Wednesday, May 25, 2022

5 Fun (And Semi-Productive) Things to Do by Yourself During the COVID-19 Quarantine

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*With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading globally, it’s got a lot of people in quarantine. Whether you’re in a mandatory quarantine or self-quarantine, you’re likely looking for things to do by yourself.

You can focus on productive things to do but that can leave you burned out. So why not focus on fun and semi-productive things to do?

Not sure what falls onto that category? Fear not, we’ve put together a list for you.

  1. Work on a New Skill

A lot of people always think that they’ll block out time for learning a new skill. With so much time on your hands now, it’s the perfect opportunity. You can use free apps and tutorials to help you learn:

  • Musical instruments
  • New languages
  • Computer programming

You can even hit YouTube for a quick guide on how to cook a specific dish.

  1. Get Artistic

Remember those paints and canvases you bought? How about that cool notebook you got so you could write a novel in it? Why not take this opportunity to get artistic.

Not only will you knock something off your bucket list, but creative activities can actually boost mental health. Since most people find the isolation mentally and emotionally trying, every little bit helps.

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  1. Do Some Gaming

Okay, this one is less productive and more fun. Yet, you can use it for socializing. A lot of popular games let you play as a distributed team.

A few popular games you can try out or dust off include:

  • Halo
  • Destiny
  • World of Warcraft
  • Overwatch
  • Fortnite

If you get tired of team play and want to try your hand at gambling, you can check out an online casino. Just don’t bet the rent money.

  1. Work on a Business Idea

A lot of people dream about one day becoming their own boss. Of course, finding the time to work on a business idea can often prove impossible.

Right now is an ideal time to break out a legal pad and start really brainstorming. If you’re thinking about launching a freelance or consulting career, you can even work on your website.

  1. Organize Your Home

Many people avoid any serious decluttering or home reorganizing because of the time involved. If you’re stuck inside anyway, though, why not get your home organized?

Start with that one room that always sets your teeth a little on edge. Work on it a little each day. Before you know it, that room will make you smile.

Repeat with other rooms as necessary.

Parting Thoughts on Things to Do By Yourself

With so many people in quarantine, it’s almost crucial that you find things to do by yourself. After all, you can only watch so much TV or play so many rounds of solitaire.

If the options listed above don’t sound like your thing, just look for things that engage your brain and let you get a bit creative.

Wondering what the famous are up to during the crisis? Check-in on them in our Entertainment section.

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