Things to do in self isolation
With the current climate as it stands, we ask ourselves- As a Mobile Bar Hire company what things can you do to keep yourself occupied during this self-isolation period? Due to the seriousness & severity of this pandemic , it has been with a heavy heart and much thought, that we have decided to stop all of our activities. We are now currently working from home and will have a live video tutorial up soon, to show our followers how to make delicious cocktails. With the schools across the UK currently closed, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
I’m sure parents and carers, will no doubt be at a loss of what to do. Trying to keep your children entertained, whilst keeping yourself sane- is no easy task! New routines for both parents & children will soon become very apparent. We’ve put down a list of things that you can do at home, whilst you self isolate. For many, self-isolation can be a disorientating experience. The adjustment to suddenly being confined indoors, may prove difficult for many- especially for those of us who are use to spending 80% of our time outside of the house! It’s important to try turn this period of uncertainty, into something positive and try to channel our energy into some productive activities. After all, our mental health is especially important in times like these.
Do it yourself (DIY) self isolating
How many of us have often looked around the home and thought ‘That needs doing’ or ‘I’ll get to that at some point’ but we never do? This is now the perfect opportunity, to get those things done- no excuses! Take a look around the house and see what chores need doing. Or what needs fixing. As your time at home increases, the more you will come to realise how much work there is to be done! Perhaps there’s a wall that needs a new lick of paint, or the shower head in the bathroom needs a good clean out. This new found time on your hands, will have your house looking spotless!
Get Green while Self isolating
The garden, can sometimes give us that dreaded feeling of ‘Once you start, you have to finish it’ The bushes and grass have long grown and you’ve been meaning to tackle the job- but you just haven’t had the time. If the weather allows, this is the ideal time to get your garden gloves on! This is a great activity, to get the children involved in. Let them get their hands dirty, by getting them to plant some vegetables, or pull out some weeds! The fresh air will do them good, especially if you’re restricted to life inside the home. It’s a safe place to be, without the fear of contact from people outside. Keeping yourself safe.
Learn about cocktails during this covid-19 times
Learning about cocktails during this COVID-19 time, can also ignite and inspire new ideas on how to make your favourite all time cocktails. From the classic cocktails such as Cosmopolitan, Margarita or Tequila Sunrise to the most fashionable and popular Mojito or Espresso Martini, experiment with new ingredients to give these classics a new twist! This is a great way to learn some history as well as educating yourselves. You never know, once the coronavirus situation has passed, you may become the new bartender in your town!
Cleaning while you’re in quarantine
It’s the dreaded task, no one wants to do. A chore, for most. For the last few weeks or maybe even months, I’ve been saying to myself that the oven needs a good clean. Today, 24th of March 2020 in this unfortunate circumstance where we have to self-isolate- I decided to give the oven a good scrub! I took a very powerful cleaning product, sprayed the oven and let the chemical sit for about 15-20 minutes. I proceeded with a hard sponge and scrubbed continuously the inside, outside, trays and the metal grills. It took me almost 3hrs to get it nice and clean. I highly recommend to do this, as the oven can become ladened with all sorts, due to daily usage! If you haven’t done so by now, get your marigolds on!
Family time in isolation
This is one of my favourite things to do. For me, family time is the most important thing- especially now after my partner gave birth to our little princess Baby Aria, a month ago. Our daily lives, can sometimes get ahead of us. Many lose sight of the things that are important. Taking a positive out of this Self-isolation period, means you get to spend all of your time with your loved ones. I feel very fortunate and blessed to be spending time with my family, during this uncertain Covid-19 time. If I have learnt something from these past few weeks, its life is truly precious and we take it for granted. So I ask the question, what is important to you?
Take some online courses – Cocktail Classes
If you need something to keep your brain stimulated, there are an abundance of online courses you could look into. We will be doing a live demonstration on how to make cocktails at home – stay tuned ! Once the situation with Covid-19 settles a little, we are eager to get our mobile cocktail masterclasses up and running, for both our new and regular clients.
Get your bake on in covid-19 times – BANANA CAKE
Self isolating means that unfortunately you can’t dine at your favourite restaurant. With talk of a lockdown, you might not be able to get food delivered to you either. This is the perfect time to broaden your culinary skills, by practising some recipes! You’ll have plenty of time to perfect your signature dish. Stuck for inspiration? Be sure to check online- BBC Good Food has thousands of great recipes. My favourite is a very simple Banana Loaf Cake. It uses very minimal ingredients, that you can often find lurking in your cupboards. A delicious moist sponge, teamed with a nice cup of tea!
Meditate while self isolating
It’s important to be mindful of your surroundings as well as your well-being whilst in quarantine. Meditation can help you relax your mind and find some inner peace, especially in times of uncertainty. Find a quiet space, light some candles and clear your mind with some therapeutic meditation music or relax with a meditation colouring book.
Practice an instrument when you’re isolating
As we prepare to spend a significant amount of time at home, it’s important that we focus on doing things that will enhance our skills and improve productivity. Practising an instrument can be good fun, and it’s also an inventive way to keep yourself entertained, especially when there are slim pickings when it comes to entertainment.
Other things to do in self isolation – Movie marathon
It’s finally time to start watching Harry Potter from start to finish,- just like you said you would. If you’re in the mood to watch something more action-packed, sit back and relax, whilst watching the many variations of agent 007 – that’ll give you something to do for a day or two.
Time to get active – no gym no problem
We often find excuses, when it comes to keeping active. Time, being the most commonly heard. Grab some comfy footwear and go out for a brisk walk. The fresh air will do you good, as well as the physical benefits. It’s a proven fact that exercising, releases those good endorphins that stimulate the ‘feel good’ factor in the brain. Set yourself a challenge with goals, which will keep you motivated! For times, when weather is not on your side- look online. There are numerous Fitness apps out there, along with live demonstration work outs. Joe Wicks is currently doing one online every morning, to help keep the nation fit during this stay at home period. Keeping active and fit is a great way to promote a healthy mindset- especially if you have little ones around! They love getting involved too!
And last but not least…
Staying at home for a prolonged period of time may prove difficult, but that’s even more of a reason to rise to the challenge. There are plenty of things to do to remain productive, just remember to wash your hands at regular intervals and use anti-bacterial wipes for things that you touch or use often. Take hygiene seriously, ensuring all surfaces and areas are clean! It is a key factor in making sure this virus doesn’t spread! Testing times will no doubt be ahead of us, make sure you look after yourselves and stay safe!
for future house parties or events
With existing planned events currently on hold, it can only spell one thing. Having to cancel or rearrange in this specific climate, means that many will reschedule for further down the line. However, this uncertain time, will begin to slowly pass and we will no doubt want something positive to look forward to. Begin to think now about future dates and events you have coming. As the Covid-19 situation starts to settle, think about booking that Cocktail Masterclass or even hosting a party with all of your friends. So, if you’re thinking of planning your next party or event, get in touch with us today to see how we can help! For more details please visit our website.
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