What a year it’s been huh?
It started off with the threat of a third world war and now here we are a few months later in the midst of a pandemic that’s rocking the entire world. Restaraunts, bars, clubs, theaters and so much more are closing their doors and the CDC is telling us to stay home unless we absolutely have to leave.
So, if you’re like me and you’ve been shut in for a few days, you’re probably feeling like you’re about to go crazy. If that’s you then here are 5 Things that you can do to make the most of your time inside:
1. Read a Book
I don’t know about you, but I’m already a little tired of the corona-memes, the toilet paper jokes, and all of the hysteria that has litered my social media feeds in the last couple of weeks.
If you’re looking to do something a little more productive with yourself that will take your mind off of things, then grab a book and plop down for a couple hours.
Most of us have at least one or two just lying around the house.
2. Binge-watch the hell out of a series you’ve been meaning to watch
“Have you seen this?”
“Have you seen that?”
I get these questions constantly and I always have to answer no, which always leads to the, “What!? Are you serious!? You haven’t seen that?”
Does that happen to you too?
Well, what better time to watch all those shows that you’ve been missing out on then now? I’m currently watching the Sopranos if that tells you just how far behind I am.
3. Write that damn book you’ve been talking about
I don’t know how many people I’ve heard say that they want to write a book at one point or another. All my english teachers growing up, a few of my siblings, a couple friends, and at least a third of my co-workers.
Well, if you’re one of those people, what better time to start then now?
Put down the phone, pause the show, take a break from that book you’re reading and start working on that damn novel!
4. Play a card or board game
I don’t know about you guys but I forgot how fun it was to play card and board games. If you and your family or roommates have been glued to your phones for a few days, maybe it’s time to pull that old board game out from the attic, dust it off, and put it to use.
If you want to put that old deck of cards to use a few good games that you can play are James Bond, Kings in the Corner, Cribbage, hearts, spoons, and 91.
You can find all the rules on how to play those games on Google!
5. Connect with your partner or Roommate
Socialization is incredibly important to our mental well-being!
Make sure that you socialize with whoever you can, whether that’s your roommates or your partner.
Some times it can feel like you and your partner or roommate only ever see each other in passing; I know it’s been like that for me.
Well now that many of us are working from home and our entire lives have been put on hold, it’s a better time than ever to hangout and connect with them. Make dinner, watch a show, talk about whatever you can.
Remind yourself how lucky you are to have someone during these difficult times!
… And if you’re single and living alone it isn’t all bad. Isolation has led to many brilliant creative works. Like I said, start working on that damn novel!