Keeping yourself entertained during COVID-19

Running out of ideas for how to keep yourself busy during isolation?

We know that COVID-19 restrictions have meant we’re all a bit more limited with how we’re able to spend our free time.

If you’re starting to feel like you’ve exhausted the list of things you could do to keep yourself entertained… look no further!

Thanks to your fellow riders who completed the survey we sent out last week, we’ve pulled together a list of tips and fun new things you can try. Check it out!

Tips from our riders

“Always enjoy what you’re doing and use your time wisely. Learning something new everyday will allow you to become a better human being.”

“Exercising every day makes people feel better and combats anxiety.” 

“I strongly recommend people call their family and friends. Review old photos, share it with family and friends, laugh, cry…also enjoy a new activity such as cooking.” 

“This lockdown period is a great time to discover your passion, and spend time on the things you love and with the people you love. Stay safe in this period and enjoy the views that we can see when we are doing deliveries – it makes the job so much easier and relaxing.”

“Use your delivery rides to mark places you would like to come back to visit – I think this is great because we are always riding in different parts of the city which we would not be visiting if we were not working.”

Educational

TedTalks

“I’ve listened to some podcast, such as TedTalks and the Automotive Technician. I’ve also studied some team work courses on Open Classrooms”. 

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. 

Listen to talks on a series of topics – from technology and entertainment to business and design. Check it out! 

Open Classrooms

Some of our riders have been studying courses, such as on team work, through Open Classrooms. You and your loved ones can benefit from over 700+ free online courses. Take a look! 

IELTS Podcasts

“I’ve made the most of my time studying for the IELTS test… I’ve listened to IELTS Podcasts every day when I’m at home before my online classes”. 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally approved English language proficiency test for study, work and migration in Australia. IELTS offers both paper-based and computer-based English Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking proficiency exams. Learn more!

Games/Sports

“I’ve been playing tennis 3 times a week early morning before work.”

“I like to go out play Badminton twice a week for exercise. But then I found Pamela Reif fitness videos to home workout. She is amazing.

Hobbies

“I took the time to review my memories. I printed some photos from my past holidays and made a photo frame to decorate my living room. It was nice to spend some time reviewing my memories and talk about it with my husband.”

“I have 2 cats witch I love spend time with, they are 7 and 9. The female name is Paçoca (it’s a candy of my country and she is the same color of the candy) and the male is Claiton, I love playing with them.”

“I like to take pictures of the landscape (mainly because we have so many nice places here). I also like to walk around the river and make friends.”

Working

“For me, it has been very busy past few months. I started working full time as a Research Clinical Trials Assistant for COVID Research Response at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, WA. I was working Mon-Fri in the hospital and on weekends I was spending time, to finish off my PhD comments that I got from the reviewers.”

“I’m still working as a tennis coach while I’m not delivering, and doing my masters degree online lessons. So, actually it has been a pretty busy time for me.”

Walking Paths & Parks

“I visited some parks nearby, such as the Phil Hill environmental park and some streets nearby to see the sunshine” – Gold Coast rider

Netflix shows

“I’ve been watching some Netflix series, Sense Eight, Unorthodox, and Money Heist amongst others.”

Sense EightThriller – Eight strangers around the globe find themselves connected — first by a violent vision, then by their shared ability to connect with one another’s thoughts and actions, and finally by the urgent need to find out what happened and why. Their need to know goes beyond simple curiosity — as they pursue answers, a mysterious organization hunts them down, intent on destroying them.

Unorthodox Drama – A woman flees an arranged marriage in Brooklyn to start a new life abroad, then her past catches up to her.

Money Heist –  Crime Drama – A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategise to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.

“I like watch TV Shows, as Greys Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, How I met Your Mother, etc. I like to watch comedy and romance movies.”

Pretty Little Liars – Teen Drama – The series follows the lives of four teenage girls – Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily; four estranged friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel.

Gossip Girl – Teen Drama – A group of hyperpriviledged Manhattan private-school kids seem to get away with everything. Except an anonymous blogger is watching their every move.

Stan Shows

How I met your mother Comedy – Ted Mosby, an architect, recounts to his children the events that led him to meet their mother. His journey is made more eventful by the presence of his friends Lily, Marshall, Robin and Barney.

Grey’s Anatomy – Medical Drama – Surgical interns and their supervisors embark on a medical journey where they become part of heart-wrenching stories and make life-changing decisions in order to become the finest doctors.