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Productive Things To Do: Things Canadians Can do at Home
With quarantine being the epicenter of the globe the past several months, it can be difficult to find time for Canadians like yourself to decompress.
Between Zoom meetings, taking care of restless kids, or planning grocery store visits, it can be a lot to manage for anyone in these uncertain times.
If you are looking for inspiration and wanting to find new ways to explore your creativity and some productive things to do during this global pandemic, then this article is for you.
Productive Things To Do: Learn a New Language
Canada is a bilingual nation and the majority of Canadians don’t speak french. If you’re going to learn a new language and live near Quebec, French might be the perfect one and now the right time.
It’s also useful when traveling as the French everywhere including Vietnam.
Have you been tossing around the idea of learning Spanish for your upcoming travels to Spain?
For any language, you can learn the basics or take your skills further and learn to effectively communicate with the locals.
Learning a new language not only gives you a better appreciation for the world but also promotes greater mental flexibility and cognitive abilities. Learning a language has never been easier.
With user-friendly apps like Duolingo and Babbel that you can download right to your phone and take with you on the go.
Plant A Garden
The definition of a garden is a space that displays various plants for the cultivation or enjoyment of nature itself.
Whether you have an abundant outdoor space or 500 sq. foot apartment in the city, you can get creative and cultivate a garden.
You can grow a garden just about anywhere so long as you have access to water and light.
From growing a fruitful garden in the backyard to growing aromatic herbs in your apartment, your creativity is endless.
“To Plant, a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn.
This is a trend that has become quite popular during the quarantine.
A quick search on Instagram and you’ll find people in most major cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary growing gardens on their lawns.
Infusing Foods with CBD Oil
Food is essential to building a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, so why not try infusing your foods with CBD (Cannabidiol)?
Not only will you learn a new method of cooking and baking but studies have shown that CBD oil has multiple health benefits and it’s been legal since 2018.
Several of the benefits include alleviating joint and arthritic pain, reducing depression and anxiety as well as reducing acne.
Since we’re on lockdown with so much uncertainty, something that will help take the edge off might be just what you needed.
CBD is safe for all ages as it does not contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the main psychoactive cannabinoid that is found in cannabis that gives an individual the sensation of being high.
You’ve got time so research CBD oil online before giving it a try. You may also wish to speak with your doctor to see if it’s right for you.
Create with Natural Ingredients
Working with your hands and creating something from natural ingredients can give us a sense of connection with our surroundings and the natural world.
You can practice your woodworking skills by building a new bookshelf for all those books you have been reading.
That or learn to make handmade and eco-friendly soaps or even try your hand at creating fragrant essential oils.
Whichever new skill you decide to choose, you are bound to learn something new.
Until Canada and the rest of the world starts to return to normal, now is the perfect time to expand your creativity.
A great time to research and learn a new skill set to add to your repertoire.
Challenge yourself by learning a new language, planting your own unique garden, create or build something new with items found in nature, or learn new recipes with CBD infused foods.
I hope you enjoyed my simple, yet productive things to do at home.