Nobody is sure what to do or where to start amid this coronavirus pandemic. We have been internationally advised to socially distance ourselves over the next couple of weeks. One common question that everyone seems to have is what does that exactly mean? Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System’s Public Health Department describes social distancing like this: it is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. This may look like colleges switching to online courses, restaurants limiting or suspending dining-in options, and even businesses enforcing a strict work from home policy.

Even for introverts, being stuck in the house can get pretty boring and even slightly maddening. So below we’ve listed a couple of ways to make your time “social-distancing” worth it and a little easier to handle. 

Netflix and hulu streams are about to skyrocket! There’s nothing better than waking up, turning on your television or computer and binge-watching new or your favorite shows. Miss having movie nights with your friends? A chrome extension called Netflix Party is here to fix that. It’s basically a group chat for movies and tv shows that allows you to sync video playback and send live messages to everyone’s computer. 

This is the perfect time to gain new skills and plan how you can and will apply them  to your everyday life! Brush up on those photoshop skills, practice drawing, or even finding a topic to write about everyday. Don’t forget, practice makes permanent!

If you’re bored out of your mind this is the perfect time to finish one of the five books you’ve started but never finished within the past three months. Yes, we read you like an open book -- and no, we’re not sorry for it --- finish those books! If you’ve done that already, start a new one! 

This pandemic is super stressful. One way to relax during this hectic time is by using the products you already have to make an at home spa. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered with this blog that goes into detail into how you (and bae if they’re around) can create your own spa in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re opting out of relaxing or are completely over it and are ready to get back to the grind, add some certifications to your resume! There’s a plethora of online courses, both free and paid, that can be completed during your time at home.

We know that this your time at home might be difficult but the more we stay inside, the faster things will be able to return to some sort of normalcy. We hope this mini list helps. Stay safe and healthy!