Things to Do during COVID

November 2, 2020 Wise Assistant

COVID-19 has been no joke! We’re very grateful for the medical professionals and frontline workers. We’re optimistic about returning to a state of normalcy in 2021, as COVID-19 vaccinations are being dispersed around the world.

Check out this list of 10 Indoor Things to Do during COVID. You can do these activities right now with your family or friends - virtually!

Find something you like? Wise can help you schedule the time, invite your people, and keep everyone aligned on the details - all with a simple web link.

Try free yoga classes online with ClassPass

Many gyms and yoga studios are still closed or have reduced class sizes. There has never been a better time to start learning to do yoga from home - by yourself or virtual with other people. ClassPass, a fitness and wellness app, offers free online video options that you can try at home TODAY. All you need to get started is a yoga mat and some space for your stretching and breathing!

Check out these free videos to get started:

Lower Body Stretch - 10-minute class. Relieve stress, open the hips and warm up the legs in this 10-minute lower body stretch workout video.

Vinyasa Yoga - 30-minute class. You’ll strengthen and engage your muscles throughout the class, using your breath to guide you through your flow.

Power Yoga - 30-minute class. A faster-paced Vinyasa practice, this 30-minute power yoga sequence will raise your heart rate as you move your body.


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Take a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a movie

Treat yourself to a relaxing bubble bath. While you’re at it, open a bottle of wine and enjoy a movie from Netflix. Making time for yourself and practicing regular self-care is important, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. Don’t ever feel guilty for taking time to yourself for a refreshing bubble bath. You’ll feel and smell great afterward!


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Start a handwritten dream journal

Keeping a journal can be a great way to flex your creativity while keeping a record of the events of your life. People who have adopted a habit of documenting their dreams have discovered amazing new insights on how they think and dream. Even if you find it hard to remember many of your dreams, consistently writing in a journal is a great way to keep your brain active and engaged.


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Play Cards Against Humanity against friends virtually

Card Against Humanity is a fun party game where players fill in the blank using phrases that some might consider “risqué”. This is a great game to play with a case of beer and some of your close friends who don’t mind making fun of you. If COVID-19 restrictions still have you locked at home, you can always play this game virtually, over Facetime or Facebook Messenger video chat.


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Finish a puzzle (or compete with friends virtually)

Puzzles are a great way to stay busy indoors while the world is still struggling with COVID-19 and we’re forced to stay at home. There are plenty of great puzzles available on Amazon that can be purchased cheaply and delivered right to your home. How fast can you complete a 1,000 or 1,500 piece puzzle? Compete with friends or family by trying the same puzzle at the same time - virtually!


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Try needle pointing a gift for a loved one

Have you ever tried needle pointing? Needle pointing is a form of canvas work where yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas to create beautiful designs and illustrations. After you’ve gotten down the basics to needle pointing using the instructions included in a beginners kit, a world of possibilities opens up allowing you to needlepoint whatever creative design your heart desires the most.


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Figure out how to beat a Rubix Cube

There’s no measure of intelligence like the Rubix Cube. Though we’re mostly joking about that, there’s no better feeling than finally cracking the code and getting all the faces of the Rubix Cube to show the same color. These small toys are inexpensive and easy to get started. First, try to solve the Rubix Cube without help from an online video. How many hours or days does it take you?


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Buy a foam roller to stretch your back

Foam rolling helps to release muscle knots and improve comfort by relieving muscle inflammation. Implementing a foam roller into your daily stretching or work-out routine can increase your flexibility, mobility, and boost your body circulation and lymphatic flow. There are plenty of great foam roller exercises to target specific muscle groups.

Check out this Healthline article and target the muscle group for your needs.


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Draw with iBayam Journal Colored Pens

When you’re stuck at home, finding a creative outlet is a great way to keep your brain active and healthy. The iBayam Colored Pens are some of the highest-rated on Amazon, ranked for their affordable price and vibrant colors that make your artwork POP! If you have an artistic flair, these colored pens are the best that Amazon has to offer.


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BONUS: Hoverboard around a local park

If you’ve never tried a Hoverboard, we’re sorry to break the news but these boards don’t exactly “hover”, as the name suggests. However, that doesn’t mean they’re not a lot of fun for the entire family! There are a variety of different hoverboards available on Amazon but we recommend the SISIGAD Hoverboard, which has self-balance features and is one of Amazon’s #1 Best Selling products.

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