If you’ve read my last post, you will know that I’m not even slowly losing my mind, but very quickly. I thought therefore, I’d reflect for a few moments and gather together some ideas of how we can pass the time in this season.
It’s uncertain and cloudy, and I must insist that other than some light exercise outside, we really should be staying indoors. This is not selfish but takes care of everyone around us and strangers too. By keeping indoors, we can starve out this virus and see it through.
First is walking. If you are blessed enough to live in an area that’s green and with not too many people, getting out for a walk is so good. It’s good for not just the body, but the mind and the soul. I took a walk this morning, even on my first holiday from work, and enjoyed the beauty of my village. There was personne (no one) and it was more than dreamy. I met one lady on my way round who was concerned we were no longer allowed out.
It was a glorious walk and it was indeed a glorious day. When I got back home, I got out my new sketchbook and pens and had a little draw. It’d been so long. Sketching like this is really uplifting for me. It’s expressive and allows me to relax. Sometimes it stresses me out, because hands up I’m a perfectionist. Even if you don’t think you can draw per say, give it a go and have a sketch. You’ll be surprised at the results. Plus YouTube and Instagram and even Pinterest have lots of tutorials to get your started.
Two weeks ago I nipped, as quick as I could, to Hobbycraft to gather some supplies to keep my sister and I entertained during this going to be long period of confinement. We’ve yet to get these boxes out but one of making a mosaic tray and the other is a pyrotherapy kit.
Of course there is also Netflix and Disney+ to get you through this time. I don’t have the latter but I do have Netflix. I recommend the following for the ultimate binge watch:
- La Casa de Papel (or Money Heist)
- Orphan Black
- Blind Date (THE cutest French film)
- Peaky Blinders
- Prison Break
There’s also BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. I’ve caught up on the whole season of Get Even, which I enjoyed and was a nice light teen drama to keep me occupied for a couple of days.
Today has been a long Tuesday, but I guess this quarantine is teaching the world to slow down and catch a breath. I’ve been out for another walk, caught some rays on a bench at the village bowling green, finished some croquis with my new Promarker pens and taken a few photos to upload to Instagram.
I spent yesterday working on a new project, my business but I’ll share about that in a new post.
If you have more ways to keep yourself entertained during quarantine, get commenting!