March 25, 2020 at 10:36am | Denise Bodman

With social distancing at an all-time high for the first time in our generation, we wanted to share 5 fun indoor activities to do with your family or roommates as we all try to hunker down and #flattenthecurve.

1. Cooking or Baking Competition 

What better time than the present to hone your cooking or baking skills? This is a great activity for kids and adults alike. Simply choose your favorite recipe(s) and break into teams. May the best home cook win!

2. Schedule Virtual Playdates or Happy Hours

You'd be surprised how much fun kids will have chatting with their friends on virtual group chats. If you don't have children, consider scheduling a virtual happy hour or coffee date with friends or family for some much-needed human interaction. We suggest using FaceTime, ZOOM, Skype, or any other program that allows more than one user to connect. 

3. Spa Day 

Treat yourself to a few hours of R&R  by turning your home into your very own spa. If you're anything like us, you have stockpiles of face and/or hair masks that you had every intention of using the next time you were able to fit it into your schedule. In other words, go through your bathroom cabinets and compile anything you have on-hand (think holidays or your birthday) to use for a facial, hair mask, foot mask, body scrub, or bubble bath. There are also tons of great DIY masks online depending on your skin type. 

Take it to the next level by setting the mood with dim lights, candles, and peaceful music. Make yourself a hot cup of tea or pour a glass of wine, sit back, and enjoy. Other ideas -- slice yourself some fresh cucumber or use an eye mask while relaxing in the bath. Now is a great time to do some teeth whitening while you have a few extra moments as well. Bonus points for giving yourself a manicure and/or pedicure, after all, that relaxing! 

4. Arts & Crafts

Use this spare time at home to start that garden project you've been meaning to do for the past few years or build a birdhouse with your kids while teaching them about local birds in your area. Click here for a great roundup of 50 arts & crafts activities from Good Housekeeping. 

5. Get Moving

It's important to stay active during this time and we encourage you to modify your typical fitness routines so that you can do a portion at home. Go for a daily walk or run. If you have kids, take them along and try playing games like "I Spy" or counting how many shapes you can find in nature.  There are tons of online fitness classes out there now as well, so pick your poison and commit to at least 30 minutes of movement a day regardless of what it is. 

What are some things you're doing from home to keep yourself healthy and entertained? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below or follow us on IG @prospectrealestate, tag your posts, and use #prospectrealestate to be featured in our stories.




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