We know this is an atypical time and we are all trying to learn how to deal with it the best way. Anyway, we surely don't want you to feel bored so here are some tips for you to fill up you days!
Movies and Shows
Luckily we live in the streaming era, which means we can easily (and legally!) access several movies and shows anytime we want. Even if that means using your roommate’s account. So turn on your Netflix or HBO and maybe check out one of these recommendations:
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
I Am Not Okay with This
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
A Perfect Day
Cooking and Recipes
Since you’re mostly staying at home, this could be an excellent opportunity to improve your cooking skills. It’ll make your prolonged stay at home much more comfortable. Here are some instagram accounts and websites to make your days more yummy!
Simnett Nutrition (plant based diet):
Listening to music can be a great way to spend time. Remember those times you wish you had more time to just chill and listen to some music? Now is the perfect time. Explore new genres, revisit your favourite musics. Check out Antti Martikainen, who does fantasy themed music.
Also, check out the Stay at Home Festival, where several musician host shows from their homes, which are available through streaming: https://www.stayathomefest.com/
Fitness and Workout
Working out can be a great way to fill those boring times during the day, and you get healthier and more attractive, good for the body and soul.
University of Porto has made available for free online classes which you can follow. These focus on different types of exercises, so it’s useful for everybody: https://cdup.up.pt/news/e-hora-do-treino
Also, be sure to check out the following resources: Blogilates for the ladies; Nike Training Club; 8Fit; Asana Rebel and also Darebee, which is a really comprehensive database, with varied exercises, single session workouts and month long programs, fit for everybody, regardless of fitness level.
Educational Youtube Channels
This can also be a great time to learn more about the world. Several of these are super entertaining, check them out:
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell makes amazingly beautiful videos on almost every topic, they even have a video about the recent epidemic
TierZoo showcases the animal kingdom using a videogame setting
The Infographics Show explains several phenomena and historical events
3Blue1Brown explains several math, physics and scientific principles in an understandable way
PolyMatter explains several phenomena and historical events
Isaac Arthur explores future space travel and how humanity might one day travel the cosmos
Freedom in Thought helps you develop good habits and a healthy mentality
CrashCourse touches on several topics, from history to sciences, in beautifully made videos
Vsauce touches on several topics, incredible channel
Thoughty2 gives answers to life, the universe, and everything
Other ways to occupy yourself
You can also try to occupy yourself in other ways. Maybe learn a skill such as whistling or drawing, maybe a language.