As you all already know, many of us are currently stuck at home, so it begs a question – what to do with all this time? Since I’m introvert by nature, I enjoy spending my time alone, and I can tell you some ways to spend your time enjoyably during this pandemic.
1. Play Video Games
Even if you are usually a fan of video games, this might be a good time to try them out. Tons of games are available to play online for any taste, both singleplayer and multiplayer.
If you’re a fan of board games, I suggest you try out Tabletop Simulator. It offers you to play most of your favorite tabletop games online either with your friends or strangers from around the world. It does cost around $20, however, it is a lot cheaper than buying each of the tabletop games individually.
2. Visit Online Museums
Sitting at home during the lockdown is a good opportunity to admire the museums worldwide without leaving your couch! Here is a list of a few museums all around the globe you can visit online.
- British Museum – The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an art museum of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.
- Louvre – The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square meters.
- National Museum of Natural History – The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution. The museum’s collections contain over 145 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially “the Met”, is the largest art museum in the United States. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among 17 curatorial departments.
- Vatican Museums – The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display.
You should also check out Google Arts & Culture. It is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. There you can explore various artworks from Girl with a Pearl Earring to Taj Mahal.
3. Watch Movies and TV Series
Watching movies and TV series is a great pastime, we all know that. I wanted to tell you about a handy service I’ve been using for a few years now called MovieLens. There you can rate movies you’ve seen to build a custom taste profile, and MovieLens recommends other movies for you.
4. Work on Your Skills
Staying at home also gives you an opportunity to improve a skill you’ve been working on or take up a new one. Whether it is playing a musical instrument, learning to edit videos or anything else, you should check out SkillShare.
Skillshare provides tons of videos for you to learn just about anything you can imagine. By using this link, you will receive 2 free months of Premium access (and I’ll get 1 month 🙂 ).
5. Read Books
Reading books is also a great way to acquire new information or improve your imagination. I can suggest Goodreads to keep track of your read books and find new ones to read.
If you like listening to books instead of reading them, Audible is a nice option. They provide affordable audiobooks and 2 Audible originals every month. You can also take a look at LibriVox and OpenCulture which offer many audiobooks for free.
Being stuck at home is a great reason to start working out, so when the lockdown ends you have a great body. The good news is that you don’t need to spend any money to start exercising. There are tons of free resources available online.
2 YouTube channels I find the most informative are ATHLEAN-X and Jeremy Ethier. They provide regular videos about working out and nutrition.
I hope you found this list useful! If you have other suggestions on how to spend your time at home, leave them in the comments below!
Stay safe and have a great day! 🙂
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