While we are practicing socially distancing, it doesn’t have to revolve around binge-watching endless amounts of Netflix. Here is a list of 20 things you can do, to make your time productive.
1. Plan a Paint and Sip Night
Get a little creative and bring date night indoors with a Paint and Sip themed night. All you need are some paintbrushes, paint, any sized canvas and of course, you can’t forget the wine. As a tip, YouTube offers many tutorials on different ideas on what you can paint!
2. Workout at Home
Even though city gyms are temporarily closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. Many apps such as Fitness on Demand offer free workouts to do at home. In addition to YouTube where you have an endless amount of options to choose from.
3. Pursue a Side Hustle
Have you had an idea or project that you have wanted to work on, but too busy to start? This is the time to get started.
4. Visit Virtual Museums
NYC Museums have closed their doors temporarily, but that doesn’t mean the exploring stops there. Institutions like The Met and The Frick Collection are offering exhibitions online to allow you to explore without having to leave your couch.
5. Check off the Book List
Start a list of books you want to read this year and start checking them off. If you have a New York Library card, you can also borrow eBooks online. A good place to start is The New York Times Best Sellers List.
6. Support Local
7. Learn a Language
Always wanted to be bilingual or multi-lingual? Learn a new language online with Duolingo.
8. Get into Spring Cleaning
Use this time to spring clean and declutter your apartment. New York City living is already compact, free up some space at home, start organizing and clearing things out.
9. Create an Indoor Picnic
Who said picnics are just for the outdoors? Create a space in your apartment for an indoor picnic; another cute indoor date idea.
10. Solve a Puzzle
11. Do More With Your Pet
If you have a dog, now is the time to teach them some new tricks.
12. Chat via Facetime or Skype
Being socially distant doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distant. Facetime or Skype with your family and friends, and connect in some creative ways.
13. Learn a New Skill
Watch online tutorials and learn something you have always wanted to know how to do. Get 30% off your annual membership with Skillshare.
14. Work on Your Skincare
Not sure what to do with when it comes to skincare? Check out these Do’s and Don’ts.
15. Grow a Plant
Plant an herb garden for your windowsill. Check out these kits from Urban Farmer.
16. Whip up a Few Cocktails
Get creative and make these simple cocktails at home.
17. Get Creative With Your Photos
We are all guilty of taking photos only to leave them on our phones or computers. Now is a good time to sort through and create some of these!
18. Plan a Game Night
Get out your board games and have a game night.
19. Take an Online College Course
Brush up on, or learn a new topic for free from some of the nation’s top colleges, just from your computer, tablet, or phone.
20. Watch a New Show
*BONUS* Need a guide to cross these off? Create a bingo card for free and make the list into a game!
Most of all have fun with it and enjoy working your way through this list. All the while making staying in a little bit easier.
This post originally appeared on See New York With Me.
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