Hello my beautiful people welcome to my blog! On today’s post I’ll be sharing on What Can You Do During Quarantine?
Have you thought about what, out of the limited things to do at home, could take up your time for several weeks? Netflix, movies, video games, and relaxing are all great to catch up on. But, if that’s all you do, you’re wasting a gift of time to work on yourself.
And I know – it’s not a gift for people that are seriously ill or will be losing out on paychecks. That part sucks. But, if you’re going to have all this free time at home either way, might as well make the best of it, if you’re able.
Think about how much you could learn in 2 weeks. Or how much you could read or write in 5 weeks. Or how spotless and organized your living space could be in 4 weeks. The possibilities are really endless, it just depends on your mindset about the situation.
Is being quarantined scary and anxiety-inducing? Absolutely. But you’ll be torturing yourself if all you do while staying home is thinking about how scary and anxiety-inducing it is.
So, my challenge to all of you in this time of adversity and physical isolation, is to do something that you’ll thank yourself for later. Whether that’s learning a new cooking skill, taking an online course, or diving into that book that’s been sitting on your nightstand for years – now is the time! Plus, being productive generally makes time feel like it’s going by fast
With all of that being said – here are some ideas to get you started!
11 Non-Netflix Things to Do At Home During Quarantine
1. Free options include: physical books you already own, openlibrary.org, the Books app on iPhones (it has a free section), or Google “free ebooks,” and go down a rabbit hole. Also, if you have a library card, go to your public library’s website and search for free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Usually all you need is your library card number!
Free trial: Kindle, Audible (for audiobooks)
2. Take an online course
There is an online course for everything. I wrote a post about the best online course platforms, if you want some more in-depth info. Otherwise, my suggestions are: Skillshare, Pluralsight, edX, Coursera, Alison, and Udemy.
3. Paint or do arts and crafts
I’m sticking painting and arts and crafts together, because they both require some kind of supplies. Most of us have a box or bag of old art supplies laying in a closet somewhere – get those out and see what happens! Painting is really fun if you get into it. You don’t even have to be good, just let the creative juices flow.
4. Start a savings plan
Do you have something you’ve been meaning to save for, but just haven’t found the time to plan it or discipline to actually start? Now’s the time. That dream vacation isn’t going to pay for yourself. Figure out how much money you can realistically put toward your savings goal each week or month.
5. Start a workout plan
You finally have time to workout… no excuses! You can find just about a million no-equipment at-home workouts on Youtube. Nike also has an awesome free workout app where you can choose your fitness level, available equipment , and what type of workout you want.
6.Do some online networking
Do you have career goals? Or are you looking for a new job? Put a real effort into your LinkedIn profile and start making connections. Come up with some posts for a few days, and try to engage with other people’s accounts that could be an asset to you in the future
7. Do a puzzle
Dig out that old puzzle from the depths of your basement and get jiggy with it! (get it, cause it’s a jigsaw puzzle). If you don’t have a physical puzzle, there’s now an app for that. Just Google “free jigsaw puzzle apps” and take your pick.
8. Go through your linen closet
Refold and organize everything. Consider actually getting rid of those sheet sets that you keep “just in case” but haven’t actually used in 10 years. Donate old blankets, towels, or sheets to your local humane society.
9. Do some online networking
Do you have career goals? Or are you looking for a new job? Put a real effort into your LinkedIn profile and start making connections. Come up with some posts for a few days, and try to engage with other people’s accounts that could be an asset to you in the future.
10. Sketch or make a list of your dream design for every room in your house
We all have dream homes – start the steps to make yours a reality. Even if it’s just a new coat of paint, pick out a color and put it on the list.. Map out your family tree
Have you ever wanted to try this? You have time now! Check out Ancestry.com for some great resources in getting started
Do you have any tips. What Can You Do During Quarantine? please share with me in the comment box……thanks for reading stay safe