As confinement starts to sink in day by day due to the stay-at-home orders and we end up not knowing how to spend our “free” time, here are some activities to occupy yourself while stuck indoors!
By Laura Caicedo, Staff Writer
A solitary campus with few students remaining. Parents’ homes filled with college-aged children again. No classes to physically attend. A schedule that depends on your time-managing skills.
The stay-at-home orders that have taken the country by storm, while necessary, are still difficult to live through.
In the days ahead, quarantining might start to look dull and boring and not very vacation-like, so here are some things that you can do to keep you busy, educated and entertained!
ATTEND AN ONLINE CONCERT
The coronavirus and its way of spreading has left many events to be either postponed or cancelled, like concerts, orchestras and other music-related events. But do not stress! Some artists have been doing live concerts through social media, and the best part is that these are FREE. Either on live Instagram, Facebook or YouTube, artists have been using these platforms and the quarantine as a way to still entertain their fanbase and give them a space to enjoy their music more personally.
WATCH THE THINGS YOU HAVE ALWAYS WISHED TO SEE
We all have favorite movies or shows that we can rewatch over and over again, but what about those that we have heard about but always made up excuses for? This is the time to dust off those lists of movies and shows that are a must-watch but we haven’t seen yet, or those guilty pleasures that we were too embarrassed to acknowledge. This is a time to bask in the good cinema and production that has been given to us through film!
HAVE A TREAT YOURSELF DAY
Dreaming of skipping showering, being lazy in pajamas for a day, or just going clothing-free while alone at home might sound very appealing. But cleaning yourself up and pampering your body and senses might be more rewarding!
Face masks, bubble baths, aromatherapy, painting nails and deep conditioning your hair will make you feel clean, smelling good, and relaxed!
LEARN THAT HOBBY YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO
Not enough time to take your guitar out of its case? Too lazy to follow a baking recipe? Too busy to take time to learn that language that you know some words but not enough to converse? This time is exactly what you needed to start doing the thing/s you always wanted to learn. With online courses, recipes, videos and tutors just a click away, being at home is not a wasteful if you are very intentional on how you use this time.