Things To Do

5 Awesome Things To Do (At Home) This Week In NZ

By Lauren Sanderson
6th Apr 2020

Potions Class

Self-isolation can be a daunting time for many—not knowing what to do, trying to keep yourself busy and not let boredom get the better of you. Well, we are here to help and just because you're stuck indoors doesn't mean you have to wave goodbye to fun. 

Here are some of the things that you can get up to, to make for a productive week at home. 

Immerse Yourself At Hogwarts

If you've always fancied yourself as a bit of a Harry Potter afficionado here's your chance to prove it. Hogwarts Is Here is a cross between a MOOC (massive open online course) and a RPG (role playing game). You have two choices open to you, either go the hard out studying route taking subjects such as potions, the dark arts and herbology which involves lots of reading, quizzes and tests or, head straight for the RPG part and spend your time in the common room or playing Quidditch. You can choose your own house (no flaky online quizzes here) and follow the course all the way until graduation. This one's the real deal guys so go ahead and get involved.

Get creative 

Self-isolation is the best time to get your creative juices flowing. If you've always fancied learning how to paint now is the perfect time. Paintvine are offering online painting classes where you can learn from the masters from the comfort of your own home. If you don't have any paint they can also deliver their paint kits all over NZ. Live stream or on demand classes available so grab your chosen tipple and express yourself. 

Take Care Of Personal And Professional Life Admin

Personal or professional, we’ve all got goals we’ve been pushing aside, because, life, right? There’ll likely be some downtime in your schedule, so make the most of it and put some plans into action. Our Career & Money section is a great place to start if you’re on that career grind, but simple things like writing to-do lists for right now, tomorrow, this month and this year are great ways to get you thinking, too.

Spa Night

Treat yo’ self to a relaxing DIY spa night. We’ve all got old unused Christmas gift sets hidden in the cupboard, filled with bath salts, shower gels and moisturisers, so now is the perfect time to make use of them. Bath bombs at the ready—run yourself a bath, pop on that face mask, play some relaxing tunes and let your troubles fade away as you sink into the abyss. Light a candle, slow down, recharge and reset. 

Marie Kondo Your Space

A tidy space equals a tidy mind. You’re home and your space is now much more important than usual and you want to have a good relationship with it during this lockdown period. So, as all we have is time on our hands, why not take that time and make it productive by sorting out your stuff, Marie Kondo style. It’ll not only clear some space in your wardrobe but also in your mind as we all know that a calming home environment is essential to your mental health. Now you’ve Marie Kondo’d your house, check out how to store your stuff here.  

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