Whether you’re in lockdown or self-isolation, chances are you’re going to have a fair bit of “me time” over the next two weeks! Keep track of our daily checklist for ideas to keep occupied and connected – and have a little fun along the way.
If you haven’t already, you’re going to want to get your subscriptions up to date for everything from movies to music and your favourite TV shows. We’re talking Netflix, Spotify, Stan, Amazon Prime, the works – or bookmark all the best free options like SBS On Demand, ABC iView and 10Play. Content for days.
When you can’t travel, you can still think about travel. We’ve got you covered, from searching availability to reading articles and destination guides in our Travel Inspiration Hub.
Don’t let self-isolation stop you from walking through The Louvre! Jump on a free virtual tour of some of the world’s most iconic attractions and get your cultural fix from your couch. Check out our article on the best Virtual Travel experiences for some extra ideas.
This could be your best chance to learn to dance without the embarrassment of a room of people watching. Jump on YouTube and search for videos on how to learn a new style of dance and perfect your moves.
OK, with all streaming subscriptions up to date, it’s time for a Movie Marathon. Pick a theme (eg: American Classics, Rom-Coms, Oscar Winners or every Harry Potter film), grab the popcorn and press play.
It’s important to stay connected during these uncertain times. Scroll through the phone book and call a friend (or multiple friends) you haven’t chatted to for a while.
With inventory being added daily, you’re going to want to check back in and start adding a few more Exchange destinations to your wish list!
Chances are you have a real pet at home (and they are likely loving all the additional love and attention), but you can also adopt a virtual pet – guaranteed to bring a little smile to your dial and keep boredom at bay.
Channel your inner Marie Kondo and take the chance to de-clutter your home. Pack bags and boxes of old clothes and books to donate to your local charity Op Shop or do that long-awaited pantry clean out.
Your friends might be in the same boat, so use this opportunity to start a group chat, email or online book club to read and review some of the latest bestsellers.
Shuffle the cards, bring out the board games, start a puzzle or challenge yourself to a crossword – today is all about having fun the old-fashioned way.
If you’ve had enough screen time, listening to something interesting can be a great way to pass the time. Search for a new Podcast to listen to or pop on an audio book while you go about your day.
Your internal thoughts might be running wild by this time, so set aside 10 or 20 minutes to practice meditation or focus on your breathing. There are lots of apps (like Headspace, Calm and others) to help you through it.
Pick up the paints, pencils or paper and work on something creative. With enough practice, you might just be able to create a masterpiece to be proud of.