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50 Things To Do During Self-Isolation

When people ask, ‘How are you?’ the average American almost instantly replies, ‘Busy!’ This constant state of business has led to increased stress levels; especially when accompanied with little to no breaks throughout the week. While COVID-19 brings about a lot of uncertainty, at the very least it has provided a window of opportunity to take a collective break and reflect. Many people now find themselves ‘stuck’ at home with family, spouses, or by themselves. Why not use this as a time to ‘close your doors’ and go inside both physically and mentally? Look inward to determine your needs, do some soul work, and make room for humor as we give the world a chance to catch up. So, here’s 50 things to do during self-isolation: 1. Try out a new recipe 2. Read that book (or 12) you’ve been meaning to get to 3. Get some fresh air (go for a walk, sit in the sun) 4. Play video games 5. Ever thought about writing a book? Do it 6. Get the board/card games out 7. Journal your thoughts 8. Do a guided yoga video on YouTube 9. Organize your kitchen 10. De-clutter your closets 11. Take a bath 12. Make a face mask 13. Start a DIY project around your house 14. Experiment with photography 15. Go through your computer files 16. Go through your pictures 17. Change your phone/computer background 18. Create new playlists with your favorite songs 19. Have a movie marathon (build a fort) 20. Practice mindfulness (meditate, slow down for a day) 21. Create a home workout routine 22. Video chat a loved one 23. Unplug from social media/technology for a day 24. Paint/draw 25. Start/join a virtual book club 26. Have a spa night/day 27. Bake something new 28. Take an online class for something you’ve been wanting to learn about 29. Call a friend or family member 30. Experiment with your makeup/hair 31. Make a vision board 32. Set new goals to change your life (ideal routines, things to do) 33. Write a letter or poem for someone you love 34. Rearrange your spaces like the bedroom, living room, or the entire house 35. Strategize your finances 36. Listen to a new podcast 37. Get some much needed sleep! 38. Write a letter to your future self 39. Start a new challenge (eating clean, no coffee, going makeup free) 40. Play indoor soccer, ping pong, etc. 41. Learn a dance routine 42. Binge-watch a new series 43. Start a memory box 44. Organize/de-clutter your important papers 45. Reminisce on childhood photos and videos 46. Sew the holes in those sweaters…(or learn how to sew) 47. Whip out the arts and crafts and make something fun 48. Have an indoor picnic 49. Learn a new language 50. Deep clean your house See how many of these you can get to during this period of reflection!

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