50 Things to do While Social Distancing 

These are such crazy times, aren't they? It kinda scary, unsettling & filled with so much uncertainty. The only thing we really do know during this time is that social distancing is what needs to happen to flatten the curve to stop this thing from spreading more. Pretty much, the less you're around people, the less chance you have of spreading or contracting the coronavirus. 

With having to avoid public places, cancel travel plans {so mourning so so many amazing travel plans 😔} not being able to attend social gatherings & some may be working from home or unable to work, has a lot of people asking what they should do with the time they have been handed.

First, I want to say I don't think, actually I know, there is no certain way we should be handling our time. Whether your time is posted up on Netflix all day or maybe working out, running miles every day or painting or really anything you choose is the right way for you. There is no right or wrong here. This is uncharted territory for everyone & anyway you are coping is just fine.

However, if you are looking for some things you can do while social distancing here is a few to try:

1. Put together a puzzle. These are time consuming, fun & rewarding! Get the whole family involved. 

2. Play board games. Don't underestimate the fun that can happen with a board game. I feel like a lot of adults forget just how fun games are. I have an entire post of our favorite games you can check out HERE.

3. Facetime friends & family you love.

4. Make homemade popcorn.

5. Built a blanket fort.

6. Try an at-home workout on Youtube. {I love these Tone It Up workouts}

7. Start spring cleaning. Being stuck at home isn't fun, but I am a firm believer that your space affects your mood. Decluttering and organizing can be a total mood changer!

8. Bake something yummy.

9. Have a Disney movie marathon. Or maybe even a 90's movie marathon, check out my 90's movie list HERE for ideas!

10. Create some chalk art on your driveway!. Maybe write some positive notes for others walking by to read!

11. Create some art. Painting & coloring is calming to both kids & adults, studies have proven. Try a coloring app like Colorfy.

12. Have a spa day. Get out your nail polish, do a face mask and relax in a nice bubble bath! Include your kiddos too!

13. Try a new recipe.

14. Clean out your email inbox. Unsubscribe to unwanted emails. File away important emails into folders.

15. Organize your closets. Watch the Marie Kondo Netflix series for inspiration or read the book! 

16. Make a new playlist. Let it all go & have a kitchen dance party! I have a ton of fun playlists HERE.

17. Rewatch your favorite TV show! Perfect time to watch Gilmore Girls or my favorite One Tree Hill.

18. Rearrange furniture to make a space feel fresh & clean.

19. Take a walk. 

20. Learn a new skill. There are so many free resources being offered right now. Maybe watch some videos on sewing, knitting, painting, take a virtual cooking class {I have loved watching Rachel Ray's Instagram videos during this time}  For kids, look up courses on Outschool.com.

21. Read a book.

22. Clean out the junk drawer. Don't act like you don't have one.

23. Wash your makeup brushes. Then go through your beauty products & discard anything expired or that you no longer use. Like that lotion bottle that has been sitting there with juuuuuust enough at the bottom.

24. Learn how to juggle. I mean, why not?

25. Listen to a new podcast. Never listened to podcasts? Check one out.

26. Clean out your pantry & fridge.

28. Get outside. Try to spend at least 20 minutes out in the fresh air, even if it is just sitting on your porch.

29. Sing karaoke. Disney sing-a-longs are the best. 

30. Make a fun TikTok. Or learn to do a TikTok dance!

31. Play hide & go seek WITH your kids.

32. Give your dog a bath.

33. Go on a scavenger hunt. Print a list HERE.

34. Tie-Dye a shirt.

36. Have themed dinner nights. Dress up fancy... theme all the food Italian.

37. Clean out the garage.

38. Make homemade donuts.

39. Organize your digital photos into folders on your computer & back them up.

40. Play a video game. I heard the new Animal Crossing game is a lot of fun.

41. Try yoga.

42. Shampoo your carpets.

43. Write a letter to someone.

44. Print photos or make photo books.

45. Make homemade ice cream.

46. "Window" shop online by making a wishlist on Amazon.

47. Start journaling. Hey, who knows, maybe you will be the next Anne Frank.

48. Clean out & organize your purse/wallet.

49. Clean out your car, top to bottom.

50. Camp out in the backyard.