With people around the world all staying inside, there are a lot of important things to keep in mind. Of course, we should be grateful for our health, time with family, and the College’s ability to keep classes running during this difficult time. That being said, it can easy to become bored or stir crazy. Here are some suggestions on how to stay entertained.
There are hundreds of games that you can play with friends and family while remaining socially distant. Check out HouseParty, an online game app that lets you play variants of Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, trivia, and more. Or, see if you have a system compatible with the JackBox Party Pack, and play party games with friends around the world, from the comfort of your own home.
Some good news is that while this is happening, spring is finally here. It is safe to go outside and run, bike ride, or take your dog on a walk. Sunshine may not fix everything, but the activity will help you feel better and give you something to do.
In difficult times, everyone could use a good laugh. Netflix has a huge selection of comedy shows and stand-up specials. Or, you can take the opportunity to look into local comedy. For instance, Glass Cannon Comedy, a comedy group based out of Columbus, Ohio, has been running weekly storytelling showcases on Saturday nights on their Twitch Channel. Lampshade Media, a podcast company also based out of Columbus, will be producing a livestream game show toward the end of the month. Find more information on their Facebook page.
Of course, students around the world are finishing up their semesters. But for those not currently in school, there are lots of free classes being
offered by Ivy League schools. Take a moment to learn about something you’re interested in, like wellness, classical music, Hollywood, and more.
The possibilities don’t end there. Even though these are trying times, there are free concerts, Broadway productions, fitness classes, and more that will help provide a semblance of normalcy during these times. Check out this article for more ideas, and wash your hands.