Self-Quarantine is the Perfect Time for Reconnecting and New Bonds

We’re all realizing the little things we’ve taken granted for these days, aren’t we? Suddenly a roof over your head, family, food in the fridge, and a nice warm bed are all we need. As we all do our part to contain COVID-19 by going into self-quarantine, home truly is where the heart lives.

But, with the kids home, work closures and let’s face it, Netflix only has so many movies, we’re bound to get cabin fever.

That in mind, here are 10 things you can do to help keep you sane while locked away in your home that will help pass the time and may unlock some new hidden talents.

  1. Read: We all have books lying around that we purchased but never read. Now’s the time. There’s no better way to escape reality than to explore a good book.
  2. Reach Out: Life is usually quite hectic so we lose touch with people in our lives. Now’s the time to reconnect; call, text, Facetime, email. It really doesn’t matter how you reach out but the time is now to do so. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll form a new bond that will change your life.
  3. Passion Projects: What have you always wanted to learn? There’s this incredible resource called YouTube which lets you learn pretty much anything with a simple search. There’s no better time than now to become the next Picasso.
  4. Clean: Don’t just wipe down surfaces; make your floors shine like they’re new. While you’re at it, eliminate the clutter and make sure you don’t end up on an episode of Hoarders.
  5. Wim Hof: Now is as good a time as any to improve your immune system. Look into Wim Hof. He’s known as the Ice Man and is considered by many to be one of the healthiest people on the planet.
  6. Speaking of Health: We all want to look and feel better so why not start working out? You don’t need weights and other equipment. With simple bodyweight exercises you can leave quarantine looking and feeling better than when you went in. Don’t know where to start? Look up Chris Heria on YouTube. He’ll change your life.
  7. Gaming: It’s not for everyone but you can easily get lost in games on systems, your computer, AppleTV and your phone. Challenge random people around the world to brain-twisting games and perhaps make a new friend in the process.
  8. There’s An App for That: And by that, we mean everything you can imagine for the most part. We can all get lost in memes so why not download 9GAG?
  9. Learn a Language: Speaking of apps, have you checked out Duolingo? Learn language basics and when you can travel again, you’ll be communicating with the locals as if you were one of them.
  10. And of course, while you might run out of things to watch on Netflix, there’s always Hulu, Disney+ and about 1500 other streaming services, many offer a trial for about as long as you’ll be quarantined at home.

The fact of the matter is while we conquer this virus we can also make the best of it and reconnect with loved ones. Come together as a family and live your best-isolated life! You won’t regret making the most of your time.

Have an activity we didn’t cover? Let us know. We’ll add it to the list. PG suggestions only, please.

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