Self-isolation has become our new normal in the wake of COVID-19, and so this month we're offering some suggestions of what to do at home in April.
Picking up a book
With all this time at home, that stack of unread books sitting on your shelf are finally starting to look good enough to pick up. If you need some inspiration for new novels, have a look at Goodreads, a website/app to keep track of the books you've read, the books you would like to read, and find suggestions for new books too.
As for the kids, a few celebrities have been doing live readings of children's books through Instagram and Twitter, like Andy Lee, reading his book series 'Do Not Open This Book' and Josh Gad (he voices Olaf in Frozen) who has been doing a daily reading of a children's book.
Image from Andy Lee Instagram
Working Out Online
Now that the extent of your commute is from your bedroom to your lounge room, you might be looking at how to include some daily exercise into your isolated lifestyle. Many gyms have turned to hosting their usual classes via video conferencing, like F45, but if you're not a part of a gym there are many fitness bloggers who have videos for you. For example, Australian fitness empress Kayla Itsines has an online program for at home workouts, as well as many free videos on her social media. Or you could try your hand at Australia's superhero Chris Hemsworth's app called Centr. Sam Wood, the 2015 Australian Bachelor's program 28 By Sam Wood is also a popular exercise app. And if you'd rather just go for a walk, run, or bike Strava is a great app to keep track of your PB's.
Image from Centr Instagram
Trying out a new recipe
If you're resisting the temptation to graze on snacks all day and actually eating real meals, you might want to look at trying out some new recipes! Harris Farm Markets are doing four boxes of fresh produce delivered to your home. The boxes are not customisable and are put together based on what is in season, which means your fridge will be filled with some new flavours! The four boxes are: fruit and veg, chiller, pantry essentials and protein. Local cafe Tuckshop Coffee (based in Glenhaven) has partnered with Buffalo Dining Club and are also offering a boxed up package including buffalo mozzarella with prosciutto, gnocchi napoletana, leaf salad with parmigiano, tiramisu, and extra parmigiano and basil garnish.
Image from Harris Farm Markets Instagram