Social Distancing 

Ideas of things we can do at home

Let's keep ourselves busy while we are staying home :)  These are in no particular order, just wanted to share some suggestions and ideas.   

  1. Spend quality time with your family (spouse, children, parents, etc)

  2. Reach out to family or friends online (phone calls, texting, social media, FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom)

  3. Building relationships (perhaps there are some people in your life that you need to forgive, or there has been some distancing over time, maybe this is a good time to talk to them and resolve past situations – healing from the past hurts can help us to find peace)

  4. Spread Positivity (this is a challenging time – spreading positivity can do wonders to not only help others, but it will make you feel good as well – calling, texting, reaching out on social media)

  5. Walk around your neighborhood (just be careful to keep the social distancing)  :) 

  6. Exercise (there are many great YouTube videos out there on some of these)

    • Yoga

    • Cardio

    • HITT Training

    • Functional Stretching

    • Tai Chi

    • Pilates

    • Tabata

    • Strength Training (you don’t even need weights – you could use bottled water, cans, etc)

    • Zumba

    • Boxing (with or without gloves)

  7. Meditate

  8. Deep Breathing Exercises

  9. Self-care (most of us are so busy, we don’t usually have time for this)

  10. Learn something new (binge watch some TED Talks)

  11. Take some online classes

    1. Online colleges

    2. Skill Share - 

    3. Udemy -

  12. Clean (we can do small tasks that can help us to boost our mood)

  13. Journaling (write down your thoughts)

  14. Declutter the house (clean out and organize drawers or closets – this will help you feel some accomplishment)

  15. Rearrange your furniture (doing this can help us to spark some creativity and positivity)

  16. Financial planning (exploring whether to refinance your loans or ways to save more money)

  17. Cook (make a new recipe – you can Google free recipes)

  18. Baking (make some cookies or brownies)

  19. Study or Learn a New Skill (you can read books, listen to audiobooks, Kindle eBooks, YouTube Videos, etc) 

  20. Write a book (maybe you’ve always thought about writing, but didn’t have the time before)

  21. Write Goals you would like to accomplish in the future (maybe even start on some from home – starting your own business, etc)

  22. Learn your Love Language (

  23. Update your resume

  24. Arts and Crafts

  25. Spend time with your Pets

  26. Play board games

  27. Play video games

  28. Karaoke night (you don’t need to have a microphone or program for this)

  29. Put together a puzzle

  30. Lego (have fun building something)

  31. Listen to inspiring music that helps motivate you (feel good songs)

  32. Sing

  33. Dance (turn up your favorite music and dance around the house – gives you exercise and helps to create a more joyful feeling) 

  34. Laugh (watch a comedy or a funny YouTube video, or just share some funny experiences with family or friends)

  35. Grateful (make a list of things you are grateful for at this moment – I know this can be challenging with everything going on, but let’s see if we can come up with some things – this will help us to feel love and not focus on the fear)

  36. Indoor physical games (these can be fun for kids or adults)

    • Balloon Tennis

    • Hula Hoops (if you own one or inclined to order one)

    • Freeze Dance

    • Indoor Scavenger Hunt

    • Hallway Bowling (use small water bottles or solo cups and any ball you have – use painter’s tape for the lanes)

    • Hopscotch (use painters tape on your floor)

    • Don’t let the Balloon Touch the Ground

    • Ping Pong Ball Catch (plastic solo cups and a few ping pong balls)

    • Flash Light Scavenger Hunt (done in the evening with the lights off)

    • Mini Golf (tape plastic cups on the floor laying on their side and if you don’t have a putter, use wrapping paper rolls or pool noodles)

    • Snow Ball Fight (ball up some socks and throw them at one another – if you get hit, you are a snow statue)

    • Simon Says

    • Races Indoors (balance a hard-boiled egg on a spoon and race each other across the room)

  37. Groups (you can join some positive online groups – especially if you feel alone – connection is so vital, especially in situations such as this)

  38. Go through your email and clean up your inbox

  39. Watch a movie (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc)

  40. Watch a sports game

  41. Listen to a new podcast

  42. Museums (some museums around the world are providing virtual tours)  ​

  43. Build a fort (this can be with or without children – have some fun – let your inner child out)

  44. Play hide and seek

  45. Cornhole

  46. Indoor Picnic

  47. Take a bubble bath (maybe add some candles and just relax)

  48. Learn a new language

  49. Organize the kitchen

  50. Paint your nails

  51. Work on styling your hair differently

  52. Make a bucket list

  53. Write poetry

  54. Drawing

  55. Sewing

  56. Knitting

  57. Photos (organize your photos in your phone or on your computer – make a custom photo book online) 

  58. Sleep (maybe some of us work a lot and we are not able to get much sleep, so now is a good time to make sure we are getting a good amount of rest)


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