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Your entertainment guide to preventing a meltdown during lockdown

May 19, 2020, Author: Bianca Spinner

Eight weeks in lockdown. That’s 56 days, 1,344 hours and 80,640 minutes. Everyone, give yourselves a standing ovation! It’s been one turbulent rollercoaster ride for the world and if you’re itching to explore, are becoming impatient or are exceptionally irritable and restless, we’ve come up with a few easy solutions.

Read a good book

We recommend: Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still

“The world belongs to those who read” Rick Holland

Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still is a free, short ‘instabook’ (e-book) written by Bruce while in isolation during April 2020. For some great inspiration and for all the wanderlusters, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bruce Poon Tip, has compiled this online book. He concluded that despite the hardships being presented to many of us, we have been given the gift of reshaping how we travel in the future.


Hang out with your soul and meditate

We recommend: Morning meditation from @teganbyoga on Instagram

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” Buddha

Yoga teacher Tegan B has created a series of morning meditations on her Instagram; she’s offering these videos for FREE! There are a few different ones to choose from and they range from just 7 minutes to 15 minutes. So you don’t have to feel overwhelmed to commit daily to any programme, simply listen to one whenever you feel you might need it.


Learn something new

We recommend: Trying one of Harvard’s online free courses

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination, if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction” George Lorimer

Get a Harvard certificate during lockdown! I mean, how darn cool? Imagine looking back on 2020 and knowing you sat on your couch and gained yourself a Harvard degree. *Pat on back*

Plus it will keep you stimulated, give you purpose and keep your mind active and occupied, instead of daydreaming about the Bahamas with your besties. There are 97 courses on offer, from Buddhism to a Science & Cooking course : From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (chemistry), to a course on Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic to CS50 for Lawyers to Fundamentals of neuroscience. Some of the courses are 4 weeks long while others are 12 weeks. You choose which one suits your lifestyle best.


Sweat off the stress

We recommend: A run, jog or walk outside in nature through your suburb (but remember, only within a 5km radius between 06h00 and 09h00)

“Run like theres a hot guy in front of you and a creepy one behind you” unknown

Although you can do a virtul workout and stay indoors we suggest you grab Rover and get your butts out in nature and witness the change of season, soak in some fresh air and wave at the other human beings,acknowleding there is still a human life force out there (from a distance of course.) You’ll release endorphins, walk off that banana bread midnight binge and clear your mind.

Get lost in a Netflix binge

We firmly believe that ‘Netflix and chill’ should be the motto for 2020. Realistically, we don’t know how we survived without it!

We recommend: Here are our top four

“Surely you cant be serious?! I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley!” Leslie Nielsen in Airplane movie

1. To forget your worries and your strife and instead experience a laugh out loud date, rewatch Friends. No explanation needed!

2. To be glued to your screen,while being entertained and in awe, watch The Dawn Wall. Legendary free climber Tommy Caldwell tries to get over heartbreak by scaling the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

3. To realise you don’t have to create 101 crafts a day and be Martha Stewart but instead laugh at yourself, with yourself, watch Workin’ Moms. Four moms form an unlikely friendship, sharing struggles of urban motherhood filled with the chaos of toddlers, tantrums, careers, and identity crises, all while trying to achieve the holy grail: A sense of self.

4. To learn something and feel like someone’s out there messed up more than you ever could, watch Fyre: The unraveling of the Fyre Music Festival.

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