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Move your body at home

Keeping active is an essential part of looking after our physical and mental wellbeing. Here are our ideas for how to get started.

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Lift Your Spirits

Unwind and look after your mental health at home with online resources and our helpful guides.

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Feed Your Mind

Learn a new skill, pick up an ebook, research your family history and much more during lockdown.

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Learn something new

Pick up a new hobby or skill during lockdown, dust off your tools with a new project, learn a language or immerse yourself in reading with free online resources from Auckland Libraries.

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Expand your historical knowledge

Tāmaki Makaurau has thousands of stories to tell, and our collective history highlights the huge variety of those stories. Whether you are an amateur historian, an armchair Indian Jones or are simply looking for something new to explore, here are some great places to begin.

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Learn a language at home

We are never too old to learn a language and it is great for keeping the mind stimulated and engaged. It is also something we can do at home without heading into a class.

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Investigating nature during lockdown

Here are some great ways to explore and investigate nature in the backyard brought to you by the Auckland Council group.

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Keeping healthy over lockdown

Look after your health this lockdown with these helpful resources.

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Cool things to learn for kids

Kids love hands-on learning where they have the chance to try a new skill out for themselves. These cool activities are so much fun, and kids just happen to be learning along the way.

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Take a virtual tour

Both Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki offer virtual tours to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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Yoga for kids at home

Looking for ideas to keep the kids busy this lockdown? Check out these yoga-inspired resources.

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Puzzles and games to relax

If you are struggling with ideas for how to do unwind, here are some simple ways to relax and have fun either by yourself or with other people in your bubble.

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Building a resilient you

There’s nothing like a lockdown to get our fight-or-flight responses firing. Combat the stress with three tips for building resilience.

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Keeping mindful during lockdown

As last year showed us, being in lockdown for an extended time can take a toll on our mental wellbeing. But there are opportunities to learn some new skills for lifting our spirits while we are at home.

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Unwind for mental wellbeing

Being in lockdown can make us all feel anxious and stressed. But one of the best things for us to do is to be kind to ourselves and simply unwind.

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Research your family history

Lockdown is a great opportunity to explore your family history, to delve into the past and see what you can discover about your family, community and city.