Families across the globe are spending more time together under strict lockdown rules
imposed during the coronavirus outbreak. This uncertain time can trigger stress
as we all navigate a new normal.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to find productive and healthy ways to cope, including activities that will strengthen the connection we have with our family. It’s an opportunity to pause, slow down, and even learn new skills that we can use once the lockdown is lifted.
To help you make the best use of your time, Big Ocean Dives put together our top 3 things to do with your family during the lockdown.
1. Play Games
Board games, cards, and classic games like charades are a fun and often comical way to get to know each other and pass the time. There are a multitude of options that are educational, can improve motor skills in young children, strategic games for families with older kids, or simply just for fun.
2. Get Organized & Freshen Up Your Home
This is the perfect time to declutter and free up space. A great way to get the whole family involved is to make a list of who can be responsible for what. Encourage your kids to make a pile of clothes, toys, and books that can be donated to other kids and families post-lockdown.
Use this lockdown time to sort through old paperwork and organize important documents, including your digital items like old photos, videos, and messages on your phone and computer.
Being at home all day can become monotonous, especially if you’re seeing the same decoration and arrangements day in and day out. Simply rearranging your furniture, changing your curtains, or switching your decor can liven up your living space instantly.
3. Learn A New Skill
We’re lucky to be living in a time where we can still stay connected online while we’re required to stay at home. There are plenty of online courses in the digital space that you can take to strengthen or learn a new skill, including starting your diving certification.
If this is something you were looking forward to but had to postpone due to the outbreak, Big Ocean Dives is offering an e-learning course where you can learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, free diving, ecology, and coral ecology via Skype with our instructors.
With Big Ocean Dives’ online diving course, you have the opportunity to continue with the practical aspect of the program once the lockdown ends.
Start your diving certification today!