As we all do our part to flatten the curve, I wanted to share some ideas on how to keep yourself busy at home. If you have any other activities or recommendations, please comment below! I’ll be updating this post daily with more suggestions from y’all and with any other ideas that come up.



social distracting activities

Clean and organize around your home – See my closet decluttering tips here

Home projects – have any painting or tasks around the home you’ve put off?

Wash your makeup brushes

Start a home workout class – I love the online classes at Obe Fitness! You can get 30% off with code AMANDA30

Get outside and walk / run / hike in non crowded areas

Take an online class or e-course. My friend Hayley has a course on how to start a Youtube channel if that’s something you’re interested in.

Start a craft project like painting furniture

Organize your computer files or music library

Learn a new Tik Tok dance

Facetime your friends and family

Clean out your makeup

Add in meditation and/or yoga to your morning or evening routine

Learn a new language

Create a budget

Take a relaxing bubble bath

Stretch and roll your muscles

Write out and set new goals for yourself

Give yourself a little extra pamper – hair mask, face mask, soak your feet and give them a pedicure

Watch Youtube.. you can subscribe to my channel here 🙂

Start a puzzle, play cards with family, or board games

Put time into your hobby or side hustle

Learn to cook or try a new recipe at home

Redecorate or rearrange your room – move things around the house and see what happens!

Netflix Recommendations

These are what y’all are currently watching or recommend!

  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Love is Blind
  • You
  • Elite
  • Locke and Key
  • Blacklist
  • The Office
  • After Life, Dead to Me
  • The Good Key
  • Great British Bake Off
  • Crash Landing on You (english subtitles)
  • Prison Break
  • The Stranger
  • Cheer
  • Bonding
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Outlander
  • Ozark
  • The Circle
  • The Last Kingdom
  • Father Brown
  • On My Block
  • Reign
  • The Bodyguard
  • Gentefied
  • Call the Midwife
  • Spinning Out
  • Hunters
  • Virgin River
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Next in Fashion
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Gossip Girl
  • One Tree Hill

Book Recommendations

This is what ya’ll are currently reading or recommend! You can also sign up for Audible if you want to listen to books while doing other things around the house. I linked to these on Amazon and will try to organize them by type for y’all.

Podcast Recommendations

These are y’alls favorite podcasts!

  • Self Care/ Motivational Podcasts/ Thought Provoking Podcasts
    • Living Fully by Mallory Ervin (I love this one, too!)
    • Armchair Expert
    • The She Podcast
    • The Upside by Callie and Jeff
    • WOAH That’s Good
    • The Living Easy Podcast
    • Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
    • Bible Binge
    • The Dream
  • News Podcasts
    • The Briefing with Albert Mohler
  • Entertainment
    • Be There In Five
    • The Morning Toast
    • The LadyGang
    • Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
    • 10 Things to Tell You
    • Daily Dish (for Bravo TV lovers)
    • Chicks in the Office
    • Office Ladies – they breakdown episodes of The Office
    • Royally Obsessed
    • Bubbly Sesh (Hallmark)
    • BS The Podcast
    • Conan Needs a Friend
  • True Crime Podcasts
    • To Live and Die in LA
    • My Favorite Murder
    • Strictly Stalking
    • Casefiles

Ways to Support Local and Small Businesses

  • Support their social media posts (likes, comments, sharing posts)
  • Buy a gift card
  • Leave a review on their site
  • Shop online or use curbside pickup options as available
  • Get takeout instead of dining in

It’s easy to let times like now bring out negativity, but it’s more important than ever to be patient with one another and focus on the positives. Crisis effects everyone differently, and we will all respond differently. Just keep that in mind as we all try to navigate this. We all need to stay informed, level-headed, and act accordingly.

Thank you to the grocery store workers, heath care providers, volunteers donating their food supplies to children out of school, and everyone else making a difference out there. I’m sending you all a virtual hug.



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