This comes from Stephen Dinan at The Shift Network:
"Start looking for the opportunities of what you can do at home, which helps so you don’t feel bored and anxious:
- Take up a hobby you have long wanted to do, or projects around the house
- Gardening has the benefit of providing fresh vegetables for the family and creating more local resilience the deeper into this we get.
- Have you long wanted to write a book? Start a blog? A podcast? This will be a good time to express your creativity.
- Take your cooking abilities to the next level.
- Take more online courses. Work on a virtual degree.
- Think of ways to monetize your skills, like coaching others on Zoom or Skype. Get entrepreneurial as there will be new opportunities to serve needs in a way that generates money for your family as well.
- Learn new computer programs and skills, from video editing to website design.
- Create a book club online with friends and do a video call every week to share what you’re reading. Create a reading list that will grow you in the months ahead — and you’ll actually have time to do it.
- Get recommendations from all the friends you trust for the “hidden gem” movies that you might have missed.
- Take time in retreat if your commitments allow.
- Have deeper, longer conversations with people you have let drop away in your life. Renew your social connections virtually."