Ideas of things to do when you have to stay at home.
Welcome to our new normal…hopefully, a TEMPORARY new normal. Since we are all doing our part by staying at home, my daughter and I brainstormed some ideas to keep you occupied and productive while still socially distanced.
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Learn a new skill! Ever consider canning?
Order a box of birthday cards, address them and get them ready to send when appropriate. And, if you feel like really brightening someone’s day, add one of these wind-up butterflies to put in the card.
While you are at it, update your address book.
Get out in your garden! You may not get to peruse the aisles of the garden center, but you can buy seeds and some plants online. I have placed an order at Proven Winners for some perennials for my flower garden and you can get tomato plants through Amazon.
Coursera is offering a bunch of free courses
Get your Christmas shopping done early online, of course.
Use this time to make a stash of Handmade Christmas gifts. So many of the supplies you need are available online.
Zoom with friends and family!
Organize your photos and as you do, send them to your loved ones…they are bored too!
Clean and organize your house! You won’t be able to take stuff to Goodwill until this is all over, but at least get them ready to go!
Clean your car!
Use this time to create new habits. We have more time on our hands, so you can establish new and better morning & nighttime routines.
Make every meal a sit-down meal. Maybe even get dressed up, set the table, enjoy the company. I am going to make this pork tenderloin recipe with fig preserves for my family this week, set the table nicely, and make sure everyone gets dressed up for our special dinner.
Start that workout routine you have been meaning to start! Do not let closed gyms prevent you from staying active! It will improve your mental health also.
Host a virtual wine and cheese party! Gather some friends, order the same bottles of wine and the same cheeses from the grocery store or from Amazon/Whole Foods, get together either on Zoom or Facetime and taste, sip and compare notes!
Have Christmas in April! Decorate your house for Christmas and bake Christmas cookies. Turn on your AC and light a fire.
Mixologist, Morgan McKinney is offering basic cocktail-making courses online. Stay tuned to her Instagram for future classes.
Here’s a list of online games you can play with friends.
Once again, not technically ‘staying at home’, but still socially distanced, drive to places in town you have never seen before…but stay in the car!
So, what are some of the things you are doing to stay productive and happy while we have to stay at home?
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