The world is in the grips of a pandemic right now, and COVID-19, aka coronavirus, is spreading. It's quickly reached the level of pandemic, affecting multiple countries around the world. In an attempt to keep the virus from spreading, governments are suggesting that people shelter in place and practice social distancing. This means staying home unless you are having a medical emergency, working from home if you can, and avoiding contact with others. Being at home, however, doesn't have to be awful. Take advantage of the time and spend it with your family and make the best of this time. Here are some ideas on how to shelter in place during the coronavirus.
Binge, binge, binge
Not on food, as awesome as that sounds. Binge on your favorite shows and movies. If ever there was a reason to create that home theater you've been waiting on, now's the time. Make your favorite snacks, pick out some of your favorite flicks, and hit the couch. Mix it up so everyone gets to watch something they love.
Create Something Wonderful
You will get tired of watching TV eventually; we all do. When that happens, try something new. Create a YouTube channel and start making fun videos to post. Write a song about being stuck in the house and make a video for that. Break out the paints, colored pencils, or crayons--it doesn't matter what you decide on, but rather that you have a good time. Create something fun and beautiful to mark this challenging time.
Read a Book
Exercise your brain and read a book. There has to be one or two in the house somewhere. Start reading a book and reconnect with your imagination. If you can't find an actual book you're dying to read, then find an eBook that interests you. Digital is still permitted--as long as you're reading.
Reach Out to Someone
Not in person, because that's how we got into this mess. Use your phone for its original purpose and call someone you haven't talked to in a while. Inside of scrolling through your social media feed, make a call and talk to someone. It's a dying art because it's easier to spy on Facebook, but that's not truly knowing how and what someone is doing.