So many people often complain for not having enough time to do everything that they like to do. Current measures against the Corona virus pandemics created an unprecedented situation for many of us. A lot of people switched to “teleworking” and even though there is no real “lockdown” yet, staying at home is becoming a norm in Brussels for the weeks to come. So, if you are in self-imposed lockdown in Brussels, these are fun things that you can do at home! Pick one of them!
Read books and magazines. So many of them are often left behind or unfinished due to our busy lives. Now, it’s a perfect time to relax and read.
Cook something nice for yourself or your partner & family. If you don’t know how to cook, there are so many recipes online – you can watch entertaining videos on YouTube!
Try to learn something new! There are plenty of online courses (many are free!) offered by some of the leading universities in the world. There are also professional formation courses that can help you in a job transition, in case you are looking to make a career switch. Here are some we like – EdX, Coursera, Khan Academy & Open Yale Courses.
Re-decorate your place! Our homes can always benefit from a new creative touch. In times of stress or fear, it is especially important to make your apartment/house comfortable, cosy and full of positive energy!
Don’t want to decorate? Clean the house, wash the windows or some other stuff that usually don’t get cleaned during regular weekly cleanings!
Practice your hobby (indoors). Maybe you like arts & crafts, DIY things or simply painting your own artwork or playing an instrument. Or…maybe you want to make a family tree?
If you have a family, set up a game. For instance, scavanger hunt.
Keeping kids entertained at home during coronavirus lockdown can be difficult job sometimes. Here are some really cool suggestions for children of all ages, compiled in this Irish Times article.
What about watching TV or Netflix? So many amazing documentaries and movies are waiting to be seen! 🙂
Never been to the Bruegel art exhibition? Follow the Unseen Masterpieces from the comfort of your home here!
So you really love culture, arts, history and science? These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch. Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can experience. Discover all of them here.
Museums open their doors to virtual visitors.
Museums and other cultural institutions have opened their doors to virtual visitors, offering them online access to the treasures they hold, now that the new coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is keeping people at home.
The museums virtually opening their doors include the Louvre, London National Gallery, Fine Arts museums in Brussels and the Royal Museum in Amsterdam.
In Brussels, institutions were invited by Brussels Museums to take part in its #MuseumAtHome campaign and share their works on the web. More about museums online:
Practice meditation, yoga or other self-healing process. Find relevant YouTube videos and indulge yourself in the process of slow exercising or simply creating some positive energy, self-confidence and improving mental health.
If you have a pet, then you have an advantage – playing with your dog or cat is always a fun thing to do!
So you still didn’t find a fun thing do during the Brussels lockdown in your home? You can always opt for sleeping, relaxing and doing nothing, but we really don’t recommend that! Why don’t you enjoy some beautiful photo stories on our website? Here are some of the most popular: Amazing views of Brussels by photographer from Rome,
Another idea – Write an article about what you love in Brussels and send it to us! 🙂