It seems like the entire world is talking about COVID-19 right now. And why not, right? Most of us are in some sort of quarantine or “stay at home” order and that isn’t just city or state wide, but all over the globe. We are on “stay at home” orders to slow the spread of this CoronaVirus, across the world. But what everyone seems to be missing is the fact that we are all now “stuck” at home with nothing to do! Or are you? The reality is that there are all sorts of amazing things that you can do right from the comfort of your home and yes, they will be even more fun than scrolling through Instagram.
Fun things to take advantage of doing while stuck at home
Enjoy time with loved ones
There’s never been a better time to get to know the people closest to you on a daily level. Since most of us spend our regular lives running around from thing to thing, it isn’t often that we get time to simply spend time with those closest to us. Get to know them again as far as their interests, their friends, even their changes in personalities as they age.
You can also use technology to enjoy time with loved ones that are far away too. Whether it’s FaceTime, Zoom, Skype or just good, “old fashioned” emailing or talking on the phone, enjoy some much-needed communication with those you care about and re-connect.
Find a new hobby
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or sew? Now’s the time! Do you love languages and wish you had time to learn one? You’ve never been more available. Do you want to get back into old hobbies such as building plastic models or painting or drawing? Go for it! It’ll feel good to stretch those creative muscles. Does your garden need some of it’s own tender loving care? Now might be the time.
For more fun, do it with your housemates. It’ll give you something constructive to do and you’ll be able to explore this exciting time working on something together.
Yes, everything. Go through your closet and weed out the clothing you no longer wear. Same with the clothing drawers in your dresser. Then tackle the boxes in the attic. Need more to do? Organize your kitchen and enjoy some baking with the things you found stuffed in the back of your pantry. Then you can even organize the shed or the garage or storage container. Whatever you can do, do it. And save that to donate once the stay at home orders are lifted.
If you’re stuck, then taking on that filing cabinet and throw out anything that’s over 10 years old. Find something sentimental? Scan it and/or photograph it and then organize those into your computer for safekeeping, then destroy the original. Then, while you’re at it, organize your computer! The list goes on…
Enjoy some personal growth
From cooking healthy meals to exercising daily, enjoy some personal growth, take up yoga and take charge of your life from a natural, healthy point of view. It’s going to feel so good that you’ll even continue it after the stay at home order lifts.
Now is the time to experience more. It’s strange to think that something like an imposed quarantine could lead to that, but the proof is going to be putting all of this to action.