How to Have Fun at Home While Keeping Safe

Self-quarantining is not as bad as it sounds. Your daily life may not be completely normal at the moment, but you can still enjoy fun activities without leaving the comfort of your home or staying close to it.

With dangers of the virus still here, staying at home or nearby keeps you and your family healthy. So, here are six creative activities to do to stay active, stay entertained, and most of all, stay safe.

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Tastes Great!

Find a New Hobby

When you can't go outside, there are other ways to keep yourself busy. Spend your time inside by learning how to cook, draw, or even learn a technical skill, like coding. There are many online programs where you can learn a new subject. Khan Academy, Coursera, Udemy, or edX offer a variety of online courses to gain new skills and even earn a certificate after completion.

Cooking is always a fun and relaxing pastime which is why so many have taken to trying new dishes throughout the pandemic. Try something new. There are many cooking recipes and how-to videos on Instagram and YouTube to choose from. New York Times Cooking is one of the best. Get creative.

Stay Connected

Sometimes staying indoors can get lonely, but there are many ways to keep in touch with your loved ones. With many apps like Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom, you can create virtual parties to enjoy some quality time with friends and family.

Celebrate a birthday or hang out together to play some rounds of fun games, like trivia games or Pictionary.

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All Types of Books Online

Read Everything

As they say, reading invites you to discover a new world to explore. While you're doing a weekly grocery run or doing some online shopping, buy a new book that you can read during your breaks.

Additionally, almost every major retail store offers eBooks so you can download a new story right from your phone. And there are always audio books and podcasts so you can listen while you are doing other things as well.

Exercise to Stay Fit

Most gyms still have limited occupancy and also reduced hours. Some remain closed due to various reasons. Or you may just feel uncomfortable risking yourself by going to any public places.

Stay fit in the comfort of your own home! There are many online workout programs from yoga to HIIT to keep you moving.

Redecorate Your Home

Getting bored of seeing the same four walls every day? Change it up! Take the time to improve the look of your home with some DIY projects.

Paint the bedroom a new color or build a new bookshelf in the living room. Stores like Home Depot have convenient home delivery or you can order and pick it up curbside.

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Getting Fresh Air is Important

Enjoy the Outdoors

And remember you can always step away from your phone, computer, and television to enjoy the fresh air. Take a walk around your neighborhood block or have a picnic at your local park. But always wear a proper face mask. Also, remain social distanced from other people to reduce the risk of transmission. Don't forget your sanitizer packs or sanitizing wipes and mask and wear sunscreen!

The best way to enjoy this is with people from within your own household or your pod, if you have one.

As more and more people get vaccinated, you will also be able to enjoy more activities between vaccinated people. If you are still going places where unvaccinated people may also be, remember to continue to sanitize and wear a mask because you might be able to carry the virus, remain asymptomatic, and then end up transferring it to others.