As life has given you some really sour lemons in the form of lockdown and an “out of blue” quarantine, why don’t you squeeze them and make a lemonade? And this time try adding two more cubes of ice in it, Dude! it will bring its taste to a whole new level.  Here are some ideas that can help you in finding perfect “Ice cubes” for your lemonade.

  1. Read, Read, Read as Many books as you can (Nerd Alert).
  2. Write poetry. Perhaps you can craft the beauty of the love of your life in words. Come on! It’s worth giving a try.
  3. Text all your exes just in case you have one more thing you wanted to get off your chest.
  4. Teach yourself a foreign language by using “Duolingo” or a similar app (YouTube works too)
  5. Try lying down at a quiet place with your eyes closed, palms up and focus on your breath. Or spend some time sitting cross legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head. Bring a whole new word in your imagination.

  1. Face masks, moisturizer, oh gosh! Treat yourself to a 10-step Girlish (even if you are not one) skin care routine which you normally don’t find time to try.
  2. Sing daily, record your terrible voice and see if you can make any improvement till the end of pandemic.
  3. Put on a soap opera. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogues. Try out with your siblings too. Those animals will love it.
  4. Organize your kitchen and actually match lids to their containers. Better yet, go through this process with your junk drawer and supply shelves. Do the same with your Lounge in the next shift. Wait, your bedroom is messy too?
  5. Get into baking and try some innovative recipes but your technical challenge is baking something with the ingredients you have on hand.
  6. Sit with your family; you have the perfect opportunity to get to know these strangers more.
  7. Use Skype, Face Time, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends.
  8. Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app and learn to calculate your calories. You better not gain more weight or your “badass” quarantine will turn you into a “fatass” bitch.
  9. Look at yourself in the mirror. Attempt a self-portrait with pencil and paper.
  10. Take a bubble bath (bonus: Add a glass of your favorite juice).
  11. Make a classic Mint Margarita; don’t forget to add a lot of crushed Ice in it.
  12. Coloring books: They’re not just for kids.

  1. Take some time to reflect: What have you accomplished in the last year? What goals are you setting for yourself in the next year?
  2. Write a short story or get started on that novel.
  3. Actually try to reproduce something you saw on Pinterest or a new DIY. Probably fail. Try again.
  4. Clear out the family room and camp indoors with all blankets, popcorn and scary movies.
  5. Finally get around to fixing that broken door knob and loose tile or cleaning scuffed up walls.
  6. Learn how to make pretty hairstyles and creative braids via YouTube tutorials.
  7. Throw out all your too-old makeup and products. (Tip: Most liquid products have a small symbol on them noting expirations, usually six months to a year. This includes sunscreen!)
  8. Interview your grandparents (over the phone, of course) and save the audio. Can you create an audio story or book with that file?
  9. Go through your camera roll, pick your favorite pictures from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online.
  10. Go on a health kick and learn how to cook new recipes with ingredients you may not be using already.
  11. Create a Google document of shows or movies you’re watching and share it among family and friends.
  12. Make a list of things for which you are grateful.
  13. Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money.
  14. Play online games with your long distance friends; Try Ludo, Carrom and 8 Ball pool. Accept all the game requests you receive on your Facebook and snapchat.
  15. Make coffee, but this time try different recipes. You do know there are hundreds of them, right?
  16. Write a book with your family. Pick a character and ask each member to write a chapter about their adventures. Taraaaa! you have your own “Great book of family adventures”
  17. Plan an Indoor scavenger hunt. Engage your whole family in it. Ask for distant cousins to participate via video chat.
  18. Dye your hair a new color. No one else needs to see it if you don’t like it.
  19. It is the time to get that “haircut” you have always been afraid to try.
  20. Stop procrastinating and do your income taxes.
  21. Make as many Tik Tok videos as you can, Share with the whole world (No one can kill you during lockdown!)
  22. Memorize the most difficult chapters of your syllabus. Exams are postponed, not cancelled.
  23. Initiate your career as a freelancer. Apply for a new job. And get remote work experience.
  24. Engage yourself in free online courses being offered by Google, and international universities like Harvard and Stanford.
  25. Learn a new style of dance via YouTube, from belly to ballet.
  26. Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Yes, it sounds melodramatic but let’s face it: This is a task many of us avoid because we never have the time. Now we do.
  27. Learn the words to “Tung Twista.” Get them so ingrained in your brain that you can rap them as fast as Twista can. Challenge your friends too.
  28. Attempt things with your non-dominant hand, from writing to brushing your teeth. Prepare to be frustrated.
  29. How many words per minute can you type? See if you can get speedier by taking a typing course.
  30. Learn origami. Make cranes for your loved ones.
  31. Work on your flexibility. It’s quite possible to get the splits back, right?
  32. Get lots of it
  33. Last but not the least; Make a list of all the fun things you are going to do when this shitty time is over.