How Can You Make the Most of Lockdown in India?

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The rapid increase of COVID-19 in India has again brought us back to the same situation as last year. Schools, offices, malls and restaurants are closed and we are locked in our houses! Are you bored of the lockdown already? Check out the list of activities that you can do this lockdown!

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Top Activities During Lockdown

Amid ongoing crisis, being confined can be really helpful. You can watch productive movies with families, businessmen can do a lot of researching activities in order to grow their business, they can take help from the Internet. Let’s glance through what are the top activities that can be done amid lockdown:

Online Learning

As schools and higher educational institutions are locked, online learning is the best practice that you can do at home in the lockdown. There are many online applications for kids and adults which are filled with loads of information related to every course of topics you are looking for. The top online learning apps are Wikipedia, Goodreads, Khan Academy, Lynda, Duolingo and Youtube. While as for kids there are many fun learning activities to do while doing online learning on Class Dojo, Youtube Kids, Science 360, Crossword puzzles, Quickmaths, Dragon Box etc. Online learning will supplement your missing lectures and keep your knowledge bank updates. Youtube is the best platform for learning online, search topics pertaining to your choice and gets loads of information on tutorials. For those of you who were in the middle of your application to top universities abroad can resume the process via online mediums. At Leverage Edu, we are offering exclusive online classes for all the proficiency exams like GRE, GMAT, IELTS and SAT. Use this lockdown time to build a better future, fetch a better score and push your self to a better reality!

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Book Reading

Since the traffic is off from roads, so you have no chance of getting disturbed due to vehicular honks. There are countless books you can read on Goodreads, Kindle digitally in order to improve your reading comprehension. Some of the books you could check out in the fiction genre this lockdown are The Red Tree, The Mousehole Cat, Comet in Moominland, The Wee Free Men, The Book Thief, A Visit from the Goon Squad, How to Be a Woman, The Compleet Molesworth, Changing Places, 100 years of solitude, Americanah. Apart from that try some amazing books in the non-fiction category like the Sapiens, Rebel Sultans, Thinking Fast, and Thinking Slow to name a few. Get a PDF version of these books and start reading voraciously. 

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Check Out – Importance of Books in Our Lives

Exercising During Lockdown

Whether we be students or working professionals, we keep ourselves busy all day and majorly neglect our physical wellbeing. Well, we have got all the extra time needed to get back to a healthy lifestyle and working out is one of the essential ways of doing it! Doing some simple exercises can keep us staying mentally fit, building strength and maintaining a balance in our lives. In the present lockdown, we can do many exercises like Yoga, stretching etc. We achieve peace of mind when we do a lot of exercising on a daily basis when we are home all day. We can turn our homes into fitness centre.

Do Scientific Experiments

This is the best way of keeping your mental strength active and lively amid depressing times. There are many activities you can do with kids. Scientific experiments like Rainbow in a glass, Pasta rocket, Baking soda volcano, Instant Ice, etc. These exercises are thrilling and keep you engaged with mental activity and relieve you from boredom. Try to take help from Youtube, you will learn a lot. 

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Must Read: Interesting Scientific Experiments

Gardening During Lockdown

If you are fond of growing plants and trees in your garden, then execute your skills when you have a lot of time. Plant a lot of trees in your garden and sow different seeds and mini-plants in the kitchen garden. This is a physical activity which can keep you active. But make sure you wash your hands once you are done with gardening.

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Listening to Podcasts

For those of you who do not enjoy reading, podcasts can be a great source to spend your time productively whilst learning amazing new stuff. All you need to do is download an app like Spotify and choose the podcasts you want to listen to. There is a wide range of genres covering a breadth of topics like sports, literature, spirituality, finance, culture, social justice issues, and more! Some of the top podcasts in India include Cyrus says, The Seen and the Unseen, IVM Podcasts, The Startup show, History of India Podcast, etc.

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Also Read: Top 10 Podcasts for Students

Learning a New Language

Learning a new language is always a beneficial skill. Now with the unending time at hand, this could be a good opportunity to kickstart your language training. A few hours of dedicated practice is all you need to get going. Nowadays there are ample apps and online instructors in portals like Udemy, Coursera, Duo Lingo that provide immersive training in a fun and interactive way. Otherwise, language training institutes like Alliance France, Goethe offer online courses with valid certificates too.

Must Read: How to Learn New Languages?

Learn a New Hobby

It is important to have a hobby in order to be a well-rounded person. Some might enjoy cooking, others might find happiness amidst paints and colours, while for others musical instruments might transport you into a different world. This lockdown might be a good chance to identify what you enjoy doing and get better at it. Whatever you choose, be it painting, cooking, playing a musical instrument, sketching, making jewellery, there is a number of youtube tutorials on the internet where you will never run out of ideas.

Take care of your hygiene and do various tasks which will keep your rejuvenated and lively amid lockdown. Book a 30-minute free online counselling session with our Leverage Edu experts and we will guide you in making the right decision at every step of your academic and professional journey!  

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