Things to do when you’re stuck at home

With the coronavirus on its world tour, people are making the conscious decision to stay at home. Some, unfortunately, have to stay home by force. I happen to be in that lucky 1% of people who are under the national guard quarantine here in New Rochelle, NY. At first I was pumped – stay in bed all, and avoid responsibilities? sign me up! But after day 1 I became so so sooo bored. A few hours later, my graduate school (Lehman College) made the decision to go online for the rest of the semester. So here we are, resurrecting this website to keep myself busy and provide inspo, advice, and entertainment for you readers.

If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky depending how you look at it) people who are stuck at home for the next two weeks, here are somethings you can do to pass the time:

  1. Catch up on Netflix

    How long have you been saying to your friends “Ooooo let me add that show to my list” and that list is now 15 shows long? Too long, thats your answer. Use this time to actually relax and watch that show.

  2. Watch that movie you keep saying you’ve been dying to watch

    Same thing with movies. I’ve been saying to myself “I should really watch Parasite” but then get sidetracked with school work. Well guess what? I watched and it was incredible. Also I have been binging the Twilight Saga (throwback to middle school) and let me tell you, those movies are gold.

  3. Start that YouTube channel, blog, or TikTok career

    In the words of Barb “You need to fail to succeed” (real talk she’s a horrible women so take her words with a grain of salt). I have so many friends who have been saying they want to start a blog, a YouTube channel, some kind of outlet for their creativity but don’t have the time or energy for it. Well, now is your time. Who knows, maybe you’ll go viral

  4. Actually read a book

    I used to be the biggest book worm and I’d be lying if I said “Oh yeah I read books all the time.” I haven’t picked up a book for fun in literal years. I miss that feeling of getting lost in a book and feeling that the characters are so real and are your friends. Also, its good to keep your mind working even if you aren’t. If you physically cannot read your home, try and audiobook instead.

  5. Call your friends, family, loved ones

    This goes without saying. Isolation sucks but it sucks less when you’re still in contact with everyone you love and care about. Yeah you may not be able to physically see them but FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, all that helps. Also, it’s so nice to check in on people especially if they are anxious and worrisome right now in their life. You’d be surprised how many people have missed your voice.

  6. Take up a new hobby

    Try drawing, sewing, gardening, literally anything. Give yourself something new to obsess over other than work and freaking out over the media. Who knows, you might surprise yourself and find a new gift.

  7. Practice your cooking skills

    Since eating out is becoming less of an option, try cooking up some new recipes. Staying in nights can be a lot of fun. Put on your favorite music, pour that glass of wine, and try that new recipe. Not only will you pick up a new skill but you’ll be saving yourself money.

  8. Write a letter

    Rant time: I think letters are so cute and shouldn’t be forgotten!! My grandmother and I send each other letters from time to time and it makes my whole day when I have a letter addressed to me in the mail. You may think its tacky but the person who you’re sending it to may love it. Take this one with caution since you don’t know who is handling what and what they may have.

Stay safe out there friends and remember to wash your hands and drink your fluids!!

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