Lighthearted ways to deal with that precious indoor time.
Second-lockdown? We're pros at this lockdown malarkey. We asked around the office for some ideas for round two.
In no particular order
1. Crafty Christmas -
Making Christmas presents this year is a popular activity. Nobody seems to have the appetite to spend lots of cash on presents this year. Homemade picture albums, sloe gin and spiced rum are all on the agenda this year. Grab yourself some Clip Top bottles and some spices and get brewing.
2. Learn to Code -
Okay, this is specific to graduate-jobs.com (two thirds of the company are techies) but even the account managers are having a go. It’s not just coding, some are learning html, sql and basic image manipulation software (paint.net) to help understand the mechanisms of getting content on a web page. It's what we do as a company and some of us are interested in getting 'under the hood'.
3. Sell some old stuff -
Laptops, unused kitesurfing gear, dvds, PS4 Games. You don't use it anymore...get it on ebay. If not now...when?
4. Action that Side Hustle -
"Everyday I'm Hustlin" there are so many channels to sell your stuff online now. You don't have to create something original, you can spin, recycle or be inspired by an existing product. You won't know until you try.
5. Bucket List / Plan a Trip -
Skydiving, hiking, running a marathon or driving from Bogotá to Buenos Aires. Your bucket list is only limited by your imagination.
6. Get that CV up to date -
Of course we were going to mention that one, but it's relevant, it's important and it's an investment in you. Update your CV and upload it to graduate-jobs.com
7. Learn an instrument -
You can pick up a new guitar or second hand trumpet for £35. There are hundreds of youtube videos willing to teach you the basics. 5 years later onstage at Glastonbury. Not the Pyramid probably but the Other Stage.
8. Invest in your Physical and Mental Health -
Yes we know Giant Wotsits are only £1 (we love them too) but a bag a day? We aren't going to tell you what to do, but some exercise, stretching and some headspace never did anyone any harm.
9. Grow something -
Dirt, a pot, some seeds. Chillies, herbs or root veg. If they grow - great. If they don't - it really doesn't matter. It's fun.
10. Learn to fly / drive / sail
If you can do it there's a simulator for it somewhere. Don't wait for lockdown to get you technique up to speed and the basics nailed. Use a simulator to get your eye in.
Life goes on.