Here are 5 fun things to do at home during coronavirus pandemic
Don’t just stand in front of the TV or play on your phone
If you’re sitting there asking yourself what day it is and you’re not able to memorize the last time you left the house, you’re probable in need of some new ideas to try at home.
Don’t go stirring crazy, and don’t further cement that permanent spot in your sofa while binge-watching all the popular movie right now on Netflix. There’s more to life than that.
You also maybe don’t want to hear any person else telling you how you can use this time to work out at home, or clean and organize your house. Sure, we all have big plans to do those things, but it can be put off another day, right?
Let’s get to it. Here are some fun and enriching ways you can pass your days at home until it’s safe to go back to the outside world when it’s free of coronavirus germs.
Get creative in the kitchen
You’re stuck at home and your food store is calling your name. You maybe not have all the ingredients you need, but don’t let that stop you. See what you can put together with the products you have.
You might even give baking a go. You know those sweet treats would be a hit with your family and neighbors if you want to share from a distance. I mean who doesn’t want to whip up a cake after binge-watching “The Great British Bake Off” for days?
With pretty much everybody trapped at home, except those who have essential jobs, you might just find a chef giving a tutorial online.
London’s famous Borough Mark is life streaming classes on Facebook en Instagram
Start or perfect a hobby
Is there a craft project you’ve been meaning to tackle, or a professional camera lying around gathering dust? You are home with enough of time on your hands, so now is the moment to either pick up that forgotten hobby or start a new one. I found this Paint by numbers project so therapeutic! This project took me up to a few days being busy with it. Its calming and relaxing, and now I have a fine piece of art painted by myself hanging on the wall.
If you’ve been wanting to learn how to play an instrument, you might order one online and find Tutorial on YouTube. Fender is also generous giving away three months of guitar teachings. You know you’ve been dying to play the guitar.
There’s a how-to video for everything on YouTube, so get to searching and don’t let this time go to waste.
Take an online class
Universities and colleges around the world have online classes you could take. And now you have the time. It’s a win-win scenario for all.
That online class could also include you learning a new language. Give Duolingo or a similar app a try. You’ll be ready for an international vacation by the time this lockdown is lifted.
Start a garden
Starting a garden is a great way to cut down on the vegetables you need to buy at the store. It can be very therapeutic during this stressful time.
You don’t have to go and dig up your backyard to plant the seeds, there are ways to grow vegetables and herbs inside. Simply find a kit online and get started.
You’ll thank yourself later when you have delicious homemade veggies and herbs ready on the dinner table, after those online cooking classes you’ve been taking.
Virtual houseparty with friends
Now is not the time to hole up and be antisocial. Our mental health still needs to be social with others, you might just have to do it virtually.
Get a group chat going or better download the app HouseParty and play games with friends. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite adult beverage and hop on a houseparty game like trivia, gues the word. End even drawing with your besties.
This connection will probable bring out all the laughs, and laughter is some of the best medicine right now!
While we may continue to forget what day it is, the coronavirus doesn’t have to ruin all of our fun. Hopefully you’re eager to give at least one of these ideas a try.