It’s been a while now since the province of Ontario declared a state of emergency because of this COVID-19 situation. I understand if some people are getting a little bored while quarantining. If you are, I have some ideas of some things you can do to pass the time at home.
For starters, this can be an opportunity to reconnect with some old friends you haven’t talked to in a while. When you’re working weekly shifts, it’s easy to lose track of old friends because of a busy schedule. But if you’re not working presently, or working fewer hours now, because of COVID-19, this can be an opportunity to check in, to see how someone else is handling this situation and to see how their life is going. There are many ways for people to contact one another electronically. Facebook, Twitter, texting on a cellphone, or Skype or Zoom calls are just some examples.
This could also be a time to learn more about the family members you live with. Some things you could ask them about include: what life was like for them when they were a certain age, what dreams or goals they had or currently have, or just if they have any funny childhood stories.
You can also use this as an opportunity to learn something new. For those who like to cook, this could be an opportunity to experiment with a new food recipe, or to teach a family member how to cook certain things. You could take a class or read a book about learning a new language. If you like making things, you could learn how to knit, or try out woodworking at home. If there’s a certain skill you’ve always wanted to learn, now is the chance.
For those who enjoy astronomy, or would like to learn about it, you can take a telescope outside at night and look at the stars, while practicing social distancing. A sky activity you can try in the mornings is, to do what I used to do as a kid, looking up at the clouds and seeing what shapes or images you can interpret from them.
Also, for those like me, who like to write, you can start writing journal entries or begin a creative project like writing a novel or a screenplay.
While quarantining may not be easy, this is an opportunity for us to become the best versions of ourselves.
I applaud those who are following social distancing precautions and are only going out into the community when necessary, and those who are keeping the community moving, like grocery store workers, medical professionals and everyone else who is working during this crisis. Those who are doing their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve are the real superheroes.

t’s been a while now since the province of Ontario declared a state of emergency because of this COVID-19 situation. I understand if some people are getting a little bored while quarantining. If you are, I have some ideas of some things you can do to pass the time at home.
For starters, this can be an opportunity to reconnect with some old friends you haven’t talked to in a while. When you’re working weekly shifts, it’s easy to lose track of old friends because of a busy schedule. But if you’re not working presently, or working fewer hours now, because of COVID-19, this can be an opportunity to check in, to see how someone else is handling this situation and to see how their life is going. There are many ways for people to contact one another electronically. Facebook, Twitter, texting on a cellphone, or Skype or Zoom calls are just some examples.
This could also be a time to learn more about the family members you live with. Some things you could ask them about include: what life was like for them when they were a certain age, what dreams or goals they had or currently have, or just if they have any funny childhood stories.
You can also use this as an opportunity to learn something new. For those who like to cook, this could be an opportunity to experiment with a new food recipe, or to teach a family member how to cook certain things. You could take a class or read a book about learning a new language. If you like making things, you could learn how to knit, or try out woodworking at home. If there’s a certain skill you’ve always wanted to learn, now is the chance.
For those who enjoy astronomy, or would like to learn about it, you can take a telescope outside at night and look at the stars, while practicing social distancing. A sky activity you can try in the mornings is, to do what I used to do as a kid, looking up at the clouds and seeing what shapes or images you can interpret from them.
Also, for those like me, who like to write, you can start writing journal entries or begin a creative project like writing a novel or a screenplay.
While quarantining may not be easy, this is an opportunity for us to become the best versions of ourselves.
I applaud those who are following social distancing precautions and are only going out into the community when necessary, and those who are keeping the community moving, like grocery store workers, medical professionals and everyone else who is working during this crisis. Those who are doing their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve are the real superheroes.