Here you are, home and trying to stay busy during social distancing and self-isolation. Being cooped up can be difficult, so we are here to share with you some useful resources to stay mentally and physically active, not to mention, have some fun. Whether you’re working from home, have two weeks off, or have some extra time because you aren’t going out. Here are some things to keep you busy:
Have you always wanted to say that you’ve taken a class at Harvard? Now you can. Harvard is offering 56 free online courses. While some of them may be on the nerdier side ranging from Science and Tech to Nonprofit and Art, there’s a little something for everyone. In fact, not only Harvard but other ivy league schools are jumping on the bandwagon as well as Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and Cornell Universities. Click here to see the list.
It’s hard to fall into the trap of just sitting on the couch and binge-watching Netflix. Don’t get us wrong, catching up on all your favorite shows is highly recommended, but staying fit and healthy is too. Get up off the couch and in your backyard or living room and work out! We recommend our client, VP Workouts, an exercise app that uses artificial intelligence to create custom workouts. It’s pretty much like having a personal training come to you. If you’re more in the mind/body workout, we have to recommend Black Swan Yoga, an Austin-based yoga studio. They’re also offering live-streaming classes online.
Depending on where you’re located, it’s most likely that local restaurants, bars, and local food producers are have changed their hours and the grocery stores can be pretty picked over. That being said, there are plenty of options for delivery services that are available so that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Some restaurants are implementing their own delivery services, so that companies like GrubHub or Uber Eats don’t take a fee. (Check with the establishment, if you’re concerned) Amazon is still providing deliveries along with Favor and Door Dash.
If you’re like some of us in the office, you’ve been using this time to check off home improvement, cleaning, and organizing projects around the house. Sometimes family members are not always enthusiastic about these projects, but Tody, is a great app to help you manage cleaning and to-do lists around the house. Not to mention, you can organize tasks by room, with layouts, charts, and the ever so satisfying “Just did it!” Button.
No matter what lights you up, there is no reason to not stay busy during this time. Make sure to check back here at the blog for updates and our resources, links, and apps during your social distancing.