10 Ways to Keep Busy at Home During Stay at Home Orders
At this point, practically the entire nation is on stay at home orders. Staying at home is a new concept to many people who are so used to being out and about, socializing, going to work and running daily errands.
There are ways to make your “stay at home” experience a pleasant and productive one. Being forced to “stay at home” can be a positive experience if you plan for it appropriately. Spend less time watching the news and more time on things that can help improve you personally, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually. Furthermore, use this time to connect more often with family and friends.
Below are 10 Ideas for Things You Can Do While You Are Staying at Home
- Board Game Night: think back to the time when you were a little kid and how you enjoyed playing monopoly, cards, or even putting puzzles together.
- Movie Night: take a moment to stream a series on Netflix or watch a movie you have been meaning to watch.
- Spring Cleaning: this is the perfect time to start that spring cleaning. In addition to disinfecting your home, you can also organize your closet and pantry cabinets. Another idea is to shred old mail and documents that may have piled up.
- Read a book: even if you are not the type of person that likes to pick up an actual book and read it; you can try listening to a book on audible.
- Listen to a Podcast: podcasts are great because they can be educational, entertaining, or inspirational, it all depends on what you are in the mood for. Listening to a podcast also allows you to multi-task and prepare a meal or handle other chores around the house while you listen to the podcast.
- Workout at Home: working out is a great way to relieve stress and release endorphins, and we all know that this is definitely a time filled with uncertainty, anxiety, and stress. You can download workout apps such as Home Workout, 7-Day Fitness or 30-Day Fitness. If you are not super athletic, then you can try meditation or Yoga: meditating can be very therapeutic, and yoga is also a great way to bring a form of calmness into your life.
- Go for a Walk: Going for a walk will really depend on your unique situation. It may be easier to go for a walk when you live in a house vs. a high-rise. If you live in a high-rise and want to go for a walk, it is best to wear a mask/cloth covering over your face and gloves on your hands. By multiple people entering elevators, you may be exposed if you fail to protect yourself. If you are able to take a walk, it can be a great way to get some exercise and get some fresh air.
- Gardening: it’s a great time to plant some flowers, herbs, and fruits. Since a lot of us are having to cook, having access to fresh herbs and fruits makes it easy to cook with.
- Cooking/Baking: by now, everyone has had to do some form of cooking; even if they previously only ate out. Try cooking a healthy meal with a new recipe that you have never tried before. Share your meal on social media or with your friends and also share the recipe with others so that your cooking skills may also benefit them.
- Expand Your Skills: use your time wisely to expand your skills by taking online courses or signing up for a challenge. With the uncertainty of the job market right now, it is imperative to expand your skillset and have a back-up plan.
If the stress of staying at home with your spouse, having to co-work together from home as well as homeschooling the children is too much to handle, consider contacting Sabra Law Group for conflict resolution remote session by calling (646) 472-7971.