I'm following the CDC/etc. guidelines and staying home and, as I do so, trying to be creative in the use of my time [note I said Creative not Productive]. I gather we can go outside to catch the air/sun, but keep our distance and be sensitive to others. The 'social distancing' idea is, after all, to help others and is unselfish in concept. So, did a little thinking and research [which is a good way to continue to put off that ToDo List even further. . . ]
In addition to the ToDo list there's always household chores: Clean out shelves, cabinets, closets and drawers [so called "deep cleaning"] and other worthy things, but for sanity's sake I was looking for ideas to keep the mind active [might be particularly relevant for kids etc., in a more kid-like format certainly]. The following are a few suggestions -
Review and Clean out and Unsubscribe from emails, newsletters and other things which just multiply over time [I do this at year's end but it probably should be done twice a year given how many new offerings come in.
There are books: the paper ones you have, the audio books you have or can get [the Overdrive app, and others, can access your library account], the iPad/tablet ones you have, going through all your magazines and reading or recycling what you can.
There is, of course, a plethora of choices of streaming TV [we've exhausted Vera and Brunetti among others but are finding quite a few more offerings]
For your audio enjoyment as you tackle the ToDo list or household chores, there's radio, your music library [mine needs some culling anyway]
And for more visual entertainment - virtual tours of places you want to go to/see:
- Monticello [Thomas Jefferson's home] Monticello Virtual Tour
- Museum virtual tours =Virtual Tours: "Stuck" at home with the Kids
- And here’s another === Virtual Free Sites
[My search was ‘Virtual Tours’ and I’m sure others can do something more detailed or relevant]
Hope this is helpful... In the meantime, enjoy a view of nature far away: