Keeping Yourself Engaged during Self-quarantine

Finding yourself stuck at home most of the time these days?

While it’s easy to resort to quick fixes like video games, TV, or Netflix, there are other worthwhile activities you can do to keep yourself engaged.

Below are a few ideas on how you can make the most of your time during self-quarantine.

Explore your artistic side

It may be the case that you haven’t had enough time to pursue your creative projects. But as you find yourself spending more time at home, maybe it’s an excellent opportunity to revisit those pursuits. And if you’re new to art or crafting, it’s always a good idea to learn a new creative skill.

You can start with coloring books. You’ll find many online and offline shops that sell coloring books for all ages — even for adults.

If you want something a bit more challenging, you can try watercolor painting. With just a few basic materials — a brush, paint palette, watercolor pad, blendable markers or pens — you can start painting away to your heart’s delight.

Other ideas to consider are knitting, candle-making, or other crafting activities you might be interested in exploring.

Explore museum exhibits virtually

Who says you can’t go to a museum while you’re at home? Instead of binge-watching the latest series on Netflix or other TV shows, it’s worthwhile to use digital technology to learn a bit more about history and culture.

Check out these 12 museums that offer guided digital tours. The list includes several famous museums located around the world, including Guggenheim in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and British Museum in London.

While it may not exactly match the real thing, a virtual museum tour can still be a fun and educational experience.

Catch up on outdoor chores

Total isolation from the outside world isn’t a good way to spend self-quarantine. Don’t dismiss the idea of going outside to do some outdoor chores. Aside from breathing in some fresh air, it’s also an excellent way to exercise and get your body moving.

There are several activities at your disposal.

Maybe the lawn needs some serious trimming or your fences need a new paint job. If you have a garden, you can make it a daily ritual to tend to the different types of plants and shrubs available.

Go for a walk

walking outside

Sticking with the outdoor theme, you can also go for an outdoor walk. If you live outside heavily urbanized areas, this is a great option to refresh your senses.

Just make sure to check with your local or neighborhood guidelines on social distancing and other safety precautions. Otherwise, you can also take a walk within the premises of your property.

Going for a walk can also be a form of meditation. During times of distress and uncertainty, it’s essential to stay grounded and avoid succumbing to unnecessary panic.

Find something worthwhile to do

Netflix and other popular entertainment options shouldn’t be avoided altogether. These activities can also help you relax and pass the time. But now and then, it’s a good idea to take a break from these digital channels and explore other worthwhile hobbies.

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