Cabin Fever: Keeping Quarantine Fun

With more states enacting shelter-in-place orders, Americans are having to find new ways to entertain themselves.

But, there’s only so much cleaning and binge-watching to be done!

So, we’ve put together a helpful list of ideas to keep quarantine fun:

  • WORKOUT – Since you’re stuck inside, why not work on that summer body? Exercises like push-ups, sit-ups, and squats are good options if you don’t have access to gym equipment. If you’re looking for exercise tips, Consumer Reports has some great tips.
  • READ – When was the last time you curled up with a good book? Thankfully, we live in an age where there are endless amounts of books available through online apps. Audible, Nook, and Google Books are a good place to start.
  • SHOPPING – Times are tough for many of us when it comes to finances. But, if you happen to have some extra money in your bank account, browse your favorite online stores. You can spend hours on Amazon alone.
  • PUZZLES – It takes time and patience to complete a puzzle — and you should have plenty of both! If you don’t have any physical puzzles, try this. Don’t forget to start with the edge pieces.
  • BOARD/CARD GAMES – Cabin fever could be the nudge you need to finally read the rules to that old board game that’s been sitting in a closet for years on end. Plus, it’s about time to reignite that sibling rivalry! Virtual card games are also a fun way to spend time with friends and family without having to be in the same room.
  • PILLOW FORT – Grab all of the blankets, chairs, and pillows from across the house. Then, create your own pillow kingdom! Here’s some inspiration.
  • WRITE – Grab a pen and paper (or your mobile device) and jot something down. It can be a journal, poetry, a song, etc. Let your imagination run wild!
  • COOK – Channel your inner Gordon Ramsay by learning how to cook a fancy dish. The New York Times has a list of interesting recipes here.
  • ORGANIZE – That junk drawer isn’t going to arrange itself. It may be high time to do some organizing around your home.
  • LEARN – There are endless opportunities to learn online. In fact, Yale is offering a popular course called “Happiness” free of charge.
  • VIRTUAL HANGOUT – Get back in touch with your family and friends through Skype, Facebook, or Google Hangouts.