Things to do if you are stuck at home because of the coronavirus

Posted by Lori Keroack on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 6:35pm.



Many people are probably feeling like they are stuck in a rut because of self quarantine due to the Coronavirus.  Stay calm, and take it one day at a time.

We have some suggestions if you need help getting your creative juices flowing so you can stay busy while you are home.  Productive and fun tasks is a great way to fill a day at home.  Have you always dreamed of developing a new talent to enrich your life?  Do you want to form a closer bond with your family?  Maybe you just want to pamper yourself.  If you have extra time on your hands, it's a great time to learn a new language, calligraphy, dance or spend time with your family inside your home or outside in the open, fresh air.  Here are some ideas to make the most out of the extra time that you have.



Breathe first and foremost.  In through the nose out through the mouth.  Long deep breath!

Do a puzzle - crossword, jigsaw, sudoko or brain teasers

Play a game - Scrabble, Candyland, Battleship, Uno, Twister

Watch a movie - 1917, Parasite, Frozen II with the kids, Once upon a time in Hollywood, or go for an oldie but goodie.

List items for which you are grateful

Take a hike, walk or jog

Ride a bike or skateboard

Play hopscotch or jump rope with the kids (counts as exercise for adults)

Update your contacts in your phone - add addresses and birthdays

Work on your database

Enjoy sunrises and sunsets

Enrich your physical health - exercise, yoga or stretch

Enrich your emotional health - meditate

Pamper yourself with an at home facial, mani/pedi, or deep condition your hair

Knit or crochet

Read a book

Take a nap

Binge watch a series

Call / text/ video chat or facetime family and friends

Write letters / thank you notes

Color, draw, paint

Try a new recipe 

Prepare and freeze dinners in batches

Make homemade baked goods

Build a lego masterpiece

Learn how to make origami

Plant a garden or tend to your landscape

Make home improvements

Keep a journal

Organize your junk drawer, garage, sock drawer, etc.

Complete your business plan 3 month, 6 month, 1 year, 3 year, 5 year ,10 year

Update your social medium platforms on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, etc. 

Write poetry or music

All this being said, the Coronavirus needs to be taken seriously by everyone to contain the spread of the virus.  Avoid contact with anyone that exhibits cold or flu-like symptoms.  It is really important to practice sanitary hygiene because the coronavirus is extremely contagious and can be dangerous for the elderly or persons with impaired immune systems.  Tips for staying healthy:

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.  Properly dispose of used tissues then wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because the virus can enter your body if your hands are contaminated.
  • Practice social distancing - keep 6' distance from people.
  • Seek medical care if you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing and follow the advice your medical care provider gives.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched items - wash items with detergent or soap and water followed by disinfecting.  Frequently touched items include toys, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, tables, chairs, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.  This list is noninclusive, you need to clean and disinfect according to your own family's habits to stay safe. 

Keep calm and wash your hands!




Lori Keroack is the Business Office Manager of Mizner Residential Group. Lori recently moved to Delray Beach from Connecticut. She is enjoying learning about her new home town and the surrounding areas by researching and blogging about various topics that are relevant to the area.

- Lori Keroack, Business Office Manager - Mizner Residential Group

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