8 Things You Can Do At Home To Stay Calm During Malaysia’s Covid-19 Movement Control Order

None of us has ever witnessed anything as widespread and severe as Covid-19. In the span of just a few months, this virus has managed to suspend major sporting events; make tourist sites look like ghost towns; and challenge us to think of new ways to greet each other.

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8 Things You Can Do To Stay Calm And Productive At Home

Just last night, Malaysia had announced a Restriction Movement Order effective 18 March 2020. While we stay home and control the spread of the virus – here are 8 productive things we can do!

1. Learn New Recipes

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Set aside some time to learn new recipes to cook for you and your family. Whether it’s a simple poached egg on toast or a 5-course French meal – the skills you learn during these times will be invaluable!

Here are some channels we suggest you learn from: Jamie Oliver, Maangchi, Binging With Babish

2. Learn Some Dance Moves

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TikTok dancing videos are going to even more viral with most of us being home-ridden. If you’re worried these arm-bending and hip-twisting TikTok dances are embarrassing, don’t be; according to a study in Northumbria University, these moves are exactly what makes you attractive.

Here are some dance suggestions: Say So, Any Song, Don’t Start Now

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3. Watch Documentaries On Netflix

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Watching documentaries is the kind of luxury only affordable when you have a lot of time on your hands. From food to criminal cases and drugs – Netflix has a vast range of genres suited for everybody.

Here are some shows we recommend: Taco Chronicles, 100 Humans, Barbecue


4. Read An Interesting Book

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Most of us read books growing up, but then life got in the way. Not to say reading food blogs or aren’t helpful, but reading a book has its benefits! It improves our creative mind; decreases our grammatical errors; and helps us sleep better at night.

Here are some books we recommend: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

5. Learn New Board/Card Games

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Playing a game of Monopoly or Pictionary bring back some of the fondest memories of our childhood. Now is the perfect time to relive some of those memories, or, make new ones by trying out new games!


Here are some of our recommended games: The Malaysian Dream, Exploding Kittens, Cluedo

6. De-clutter Your Room

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Now that we can’t use “no time” as an excuse not to clean our room anymore, it is time we get right to it. This simple act of cleaning will not only result you in a clean room, but also a clear mind. Here’s a tip: start with throwing the trash out of your room and watch it compound into a whole spring clean!


TV Shows to Leave On While Cleaning: Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family

6. Exercising


It is time to remove your bags off the treadmill handles because we are not letting this pandemic keep us from looking good. From running, push ups, body squats and more – there are a many ways to challenge your body and mind.

Here are some videos we recommend to follow if you’re looking for a short and intense workout: Athlean-X, Merijn, Rachel Aust

7. Indulge In Food With Your Family

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One of the most overlooked things we take for granted is sharing a warm, home-cooked meal with our family. There’s nothing like eating a meal made with love – in your raggedy tank tops and comfortable boxer shorts – while gossiping about all things necessary.

Make The Most Out Of Your Time At Home During The Covid-19 Pandemic

No matter how frustrated we are, there’s nothing we can do besides stay home for now. This time at home could be a blessing in disguise for us wanting to do the things we didn’t have time before. Let us all keep ourselves productive, while keeping Malaysia safe.


Also Read: Wash Your Hands Immediately After Touching These 10 High Germ-Infested Items

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