With Coronavirus cancelling sporting events across Europe, people are working from home, universities moving lectures online, and the reality that most people will now or are self isolating, the reality of the virus is becoming very real in the UK. 

Normally if you have to stay at home at the weekend, you would have a schedule full of sport. From the early kick off on BT Sport, Final Score, 6 Nations, the 5:30 Football kick off, F1 qualifiers and race. Of course normal TV is still there, whether that’s Pointless, or whatever else is on. Then you have Netflix, Amazon Prime and the soon to be launched Disney + (yes I am very excited to binge watch all the Disney films), there is always something to watch. Can you tell that I am already missing my sport?

However, if you are stuck indoors for a week or so self isolating (even if you are well), here are a number of things that you can do and that I will probably be doing if and when I do need to self isolate!

CATCH UP ON ANY WORK

Uni may have gone digitally, but I still have two assignments due. So that is my number one priority! Get on with the lovely issue of copywriter and intellectual property in sport …. 

SORT OUT 

Whether that’s my overflowing Chest of Draws and piles of clothes to be sold or given to charity; or my skincare and make up (some is out of date and needs to be rid ASAP); or a digital sort out of emails, documents or photos. 

READ 

Although I get the train most days, I spend most of my time scrolling social media or doing uni work, and hence I don’t read. I have a number of books sitting on my bedside table that need to be read, so maybe I will crack on with them and not scroll endlessly through Instagram.

BINGE A SERIES OR 3 

So many series are currently on my watch list including: Love Is Blind, The Stranger, The Goop Loop, Sex Education, Spinning Out, Trails of Gabriel Fernandez….

Or I may just go and watch Gossip Girl again 🤷🏼‍♀️ 

START A TIK TOK 

Okay that’s something I won’t be doing, but it does seem like fun and I am definitely on the bandwagon. 

BAKE 

Bake a cake, or cookies, or maybe even some brownies. Get a cookbook out or get on BBC GoodFood, and get backing. It kills some time, it’s actually quite relaxing, and tasty food!  

JOURNAL OR BLOG 

Have a look at the year so far – what you have learnt, what you have done, and what you want to do in 2020 (Coronavirus pending). Or just have a good old write. It’s amazing what a pen and paper can do to help improve your mental health, and you can get off of social media!! 

HAVE A SELF CARE DAY 

Bath, fake tan, face mask, hair masks, feet mask, paint your nails, and watch a film and have a glass of wine. 

DO THE STUFF YOU PROBABLY SHOULD DO, BUT NEVER ACTUALLY WANT TO DO 

Dust that bedside table (and that photo frame, and book case, and your TV); clean your laptop and phone because they are kinda gross; cleat out your notes on your phone that you don’t need; unfollow people on social media who dong bring happiness into your life; clean your car; clean your fridge??? 

LEARN 

Through my university I can do the LinkedIn Learning courses for free. So I’m thinking a few social media marketing, CRM, communications and Adobe Photoshop.

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