Southeast Missouri State University student publication

10’ways to stay busy while practicing social distancing

Friday, March 20, 2020

During this time of stress over COVID-19, it can be difficult to find something inside the house that keeps you entertained. While we are practicing self-quarantining and social distancing, it can seem like all there is to do is stare at social media, but there are plenty of ways to stay busy while stuck at home.

Learn to cook

Put the food you got while panic buying to good use

While museums may be closed, you can still explore them virtually

This is possible because of the wonders of Google Arts & Culture

Binge-watch your favorite TV shows on Netflix

The Office is still available until 2021

Start playing iPhone Game Pigeon Messenger games again

Remember that 8 ball pool game that you never finished?

Learn a popular TikTok dance

Who knows, it might even go viral!

Get a new hobby

There are a variety of different craft kits you can buy online

Order food to-go

CarGo, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats are all offering no-contact delivery. Plus all of these are offered in Cape!

Shop on Amazon

Did you know that you can even shop at small and medium businesses through Amazon? A new way to support small and medium-sized businesses

Read a good book

Many libraries offer online reading materials; Kent Library offers eBooks and music as well as videos to stream online (plus Kent Library is going to remain open throughout May)

Spring clean

Spring officially begins March 19 — the perfect time to go through all those clothes you never wear anymore