By DELIA SALSER — As everyone is stuck in their houses, it may feel like there is nothing to do. It’s true, there isn’t much social interaction except for texting, or calling, but there’s more than many think to do at this time. Here is a list of 10 things that students could consider doing;
- Journaling- This will be a time that kids in the future will learn about in their history classes. We’re living a time in history, journal about it.
- Drawing- Drawing isn’t for everyone, but it’s something to pass your free time. You could even just doodle in a notebook. Who knows? You might like it.
- Do something that you’ve been putting off- There may be things that you may not want to do, but should. Get caught up on chores, clean your room, do laundry, etc. I’m sure that your parents would be happy.
- Finish something that you started- Maybe you started a project or started to write a book and never got around to finishing it. Go back to it and continue it. It’ll feel good to finish it.
- Have a photoshoot- One of my personal favorites is to have a photoshoot. It doesn’t have to be you, it could be with a pet, sibling, or just nature. If you like to get creative, take pictures, or even edit, this would be a fun thing for you to do.
- Cook/bake- Cooking or baking can be a fun way to spend your time, and you even get rewarded at the end. Make a meal for you and your family, or make something for dessert.
- Binge watch a series on Netflix/Disney+/Hulu- If you have any of these, find a series and start watching. You could find a new tv show or movie that could you could end up really liking. If you don’t have those, watch a new YouTuber that you might not have seen before.
- Play with a pet- If you have a fun, playful pet, give them some attention. Play with your dog for a while, go outside in your yard and play fetch. If you have a cat, give them a toy to play with.
- Read a book- With all this time on your hands, you have time to pick up a good book and read. If you don’t know what to read, ask a friend for advice, or reach out to your English teacher. I’m sure they’d love to give you suggestions. If it’s nice outside you could set up a blanket and just read.
- Stay active- If it’s nice outside, you could go out in the yard and throw a football around with a parent, or sibling. If you have a basketball hoop, you can play a 1v1 game with someone in your household, or just shoot hoops on your own. Take a walk or bike around your neighborhood (Just be cautious), or even do an at home work out to get those abs that you’ve been putting off.
This time may have some drawbacks, but it shouldn’t stop you from living your life. Find something to do with your time that is fun and could benefit you. You rarely have time like this,; make the most of it. This is your chance.