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Top 10 Useful Things You Can Do In This Quarantine

Updated on: Apr 24, 2020
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Are you Bored in this Quarantine? and want to do something productive and useful to spend your time.

We all are stuck in-home and are in Quarantine. And this lockdown has provided us more free time than we’ve ever had before. The time that we never imagined we’d have.

And this extra time allows us to do things we’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t do due to lack of time.  And we believe it is reasonable for us to use this time productively and to do activities that are valuable to us.

For example, many of us wanted to spend some time with our family, do something artistic such as painting, playing instruments, and many more but was not able to do so due to a shortage of time. But now we have much time to do all these things we wanted to do.

So in this article, we have brought to you the list of the top 10 productive things to do in Quarantine and make the most out of it.

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1. Spend Time With Your Family

spend time with family

All of us are so engrossed in our lives and in chasing our dreams that we struggle to make time for our family. 

A family is the biggest asset that one could ask for, hence it is important to spend time with loved ones. There’s nothing more beautiful than coming together and bonding over food, reminiscing old memories, playing games, talking, laughing and sharing laughter. 

And this is the perfect time to make up for all the “you never spend time with your family” complaints!

2. Bring Out Your Inner MasterChef

Things to do in Quarantine - Cooking

A lot of us often order food from food delivery platforms due to a busy lifestyle or lack of time for cooking.  At other times, we go to restaurants to dine and hang out. 

Well, now that both of these things are risky, and you have a lot of time on your hands, you can finally start learning to cook all those delicious dishes you crave for.

You can either learn all those age-old recipes from your mother or grandmother or experiment by watching cooking videos on YouTube. It is time to bring out the Masterchef in you.

3. Declutter

Things to do in Quarantine - clean your house

No matter how neat and tidy you naturally are (or you aren’t), it’s all too easy for clutter to pile up in your home. There are bills, books, clothes, gadgets, gifts and so many other odds and ends that you rarely use. 

During this Quarantine, you can use the time to declutter your surroundings and keep your house clean. And don’t forget to add digital cleaning to your list as well. Organize your gallery, inbox, contacts and delete all the unnecessary stuff!

4. Learn a New Skill

Things to do in Quarantine - join an online course

This is literally a great time to upskill yourself in various fields which you are interested in, whether it be graphic designing, data science, digital marketing, writing, photography, coding or anything else. There is a range of websites that offer online courses. 

And if you take our suggestion, then we strongly recommend you to upskill yourself with digital marketing skills. The reason being, everything nowadays has shifted towards online, hence there is a huge scope of digital marketing in the coming future. 

And learning from India’s No.1 DIgital Institute, i.e. IIDE will give value to it. So, sign-up for our Online Digital Marketing Course in India which is designed by industrial experts. 

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So, this lockdown doesn’t let your brain go into lockdown!

5. Talk To Your Neighbour

talk to your neighbours

Usually, you step out of your house and rush to your workplace, or go to buy stuff, or go to visit someone. Because of your busy schedule, you hardly have time to talk to your neighbours or spend time with them. 

In this lockdown, you can ask them how they are, what are they up to, how their kids or parents are doing and how they are coping with all this. Be generous to people around you and help someone in need during such a difficult time.

6. Reconnect With Friends

Things to do in Quarantine - reconnect with friends

We all have some great friends we would love to catch up with. Now is the time to do that. Reconnect with your old friends, laugh at your old memories, ask them how they are doing in life. You might be surprised by how much you have missed out on their lives. It’s time to give them a call.

7. Start Reading

Things to do in Quarantine - read books

It is rightly said that buying books and reading books are two different hobbies. If you have been putting off reading some of the books on your list, it is time to start reading them now. 

Get lost in the world of words, get transported into amazing storylines, or get inspired by someone’s biographies. Use this lockdown to pick that book you want to read, get comfortable, and flip open the first page.

8. Spend Time With Nature

Things to do in Quarantine - hang out with plants

If you have some plants, it’s time you spent more time with them. Tend to them, water them, see them grow. If you have a garden, you can spend your time gardening. 

Being with nature will calm you down and give you that much-needed peace from the hustle-bustle of your fast-paced life.

9. Exercise

Things to do in Quarantine - Exercise and workout

Get your body working and boost your immunity by staying fit. There are a lot of apps that can help you out with home workouts. The best part is you don’t even need any equipment. 

If you have been missing out on your gym sessions then you can keep working out at home. If you have never been to a gym session, then this is the best time to start your fitness journey.

10. Learn a New Instrument

Things to do in Quarantine - Learn music

Learning to play a new musical instrument can be a great way to unleash your creativity. Getting a new hobby like such can be a great stress buster too. 

Learn some new songs, some new chords, some new ragas, or some new beats. You now have ample time to sit and practice music.

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To Conclude

With no idea about when this COVID-19 pandemic will end, the best we can do is to spend our time wisely. We will look back at this and see how much we have grown during this period. 

So, this would be a great time to do all those things which you were not able to perform due to lack of time. And most importantly work on your weaknesses and try to make them your strength. 

The important thing to remember is to stay at home and to stay safe. 

We hope the blog was informative and you enjoyed reading it. Let us know your views in the comments section given below. 

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Karan Shah

Founder and CEO at IIDE

He is a passionate public speaker and teacher for over 10 years. He has trained over 60,000+ students and 25+ corporates in Digital Marketing via online and offline channels. He is a Harvard alumnus specialising in E-commerce......[Read full bio]


  1. Chaitali

    This is great! Love the variety of ideas. Nicely written with the captioned pictures!

    • Karan Shah

      Thanks, Chaitali! Glad you found it valuable.


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