10 Fun Things To Do At Home During COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to bring business, schools and cities to a standstill as we practice safe social distancing in attempts to flatten the curve of this global pandemic. Still confused on what COVID-19 is and how you can help us eradicate it? Check out our article on it here. 

This week felt different for many Calgarians as we settled into a temporary new normal. At first being home from our regular daily activities felt like a fun snow day, a welcome chance to catch up on Netflix and sleep in. However, now people are starting to feel the anxiety the comes with knowing this isn't just a two week fix; this could be our reality for a number of months now. 

It is more important now than ever for people to follow Alberta Health Services advice on how best to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Generally, the advice is simple: stay inside.

If you're starting to feel a little stir crazy cooped up in your home, we're here to help! Here are 10 fun things to do from your house to keep you busy:

  1. Spring Cleaning! Now is your chance to pull apart your house room by room and clear out the clutter.
  2. Try out all of those Pinterest recipes you have saved! You know the ones you pin to make one day but never do? Do one today.
  3. Make a sign of encouragement! Pull out some poster board and markers and make an encouraging sign to hang in your window for the neighbours to see.
  4. Learn a new card game! Most people have at least one deck of cards at home. Learn a new game or magic trick.
  5. Start planning your next trip! Even though we're not sure when we can travel next, start planning places you want to explore to get your mind off the present.
  6. Read a new book! You know those books you have on your bedside table that you haven't touched? Make a fun chart to track your progress and read away.
  7. Get outside and stretch! Take some time each day to breathe in some fresh air and move your body, it makes a massive different on your mood.
  8. Facetime a friend! Hop on a video service and say hello to a friend (from a distance). Human connection during social isolation is still possible.
  9. Start a journal. Struggling to process all your feelings these days? Start a journal and chart this experience like you would a grand adventure.
  10. Have a nap! It's good to learn new things and accomplish something, but naps are also important for your health. Go easy on yourself. 

Stay safe, and remember: keep washing your hands!

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Posted by Ken Richter on


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