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Fun Things to Do at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

Fun Things to Do at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

The Enhanced Community Quarantine has been extended until May 15, 2020 in Metro Manila (Philippines), meaning we’re going to be stuck in our houses for another 15 days.

While remaining inside is a good way to protect yourself and your family from getting COVID-19 and is an important practice to help “curb the number” of daily cases in our  country or world-wide. It could lead to something lesser evil: boredom.

Instead of focusing on the list of things that we cannot do, why not do things that will help us be productive. And active.

Here are 10 fun things that you can do indoors (that doesn’t involve Netflix):

1. Do (or at least attempt to do) D.I.Y. projects

One of the best ways to spend the time is to engage in arts and crafts. It may also help you develop your artistic potential and enhance your coordination skills by teaching you how to use different materials and how to follow instructions. So far, I’ve made an Iron Throne, three dragon eggs, and a Hodor doorstop.

2. Learn a new language

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Do you want to know what it means to say “quarantine stinks” in five different languages? The time has come to study or practice a new language. You may do this in two ways: watch videos on YouTube or download Duolingo, a free software that provides daily lessons in 35 different languages. You can select between the standards like English, Japanese, or French. Alternatively, you may immerse yourself in your fandom using Klingon or High Valyrian (I’m not joking).

3. Improve your immune system

Everything is done in a rush before the quarantine, and we barely have time to prepare ourselves a proper breakfast (cereals aren’t a proper meal). Since we all have the time, why not try making those nutritious smoothies that we keep seeing on the internet? Maybe those green juices? This is also another way to strengthen our immune system.

4. Create some art

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Painting is a visual dance of the mind and one of the first forms of self-expression. It comes before speaking language, making thoughts visible and helping even the youngest children to convey ideas, express feelings, assemble knowledge, and seek to make sense of their surroundings. That being said, even if you’ve never done it before, why not give it a shot? You could discover a new hobby.

5. Stretch your muscles out with yoga or zumba

I like to go to the gym and the dancing studio at least four times a week for my Pole Dance lessons, but since the quarantine was implemented, I’ve been stuck at home with just my yoga mat. Yoga mat + internet connection = Yoga at home! Do Yoga With Me provides a variety of yoga courses, all of which are free during the pandemic. You may also watch Planet Fitness’ free “work in” videos.

6. Learn a new recipe (or even a cocktail)

Many of us are no longer commuting into work, meaning there’s plenty of time available to spend in the kitchen. Check out some tips from celebrity chefs and attempt to make your own. I’ve been following Massimo Bottura, an Italian Michelin-starred chef who has started streaming his family dinners on Instagram. He named the series “Kitchen Quarantine.”

7. Practice on that old instrument or learn a new one

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I don’t have a drumset at home, my guitar is missing a string so I’m stuck with the Kalimba that I bought last year. Two weeks after I can now play Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog. Yay! Your best friend here is Youtube or you may also check out Free Scores for free sheet music.

8. Sport your inner Marie Kondo and tidy up your room (or at least your closet)

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Being at home all day is the perfect time to make room for a clean home by doing the simple act of decluttering. Aside from having a comfy and tidy environment, decluttering will also lighten up your mood and give you a positive mindset. 

9. Invent something awesome

Since we have plenty of time, why not think of a problem and try to come up with a solution in order to solve it. Better yet, create a tool to help solve it? If you struggle with slicing pizzas, why not create a pair of pizza scissors? Or if it’s too dark to walk around the house at night, invent the slippers with LED lights. You can even tag your sibling(s) along and channel your inner Phineas and Ferb.

10. Sleep. Lot’s of it.

Sleep deprivation is caused by consistent lack of sleep or reduced quality of sleep. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep on a regular basis can eventually lead to health consequences that affect your entire body. Take advantage of quarantine and catch up on some much needed sleep.

Bonus:

11. Press the red button.

Chances are you ran out of things to do, why not press the red button? Also known as the Bored Button, a website and also a whole different app that both have the same idea: someone literally clicks a home-screen button, when bored, to access random fun games online.

I hope you find these tips helpful and remember, please stay at home to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect yourself & those who are most at risk.

What are the activities that keep you occupied during the quarantine? And what other activities are you planning to do? I’d like to know by commenting below.

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Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the general manager of a privately owned corporation in Manila, Philippines. She is a life-long learner who is extroverted to the extreme, knows four languages, is loud and outspoken, and enjoys adventure in the mountains, the beach, and the city. You can throw her wherever and she'll handle it like a pro. Her weaknesses include ice cream and beer.

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  1. Need to try some of this. My number 10 is my favorite though 🙂

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