9 Ways to Enrich and Entertain Yourself From Home

With our entire community on self-quarantine, even the most introverted of us is going to go stir crazy — especially if you’ve got kids cooped up inside.

Here are ways to stay entertained while you’re practicing social distancing:

  1. Visit a museum (digitally, of course)
    Thanks to technology, spending the day at a museum is still an option, even if you can’t leave the house. Travel and Leisure has a list of 12 museums that offer virtual tours. You can check out famous locations in the US or abroad in Seoul, Berlin, Florence and more.
  2. Host a Netflix viewing party
    If you and your friends or family have a Netflix subscription, you can schedule a time to watch a movie or show synced together. A free Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party syncs video playback so you can play and pause at the same time.
  3. Do some spring cleaning
    Some of us reserve cleaning for weekends, but if you’re stuck at home, you’ve likely got some extra time on your hands!
  4. Stream a concert or opera 
    Performers are trying to find a way to share their art. Artists such as Pink, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Keith Urban, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, and John Legend are streaming live concerts on Instagram. In addition, the Metropolitan Opera will show Nightly Met Opera streams.
  5. Read something old or new
    Find a classic sitting on your shelves or tablet, sit back and enjoy! You can also buy or borrow books, magazines and newspapers fast on Nook, Kindle and the Apple News app.
  6. Get your game on
    Playing video games is another option to pass the time if you’re stuck at home.
  7. Take up an at-home exercising regime
    Relaxing on the couch can be fun, but you might get restless after a while. There are dozens of virtual fitness programs to choose from that you can do at home, but it’s ultimately about finding the one that you like and that fits your lifestyle.
  8. DIY projects
    Pinterest can keep you entertained for ages with its aesthetically pleasing pictures and ways to be creative. While some might require stuff you don’t have on hand, you might find supplies after you organize that overflowing closet. You can find a project for anyone — whether you want to get creative, organize your kitchen or keep your kids busy.
  9. Prep a garden                                                                                                  Spring brings many lovely days. On the next bluebird day, ready a garden in your yard or in a planter box.