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Things to do this quarantine

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As COVID-19 social distancing and self quarantining continue, some of us may be going stir crazy not able to go and do the things we’re used to.

 

Now is the time to relax, but when you’ve been cooped up for weeks, and still can’t hit the malls or movie theaters, how can you spend your time?

 

There are a lot of options out there.

 

Connect with friends virtually

 

We use virtual meeting apps for work all the time, but why not use platforms like Zoom and Skype to hold a virtual party or a virtual happy hour?

 

Learn to draw

 

Mo Willems, the author of the Pigeon and Elephant and Piggy children’s books hosts a daily lunch doodle. While you may not be able to take the time at 1 p.m. every weekday, catch up on the weekends. The classes are all on YouTube.

 

Disney animator Michael Woodside is also hosting a daily drawing class where he teaches kids and grownups how to draw Disney characters. Find out early in the day who he plans to draw by visiting his Twitter site, then log into YouTube for the live class.

 

Participate in a heart, bear or rainbow scavenger hunt

 

People are putting a heart, bear or a rainbow in a window to allow kids to go on a hunt.

 

The bears were, according to KSAT, a book and song called “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.”

 

You can not only put the requested item in a window if you’re allowed to leave the confines of your home, but you can also try to see if anyone in your neighborhood is participating, as long as you are doing it by practicing social distancing.

 

Train your dog

 

You can teach an old dog new tricks, or if you recently adopted or fostered a dog, School for the Dogs in Manhattan is offering a free online dog training session Saturday, The New York Times reported.

 

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to concerts for the time being, but John Legend, Pink, and more artists are still finding ways to entertain their fans from afar!

 

Whether you need comfort food like pizza or pasta or crave a healthy poké bowl or sushi, you can order any type of food from many of Geneva’s restaurants using a variety of delivery services, including Über Eats, Smood.ch, Dominos.ch and more.

 

Many local restaurants who had been forced to close down are offering delivery services – please support them. 

 

KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED

 

If you’re worried about children off school and going stir crazy at home, pre-order some boxed activities to pull out when tempers fray and tantrums threaten.

 

DoItBox offers a subscription to a Creative Box for children from 3 to 8 years old who like to tinker while having fun. Every month you will receive a box at home containing 5 activities based on a theme, with all the necessary material (scissors not included) and instructions to guide you.

 

Be Mindful and Meditate

 

This seems to be the ideal time to reflect on your life or to clear your head and calm your thoughts with guided meditations aimed at tackling problems like anxiety and sleeplessness – we like the app headspace. The foundation pack is free.











 

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