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7 Ways to Stay Busy in Your Apartment

Published Apr 14, 2020
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As the COVID-19 precautions continue, we're all looking for different ways to pass the time.

Here are seven fun ways to stay busy in your apartment.


1. Exercise

Exercising is a wonderful way to unwind and destress. Try a new yoga regime, a Pilates routine, or start a low impact workout. For advanced workouts, there are several fat burning workouts and high intensity routines that are quiet and won't disrupt your neighbours.  

2. Cook

Now's the perfect time to brush up on your cooking skills. Get children involved and make meals as a family. Brush up on your cooking basics with Gordon Ramsay, then try these four easy recipes for beginners. If baking is something you're trying to master, check out Redpath's baking school for beginners. 


3. Tour a museum 

Museums around the world are offering virtual tours. Tour exhibits at the British Museum, or virtually explore the Louvre Museum in Paris. You can also "travel" around the world and tour other museums with Google Arts & Culture 


4. Visit a zoo or an aquarium

Many zoos and aquariums are opening their webcams and offering virtual tours to the public during this unprecedented time. The Georgia Aquarium webcams display nine exhibits, or you can view the koala, platypus, and dingo exhibits on Australia's Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary YouTube channel. The San Diego Zoo also has a website dedicated to virtual zoo tours


5. Read

Reading is a wonderful way for adults and children to entertain themselves. Most local libraries are offering library cards over the phone so patrons can borrow e-books from apps like Libby, Hoopla, and Cloud Library. Find other e-books on Goodreads, Bookbub, Kindle, and Kobo. And, as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering free access to their entire children's library.


6. Play a game of cards

Playing card games is a classic way to pass the time. You can play by yourself or with several family members. If you need suggestions, try this complete guide to all card game instructions and rules. Aside from games, playing cards are perfect for magic tricks. Follow Mismag822 the Card Trick Teacher on YouTube to learn fun card tricks


7. Communicate

We're social creatures and the need to reach out is natural. Check in with friends, family, and loved ones frequently over the phone and through social media. Talking with people you cannot visit can help thwart the blues and show loved ones you care.