COVID-19 has the world coming to a grinding halt.
Schools are closed, events have been canceled, and self-quarantine is recommended to flatten the curve. It doesn’t take long for boredom to set in after days at home.
If you’re looking for things to do inside while sheltering in your apartment, check out these ideas for curing cabin fever!
Teach Yourself A New Skill
Is there something you’ve always wished you could do? Now’s the time to learn! Pick up a new language with Duolingo. Learn to play the ukulele. Teach yourself to draw or knit.
There are tutorials on YouTube for anything you think of, so dream big!
Start a journal, create a blog, or find another way to capture your thoughts.
Feeling artistic? Download an adult coloring app or digital drawing app. You can also check with local artists to see if any are hosting online workshops.
Organize Your Living Space
There’s no better feeling than having a clean apartment. Organize your fridge, pantry, junk drawers, and closets.
Decluttering your apartment may not always seem easy, but since you’ve got time on your hands, now is a great time to start. And bonus, once you’re done organizing, you’ll have a great space to live in.
Play Some Games
There are games you can play alone, like solitaire or memory games, but if you have another person living with you, there are more options!
Get out a deck of cards for Crazy Eights, Blitz, or Rummy. Pass the time with a board game.
If you don’t have any games available, Pictionary, charades, and “Would You Rather?” don’t require any equipment.
You don’t need a gym or fancy equipment to get moving. YouTube is full of free guided exercises by registered teachers.
Try yoga, pilates, Zumba, or dance. Don’t forget to wind down with some meditation!
Relax and Practice Self-Care
This could mean binging your favorite show or taking a hot bubble bath. Whatever you choose, get cozy and comfortable. After all, you have nowhere to be!
Try Out New Recipes
Your kitchen should be stocked from your pre-quarantine grocery shop, so put those ingredients to work. If you need some inspiration, check out a cookbook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Allrecipes.
Visit the Virtual World
Physical attractions may be closed, but you take virtual tours of museums, zoos, and galleries all over the world. Log on and visit the penguins at Shedd Aquarium. Explore the Vatican or NASA research centers.
Find the Kids Things to Do Inside
It can be a challenge to keep children from going stir-crazy, but there are many ways to enjoy your time together.
Have an indoor picnic or do some crafts. Make sure they’re learning with flashcards and science experiments like making elephant toothpaste.
You can even get moving with the help of GoNoodle.
Connect With Others
Social distancing doesn’t mean total isolation. Hearing someone’s voice can cheer you up, so call friends or family. Turn on your cameras for a long-distance coffee date. You can even get a group chat going through platforms like Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts.
This Too Shall Pass
If all else fails, you can always take a walk around the community or nearby trail to get some fresh air.
Now that you’ve got some ideas on things to do inside while you’re quarantined, you can finally find new ways to occupy your time!
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