As of 12:01 Monday, November 23, Toronto and Peel Region have officially moved into "lockdown" due to the tremendous growth in COVID-19 cases. According to CBC News, the shutdown will last a minimum of 28 days, equal to two incubation periods for the coronavirus, and the province says it will fine people $750 for violating public-health rules. We all hope life can get back to normal as soon as possible so let's stay home and save lives. Don't worry about getting bored at home as we've got some ideas for you! We can still have fun at home! If you ever feel bored at home or are our guests staying in one of our premium suites at Avalon but not sure what you can do in the suite, check out the following list and you may find one that interests you.
Learn to knit
Knitting requires lots of patience and time. It's a really great way to kill time so it's the perfect activity to do when you're stuck at home. It's getting a lot colder outside so it's nice to knit some scarves or sweaters for yourself and your loved ones. Maybe you can give them to your family and friends as a Christmas gift that's filled with all your love! Or maybe if you have kids, pets, and/or dolls, you can knit some clothes for them. How cute is that! You can even be creative and knit some stuffed animals!
Christmas is coming and it's time to do some shopping. While all retail stores in Toronto are currently closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, most shops offer a website in which you can shop online at the comfort of your own home or at Avalon. You may be shopping for gifts for your friends, but you should also get something to reward yourself for getting through this tough year! One of the best things about online shopping is you can get your purchases shipped to anywhere you want so you can get them shipped to your friends. It's especially great during this time in which everyone's encouraged to stay home. If you would like to learn more about online shopping, check out my previous blog if you haven't already.
Call Your Friends and Family
The government doesn't recommend people to meet their friends and family (if you don't live with them), especially if they live outside of Toronto. Instead of meeting them in person, why not call or video call each other and catch up on each other's life. This way is also easier to arrange a time that you're all free as you don't have to leave your home.
Practice Your Cooking Skills
Since you'll be staying home a lot now, it's a great chance to practice your cooking skills or learn how to cook if you don't know how. There are a lot of recipes available online and you can pick any that attracts you or you would want to try. There may be some dish that you've wanted to cook for a long time but didn't get the time. Now you'll have plenty of time to try it!
Complete A Puzzle
Puzzles also require lots of time and patience. Time flies when you're really focused on completing a puzzle. It's a great activity for family bonding as you can complete it together. There are also lots of health benefits of doing puzzles. According to StarNews Online, Jigsaw puzzles exercise your left and right brain at once, improve your short term memory, and improve your visual-spatial reasoning, just to name a few.
I hope the post gave you some ideas when you get bored during the lockdown. All the activities listed above are doable at home and in one of our furnished suites if you're our guests currently staying at Avalon. 2020 is almost over and let's get through this together. Stay home and save lives. We look forward to seeing you after the lockdown. If you're ever looking for a short term rental, check out Avalon! All our premium suites at Avalon are fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need. We have 5 types of suites ranging from studios to 2 bedroom suites so just pick one that accommodates your needs. To learn more, visit our website or call us at 416.731.1372.