Are you keeping yourself entertained during quarantine? If you are like most people, you may be running out of things to occupy your mind, which can lead to stress and boredom. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do that will occupy your time and if you have children, can keep them occupied too. The following are some great ideas for how to entertain yourself while on quarantine.
Read More Books
Now is the time to crack open those books you always said you were going to read! Reading more books during quarantine will help you keep your mind sharp, potentially occupy hours of your day, and help you find a little escapism whether you are reading a novel or interesting non-fiction.
Start Keeping a Journal
You can also entertain yourself by starting a journal. A journal is a great place to write down some reflections about your life, your thoughts, and even your hopes and dreams. You can even keep a journal about what is going on in the world, which will not only help you sort out your thoughts but could be a valuable record someday.
Learn How to Play Chess
Another option to entertain yourself during quarantine is to bring out the chess board! Setting up some chess pieces and playing a game of chess will keep you occupied and entertained for hours. If you have kids, you can look for a kids chess set or buy chess set that is meant for beginners so that they can learn the game with you. You could even have a family chess tournament, which will not only be fun but mentally rewarding as well.
Organize a New Area Of Your Home Every Day
If your home is a bit messy or unorganized, you can keep yourself entertained by deciding to organize a new area of your home every day. Don’t try to tackle entire rooms or large spaces all at once, because you will get overwhelmed. Instead, pick one small area that you can organize—such as a linen closet, a corner of a living room, or a single bookshelf.
Take Up a New Craft
Crafts are a great way to keep your mind occupied and yourself busy! There are many different crafts that will entertain you during quarantine, including but certainly not limited to: making collages, making scrapbooks, drawing, painting, embroidery, sewing, jewelry making, paper folding and much more. Make sure that you buy supplies online so that you don’t have to head into the store.
Take a Walk on a Nature Trail
If you’re living in an area where it’s still acceptable to walk outside while practicing social distancing, then taking a walk on a nature trail can be a valuable way to entertain yourself, get some exercise, and enjoy some fresh air. Consider bringing your camera or smart phone so that you can snap photos of interesting flowers, wildlife or other natural things you see.
Keeping yourself entertained during quarantine will be a cinch with the above ideas!