By Morgan Taylor
As the nation faces this global pandemic, social distancing and quarantine are a new normal.
Concerts are getting cancelled, weddings being rescheduled, and schools have closed. Daily lives are coming to a halt. What happens then?
Although there is no direct answer for the future, there are some solutions to keep busy while stuck in the house.
Now that spring time has hit, its time to get started on that spring cleaning. Its the perfect time to start and the whole family can help while home. Turn on some music and make it fun!
Go through old clothes. Take some time out this quarantine to downsize and get rid of unwanted or unused items. Have the kids do the same thing. There are many places to donate items that are still in good condition. Most places have an outside donation option.
Whip out the old board games. Sit down with family and play a classic board game.
Build a fort Let that inner child come out.
Make up a game with the family. Get creative with family, kids, parents, or friends to come up with a game with made up rules that only can played with the group. This is a good way to create fun memories.
Clean up the yard. Yard work is the hardest things to make time for. Now there is plenty of time. Get out and plant some flowers or even a garden.
Take time to study up on some family history.
Make some flashcards with the kids. Even though the kids are out of school they still need learning and interaction. Sit down and make some flash cards about different subjects in school. Other learning games would work too. For toddlers use colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.
Try something new. Try a new recipe, try out a new hobby, read a new book. Keep that mind sharp during this time.
Stay active. Play catch in the yard. Download an app with an at home workout routine. Go for walks with the dogs, family, or even alone. Just remember to stay 6 feet away from other passersby.
Keep in touch with family members. Make time to check on family members outside of the home by calling, texting, or video calling.
There is a lot of things that can be done to stay busy. The internet is a great place to refer to when looking for ideas. Try to moderate time with electronics and TV for the household. Continue to practice social distancing as a precaution to the safety of the community.