Agnostics.com member's group Tales from the Lockdown is a group to help keep in contact with other members, share suggestions, stories and converse with one another whilst keeping your spirits up in order to survive this trying time.
You may not be able to physically do these formerly commonplace social activities in lockdown but your mind is a very powerful tool that can be used to substitute them for the new reality of lockdown & a world at the start of a new pandemic simply called Covid 19 or C19:
---------- A List of Suggestions for Survival ------------
Wash your hands, wear a mask outside & safe distance
For those thrown into the novel situation of enforced/compulsory self isolation I have the following suggestions:
Try the "eat when needed & hungry" not the eat by routine schedule.
If largely inactive it is very easy to quickly get into the routine of one meal every 24 hours supplemented by water, hot no sugar drinks, a piece of fruit when either the stomach shouts or low blood sugar starts the hand shakes.
Set and keep a daily schedule of routines
(The following are not set in concrete just possible examples to be adjusted for your family & personal needs, desires & likes)
1 hour reading or watching the news,
1 hour house cleaning,
1 hour reading books,
1 hour menu planning - preparation - savouring your control, intelligent care & anticipation,
1 hour study, remember that the day that you stop learning is the day that you stop breathing & die!
1 hour gardening,
1 hour personal hygiene, physical and mental care, (don't forget the holding the breath test every morning - it won't keep C19 away but may help your ability to breathe & properly oxygenate your body.)
1 hour exercise,
1 hour communication with friends, family or strangers over the phone, by email or internet video connection, - try and make a new friend every week,
1 hour on your hobby. Haven't got one? Now may be the time to develop one! One that I always suggest for a starter if not previously done is to learn how to prepare & control a budget. There is a lot of advice & tutorial videos on the internet.
You still have 8 hours for sleep and 6 hours for other activities such as children, significant others, music, films and social media sites such as Agnostics.com.
Most importantly plan for your future.
Stay safe and learn how to, then extend, empathy.
I hope that the Companions of Health, Peace and Fulfilment will walk with you during these difficult times.