“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
In May, you’ll usually find lots of things to do in San Diego. Winter rains will be gone, and in most years, June Gloom won’t start at the beaches until later in the year. Summer vacation season hasn’t started yet, and the tourist attractions are less busy than they will be. But, again this month is a little different.
We still can’t leave our houses as much, even though things are starting to slowly open again. So the world still looks a little different. BUT we are opening San Diego again and will need everyone’s cooperation and patience to get back to a semblance of normal.
I have attached the list of ideas of things to do at home again.
Sort and tag your digital photos
Make a collage of family photos
Research your next holiday
Zoom or Gotomeeting lunch with friends
Declutter – one room or drawer at a time
Research a charity to support
Prep and freeze some meals
Start a gratitude journal
Write letters to people, and mail them
Research something you have always wondered about
Do a spa day in your home (mani/pedi, bubble bath)
Write an advice letter to the teenager you were
Write another to yourself in 20 years
Learn a heritage skill like: baking, woodworking, preserving, mosaic, ceramics, cheese making, fermenting, quilting, soap making, candle making, crochet or knitting, home remedies, sewing
Draw an apple using a different technique every day
Catch up on all the classic movies
Learn to say a favorite phrase in 7 different languages
Create a vision board
Create a detailed spreadsheet on how you
would spend $10 Million
Write a poem or story
Start a journal or blog
Read the top 50 books of all time
Spruce up your resume
Start your novel
Try a new art project
Plant or revamp your garden
Make a cookbook of family recipes
Create homemade gifts
Call old friends
Play board/card games
Design your dream home
Kick a bad habit
Join a virtual book club
Update your goals
Build a website
Re-arrange your furniture
Start a dream journal
Join an online community
Host a Skype/Zoom party
Cook a gourmet meal
Create a treasure hunt
Try online grocery shopping
Dress up and have a “formal” party at home
Organize your music playlist
Reorganize your wardrobe
Clean up your hard drive or phone by deleting files and apps you don’t use
Have a block party with everyone staying 6 feet apart
Try some science experiments
Hold a family or street sing-along
Deliver supplies to those in need
Sew face masks for local hospitals
Create a marketing plan for the whole year
Create a list of things to be happy about
Many people who are self-isolating right now may be starting to feel worn down by the mundane nature of life at home.
Luckily, there is no shortage of free, virtual experiences in which people can partake to make them feel like they’re experiencing outdoor life.
Here’s a list of the free and fun things you can do online to pass the time.
- Visit a Museum
Famed museums like the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and London’s British Museum are offering online experiences, allowing viewers to learn about the exhibits in the museums from the comfort of their homes.
You can find more museums that have made virtual tours available here.
- Visit National Parks
At least 32 of the United States’ national parks are available for viewing thanks to Google Earth and Google Arts & Culture, including the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
Check out a full list of the parks you can tour virtually here.
- Visit the Theater
Although they’re physically closed to the public right now, theaters and opera houses like Carnegie Hall in New York are available through Google Arts & Culture.
You can see what other theaters are available to tour here.
- Visit Theme Parks
360-degree tours of Disney parks like Disney World, Disneyland, and even Epcot are available through Google Street View, so you can bring the magic of the parks into your home.
TIP: Just search your favorite coasters on YouTube, and you’ll likely find video footage of the ride.
What are you doing to pass the time?