Until the weather gets a bit nicer, there’s plenty to do indoors. Like baking, cooking, cleaning, and organizing. Loads of fun in short or long stints but, when you really want to relax and forget the world you might need more. I’ve compiled a list of things to do both offline or online. I don’t know about you guys but I need a break from being online sometimes so, let’s start with that.
Things to do Offline
- Call friends and family
- Listen to music
- Play cards
- Go for a walk
Things to Do Online:
- Put on your best duds and contact your friends and family on video chat. There are plenty of options out there like WhatsApp (on android or iPhone). Or FaceTime (for Apple devices). And don’t forget Skype or Facebook Messenger.
- There are plenty of games and puzzles to do online. Right now, I’m hooked on the free version of the Jigsaw Puzzles – Puzzle Game by Easybrain
Easy Brain Jigsaw Puzzle App
- Take out those old video games you haven’t played in a while delete everything and start all over. Donkey Kong Country or Donkey Kong 64 were my favourites when we had snow days and couldn’t go to school so, of course, they are my go-to games.
- I just found out that Nikon School Online is offering free courses for the month of April.
- Or if you have a Canon camera you could go here for some online courses.
- If you want to upgrade or learn a new skill, check out Coursera. I took the De-Mystifying Mindfulness course a few years ago. It was great and its still free!
- Here’s an article by Lars Gotrich called Where to Stream Live Concerts. Some of the online concerts are minimally priced and updated daily! NPR.org Website “Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.” I’m going to a concert this evening in the comfort of my own living room!
- If you’re more into classical music you should check out Classical MPR
- I haven’t been as into interior decorating lately but I also recently found out Benjamin Moore has an app. I know I’m so behind eh? If you download the app or go on the website, here all you have to do is take a picture of one of your rooms, and choose different paint colours to paint your room. The app takes a little getting used to but its awesome. Way better than painting those squares to see how your colour choice will fit in your room. I personally am not looking to paint right now but a girl can dream.
These two are way too close to be practicing social distancing! Anyway, closer to the end of the day and need to relax before bed? Here are two great meditations. I’ve found that it’s easier to do guided meditations since quieting the mind can be tough at times. Here are my 2 faves.
Guided meditation by Mark Williams Befriending This is a wonderful guided meditation that is 9 minutes and 3 seconds long.
This one is longer at 1 hour 1 minute and 10 seconds but if you have time you should try it. Sarah Raymond Heal Your Body While You Sleep Guided Meditation
Not to worry, soon enough we’ll be in our own corners of the yard gardening while social distancing.
Have a great week and don’t forget to distance yourself from ALL the news every now and then! Also, there is new art in the art gallery as well.