Fun Things to do During Self-Quarantine

Posted: April 10, 2020 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 4 minutes

Quarantine ActivitesAre you missing Southern Utah University’s campus events and sports? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Self-quarantining to slow the spread of COVID-19 is the right thing to do, but it is easy to get bored. So, we’ve compiled a list of fun things to do to help time move faster during this pandemic.

Read a book (or maybe two or three)

Here are a few great books across several genres to try out while you’ve got the extra time:

Catch up on TV shows and movies

After you’ve finished everything on your watchlists, here are a few additional recommendations:

  • Encore is a feel-good reality TV show available on Disney+. If you were a theater kid in school, be prepared to cry.
  • Cheer is not your typical Bring It On-esque cheerleading series. This six-part documentary, available on Netflix, provides a fresh, well-researched look at the ever-evolving sport.
  • Three Men and a Baby, available on Disney+, is the perfect 80’s throwback movie to watch when you need a laugh. Plus, you get to see a young Tom Selleck.
  • I, Tonya is a “mockumentary” about the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan told by two very unreliable narrators. This movie’s all-star cast (Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney) does a great job portraying the infamous scandal. This movie is available on Hulu.
  • Supernatural’s first 14 seasons are available on Netflix, so why not start them or rewatch them while you’ve got the extra time? Demons, ghosts, monsters, and Dean and Sam are great companions during this crazy time.
  • The Twilight Zone is a black and white TV series from the 1960s that inspired Disney Park’s Tower of Terror ride. Each 20 minute episode has a crazy plot and a small dose of creep.

Take a virtual trip

Many different recreational spots have made things available online so that you can have fun at home. Here are a few to check out:

Try something new

  • Several dancers and choreographers from Broadway are teaching at home workouts online. Learn more or to join a class.
  • You’ve probably seen cooking and baking videos on social media, so why not try one of them? Tasty has a great video gallery of recipes, covering a range of difficulties.
  • This might not be new, but a good way to productively pass time is by cleaning and organizing. Tackle the closet, the pantry, the desk drawer, whatever needs it most!
  • Never tried yoga? Now’s a perfect time. Yoga with Adriene is a great way to begin practicing yoga/meditation at home.
  • Do something creative! Start a podcast, rearrange your furniture, write a short story, paint a mural, do something you’ve been waiting to try. Check the internet for more ideas.
Don't forget SUU is always here for you! Stay safe and healthy during this crazy time. Tag us on social media, @SUUTbirds, if you decide to try any of these boredom busters.

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