What to do at home during the quarantine

10 ideas to keep busy

Now that most of us are home because the schools, some factories, many businesses, and non-essential government offices are closed. Some of you might be working from home.  If you're a student, you probably aren't having classes. If you are, they're virtual classes. You have still more free time than you know what to do with.

Here are some suggestions to keep you from getting bored.

  1. Get off social media. It's the Internet's cesspool. You're just numbing your brain.
  2. Stop watching the news. You're only going to get depressed or scared.
  3. Learn something new.
  4. Start a journal or blog. Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about a specific interest from apricots to zinc.
  5. Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now. Movies are a great way to learn and improve your English.
  6. Clean out your closets and cupboards. I've been doing this and finding things I haven't used for years.
  7. Knit or crochet. You'd be surprised how many websites are dedicated to knitting or crocheting. It's a good excuse to call grandma for advice and help.
  8. If there are younger children in your family, clear out the family room and camp indoors with blankets, popcorn and scary movies. No camp fires allowed.
  9. Interview your grandparents (over the phone, of course) and save the audio. Could you create an audio story or book with that file?
  10. And my favorite: Visit archive.org. They've got an incredible collection of movies, TV shows, and books. There's even a library where you can borrow books and download them.

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