Here are a couple of ways to make staying at home a bit more bearable

Because we all deserve a mental health break.

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With the enhanced community quarantine extended until April 30, everyone who can do so is encouraged to stay at home to help curb the spread of COVID-19. While staying at home can be quite relaxing, it can also be a bit taxing for one’s mental health. After all, not everyone is comfortable cooped up at home for weeks on end. There’s also the fact that living in these times is quite stressful because of the ongoing pandemic.

Thanks to modern technology, there are lots of ways to give yourself a mental health break and recharge. If you’re struggling to think of something to help get your spirits up, here are a few things that you can try out:

Send some gaming pins to your siblings

Gaming is one of the best ways to spend your time at home during the quarantine. While it’s fun to buy and play gamers for yourself, it’s doubly enjoyable to game with people you’re close with!

So here’s an idea, why not send some gaming pins to your siblings? By sending your brother/sister a gaming pin via PayMaya (which can be used to buy in-game items for games such as Mobile Legends), you can entice them to play games with you, so you have something more to do while at home.


Get your PC or console game on with friends

Aside from playing on mobile, gaming on a PC/console is another great way to get your game on during the quarantine. In fact, PC/console gaming can provide an even longer and better gaming experience thanks to the numerous fun multiplayer games that are out right now.

While there are a lot of free-to-play games, if you want to play a game that’s pay-to-play, it’s easy to buy games digitally now. You can use your PayMaya to buy games directly on PC via Steam, or buy digital codes online for different consoles.



Have an online viewing party with friends

Gaming is not the only social thing you can do while at home, there’s also Netflix thanks to its new Party option. With Netflix Party, you and your friends can simultaneously watch the same show and even interact via chat. Thanks to this, you don’t even have to leave your home to have a fun movie marathon!

Don’t have Netflix? Getting one is easy! If you haven’t made an account yet, the first month is free. If you already used up your free month though, you can pay for a Netflix subscription with ease thanks to PayMaya. You can either use your physical or virtual PayMaya card for this.


Have some food delivered for yourself or a loved one

Because of the quarantine, you can’t go out and eat food in restaurants or fast food joints, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great food. There are actually a lot of establishments that are still open and serving customers via delivery thanks to the various deliverymen and restaurant staff who brave the current conditions.

As there’s nothing that can cheer people up better than good food, why not consider having food delivered, both for yourself or for a loved one. You can always use your PayMaya virtual or physical card to pay for your purchases, but if your supplier only accepts online payment, you can also do that easily with your PayMaya app.

If you don’t have PayMaya yet, download the app now and experience convenient cashless transactions even after the quarantine period. To maximize your account, just go to

This article was made in partnership with PayMaya.