these useful books on Amazon that can help you to improve your writing skills quickly.
It does not have to be a perfect piece of content, but it should be something that you enjoy and creates value for your visitors
Don’t pick a topic that you don’t enjoy talking about, otherwise, it will become a job for you!
2. Entertain Yourself!
Start with a list of top ten series that has an IMDB rating of 8 or above. There are some sitcoms from the 90s that are amazing and are still very popular. You can even watch the ones that you have already watched 20 years back. There are many good options available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Related: The Outsiders-HBO Series
Recommended Movie with Parts
- The Godfather – Trilogy
- John Wick – Trilogy
- Mission Impossible- 6 parts
- Austin Powers – Trilogy
- Back to the Future- Trilogy
3. Start a Fitness Program
This is the best time to set a fitness goal and start working toward it. There is a lot of material and resources available on the internet that can help you to start and create a goal. YouTube is one of the best sources where you can find amazing videos on this topic.
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There are also fitness apps that can create a plan for you. They can help you build your custom-fit workout and their training algorithm understands your strength-training ability. Once you have started with them, they study your past workouts and adapts to your available gym equipment. Most of them even work without any gym equipment!
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4. Learn a New Skill
Again, this is the best time to learn a skill that you couldn’t during your normal days because of work and other commitments.
Based on what you enjoy, there can be many options like cooking, baking, sewing, pottery, painting, etc. There is a lot of material available online and videos as well. The best thing about learning these skills, unlike something technology-oriented, they are simple and easy to learn.
5. Start Online Course or Certification
We all need to upgrade ourselves with time. Many of us had always been considering starting a degree or a course but couldn’t do it because of our hectic work schedule. Many websites are offering free and paid online courses. Again there is a lot of free material available on youtube.
To conclude, we need to utilize our time without stressing too much about what to do. Just start something without making it too complicated by overthinking.