All jokes about being an introvert aside, humans are naturally social creatures and we need stimulation. Whether you're self isolating or your city/town/country is on lockdown, this will affect your mental health if you don't take care of yourself. I know we all joke that we never go outside anyway, but the fact we can't go out, even if we want to, is going to affect us. So I've compiled a list of things to do!
Clean. Cleaaaaaaan. Being in a clean house will make this so much nicer. If you're stuck in your house all day, being in a clean home will help. Plus, it's good exercise.
Garden/Back yard - If you have a garden and can go in it, do! Plant some stuff for spring, tidy it up, feed the birds, whatever.
Netflix - If you have a Netflix watch list, go through it. Watch stuff in the background while cleaning or something.
Change your sheets - always feels good to have fresh sheets!
Change out of your pjamas, even if it's just into a hoodie and some sweats. You'll feel better.
School - If you have schoolwork to do, do it. I know, it's boring, but itll kill some time.
Google 'Laughing' images. Looking at happy faces feels good.
Paint, collage, sketch. Try and improve your skills. Get creative!
Call your family and friends! Facetime or phone. Call your mom, your auntie, your best friend, whoever. We're human and we need contact.
Rearrange your furniture, create a new environment.
Clear out clothes you don't wear anymore
Read!! Read books you haven't read yet or reread your favorite books. Get lost in a different world.
If you're not in school, perhaps teach yourself something. I like to study stuff in my own time. Botany, human evolution, space, anything. Learning stuff is fun when you're not getting graded on it.
Learn a new language. Go on omegle or something and talk to people from different countries and test your skills.
Bake, cook, make something. I recommend bread. I have a recipe under my #angie talks tag.
Support small businesses. I'm on a group chat with fellow shop owners and they're all worried about the sales going down. I know, right now you're worried about needing necessities, but shop around on etsy and buy birthday presents, diy kits, jewellery etc. You'll make their week.
Watch nature outside your house. For like half an hour today I watched birds. I counted 56 this morning.
Put on loud music and dance. Get your blood flowing
Check out home workouts on YouTube. Keeping active boosts your immune system and it'll pass the time