So you’re stuck at home for 2 weeks….or more. What to do? How to fill this void of activities, this absence of busy-ness? We’ve all become so accustomed to a nonstop lifestyle, so this forced inactivity can be stressful.
Here’s a few suggestions to stave off boredom, depression, and cabin fever.
Spend quality time with immediate family. Talking, playing games, teaching your kids to cook, reading together – all great activities to build relationships with your family.
Call a relative, especially someone who may not have a lot of contact with others right now. Want bonus points? Write an actual letter – you know, the kind you put a stamp on and place in the mailbox. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting a letter in the mail!
Exercise. There are some excellent home workout videos on You-Tube to peruse. Walk, run, ride a bike. Your dog will love all the increased activity too!
Get outside, just not around crowds of people. Many city, county, state and national parks are still open for your enjoyment.
Read that book you’ve been putting off because you didn’t have a lot of time. Read a how-to book and learn a new skill.
Do a puzzle – any kind will do. Picture puzzle, crossword puzzle, sudoku, Rubik’s cube…you get the idea.
Get creative. Music, poetry, stories, art, knitting – express yourself! Maybe do an epic fail on a Pinterest idea.
Work on those foreign language skills you’ve always wanted to be better at. Duolingo is an excellent app for getting started.
Get informed in the political world – city, state, national – find out what’s going on, and add your voice to what matters to you.
Learn a new healthy recipe. Brush up on your cooking skills.