How To Stay Entertained During COVID-19

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Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus changed our social lives drastically. Live music, playgrounds, sports, and other social gatherings have been restricted or limited during the last year. Therefore, it can take its toll on your own life and what you’re used to doing with friends and family. It can be a challenge to find alternatives for some of the social activities you were used to. 

However, there are still fun ways to remain entertained and get creative during the pandemic. Follow along for some ideas, if you and your family seem to be getting a bit stir crazy at home! 

Cooking

As spring is quickly approaching, outdoor kitchens are an excellent option for cooking in the warm sun. Vitamin D and the sun are proven to boost your mood and immune system! You can choose to cook kabobs or something fun for the outdoors.

If you don’t have an outdoor kitchen, you can still enjoy cooking inside, of course. Cooking, in general, is a great bonding activity for you and your family. You can look up a new recipe that you’ve never tried before and give it your best shot. The best part is, you’ll have plenty of leftovers to eat for the next day or two. If you’re a baker, you can learn how to bake bread, cookies, or brownies. You can save some for your friends or family and surprise them with a fun treat to brighten up their day! The possibilities are endless. 

Movie Marathon

Sometimes, all we need is a little relaxation time. During the pandemic, you can catch up on your movie time. Maybe you can revisit the Harry Potter movies and show them to your kids. You can add some more fun to this day by building a fort and make sure that everyone wears their favorite pajamas. You can buy some yummy snacks like candy or popcorn–and it will feel just like the movie theatres! Not only that, but everyone can talk about the movie afterward and give their thoughts on how the final scene ended, it’s a great way to stay home and relax with your family.

Painting Or Art 

Will you have extra time on your hands, you can take on a new art project. Even if you feel you are not the greatest artist, it doesn’t matter. It’s the creativity that counts. You can choose whether you want to use watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, or acrylics. These are all great options to make art. If you want to do something on a canvas, acrylic paint is your best bet. 

Hit the internet for inspiration, and who knows you may fall in love with your piece. Some easier items to paint include flowers or nature scenes. In comparison to a portrait, it doesn’t require as much fine detail. The greatest part about painting is that they know it to be a stress relief, so you will feel more relaxed and joyful after you finish. 

Hit The Garden 

What better time to plant a new garden than springtime? Do your research into what fruits or vegetables work best in your climate. If you enjoy being outdoors and taking care of something, gardening could be a newfound hobby for you or your family. Remember that you may not perfect the craft at first, but as time goes on, you will get better at it as you realize what works and what doesn’t.  

Keep Up With Your Loved Ones

Thanks to technology, there are many ways to remain connected to your friends and family members during this time. Take the time to schedule a Facetime or Zoom call weekly to keep up with the people you love. Before you know it, you will lose track of time and may spend hours catching up with them. Video chatting is so fun because everyone can see your faces and you can have multiple people join the party. You can even add a fun twist by doing a zoom happy hour or logging on to Houseparty which is an app on your phone with a variety of games. Remember that it’s important to have support during a time like this, so why not make it socially distanced support! 

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