Get or stay fit
- Look for free online fitness classes (like these from Planet Fitness, CrossFit, and SilverSneakers®).
- Go for a walk, jog, or run (but maintain social distance).
- Hop on your bike or slip into some roller skates or rollerblades.
- Head outside for some squats, lunges, or jumping jacks.
- Prep your yard or garden for spring planting.
Engage your brain
- Find free online classes or tutorials.
- Take virtual museum tours or explore national parks. (Check out Google Arts & Culture for inspiration.)
- Explore the moon and the sky.
- Search the web for home maintenance how-to videos.
- Form an online book club.
Discover inner peace
- Practice soothing breathing exercises.
- Start a journal to focus on your thoughts.
- Search for how to draw a mandala and create your own.
- Dive into a coloring book and concentrate on each color you choose.
- Try different meditation techniques to see what works for you.
Start your spring cleaning
- Start with just one room at a time so you can focus.
- Sort unused or unwanted items to see what can be sold, donated, or tossed.
- Search Pinterest for new ways to organize your space.
- Rotate your spring clothes to the front of your closets and dressers.
- If you can do it yourself, consider tackling painting or renovation projects you were pushing off.
Join virtual events
- Use hashtags to live tweet and follow conversations during a live show.
- Install the Google Chrome browser extension to have a Netflix Party.
- Invite your friends or family to start the same show or movie and text or video chat while you watch.
- Check Instagram for live trivia or audience events.(Follow ConnectiCare while you’re there.)
Think of others
- Text, call, or video chat with friends and family to see how they are doing.
- Call sick or elderly neighbors to check in.
- Have a porch chat with a friend or neighbor, maintaining social distance.
- See if any local businesses or organizations have remote volunteer opportunities.[CA1]
- If you’re healthy, consider donating blood.