100 Things to Do During Quarantine

Are you getting bored? We are too. So we came up with 100 things to do during quarantine. We challenge you to try and complete all 100!

  1. Complete a puzzle: The more pieces the better! Feeling extra saucy? Take on a Rubik’s Cube. More of a word person? Crossword puzzle!
  2. Start a journal or blog. Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about a specific interest from chess to cheese.
  3. If it won’t bother your neighbours: Dust off that old instrument and practice.
  4. Text all your exes just in case you have one more thing you wanted to get off your chest.
  5. Write poetry. Perhaps you can craft a haiku for Mother’s Day, or something without a specific structure. Just try it!
  6. Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now.
  7. Download a language app and teach yourself a foreign language.
  8. Finally read “Infinite Jest,” “Les Misérables” or even “The Stand.” Go all in and read “Ulysses.” You got this.
  9. Meditate. Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting cross-legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head. (The latter is more like transcendental meditation.)
  10. Face masks, moisturizer, oh my! Treat yourself to a 10-step skin care routine you don’t have time for during a normal work week.
  11. Look at pictures of puppies.
  12. Put together the most attractive charcuterie board possible, but you can only use foods you already have in your fridge and cupboard.
  13. Take note from “Tangled” star Rapunzel, who has an entire song about how she’s spent her days alone in a castle. Activities included in her ditty: Ventriloquism, candle-making, papier-mâché and adding a new painting to her gallery.
  14. Write actual letters to family and friends. After that? Write thank-you notes to service people who you remember went out of their way for you.
  15. Learn calligraphy. YouTube can help.
  16. Finally read the rules to those long and intense board games you’ve never played with the family. Encourage the family to play.
  17. Put on a soap opera. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogue.
  18. Have a space in your home where all of the Tupperware goes? Organize it and actually match lids to containers.
  19. Try on all your clothes and determine whether they “spark joy” á la Marie Kondo.
  20. Better yet, go through this process with your junk drawer and supply shelves.
  21. Have a roommate meeting about how to be more considerate of one other, especially while you will likely be spending more time together. Bring baked goods.
  22. Bake those goods.
  23. Watch the films that won Oscars for best picture.
  24. Watch films that won Independent Spirit Awards for best picture.
  25. Watch films that critics say should have won those aforementioned awards.
  26. Read all the New Yorker issues piled on your desk.
  27. Help Tom Hanks with his recovery of COVID-19 by watching every Tom Hanks movie chronologically.
  28. Knit or crochet.
  29. Use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends.
  30. Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with curated workout playlists.
  31. Look at yourself in the mirror. Attempt a self-portrait with pencil and paper.
  32. Take a bubble bath (bonus: Add a glass of wine).
  33. Make a classic cocktail. Don’t forget the garnish.
  34. Colouring books: They’re not just for kids.
  35. Take time to reflect: What have you accomplished in the last year? What goals are you setting for yourself in the next year?
  36. Write a short story or get started on that novel.
  37. Actually try to reproduce something you see on Pinterest. Probably fail. Try again.
  38. Clear out the family room and camp indoors with all blankets, popcorn and scary movies.
  39. Finally get around to fixing that broken door knob and loose tile or cleaning scuffed up walls.
  40. Get a foam roller and treat yourself to some physical therapy.
  41. Pretend you’re 13 years old and fold a square piece of paper into a fortune teller you put your thumbs and pointer fingers into. Proceed to tell fortunes. Because they are totally true.
  42. Learn how to braid your hair using a YouTube tutorial.
  43. Throw out all your too-old makeup and products. (Tip: most liquid products have a small symbol on them noting expirations, usually six months to a year. This includes sunscreen!)
  44. Interview your grandparents (over the phone, of course) and save the audio. Can you create an audio story or book you can have forever and share amongst the family?
  45. Go through your camera roll, pick your favourite pics from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online.
  46. Go on a health kick and learn how to cook new recipes with ingredients you may not be using already, from miso to tahini.
  47. Create a Google document of shows or movies you’re watching and share it among family and friends. It will help everyone out.
  48. Make a list of things that you are grateful for.
  49. Have your own wine tasting of whatever bottles you have at home. Make up stories about the journey of the grapes to your mouth. Be as creative as you want.
  50. Work on your financial planning. Figure out whether you should refinance your loan or ways to save more money.
