Being locked up in your home for quarantine purposes suddenly provides you with more time than you ever had. At first, you’re probably going to do nothing and just chill, if you can. However, most people are used to a specific routine in their life. That routine has been so ingrained in their lifestyle that they don’t know what to do. Are you one of those who still get up early as if you had to go to work? Fine, go ahead and make your coffee. You’re still left with more time on your hands than you ever thought possible.
While you could think of quarantine as a downer, you could as well simply make the best of it. Now is your chance to finally start with specific projects at home. Or you could gently adapt your lifestyle to the quarantine mode. Try something that provides you a more considerable glance into the world, such as to change the Netflix region.
#1. Expand your Netflix library
Once you’ve been long enough in quarantine, you’re probably through with your current Netflix library. After all, you don’t have Netflix for no good reason. You love binge-watching your favorite TV-shows, don’t you? Unfortunately, not all seasons of your beloved TV-series are available in each country. Often, Netflix only offers a specific set of seasons and is relatively slow to add the latest ones in each country. But there’s a way to work around that. You simply change the Netflix region you’re in. You’ll only need a VPN that can bypass Netflix’s geo-blocks. Install it on your laptop, tablet, or mobile, choose another region, and there you go. You won’t have the latest season of your favorite show available and different library content. That means you’ll have more and new content to watch.
#2. Try watching documentaries
Do you tend only to watch TV shows and movies? That’s great, but once you’ve changed your Netflix region, you’re still going to run out of new material to watch in that area. Since you’re at home anyway, you could try to expand your knowledge. Documentaries are a great way to learn more about the world we live in. And there are tons of documentaries available on Netflix. Learn about space, natural disasters, or how the cheetah survives in Africa. Sounds boring? It’s not. The creation of Netflix’s documentaries is in a way that will keep the content interesting to anyone. You never know when you could need that knowledge you learned on the side during the quarantine. Additionally, documentaries about nature and wildlife have an incredibly calming effect.
#3. Learn a new language
You can learn so much about other countries and their people if you know their language. It’s fascinating to learn about their everyday lifestyle, traditions, and their religious beliefs. Without knowing their language, though, it’s going to be hard to get in touch with anyone in Nepal, Greece, Iceland, or Japan. Take advantage of the time that’s been magically given to you and pick a language that seems interesting to you. Choose a language that motivates you to learn more about a particular group of people in another country. The best way to practice is to watch some movies or shows in that language.
To have some more content to watch for that purpose, it’s best to change the Netflix region. Once you’ve done that, you could start with some shows or movies you already know in your native tongue. Hearing and seeing your new language will provide you with a better feel for it. If you already know several other languages, it’s still great to watch content in those languages. It’ll keep the vocabulary and grammar rules fresh in your mind. Stay in touch with foreign languages when you can not currently practice them personally.
#4. Try a new hobby
Watching Netflix day in and day out, even if you change the Netflix region, will keep you on the sofa. It can be great to keep on binge-watching simply, but it’s a relatively passive activity. Get a little more active again by trying out a new hobby. You could take some online classes and start with photography, paleography, painting, writing, or even nail art. The opportunities are endless and will give you a new twist during the boring quarantine. Who knows, maybe your new hobby can turn into a unique job opportunity. Learning something new provides you with a skill that can make it easier for you to overcome challenges. The more you know, the easier you can adapt to obstacles and find new perspectives in life.
A move in that sense would be hard to accomplish during quarantine, if not impossible. But you can start to move your body a bit more often. If you usually have a rather busy lifestyle that has hardly allowed you time for fitness, try to make a change in that area. Even if you’re stuck at home, there’s a lot you can still do for your body. Avoid gathering new pounds on your hips from changing the Netflix region and bingeing all day. Only because you’re at home and cannot go outside doesn’t mean you can’t get active.
Try to learn yoga, find some workouts you can do in the comfort of your living room. There are certainly also some documentaries on Netflix that can inform you about specific sports. While you can try out this tiny change during quarantine, you could again try moving your focus. Meditation is a great way to stop that neverending train of thoughts that quickly leads to depression. If you’ve never meditated before, you could try incorporating a meditation session every day. It moves your focus away from stressful thoughts and works wonders to balance your mind. Once the quarantine is over, you can still keep up some ten-minute workouts in your living room as well as meditation. It might be minimal changes, but they go a long way for your well-being. You’ll undoubtedly have enough time to practice.