This is a very strange time for the planet and everyone is feeling the weight of it. The news and media is full of COVID-19 talk, events cancelled, businesses reducing hours/laying off people, etc plus the dreaded “social isolation” talk. It’s just a very crazy and scary time for lots, so I figured why not write a post of some things you can do to make the transition from “normal life” to “social isolation”.
You can find updated information on the virus at the World Health Organization’s website. I find its helpful to limit your Social Media and News reading to keep your stress down. As well as work on keeping your immune system up for your health and the health of others.
So here’s the list of some things you can do to ease boredom and make the time at home manageable.
- Call or video chat with a friend/family member
- Create a routine – easier to transition to staying home if you have a routine still in place
- Get dressed and make your bed. It atleast adds to some feeling of accomplishment
- Reorganize a cupboard/closet
- Cook a new cuisine
- Bake some cookies or a cake (for yourself or others)
- Go through your things to donate
- Read a book
- Take up a new hobby
- Gardening – in the PNW this is a good time to start your garden.
- Learn a new skill – Skillshare is great for learning new things.
- Movie Marathon
- Redecorate your space
- Play some card games
- At home Workouts
- Sudoku or Word Puzzles
- Teach your pet a new trick
- Clean – you know you’ve been putting off dusting
- Coffee date with a friend – over video call
- Make a DIY project
Another things many have mentioned is still supporting the smaller businesses during this time – a few ways are through purchasing gift cards for future use, ordering pick up food orders, online orders for something you may need and sharing their posts on social media.
These are just a few ideas for keeping your boredom at bay a bit in this weird time. Hope you find this list helpful – let me know in the comments what you do to keep your boredom at bay during the crazy times.