Reluctantly or not, many of you are spending a lot of time at home recently and for the foreseeable future. While we all love the coziness at home, spending 24 hours in a confined space gets boring. Here is our list of top 5 fun things to do during social distancing (minus the obvious ones such as face timing your friends and playing video games).
No.1 Virtual Museum Tour
Ever thought about seeing a Da Vinci or Rembrandt up close with no annoying crowds or selfie sticks? It’s much easier and cheaper than you may expect. All you need to do is to take a virtual museum tour. See below for a list of renowned museums that offers virtual tours. Plus, Google Art offers access to a wide range of art collections around the world too. Enjoy!
- National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- The Louvre, Paris
- Musée d'Orsay, Paris
- The British Museum, London
- The National Gallery, London
No.2 World Travel with Google Earth
Google Earth is powerful. It can take you to the seven wonders of the world in a second. What is the next place on your bucket list? Google Earth has it. The only questions is how big is your screen?
No. 3 Idiot-Proof Home Gardening (No Soil Needed)
If you've been to a grocery store recently, you've seen the bare shelves. No worries! Growing plenty of essential cooking ingredients at home is easier than you think. All you need is water and exposure to sunlight. It’s a great source of herbs and veggies, saves money and helps lower your carbon footprint. Here is a short list. It’s time to start YouTubing home gardening 101.
- Basil and other leafy herbs
- Scallion and garlic sprouts
- Bok Choy
- Microgreens (radishes, sunflowers, peas, etc.)
- Tomatoes and peppers (these may take a bit more effort, but hey the reward is very satisfying)
No.4 Deep Cleanse Home Spa
From portable home sauna sets to organic lemon scrubs, have relaxation delivered to you door. Take this chance to rejuvenate (but do remember to remove the clay mask before conference calls).
Parsley and lemon are our favorite organic ingredients that make you skin glow. Warm parsley water is natural way to unclog pores. Fresh lemon juice provides ample citric acid to exfoliate skin. And this is just a start.
There are a whole lot of easy-to-find and natural ingredients that are good for your body. And they are only a few clicks away. Do a bit research and and treat your body well. It’s a rare opportunity that you are not in a hurry to go anywhere.
No.5 Digital Detox
Do you feel the pressure to constantly keep up with social media? This is a wonderful chance to unplug (plus, no one has any must-see social event going on anyway). Turn off your phone and focus on a book, a drawing, a board game, a new recipe, or pick up your New Year's resolutions right where you left off. Your skin will thank you for the time away from the blue light and may be your mind will too.
What do you think? What are the fun things you’d like to do during #socialdistancing? Feel free to share and tag us @allegoriedesignusa.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, we wish you all good health and safety. Our heart goes out to those that have suffered from the Coronavirus. We urge everyone to follow the guidance issued by health authorities such as washing your hands frequently for over 20 seconds and social distancing. It's not only to protect yourself, but also the young, the old, and the vulnerable.
Stay strong! Stay positive!