It’s hard to believe that Australia and New Zealand have been in lockdown for over a month – nearly two, in fact. As our countries begin to slowly re-open, we thought our Belgravia team members would be interested in taking up some hobbies or activities that could come in useful on the other side of the pandemic.
- Marie Kondo your home
Now is the perfect time to sort through old paperwork, clothing and souvenirs. Almost everyone has a ‘junk’ box, cupboard or room. There’s something cathartic about being able to do a deep cleanse of unnecessary clutter and start a fresh in a post-pandemic world.
- Download a digital colouring book
There’s a reason we loved to colour-in when we were children. There’s something soothing and satisfying about colouring or painting within the lines. Visit Michael O’Mara Books for free downloadable adult colouring and puzzle resources.
- Learn a complicated recipe
Favoured one-dish meals because you haven’t had time to cook anything with more than five ingredients? Check out Good Food’s online recipes from celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver or Adam Liaw. New Zealand’s Food in a Minute even has lockdown recipes designed to use up your pantry staples.
- Learn a new dance
Learn ballet basics or swing dancing with SkillShare’s free online dance lessons that cover pretty much any dance style that you can think of. Be prepared to dazzle your team mates with your dance moves when lockdown restrictions are lifted or organise a dance off with your team!
- Try a new workout style
If you’ve always favoured Zumba or Kickboxing, take advantage of your free access to Belgravia’s Home Fitness Network to try out some of the other workouts such as Pilates or Barre.
- Start a Home DIY project
Lifehack has some great suggestions on simple DIY projects that can be made using common household items. Check out some of their suggestions here that include making a mini terrarium in a jar or making your own tomato planters.
How have you been spending your free time in isolation? We’d love to hear your stories. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and let us know if you’ve learned a new skill or started your own DIY project.