Hit Happy Hour
Grab a coffee, grab a
glass of something and get some face time in with friends. From Facetime to Skype, Google Hangouts, and the like there are many
services to help you reach your people all over the world. Vent, gossip, honor
your office happy hour virtually, host one with the girls, tune into some of
the many virtual happy hours and bar crawls set up by bartenders that miss you
too! Whatever the common ground, stay connected with your community and each
Arm Chair Travel
When the wanderlust
hits, travel to some of the best museums in the world from your couch with a
virtual tour. Over 500 museums and galleries around the world
teamed up with Google Arts and Culture to provide virtual
tours. Viewers can go inside Europe’s famous castles like
Versailles and Buckingham Palace or adventure through U.S. National Parks to see
Alaska’s Fjords or volcanoes in Hawaii.
ExerciseEven if you’re not a
huge fitness buff, stave off boredom and depression by moving your body. When going
for a run is risky, log on to join one of the many online classes going live.
Local yoga studios Mighty
Yoga (NH) and Open Door (VT) are continuing practice online
or check out this list by Well + Good for free boutique exercise
classes streaming now.
Book club/ Good Reads
Get an early start on
your summer reads and plow through that reading list! It’s so cozy to hole up
with a book but connecting with other bibliophiles might be just what you need.
Look to sites like GoodReads
for recommendations or start your own local online book club. Tap into your
inner critic and leave reviews!!
stir-crazy? A new movement on Facebook spanning across the
country through a public page is calling for everyone to howl every night at
the moon. Whether for release or solidarity, I’m not sure I’m against
it...Share your unbridled moon dances with #howlat8
Get into a (respectful) debate on Facebook
Connect, debate, friend
those familiar faces. Just save the DMs for dating sites.
Quarantine family movie night
Whoever your housemates
are (yes, your pets count), grab the popcorn and have a movie marathon.
Companies are releasing movies early to keep the entertainment coming (Thank
you Disney+ for Frozen
2) or just knock through some classics for a quiet night with those
you’re stuck with.
Become an Expert
Make a cooking show.
Make a tutorial. Make a tik tok video. Start that Youtube channel.
Share your talents (or your best attempts) with the world!
You know how you
spent the first three days of this spring cleaning and organizing? Here’s your
chance to reward yourself with some extra $$. Consignment sites like Poshmark and
Thredup are the perfect way to clear out your
closet. Then, buy something that sparks joy.
Buy and sell the clothes you don’t wear anymore
Accept a challenge, serve a challenge
You’re on your social
meeds anyway. If you haven’t been challenged yet, be the first to nominate your
friends and family for trending campaigns like #seeapuppostapup #20for2020challenge etc.
Be safe, be sane and
comment below on how you’re making the most of your self-quarantine.