The Quarantine To-Do List

I get it. We have all been extremely bored during the Covid-19 quarantine, but it’s okay. This time should be used to do things we like, but never had time to do. So, to make your lives more prosperous and your quarantine more fun, here’s a list of fun activities to do during this distancing. 


  • Talk to your loved ones. This is physical distancing, not social distancing. You can still talk to your friends or family through apps like Houseparty, Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp…


  • Read a book. NEVER underestimate the power of a good book. Plus, you have a lot of time to read it, so there’s nothing to lose. 


  • Cook. You can make anything, from chocolate chip cookies to a homemade pizza. Get creative with food! 


  • Update your music playlists. Do you still have songs on your favorite playlist that you’re already tired of listening to? Take some time and decide which songs stay, and add some new ones. Bonus: Listen to some Spotify podcasts too!


  • Workout. I imagine you have seen tons of daily lives on Instagram of different gyms sharing their workout routines. Take the time to do one of those, or search for one on Youtube. You’ll feel so much better after it.


  • Participate in an Online Course. There are many free options on different platforms like Coursera, FutureLearn, and many others. If you think it’s enough with school, take this time to catch up on your homework.


  • Get some fresh air. Go to your balcony and enjoy the natural atmosphere. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the sun too. If you don’t have a balcony, don’t worry; just open your windows.


  • Self-Care day. Take some time for yourself. You can make a homemade spa, or you could even just meditate for a couple of minutes. It doesn’t matter what you do, or for how long, just make sure you take care of yourself during this time.


  • Watch a movie/show. I know you’ve all done this already but do it again. There are thousands of movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, and other platforms. If you don’t know what to watch, try out Grey’s Anatomy. It’s long, so you’ll have something to see until this quarantine is over. Bonus: Use Netflix’s extension “Netflix Party” to be able to watch something virtually with your friends. 


  • Make some art! You can paint something, draw, make some arts and crafts, tie-dye your clothes, or take pictures. Be creative, even if you’re just doodling on a paper or if you’re learning some lettering.


  • Try out some Buzzfeed quizzes. They have questionnaires on any topic you could think of. It’s an easy way to have some fun. You can find out which Disney character you are, or how much you know about your favorite shows.


  • Play board games. You can play games like Monopoly, Clue, or even card games with your family.


  • Learn to speak a new language. You can do this through apps like Duolingo, through Youtube, or even by watching movies in this language.


  • Learn to play a new instrument. Again, you can find tons of options on Youtube.


  • Journal. Write something down, anything. You can make a To-Do List for your day, or just write about how you’re doing. I also recommend preparing a Bucket List of things you want to try after this whole thing is over.


  • Try out a new hairstyle. You can try dying your hair a different color or cutting it, but be careful: there’s nothing worse than a bad haircut. Watch some videos on how to do it before you try it.


  • Organize! Clean your closet, bathroom, or any area in our house that needs a transformation. If you want to have more fun while doing this, put on some background music. Add storage boxes and make sure to donate what you don’t use anymore, and try out the Konmari method (by Marie Kondo).


  • Play some video games. There are tons of games that you can download or play online. Plus, you can play in devices like a Play Station.


  • Try out your clothes. By doing this, you can create new outfits to wear after this situation is over.


  • Have a karaoke night with your family. Include all your favorite songs and take turns to sing. To have extra fun, you can make it into a contest.


BONUS: Make a Kahoot with your family. If you have smaller siblings, you can still do it. Make sure to choose a topic everyone enjoys, like Disney.


Remember, quarantine isn’t a productivity contest. Make sure to stay calm and happy during these times of stress, and don’t forget to be grateful that you have the health and resources to stay home during this crisis.