COVID-19: Things to Do in Quarantine at Home

March 31, 2020

We are all experiencing a new normal as the CDC continues to encourage everyone to stay home and practice social distancing to slow the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Although many restaurants are closing, concerts and sports games have been canceled or postponed, there are still many ways for you to have fun, learn and remain productive while at home.

Learn a New Style of Dancing: has easy-to-follow tutorials for 10+ styles of dance.

Try Cooking a New Recipe: Learn a new recipe from Food Network or Tasty.

Learn How to Play a New Instrument: Fender is offering free online Guitar lessons for 3 months.

Indoor Workout: Planet Fitness live streams free at-home workouts daily.Game Night: From card games to classic games like charades, to mind games and puzzles, game nights are a great way to have fun, create memories and bond as a family.

Get crafty: Need inspiration for a new DIY project? Make a free Pinterest account and check the latest beginner-friendly crafts from DIY Joy Crafts.

Throw a picnic indoors: This is also a great time to let the kids help you prepare the food, desserts and the setup.

Indoor play: Scavenger Hunt Fun has provided free online guidance to setting up the perfect scavenger hunt. You can also create an obstacle course.Classic Sports Game: The Bleacher Report has compiled a list of classic sports games that are worth the watch. The NBA League Pass and NFL Game Pass are also providing complimentary archive and on-demand full-length games.

Virtual Tours: TechRadar’s Adam Vjestica has created a list of free virtual tours of some of the most famous places in the world.

Live Stream Concerts: John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin, Garth Brooks, and Keith Urban are a few celebrities who recently performed live-stream concerts.

Podcasts: Free podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Overcast offer a variety of features that may spark your interest.Meditate: Don’t let the stress of COVID-19 overwhelm you. Start and end your day by setting aside time to sit comfortably, focus on your breathing and clear your mind.

Practice Yoga: Studies show that yoga is effective in reducing stress and works to improve overall health (MayoClinic). Core Power Yoga has FREE online classes currently available.

Listen to Music: According to a 2016 study, music is a great way to boost your mood and overall well-being. Stream free music on Pandora, iHeartRadio, YouTube, or SoundCloud.

Self-Care in Self Quarantine: Practice self-care that works for you. This may be getting a good night of rest, reading a new book, taking a break from social media, or journaling.

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