Things To Do While Self-Isolating At Home
Stuck in quarantine or afraid to go out? We are living in some weird times right now, but never fear, here are several amazing ideas on how to keep yourself busy at home when you can’t leave the house, especially if you love to travel and have had to put your plans on hold indefinitely.
Watch A (Foreign) Movie
If you are trying to keep yourself busy (and not bored) watching a movie is a great way to pass the time. I personally have been watching foreign films on TubiTV online for free. I love being transported to another destination. I've virtually travelled back to Paris, Rome, Florence and Tuscany. I look forward to where my next "trip" will take me.
Have A Staycation
Financial guru Dave Ramsey loves the idea of a staycation to save money but still enjoy the little things. A great way avoid boredom and keep your mind busy is to plan a staycation. If you can’t travel, you can still make some time and do something fun.
Organize And Declutter
Another productive thing you can do when you are stuck at home (and need to stay busy) is organize that closet or pantry you’ve been ignoring for the last 4 years. A great way to keep yourself busy at home is to declutter pretty much every nook and cranny of your house.
Read A Book
A tried and true method, but why not read a good pick? If you are like me, you probably have a stack of unread or half read books on your nightstand. Dust off the covers crack ’em back open. Reading is the OG way to keep busy at home. Need some inspiration? Here’s something to get you started: 47 Amazing Travel Books. Here's a great tip from reader Rose Petal... Her library (and most libraries) have eBooks and eMagazines that she was able to download and read on her smartphone. This has been a lifesaver, especially during lockdown.
Walk, Hike, Bike With Your Family
We all may be social distancing right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend some time outside of your home. If you walk your dog(s), you're already ahead of the game! Jump on your bike, or grab your hiking boots and explore the neighborhood around you. Getting fresh air and not being cooped up inside is good for your physical and mental health.
Learn A New Language
If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new language now is the time! Sign up for Babbel or Rosetta Stone and start learning Spanish or Italian or Russian.
Take A Virtual Tour
Many famous museums, zoos and parks offer virtual tours. If you are struggling to find ways to stay busy try killing some time with some of these great tours: British Museum of the World Musee d’ Orsay in Paris Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam San Diego Zoo Yosemite National Park
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