It’s not unusual to lose interest in your normal daily activities, especially during this time where COVID-19 has struck society and we’re quarantined. However, staying in your home doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, you can choose to see today and the next bundle of days as an opportunity to use your creativity or try out a new hobby.
Discover five activities you can do in your home during COVID-19 below.
1. KEEP YOUR BODY MOVING
Saying that exercise is essential to your physical and mental health is definitely an understatement. According to LiveWell, 57 percent of Colorado adults are overweight or obese. The Mayo Clinic recommends for adults to get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.
Home workouts are a rising trend in the fitness community. It’s convenient, versatile and budget-friendly nature allures many people from all fitness levels and backgrounds to join and get their bodies moving.
Check with your local gym - they might be holding their fitness classes via Zoom so you can join their structured class in the comfort of your home. If you’d prefer to work out on your own schedule, click here for free workouts.
If at-home workouts aren’t your style, there are other ways to get your body moving during the quarantine. Try yoga or a dance tutorial on YouTube.
2. DON’T STOP LEARNING
It’s fun to learn something new, especially when you have the time to really appreciate all of the efforts and beautiful intricacies that are involved. The world is your oyster, but we put together some examples for you to look into during your free time:
- Science projects. You can buy science kits at Walmart or on Amazon. Get scientific and explore something new and exciting that involves a wacky experiment.
- Learn a new language. Learning a new language also comes with many benefits for brain functioning and social skills.
- Vacation vision board. Research where you’d like to visit when COVID-19 ends and put together plans/pictures/ideal days for your perfect place with your favorite people.
- Start a garden. As winter turns to spring and spring turns to summer, the sun is coming out. You have time to get a gardening project going - flowers, fruits or vegetables. You can customize your garden however you want.
3. START COOKING OR BAKING
You have access to countless recipes available online for free. Use internet resources to your advantage. Follow the recipes or make it your own - your kitchen is in your control. Plus, you have the time to experiment, so why not better your cooking or baking skills during this time.
Some cooking for beginners websites to look into:
4. GET CREATIVE
Stimulating your imagination not only relieves stress, but it encourages the production of faith and confidence in your instincts, amongst other benefits. Here are some ways you can spike your creativity:
- Break out your adult coloring book. Did you know that coloring is proven to reduce anxiety and can lead you to a more meditative state?
- Make a craft. You don’t have to be an expert to make something fun. HGTV lends excellent ideas for an easy do-it-yourself craft, click here.
- Get into journaling. Journaling encompasses numerous benefits for your mental health - from identifying yourself, accepting emotions to managing stress and everything in between.
- Creative writing. If you enjoy writing, creative writing could be a great hobby for you to express yourself. You can work a lot of magic with just a pen, paper (or Word and a computer). Gather your essentials and allow your imagination to flow freely. Discover how to get started here.
- Play an instrument (or learn!). Singing or playing instruments also remarkably improves your mental health. Music is good for the soul and your brain.
5. VIRTUALLY TOUR A MUSEUM
Tour the world’s most famous museums! This option is great if you enjoy art and viewing world-class institutions. From the Louvre in Paris to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and many more, you can tour for free from the comfort of your couch.
ACTIVITIES TO DO IN YOUR HOME | PROVIDENCE RECOVERY
If you have kids, the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter has unique ideas for at-home activities here. There are plenty of activities that you can get into while being home during the quarantine.
The Providence team wants you to remember that you are never alone. Please, reach out to us if you have any questions or want to talk. Give us a call: 970-824-LIFE