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Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

Kanishka S

Last updated: 23-03-2020

 

With regular activities cut out for most of us this quarantine period, things can get a little bleak and frustrating on some days. But, this needn’t be the case.

We have put together some resources and ways in which you can indulge your wanderlust this quarantine.  

 

For those who love to read: 

This time is perfect to catch up on some reading. On days when you miss the mountains, choose a book from this list that Goodreads has put together for mountain lovers.

 

For those of you who are looking for shorter reads, we will put together a list of some of our favourite articles from our website soon.

 

Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

 

For movie buffs:

There is nothing like a good movie with some popcorn to go with on the side. Given the plethora of documentaries and movies on mountaineering out there, it is hard for us to choose our favourites amongst them.

So here is an extensive list put together online instead. Do check out the trailers, reviews and synopsis and choose one that goes with the mood of your day :)

 

Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

 

For artists, photographers, writers:

You needn’t embark on a new trek to bring out the artist in you. Revisit memories of some of your earlier treks/travels and use this time to create a piece of art out of it.

You can edit your old pictures in a new way, sketch your favourite moment from a trek or write a poem/blog article about your first trekking experience.

If you are willing, share them with us as well. We would love to feature your works on our website and social media!

 

Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

 

Learn something new!

Do you know how to read a topographic map?

Have you been wearing your backpack right?

What do the terms hand jamming and sandbag mean in mountaineering?

This is the perfect time to learn something new: A skill, an art form, a language.

Let us know what you plan on learning this quarantine.

 

Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

From our Black Peak Expedition when our group learnt to make a temporary structure out of umbrellas during snowfall. 

 

Work on your fitness levels

Staying at home doesn’t mean you need to give your workouts a break!

There are so many workouts one can do at home. Off late, many fitness enthusiasts and influencers have been putting together home workouts that people can take up.

All it takes is a little motivation and some discipline.

One way you could motivate yourself is by setting small goals. It could be push up or a pull up, a pistol squat or nailing a plank workout. Check out some challenges online, set your goals, fix a workout time and begin working on your fitness levels!

 

Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

We can use this time to work on our fitness levels for our future treks/expeditions.

 

And lastly, take care of your mental health.

Truth be told, you don’t need us to come up with ways to use your time this quarantine. All of the above pointers have already been written about and spoken of a lot.

The hard part is going to be trying to find the motivation to do the above things.

What we need is discipline, a solid timetable to stick to during the day and a shift in our mindset: to be able to say “I get to stay at home during these uncertain times”  instead of  “I am stuck at home” at the end of every day.

 

Covid-19 Pandemic: How to indulge your wanderlust this quarantine?

 

We hope you found the above list useful.

Let us know some things you have been doing to keep yourselves occupied during this period in the comments below. We would love to know.

And as always, stay alert, keep yourselves safe and keep an eye out for those around you as well!

 

Kanishka S

Kanishka is a part of the Content Team at Bikat Adventures. She holds a Masters in Development Studi Read more

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