With the emergence of COVID-19, we’ve had to make adjustments to the way we go about our everyday lives. Adjusting to new societal norms can be tough for many of us, but we must sacrifice ‘normal’ for a while to flatten the curve. If you are looking for ways to stay entertained (and not go insane) at home, you’ve come to the right place! 

1. Get Some Exercise

    • It is important to make sure you are staying active to warrant a healthy mind and body. Whether you go for a walk around the block, turn up the tunes and dance around, or do an online virtual class, there is no excuse not to be active. Below is a list of free online classes you can do right from your home!
      1. Slash Fitness
        • If you’re ready to get your heart rate going, Slash fitness is the workout to do! Slash Fitness is a combination of traditional style lifting and high-intensity interval training. You can find virtual classes on their Facebook page. Now you can work out from the comfort of your own home!
      2. Planet Fitness
        • Planet Fitness has found a way to bring the gym to you with their “Home Work-Inns,” which are free for everyone! They live stream every day at 7 pm CT on their Facebook page. 
      3. Core Power Yoga
        • Yoga is a perfect tool to help you decompress and ease your mind during this stressful time. Core Power Yoga is offering its on-demand exercise and wellness classes for free. Click here if you’re all about the namaste!
      4. Barry’s Bootcamp
        • This unique boot camp, popular among many celebrities, includes high-intensity workouts. The company is streaming two new workouts every day on their Instagram check them out here

 yoga and fitness is important to stay healthy during COVID-19

2. Cultivate a Good Skincare Routine

    • Skincare doesn’t stop during quarantine! Take this time to clear out all of the skincare products that just aren’t giving you the results you’re looking for. ⁣
    • Delray Beach, FL dermatologist, Dr. Janet Allenby says her favorite serum category is SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum. This serum combines antioxidants, peptides, and growth factors to produce younger-looking skin. A survey found that 92% of people who used the TNS serum experienced smoother and more youthful skin.
    • SkinMedica is offering 30% off all products and FREE 2-day shipping for a limited time. Click here to take advantage of this deal!
    • While we practice ‘social-distancing,’ it’s so important to also practice self-care. Get into a good morning and night skincare routine because when we, look good we feel good!

SkinMedica essential serum for a good skincare routine3. Spring Cleaning

      • With all the extra time on our hands, why not get a jump start on spring cleaning.
        1. Clean Out Your Closet:
          • Spring and summer are approaching which means warmer weather, so it’s time to update your closet. Put away cold-weather clothing and free up space in your closet by donating worn out or out of style clothes.
        2. Reorganize Your Garden
          • Spring is a great time to get your garden ready. Seeds grow quickly during spring, so get out there and start planting trees and flowers. 
          • Pulling weeds is no fun, but this will give you some exercise while also cleaning up the garden, just in time for summer!
        3. Clean, Clean, Clean
          • With the Coronavirus going around, it is essential to clean and disinfect your home. 
          • Researchers have found that this virus can live on plastic and stainless steel for up to three days. Disinfecting the house is something we should all be doing. 
          • Take an hour every day to disinfect your home. This will help lower your risk of infection and anyone else in your household. 

Keep home environments clean with spring cleaning during quarantine

4. Pick Up a New Hobby

    • With extra time in many of our daily schedules, now is the best time to pick up a new hobby! 
      1. Explore Your Creative Side
        • There are endless amounts of crafts you can do while at home during this time such as knitting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and/or drawing. 
        • Pinterest is a great website to find more DIY crafts to keep yourself busy and relieve some stress during this time of uncertainty.
      2. Learn a New Langage
        • Have you ever wanted to learn a new language but could never find the time? Well, with lots more time on your hand, you can now! 
        • There are many apps out there that can help you get a jump start on this. Our personal favorite is Duolingo and you can take advantage of this free program from the computer or by downloading their app. The app’s colorful interface and game-like exercises help motivate you and make the experience more fun! 
      3. Do a Puzzle
        • Puzzles and games are the best way to keep you entertained, and the most difficult ones will keep you occupied for days.
        • It is vital to keep your brain stimulated during a time where there is not much to do, puzzles are great for this and can be done by yourself (if you’re in quarantine alone).
        • Puzzles have been said to decrease feelings of anxiety and increase mental well-being. Staying calm and easing stress is essential for our mental health right now when so much feels so wrong. With a few hours (or days) and a little determination, anyone can piece together a beautiful landscape. 


Adjusting our daily lives and not having a routine can be scary for many of us. The best way to combat these feelings and emotions is to keep busy and try to ‘normalize’ daily routine as much as possible. We hope these ideas have inspired you to do something fun during this time of uncertainty. Remember that this time will pass, we must be kind to one another and not forget that we are all in this together!

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Megan Condon

In 2019, Megan became the Social Media and Content Manager for BodySquad. She uses marketing techniques to creatively present the BodySquad brand and assists in supervising the daily maintenance of social media initiatives.