What to Do: 5 Things to Do Inside During the Lockdown

Due to the spreading virus today, a lot of people are now staying inside their homes. Some have left their jobs, while others are working at home. One of the common problems that people have while staying at home is boredom. Sure, people can work all day to earn more, but not having something to do to cure the dullness is just as bad. 

With lockdowns going on, people aren’t allowed to go out to do the normal things they did way back. So without further ado, here are some things you can safely do inside your home during the quarantine:

Watch Movies

Perhaps one of the simplest ways to pass the time during quarantine is to watch movies. Chances are, you might have a collection of series or films. You can re-watch all your favorite movies in the comfort of your home.

However, if you don’t want to re-watch old movies, there are lots of ways on how to download movies on your phone or PC. For one, you can try torrenting. Torrenting enables users to download large files, in this case, movies at faster speeds. By using a torrent engine and a website that provides the torrent files, you can easily find old and new movies. 

Alternatively, you can also watch movies and TV series via websites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. Although these sites have subscription fees and limited selections, the services and exclusives each offer are worth the price. If you want to watch for free, sites like putlocker and kissasian.video provide a wide selection, although you may have to put up with ads and captchas to continue.

Play Online Games

If you’re more of the competitive type, you might want to try playing online games. Games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Fortnite, and PUBG are online shooters either in the third or first-person perspective. These games also employ the “Battle Royale” concept, where a pool of over 100 players or more fight each other to see who’s on top.

Dota 2, League of Legends, and Mobile Legends are MOBA games or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, where ten players are split into two factions and battle it out on a map with three or more lanes. Each of these games often needs careful planning and strategies to be successful. Most of these games take 10 minutes or an hour to finish.


Aside from passing the time, you also get healthier when you exercise at home. Combined with the right amount of sleep and the right types of food, this time is the perfect time to get fit. According to studies done by doctors and scientists all over the world, the coronavirus is highly fatal to people who have a low resistance to illnesses. One way to build up your immune system is by exercising. 

Although you can’t exercise for extended hours, careful time management is a must. You should also understand that to reap the benefits, you should also rest afterward. Putting in sleep allows your body to recuperate and build more muscle mass.

Reading Books

Whether it’s a novel, a short story, or even a comic book, you can be sure to pass the time smoothly when you read. Even before computers and other digital technology came, books have been the original source of information. Until today, books remain an essential part of every culture out there. If you don’t have books, you can look for digital copies online. Not sure where to start? Check out this article from CoolThingsChicago on “The 20 Best Classic Dystopian Novels to Read Right Now”

Try Out New Recipes/Learn to Cook

When you’re staying at home, you’ll most likely prepare meals by yourself. This time is a perfect opportunity to learn how to cook new dishes. You can quickly look up recipes online. If you don’t know how to cook, then you can look at some videos that show a step-by-step process that even kids can follow.  


Although staying inside can be pretty dull, it’s for you and everyone else’s safety. Staying indoors doesn’t have to be entirely a bad thing. With the activities mentioned above, you can easily count the days without stressing too much.