We know this is a difficult time for everyone but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. Check out our top 5 things to do to make the most of your lockdown!
1.Take a Walk
The most obvious of the 5 is going for a walk. With government guidelines limiting us to just one outing per day, it’s essential that we make the most of it. Going for a walk is the perfect way to destress and get some fresh air. We are very blessed in the Highlands, it’s an ideal destination for walkers, with so many gorgeous routes; whether you enjoy the rolling countryside hills or endless stretches of sandy beach. If you are lucky enough to live someone semi-rural at the moment, don’t forget to appreciate the outdoors.
2. Get Crafty
Now is the perfect time to fish out all of your old arts and crafts supplies. You know the ones we’re talking about; the ones you bought years ago determined that you were going to discover your hidden talent for water colour painting. Try skills you’ve always fancied but never quite found the time to learn, like knitting; you can never have too many scarves! One of our personal favourites is taking the time to make a board game for the whole family to enjoy!
3. Make Plans
Use this time to be productive. Apply for a new job or if you’re feeling adventurous, start a new business or plan the adventure of a lifetime around the Scottish Highlands. We love a diagram and coloured pens to make planning fun! Spend some time really thinking about what you want to do in the future, big or small, and what steps you are going to take to get there. Maybe you’ve always wanted to go wild swimming, or maybe you relish the thought of being self-employed. The world is your oyster, take advantage!
4. Play Games
Who doesn’t love a good board game? Dig out the old articulate box from the cupboard and get ready for some healthy (ahem!) family competition. If you recently did a spring clean and got rid of all the clutter you hadn’t used in years, like ancient board games, take the advice from no. 2 and make your own! Cards are also a fabulous way to pass the time, learn some new games to mix things up. Our two favourites are Cheat and Uno!
5. Phone a friend or family member
Life is hectic and we all know too well how easy it is for the days to fly by without stopping for a breath, checking in with friends and family can often end up at the bottom of the to-do list. A silver lining of lockdown is finally having the time to get back in touch and have a good old catch up! Whether your mum just wants to know what you’ve been making for dinner, or an old friend from many moons ago has a whole lifetime worth of stories to share with you. You can finally take your time and spend hours on the phone without feeling guilty.
We hope you enjoyed this article and that it inspires one or two of you to get creative with your time. Have fun, and most importantly, stay safe!