5 activities you can continue to do even if you’re social distancing
Another wave of COVID-19 rages on.
And perhaps you have not had the chance to see your loved ones in months.
Or if you have, it has been at a distance and with masks on and/or limited contact.
Now that the new vaccines for COVID-19 are slowly being rolled out, there might be relief on the horizon for us.
But until then, we still have to practice social distancing to slow how fast the virus spreads as well as to protect vulnerable, high-risk populations.
In this post, we’ll talk about activities you can still be involved in that will help alleviate the isolation and boredom you may be feeling from having to observe social distancing rules.
5 activities to beat boredom as social distancing continues
Take a walk in nature
There is nothing like getting fresh air by walking through your local park, nature reserve, or a nature trail.
If you live in Southern California, then there is no end of places for you to go and enjoy such.
If you live in the more temperate regions of the country and already have snow, don’t let this stop you! Even a walk through your neighborhood can do so much good.
Host a virtual dinner party
Family cannot come over for a real, in-person dinner party?
You can use video call services to host your very own tech-savvy dinner party with friends and family.
Make sure to set the table and prepare your meal just as you would if people were coming over.
Not only will it provide you with a sense of accomplishment; you will also prepare your body and mind for the social event just like you would if it were in-person.
Host a virtual game night
Just like the idea above, you can host a virtual game night with friends and family over video conferencing software like Zoom.
You can even have all the in-game excitement and arguments! And you will create memories with the people you love.
Go to a drive-in movie
Tired of staying at home?
There are cities around the US that are now throwing it back to the days of drive-in movies.
You don’t have to leave your car.
You can eat all the popcorn you want, and not buy the overpriced one at the cinema!
This is an activity you can share with your loved ones – all of you can drive separately to the movie and share in the outdoor experience.
And in the end, you will derive satisfaction from enjoyed the experience with people you love.
Start a project you’ve been putting off
Whether it is a home improvement project (elders should approach these with care), a knitting project, a painting, or simply a crafting project you’ve been putting off, now is the perfect time to get started on it.
So get to it!
I know having to be apart from the people you love is hard.
This virus came and changed our lives for sure.
With the new vaccines, it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Until we are in the clear, however, social distancing and wearing masks will be necessary.
If you’re having a hard time coping, these activities will help take away the boredom of life with social distancing.