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Five ways to experience travel during lockdown

Continuing my posts on managing anxiety and keeping up self-morale during the lockdown, here’s some more on self help..

Binge-watching on Netflix, Hotstar or other OTT platforms, reading books, Cooking, meditation are so cliched. Doing these things daily too can get monotonous. Doing something for 21 days can lead to a habit. So, by the end of this lockdown period, we all don’t want to become couch potatoes..

Yes, every Sunday evening of our lockdown period has been made interesting by our Honorable Prime Minister. His tasks have made sure that we all came out to our balconies to get some fresh air and break the monotony. The clapping, clanging of plates, bells and blowing the conches from the confines of our balconies with an aim to Thank the frontline warriors of the Covid-19 Pandemic on 22-Mar-20 was a nice exercise to come out of our couches. Similarly, I’m sure the nation showed its unity and solidarity in hard times by switching off lights and lighting up lamps, candles, torches and flashlights on the evening of 05-Apr-20.

But, what about the other days of being locked down at home? Do your itchy feet rare to travel? And oh, those with little kids must be having the hardest time to keep them indoors. So, if you are looking for an offbeat travel experience to break your routine, while being locked up inside your house, here are five handpicked DIY ideas for you 😊

  1. Have your own bedroom rave party: An endless playlist is available either in your collection or on the OTT platform. Use the apps that also provide disco flashlights. Place your mobile screen between two mirrors that are placed at a distance away, facing each other. Switch off all the lights at home and let your playlist take the center table. Voila, you have your own dance floor! Make some drink or look online for some cocktail ideas with whatever ingredients are available in your kitchen and your party is good to go!
  2. Pitch your own tent or pillow fortress: For those of you who are frequent hikers, chances are that you have your own tent. You can pitch it in your own balcony or terrace and experience the outdoors in your own little campsite. For the others who don’t have a tent, fret not. Remember the ‘Pillow fortresses’ we made as kids? Why not let that kid out of yourselves now? Fold up your beds and stack up you pillows. You can even tie a string across your room and hang down a bedsheet from it. You have your very own DIY tent.
  3. Set-up your travel corner: Re-living old memories by digging up the old photo albums itself can be a great way to time-travel. You can pick up some of your favorite photos and hang-it up with lights in a DIY corner of your house. All you need is some strings and clips to hold your photos in place. You can also draw a huge map and mark the places you have been to and have it in your travel corner. Arranging your collection of souvenirs from your travels around this place too is a great idea.
  4. Star gazing from your balcony or terrace: Now that the skies have cleared, it’s a good activity to hone up your skills of star gazing. There are several apps and websites that can help you in identifying the stars and constellations. It’s a great idea to go out to your balcony and admire the vast expanse of the night’s sky. Who knows, you might even get a glimpse of the ISS (International Space Station) which is believed to be going around the earth- 16 times a day! There is usually one major meteor shower every month. Look up on the dates and catch the shooting stars 🙂
  5. Celebrate a festival: Light up your house as if you would do it for Diwali or for Christmas. Make up a mock festival at home. Festivals have always been a great way to bring in fresh energy and pep up the mood. I’m a sucker for diyas and candle lights and totally in love with the positive vibes it brings with it. No mood for festival décor? Why not cook up a nice meal and have a candle lit dinner?

Sounds fair? Let me know how you are dealing with the lockdown…. What ideas do you have to experience travel without leaving your doorstep?

My desire to light up the World..!!

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I want to:

* Be the little worm that lights up a lost way to give some hope
* Be a candle flame that lights up a world of darkness
* Be a beacon that lights up to guide a lost vessel
* Be a beam of laser that lights up to mould a metal block
* Be a sparkle that lights up the pretty eyes
* Be a ray of sunrise that lights up the colours within a kaleidoscope
* Be a distant star that lights up a romantic night

Eeewwww……..

Wondering where all this sudden fancy is coming from??

I saw this kid walking around the mall last night, when the power went off suddenly.. And then I saw this little red light that moved like – on and off- on and off- on and off— and then glowed ooonnn & off!! I knew that the little boy had found his way to reach his mom in the darkness- or vice-versa- His mom had traced him out..

Then, it was nostalgia that took over my mind.. My heart was craving to go back to the good old days of childhood when I too walked around with a pair of such pressure sensing buttons under my heels that would light up my road and that used to make me feel soooo proud every time it blinked..
HELL YEAH..!!! I want a pair of those light up shoes now..!!!

Been trying to google it ever since.. and found a few options as well..

* Buy the largest size from the kids’ shoes segment.

* Light up shoes (this one does not glow at the heels but at the tongues..!!)- A minimum order of 80 pcs accepted.

But finally— A good deal: I found these really punk looking light up shoe laces (Damn cool..!!)

Light-Up-Shoes

So, I’m ordering for a bunch of these glow up laces right away..!!