Like the rest of the country, we Coloradans have been under a stay at home order for many weeks at this point. This has been a bit weary and confusing for us all to say the least. Not only is the health of the nation at the top of everyone’s minds, but the usual methods of entertainment and distraction such as going to a movie, seeing friends, shopping, going out to eat – are off the menu. Nowadays, it seems that even the most introverted of us are bound to go a bit stir crazy, especially if you add kiddos into the mix! With that said, we’ve rustled up several of our favorite indoor activities below to brighten your indoor days!
Take a Virtual Class!
While it’s not currently advised to gather in a classroom, online classes are still available thanks to the power of the internet! An ideal way to avoid cabin fever is to learn something new and continue thinking critically. When one door closes, another virtual door opens. As many schools all over the world have been forced to close their classrooms, now is a perfect time to look into how you can support smaller or more niche schools by signing up for virtual classes that adhere to your specific interests!
Not only can you exercise your brain during this time, but your body too! Many fitness studios and gyms are streaming sessions with trainers and instructors. Get movin’!
Start an Indoor Garden!
It may be hard to believe, but practicing self-care includes taking care of something besides yourself. That’s why if you’re looking for a bit of self-care, starting an indoor garden may be the perfect activity for you! You can begin this process by reaching out to your local plant store and learning which plants will do best in your home. Be sure to consider the amount of natural light that pours into your home, what direction your windows face and if delivery or curbside pick up is an option. If you don’t have a yard, don’t fret. Becoming a plant parent from inside the house can be just as rewarding!
Bake or Cook Something New!
Intimidating to some, exciting to others – try baking or cooking something new and challenging! Instead of turning directly to takeout, grab some ingredients that are outside of your regular dinner rotation and get cooking! Not only is cooking something new, productive, and challenging – but also potentially rewarding and delicious! Smaller specialty food stores that are still open may also carry niche ingredients or even baking kits that can guide you through whipping up a treat! Instead of watching your favorite bake-off show on Netflix for the thousandth time, get off the couch, and make something mind-blowing yourself!
Although staying at home has been a challenge for many, there are still exciting and productive activities to do that, let’s be honest, none of us would’ve thought to partake in beforehand. With positivity in mind, we will be much more knowledgeable by taking online classes, becoming plant parents, and even gourmet chefs by the time things go back to normal and we couldn’t be more excited about that. Contact our team today for more ideas on how to stay entertained from home! We’re happy to help!