  51. Perfect grandma’s Bolognese recipe.
  52. Make coffee, but make it more interesting. This time study how many beans you use, how hot the water is, how long it brews and whether any of that makes a difference if you change it up.
  53. Buy gift cards from your favourite local businesses to help keep them in business while we quarantine.
  54. Watch “Frozen 2,’ because why not?
  55. Write a book with your family or friends. Pick a character and each member writes a chapter about their adventures. It may get weird but share over a videocall or live action reading.
  56. No March Madness? Have a Scrabble tournament. Or Bananagrams. Pictionary, anyone?
  57. Get into baking with “The Great British Baking Show,” but your challenge is baking something using ingredients you have.
  58. Indoor scavenger hunt. Let out the child-like side!
  59. Alternate reading the Harry Potter series with your kids and cap each one off with the movie.
  60. Dye your hair a new colour. No one else needs to see it if you don’t like it.
  61. Watch ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix. You will thank me later.
  62. Write a play starring your loved ones. Perform it via a video call app.
  63. Go viral in the good way by making a quarantine-themed TikTok.
  64. Rearrange your sock drawer. Really. Then re-organise it 1 week later because we know it won’t last long.
  65. Stop procrastinating and organise your tax returns.
  66. Make lists of all the museums, sporting events and concerts you want to visit when they finally reopen.
  67. Get into comics with digital subscriptions on your tablet, like Marvel Unlimited.
  68. Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space.
  69. Practice shuffling playing cards like a casino dealer. Be ready for employment opportunities once all casinos open back up.
  70. Organize your spice rack alphabetically or get absolutely wild and do it by cuisine.
  71. Teach your dog to shake. Hand sanitizer is optional.
  72. Memorize the periodic table. You never know when that will come in handy.
  73. Order and put together some furniture. Or maybe that flat pack sitting in your garage needs assembling.
  74. Get a free trial of a streaming service and binge-watch as much as you can before it expires.
  75. Apply for a new job. You have remote work experience now.
  76. Learn a new style of dance via YouTube, from belly dancing to breaking.
  77. Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Yes, it sounds melodramatic and morbid but let’s face it: This is a task many of us avoid because we never have the time. Now we do.
  78. The parades have been cancelled for easter, but you can still dress and bunnies and paint eggs!
  1. Bring out the Legos. Let that imagination run wild. Build your house inside of your house.
  2. Watch the “Star Wars” movies in this and only this order: Rogue One-IV-V-II-III-Solo-VI-VII-VIII-IX.
  3. Two words: Corona-virus Monkey. Grow that body hair and see how long it will get! Nobody will see you.
  4.  Learn the words to “Rap God” by Eminem. Impress everyone.
  5. Been meaning to get some new glasses? Try on new frames virtually!
  6. Attempt things with your non-dominant hand for a day. Do everything from writing to brushing your teeth. Prepare for frustration.
  7. How many words per minute can you type? Maybe try a typing course. Nail that touch type.
  8. Prepare to verbally duel a bully who wants to discuss the evolution of the market economyin the world, by memorizing Matt Damon’s “Good Will Hunting” speech.
  9. Learn origami. Perfect that crane.
  10. Stretch. Work on your flexibility. You might be able to drop into the spilts before this is over.
  11. Try to speak in pig Latin. Or, “ig-pay, atin-Lay.”
  12. Talk to your plants. Make sure they are getting the amount of sunlight they should be. Check their soil. Talking to your plants can help with growth. We are not kidding.
  13. Give yourself that spa day! Deep condition your hair and try paraffin wax on your hands. Enjoy your soft hair and nails.
  14. Donate or support local charities, to help families struggling get meals.
  15. Write a song or rap. It could be about your time inside.
  16. Study the mesmerising art of beatboxing.
  17. Try moving in super-slow motion. It is actually kind of hard. Laughing at normal speed is allowed
  18. There are so many different ways to wear a scarf, but for some reason you only wear it the one way? Learn the other ways.
  19. Learn some Old English words. Incorporate them into your daily language.
  20. Try on a new shade of lipstick. See how long it takes for your partner or family to notice it.
  21. Feeling stressed? Take deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.
  22. Sleep. Get lots of it. Because you really can.

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SophiaWritten by Sophia Ivory

Curly hair and she don’t care, this stylish babe plays by her own rules. With a love for dance and all things body positive, you’ll usually find her searching out the latest fashion trends and digging through local thrift stores. Word of warning, don’t bring your dachshund around her, she’ll want to keep it.

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