Things to do at home when there’s nowhere to roam

While the reigning virus poses life-threatening challenges outside your home, staying in during the lockdown can be a mind-numbing challenge too. Normal life as we know it has come to a grinding halt, and more and more people are looking for ways to stay entertained at home in isolation as a family or as an individual.

In a survey during the first week of Italy’s confinement, 93% of respondents said they felt anxious, 42% described a distinct drop in their mood and 28% reported that they were not sleeping well. (Source: The Guardian)

Like they say, ‘When life gives you lemons make lemonade’. So, now is the time to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill and prioritize your physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Cook with a Michelin-star Chef

With all that time to spare, why not whip up a meal in minutes with Massimo Bottura, the Michelin-starred Italian chef?  With live streams on Instagram, he teaches you how to cook full meals with leftovers and simple ingredients in your fridge. Then just lay the table

  • Tour a world-famous museum from your couch

Art, history and fascinating exhibitions in some of the world’s top-tier museums, all at your fingertips for Free! Stroll through the galleries at your convenience and explore the wealth of knowledge and talent.

British Museum, London

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

  • Learn something new

There is something on everyone’s wishlist that they wish to learn at some point in life. Be it a new language, painting, playing the guitar, dance or yoga, there has never been a better time to start. We have handpicked a few sites where you can pick up a new skill online.

Language

Art                                                                                                                                    

Yoga

Dance

  • Grow some greens 
    Nothing is more therapeutic than watching seeds sprout into beautiful blooms. Whether you have a large yard or an apartment balcony, now is the perfect time to plant some seeds and watch flowers, herbs or vegetables grow over the coming months.  You can order your gardening supplies online from:

Migros Do it + Garden

Coop bau+hobby

  • Meditate and clear your mind

The practice of meditation helps in much more than reducing stress and anxiety. With meditation, you learn to train the mind to focus and redirect thoughts to a positive and productive realm. Headspace guides you through it and teaches how meditation can be used to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings.

As the old adage goes, Health is Wealth. So, it’s important to keep yourself busy, fit and healthy doing whatever makes you happy during these confined times. We understand you might have queries on your health insurance in relation to Covid-19. For all such concerns and covers that range from fitness to alternative medicine, we are just a call away. Stay home, stay safe.

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