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11 Productive Things You Can Do At Home To Shoo Away Your Anxieties & Boredom

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During this period of social distancing, you do have a lot of time to fill up. It’s important to keep yourself occupied because an idle mind is a devil’s workshop. We’ve made a list of some productive things you can do at home to advance the skills that’ll also help you in the long run, so check it out!

1. Channel Your Inner Bartender

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If you have your booze stash full (we’re jealous of you!), you can try various cocktails like the tangy Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Margarita and Pina Colada. And if you don’t have stock (folks, we feel ya!), then try some chilled mocktail recipes that will refresh you and help you stay calm.

2. Experiment New Recipes

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The internet is brimming with new and fun recipes of delectable desserts, mouth-watering main courses, creamy smoothies and much more. Do your research and choose a recipe that you can easily try without having to head over to the grocery store. Oh, don’t forget to ‘Gram it folks!

3. Bead Jewellery

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Beading and making jewellery is one activity that can be done and enjoyed by all age-groups. Gather up beads, sequins and other materials, look up the process online or on YouTube and start making, already! The best part is, once you’re done with this lockdown situation, you’ll have a lot more pretty accessories in your vanity.

4. Do Yoga & Meditate

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The benefits of yoga and meditation are endless. It can help you ease your anxiety, relieve stress, improve respiration and energy, promotes the circulatory health and the list goes on. Engage in yoga and meditation at least once a day & you’ll see the changes yourself! 

5. Take Up Some DIY Projects

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When you choose to do some DIY projects, you can create things for yourself as per your taste and preferences, and the outcome will stun you! You can create bird feeders, paint mugs and jars, create planters, reuse plastic bottles, create face masks and hair packs, and much more.

6. Polish Your Makeup Skills

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Lovely ladies now is the right time to work on your makeup skills. Some of our fave beauty bloggers are Debasree, Corallista, Nikka Makeup and Manny Mua, so check out their profile, pick up your makeup brushes and practice on, woman! 

7. Learn A New Language

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You can learn a new language on YouTube with Langfocus, SpanishPod101, LingoSteve, Learn French With Vincent, Coffee Break Languages and plenty of other channels. Do your research well and make the most of your time by learning a new language.

8. Let Your Creative Juices Flow

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Remember when back in school, we all used to explore our creative side by doing abstract sketching and doodling on the last pages of our notebooks? Well, now is the time to go back and let your creative juices flow. Draw, doodle, paint, sketch or just anything that helps you to get that creative kick!

9. Get Enrolled In Online Courses & Learn A New Skill

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Now is the best time to get enrolled in online courses and get a hang of the skills you always wanted to learn. And, the best part is there are so many websites that offer free courses along with certification. So, do your research well and make the most of your time by learning a new skill that might boost your career as well.

10. Try Your Hand At Journaling

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Journaling is a great habit that everyone should imbibe in their daily routine. It helps you to have an analysis of what you did in a day, in making a to-do list and is also a great stress buster. So, folks! Pick up that pen and get journaling now!

11. Learn To Play An Instrument

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Take out that keyboard you got months ago, re-tune that guitar you've had for god knows how long and begin to fill your days with the sound of music. When you have got the gift of time, the best thing you can do is to utilize it in embarking on all those skills you don’t get time for in your busy schedule.

Guys, what are the things that you do for productivity? Let us know in the comments below!

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