In these troubling times, people are staying home more. We are doing the same by staying home and limited what and when we go out. After a while, it can be pretty boring. So here are some suggestions that we are doing:
- Have you wanted to visit a National Park? Now you can tour them from the comfort of your home with virtual tours.
- How about seeing a famous museum? You can see some of the world’s famous museums from your sofa.
- How about your local library. Ours is closed, but we have many digital options, such as music streaming, digital books and comic books (audio and e-books) (Overdrive), magazines (RB Digital), movies and TV (Hoopla and Kanopy), newspapers, online courses (Great Courses) and more. Try it, you may like it – we do.
- Start a project that you have been meaning to do. I have been doing projects in my home in my spare time for the last few years to get more organized and have accomplished so much, but there is more to do. I have completed sorting all family photos, movies, slides and there are all digitized. I have sorted paper records and scanned, shredded and tossed. I was able to sell three filing cabinets by getting rid of paper. Now I am tackling my father’s newspaper clippings.
- Catch up on those books that have been sitting on your night stand.
- Now that your home, you may want to cook more meals or try a new recipe.
- If the weather is nice in your area, it’s spring and time to get out in your yard.
- What can you do to help out a family member or neighbor? Maybe they need someone to talk to. Check in with these people by phone, video chat and email.
- With our gyms closed, we still want to exercise. We have been taking daily walks around the neighborhood. If you want something more formalized like a class, many gyms are streaming virtual workouts that you can follow at home.
- Support your local community. Several people in our town have contributed money and purchased take out food to help the local business and had them delivered to our hospital’s emergency room. Please check with both the business to see if they are open and have the delivery capacity as well as if the recipient can accept the gift.
- Miss not going to a Broadway show? Playbill is giving you the information to be able to watch some of your favorite Broadway shows from home.
What area you doing? Let me know.