Eight months later and the world is still dealing with lockdowns due to COVID-19. While homeowners have yards to have fun in, tenants in apartment complexes have been mainly forbidden from using common areas. The reason is that most apartment complex common areas are small. Keeping your distance from others would be difficult, if not impossible. Even places such as parks are closed, so they can’t even visit those locations. I, Mark Roemer, know that this can make a living in an apartment complicated. I am going to attempt to ease your pain.
From the comfort of your apartment, there are a wide variety of sports and other fun things you can do, and we would like to share some of them! To pass the time, try these various activities while remaining safe at home.
Take an Online Course
Signing up for a class online is one of the best things you can do when you are at home. People give a wide range of virtual lessons if you’ve been itching to learn a new skill or a unique ability. You can learn almost any subject through an online course, from art lessons to classes in mathematics.
There are also courses for learning new languages online. Many people, including French, Spanish, and Japanese, want to try to learn languages, but they don’t have enough time to devote themselves to these studies. Just search the internet for free online courses. You will undoubtedly be presented with several classes you can take while lounging around your home.
Start an Exercise Regimen
Starting up a brand-new fitness routine is another fantastic suggestion. You must build a daily workout routine that you can follow every day to stay safe because most gyms are closed right now. Start doing some yoga poses, including push-ups, sit-ups, and squats, and don’t forget to throw some strength training in for good measure.
If you need advice, numerous channels and videos can provide you with fitness tips and tricks. Adriene Yoga and Fitness Blender are two popular YouTube channels that you should check out if you need a few suggestions. Some fitness studios, like Planet Fitness, also offer free live streams showcasing fitness professionals’ classes.
Watch or Stream Some Shows & Movies
There is no better time than the present to get caught up on famous TV shows and movies while you’re relaxing in your apartment. There is no need even to leave the comfort of your home; you can rent movies to watch right from your sofa, thanks to digital video services. Several films are scheduled for theaters released early on streaming platforms, so you can also check those out.
There are many services that you can sign up to stream movies directly to your devices. For viewers at home, platforms such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus all deliver a wide variety of content. Should you want to watch a specific show that your friends have suggested, now is the best time to do it.
Organize Your Apartment
This is also a great time to get caught up on those chores you have been neglecting around the house.
Start by bringing a couple of bags together; mark one for garbage and donations. Go around your apartment from there and grab whatever you no longer need these things.
Look for potential donations that can either be thrown out or saved. You don’t have to get rid of it all. Just the stuff you know takes up space.
Try taking out all your books if you have a bookshelf to reorganize them by title. You may also store in bins some things that you can leave under the couch or your bed to create more space. Decluttering your apartment would make the room look a lot better, so every day, you have the chance to do it a little bit.
Try Some New Recipes
You can try to find some new recipes to cook online if you consider yourself a chef. There’s an overwhelming number of recipes waiting for you to explore on the internet. Whether you specialize in baking treats or complete cooking entrees, you will find a place for all of them just a mouse click away.
There are plenty of recipes available on websites like All Recipes and Food Network, so visit them and see if anything is to your liking. Cookbooks are also available conveniently online, so think about ordering a few and bringing them to your apartment. Take this chance to extend your culinary abilities, maybe even recreate some of your favorite local dishes!
Tour Famous Parks & Museums Virtually
Touring some of the country’s popular parks directly from your phone or tablet is another enjoyable thing you can do. You can explore famous landmarks without having to move outside, thanks to sites such as Google Earth and Google Arts and Culture. In a few different museums, you can also check out the art and sculptures found!
Here are some of the places you can check out right now:
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Everglades National Park
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
- The British Museum
- The National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
- The J. Paul Getty Museum
Just because we are still limited in the actions that we can take does not mean that there are not alternative ways to have some fun. I, Mark Roemer, have provided you with several ways to have fun inside your apartment. It may not seem like much, but it will take your mind off not being able to go anywhere. It isn’t very easy with winter upon us. There will be even fewer outdoor activities to do. I hope you have found this list helpful. I hope you and your family continue to stay safe during this pandemic. Remember, the key to getting through it is to make sure you keep your distance from others, wear a mask when you can’t, wash your hands after handling anything, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.