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How To Keep Busy During Self-Isolation

It’s an uncertain time right now. With most of us forced to stay in our homes, it can be easy to go stir crazy. We’ve put together a list of free activities, streaming services, and resources to make your time at home productive and refreshing while providing some entertainment.

How To Keep Busy During Self-Isolation
Work It Out
It’s no secret that working out is a serious stress reliever. While gyms and fitness centers are closed down, try a digital workout in your apartment. Down Dog is offering all of their apps - Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – for free. Planet Fitness is also streaming live classes on Facebook every day at 4 pm. Peloton is offering an extended 90-day free trial of their in-home workouts with everything from bodyweight challenges to HIIT.

Stay Educated
Most publications have removed their subscription fees so that the public can read content, free of charge. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, AP News, and The Athletic are all providing free-to-consume news.

Free Webcams at Zoos and Aquariums
National zoos and aquariums are still operating their webcams, offering a perfect content break from your morning meeting, or some fun television time for your kiddos. You can visit the jellyfish and otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or check in on the baboons and polar bears at the San Francisco Zoo.

For The Kiddos
With schools closed, it can be hard to find an educational substitute. Involve your children in your day-to-day and take the opportunity to show them how to cook, clean, and do household tasks. You can also listen to storytime from celebrities at Storyline Online. Or download one of these free learn-at-home guides from Scholastic. Sesame Street is offering free activity books and Wendy MacNaughton is offering free drawing classes

Take A Walk
At this time, stepping outside for some fresh air is still within the safety mandates passed down. Just make sure you maintain a safe six-foot distance between you and other pedestrians. Taking a walk around the Neighborhood is a perfect reset to your day. Try early in the morning to get started on the right foot.

Phone A Friend
Practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be alone. Reach out to friends and family via phone and FaceTime and make sure you are practicing plenty of self-care. Have a spa night with your friends with everyone checking in via Zoom or Snapchat. Host a happy hour and award a prize for the best backdrop.  

Have some ideas on how to spend your time indoors? Reach out to us on social @promtheus_apartments. Remember we are always here for whatever you need. We look forward to seeing you all soon, and until then – get creative!