How Are People Occupying Themselves At Home?

29th April 2020 posted in Property News Sellers Buyers

Many people have a curious nature, and it is perfectly natural to wonder how other people are occupying their time during the lockdown process. Some people might be suffering from FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out, but it is helpful to know what other people are doing, because this might provide you with ideas on how you can entertain yourself during the lockdown.

Social media is helpful for many people

What you get from social media depends on who you follow, and how, if at all, you engage with others. For some people social media seems like a harsh landscape. If you don’t enjoy social media engagement, or you fail to see what the fuss is about, you should avoid being active on social media.

However, for many people, sites like Twitter and Facebook are a highly effective way of staying in touch with others. Knowing you can do the same activities as people you like and respect is a great comfort for many people.

One of the most popular activities during the lockdown has been the Twitter listening parties initiated by Tim Burgess. Burgess, best known as the singer of The Charlatans, has created a place where fans and artists can congregate to talk about a great album while people listen to it.

There have been many fantastic listening parties, encouraging people to share their memories and to make sure that you have something to look forward to during the lockdown process. With listening parties lined up throughout May, you have plenty more time and opportunity to stay in touch with your favourite acts and albums.

People want to stay active during the lockdown

Even though people are allowed to go outside to remain active and get some exercise, not everyone wants to. Also, some people have told to isolate and home and shield from the virus. Therefore, there is a lot of people looking for exercises and activity they can safely do at home, and Joe Wickes has come to the rescue.

The Body Coach is a well-known name in the fitness world, and his daily PE classes have helped many families and households. While these classes are primarily aimed at school children, they can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In the first week of these online classes, there was a total of 5.5 million views!

Of course, you don’t need to be active to engage with others. Another popular streaming activity was the Great British Home Chorus, helmed by Gareth Malone. In the initial week of streaming, there was a total of 288,00 views.

Another great way that people have engaged with others online has been through choir practice. Gareth Malone is a familiar face thanks to his TV work, and in the first rehearsal of the Great British Home Chorus, there was a total of 288,000 streams.

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