The UK has recently gone into lock-down as a result of the spread of Coronavirus, aka (COVID-19). For many, this is a stressful time while we struggle to keep ourselves busy. If you live with your partner, you may even start to get under each other’s feet. We’re all probably looking for some fun ideas for us isolated couples, while closed away from the rest of the world.
Now’s a good time to consider flipping the current circumstances into a positive and treat it as an opportunity to spend some quality time together. Perhaps you usually work alternate shifts, so you hardly see each other? Maybe you share every weekend together but you’re so exhausted from your working week that you rarely have a date night?
Be honest, when was the last time you played a board game with your other half? Surely you have one in the back of a cupboard that you can get out and dust off. Don’t let either of your competitive streaks ruin the rest of your isolation period together!
If you’re lucky enough to have a joint favourite film, you’re already halfway there. But, let’s be realistic, you probably don’t. Hopefully you both enjoy the same genres!
Turn the living room into a home cinema and plan a date night with an agreed film, box set or series. Get your pyjamas on, feet up and snuggle with blankets over you. Complete with snacks and drinks. What’s not to love?
It’s very unlikely that you’ve had a date night recently, given the current circumstances. Create your own at home with a fancy meal and a few candles! Get dressed up as if you are going to your favourite restaurant, all the way down to the final spritz of perfume or aftershave.
Decorating can be fun if you’re the creative type. For many, it can be a therapeutic hobby. Now is your chance to finally finish that spare room that has served as a dumping ground for so long! Yet, for others, it can be your worst nightmare so if this applies to you, you may prefer to pay for a decorator once the isolation period has come to an end.
Similar to decorating – housework isn’t always considered ‘fun’ and instead, can be seen as a chore. Use your initiative and find ways to enjoy it, what do you have to lose? It needs to be done anyway! And of course, don’t forget to take a break for a bit of karaoke with your hairbrush.
Unless you’re a key worker and apart from buying essential items, it’s likely that your garden is the furthest you plan to go for the next few weeks. A huge percentage of people gain real satisfaction from keeping their garden up to scratch!
If you have been particularly lazy during this lockdown, now’s a good time to get up and do something. Being outdoors can break the monotony of cabin fever from being indoors. The joint effort will have it done in no time, giving you more time for the board games, home cinema and your other date ideas.