Coping With COVID-19 Restrictions
- Go outdoors. Go for a walk or hike or visit a park. Walk your dog. Sit outside to get some fresh air. (Remember to wear sunscreen.) Prepare or plan for your spring garden.
- Visit with friends and family (especially those who are most at-risk of loneliness) by phone or video chat. Return to the practice or writing and mailing letters.
- Tackle home improvement or organization projects on your to do list.
- Get back to at-home hobbies. Learn a new hobby online or join an online interest group.
- Commit to a new fitness routine. Try daily yoga or meditation to deal with COVID-19-related stress.
- Update your streaming service to-watch lists. (Don’t forget the popcorn and movie candy.) Check out these recommendations:
- The New York Times: What We’re Watching.
- New York Vulture: Vulture’s guide to the TV Shows and movies available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and Hulu.
- Rotten Tomatoes:
- IndieWire: The 50 Best Streaming TV Shows of All Time.
- BGR: Here are the top 20 most-watched streaming TV series of 2019 – did you see them all?
- Catch up on your reading. Visit your library website for digital reading and audiobook resources. Some reading lists to check out:
Get back to real-life puzzles and games. Some suggestions:
- USA Today: The 5 best board games to play in coronavirus quarantine (beyond Monopoly and Clue).
- Popular Mechanics: The 50 Best New Board Games.
- Better Homes&Gardens: The 50 Best Board Games of All Time.
- Discover a new app. Some ideas:
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
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