Preventing Boredom During Quarantine

Yesterday I wrote for those who are having to homeschool their kids for the first time. Today I want to give you a list of things you can do to stay occupied. I may have covered some of these in other posts, but it doesn’t hurt to reiterate. Right?

  • Study your Bible and pray.
  • Learn a new hobby: Crochet, sewing, knitting, etc can all be learned via YouTube and you can buy your supplies online
  • Learn a language. I love Duolingo because it’s free
  • Research your family history. is free, but I prefer Ancestry because it has an easier interface. That’s also where my DNA test is located. (This is also a good time to answer messages from cousins on DNA testing sites).
  • Call family members/friends. Especially the elderly who may be feeling lost right now.
  • Write a book. I discovered It’s a website AND an app that you can use to write a novel. It’s amazing and FREE!
  • Enjoy the great outdoors, even if it’s your own backyard.
  • Start a blog. Seriously, this is so therapeutic! I love doing this (almost) every day
  • Volunteer from home. We are looking for volunteers at The Silent Voices Project, but there are other nonprofits that will allow you to work from home as well.
  • Read a book. There are a lot of free options on Google, Apple, and Amazon.
  • Learn a new recipe and give it a try.

This is not an exhaustive list, obviously, but it’s a start. I’m sure that you can think of plenty more things to do without leaving home. So, what are you doing during quarantine?

Published by Dawn McDonald

I'm a Christian wife, mom, and so much more. I enjoy remodeling, decorating, genealogy, reading, and knitting.

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  1. One thing that I’ve been promoting during this time is journaling! Imagine how our descendants would enjoy reading about our lives during “social distancing” a hundred years from now! Kids will be learning about the COVID epidemic in school and being able to relate it to somebody real would be so cool. I wish I had something like that for my ancestors who lived through the Spanish flu epidemic!


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