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 have put together a list of some of our favourite articles from our website. Please use the links below to view them.
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 :)
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!
Learn something new!
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.
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!
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.
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!