10 Things To Do While Stuck At Home During The Coronavirus Quarantine
by Carl Ulbrich
- Go the Museum
The coronavirus has people staying at home, so why not visit a museum from the comfort of your couch. Museums around the world are letting people take in art and history while practicing social distancing through virtual tours.
- Go to a Concert
The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to concerts for the time being, but John Legend, Pink, and more artists are still finding ways to entertain their fans from afar by streaming performances for free online.
- Catch a Movie
Major movie releases are being postponed, but some are coming straight to home video. A Quiet Place Part II, F9 (the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise), and Black Widow are just some of the anticipated blockbusters now delayed, but there’s some good news! The Invisible Man and other recent releases have been made available for streaming early.
- Learn a new Hobby
Hobbies are important because they’re a way of expressing who we are. They can also provide fun, self-care, a challenge, a sense of accomplishment in mastering something new, and an opportunity to connect with others.
- Take an online course
The eight Ivy League schools are offering hundreds of online courses to the public for free.
- Stay Fit
Not interested in stimulating your brain? How about your body? Many gym chains across the country have shuttered but are offering online classes for free. Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with workout playlists.
- Classic sports streaming
With all the major sports leagues shut down, some of the leagues are dropping their subscription fees to their paid streaming services. While sports fans may not be able to get their live-action fix, at least they can relive (or perhaps experience for the first time) some classic games and rivalries.
- Video Chat
Use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends.
- Take time to reflect
What have you accomplished in the last year? What goals are you setting for yourself in the next year? Develop a plan how to reach those goals.
- Create a Photo Book
Go through your camera roll, pick your favorite pics from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online.