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A List of 56 Things To Do While Self-Isolating

By Sunday 22 March 2020Amazon, Creativity, Life, Thinking
Self-Isolation means no get-togethers.

More and more people are going to be self-isolating in the coming weeks. So here’s a list of Things To Do for people that are self-isolating:

  1. Read a book – if you don’t have any at home, remember that you can download them via Amazon Kindle.
  2. Go for a walk – spending time in nature is great for mental health, just remember that you should be walking alone.
  3. Watch a new series on Netflix – have a browse or message family and friends for suggestions.
  4. Spring clean / deep clean – clean those areas you have been putting off. If you can get rid of some clutter, all the better.
  5. Learn to cook a new meal – There are loads of recipes online.
  6. Play computer games – I’m currently enjoying playing Prison Architect, Stellaris and Civilization 6.
  7. Paint a landscape.
  8. Do a jigsaw – There are plenty of these that can be bought online without leaving your home.
  9. Listen to music.
  10. Dance to music.
  11. Treat yourself to something on Amazon.
  12. Enjoy a long bath or shower.
  13. Sort through the Apps on your phone, iPad/tablet and computers.
  14. Organise paperwork – We all have paperwork (bank statements, bills and the like) that could do with organising. Self-isolation is the perfect opportunity to get it all organised.
  15. Watch all the Disney films you own.
  16. Watch all the Harry Potter Films in order.
  17. Write a novel.
  18. Learn to play an instrument.
  19. Go for a drive – Just avoid places that people tend to congregate.
  20. Meditate or practice Mindfulness.
  21. Call/text/message/FaceTime others – for that essential social contact.
  22. Write out meal plans and stick to them.
  23. Read up on a topic from history.
  24. Spend some quality time with pets.
  25. Read some inspirational quotes.
  26. Write a ‘To Do’ list and then action it.
  27. Imagine being on holiday.
  28. Watch some comedy or stand-up comedy.
  29. Learn to knit then knit something.
  30. Start a gratitude journal.
  31. Take a nap.
  32. Do something you’ve been putting off.
  33. Sort through and edit photos on your phone.
  34. Create your own board game.
  35. Learn a new language.
  36. Colour in an adult colouring book.
  37. Listen to Podcasts.
  38. Create a video for YouTube.
  39. Watch videos on YouTube.
  40. Make a vision board.
  41. Rearrange furniture in a room.
  42. Do Gardening.
  43. Wash your hands.
  44. Write letters to friends and family and send them through the post. I love this idea as I love receiving any mail that isn’t bills.
  45. Decide what you’d do if you won the lottery.
  46. Decide what you’d do if there was a zombie apocalypse.
  47. Give up something non-essential such as smoking or chocolate
  48. Dress up for the evening – This could be putting on formal attire or dressing up in costumes.
  49. Do crosswords.
  50. Sort through your wardrobe .
  51. Bake cakes.
  52. Make a ‘stock list’ of all the food that you have.
  53. Learn to read Tarot.
  54. Make candles or at least burn candles with awesome fragrances. If you’re looking for candles, I sell them here.
  55. Get Take Away delivered to your door.
  56. Plan how you will celebrate when the epidemic is over.

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