70 ideas to help you establish a new COVID-19 routine!

Are you struggling to establish a new routine during coronavirus (COVID-19)?

We have over 70 ideas to beat the boredom with our Covid-19 Weekly Routine Planner

Taking care of your mind, as well as your body, is really important while staying at home.

You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you.

It’s important to remember that it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

Take Action

Having a well thought out daily routine can be a massive psychological factor in staying on track, whatever your goal!

  1. Download and print your Covid-19 Weekly Routine Planner
    1. If you don’t have access to a printer, get an A4 sheet of paper and draw a copy of our planner
  2. Start to fill it up with practical and fun things to do
  3. Share your ideas with others! Once you added something to your planner, share it in the comments section below.

Covid-19 Weekly Routine Planner

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Download PDF version of the Covid-19 Weekly Routine Planner

Our ideas!

We know it’s hard to think of things to do. We’ve compiled a large list of what our members have been up to below, to help you.

Click to view our suggestions!
  1. 10,000 steps (safely and in line with guidance)
  2. 2 mile walk / 3 mile run – from door to door, safely and in line with guidance
  3. 10 minute mindfulness – Google it
  4. Decorate a room
  5. Face-time someone important
  6. Check in with a friend, acquaintance, neighbour or loved one – safely and in line with guidance
  7. Read a book
  8. Run 3 miles, rest day, run 3 miles, rest day – keep repeating – from door to door, safely and in line with guidance
  9. Read a magazine
  10. Paint something – door, wall, ceiling, furniture, shed, decking
  11. Spend time outside (safely and in line with guidance)
  12. Plan your meals
  13. Stick to your planned meals and snacks
  14. No ‘picking and nibbling’ day – repeat as much as possible!
  15. Short run pyramids –  2 miles one day, 3 the next, 4 the next, 3 the next and keep repeating (only experienced runners who know they can manage this without risking injury) – from door to door, safely and in line with guidance
  16. Watch a favourite TV show
  17. Dance around the living room
  18. Walk 2 miles, walk 3 miles, rest day – keep repeating – from door to door, safely and in line with guidance
  19. Switch phone off at 9pm
  20. Only watch one news bulletin per day
  21. Get 8 hours sleep
  22. Set a goal for the week
  23. Write a short story about somebody and send it to them
  24. Set a goal for the month
  25. Weed the garden and paths
  26. Stretched
  27. Weighed myself
  28. Drink 6 glasses of water each day
  29. Eat at least 5 pieces fruit and veg each day
  30. Clean the inside windows
  31. Phone a friend or family member
  32. Made a list of goals
  33. Set yourself a target weight
  34. Did a good deed
  35. Took part in my hobby
  36. Face-timed someone you feel might need it
  37. Asked for help
  38. Listened to my favourite song(s)
  39. Played a board game
  40. Slept in fresh, clean sheets
  41. Took a relaxing bath
  42. Cooked a meal from scratch
  43. Tidied the attic/loft
  44. Found 5 things to be grateful for
  45. Tried a new recipe
  46. Tried something new
  47. Had a day without technology
  48. 10-minute guided meditation – Google it
  49. Had a day without alcohol
  50. Paid myself a compliment
  51. Plan a full weekend away, for when the restrictions are lifted, for under £40
  52. Gave myself a pep talk
  53. Watched a new movie
  54. Sung along to my favourite song, really loudly
  55. Wrote a letter or an email to a friend
  56. Cleaned the house
  57. Said yes to something new
  58. Said no to something I wanted to say no to
  59. Decluttered
  60. Did some gardening
  61. Write down your personal plan and goal for post Covid-19
  62. Had a lie in
  63. Paid someone else a compliment
  64. Spent time with a loved one
  65. Wash and hoover the car(s) – at home, safely and in line with guidance
  66. Tried a new exercise
  67. Been on a bike ride – from door to door, safely and in line with guidance
  68. Listened to the birds sing
  69. Done something for me
  70. Celebrated your success
  71. Write a goal
  72. Write a plan to achieve your goal
  73. Light a scented candle

Your ideas!

Be Strong members can share their ideas with others in the comments section below. You will need to be logged in to comment.

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