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As we are all quarantined in our homes and apartments during these times of shelter-in-place and social distancing, it can be tough to find ways to keep yourself busy without being able to leave your home. In today’s post, we’ve compiled a list of some great ways to pass the time.

How you pass the time may vary from place to place. If you are in the mountains you may go for a hike, while if you are in Windsor, other activities may be suitable. If you’re looking for a new place to live in Windsor during this crisis, consider contacting Pelican Bluff Apartments. Our luxurious units, convenient location, and incredible amenities will provide you with all the comforts that you need.

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Play a Game

There’s many types of games, and you can find something that fits your needs, no matter if you are sheltered alone or with family. If you are in a home or apartment with family or roommates, playing some card games, board games, or video games can help pass the time and engage everyone in fun times. If you are alone, diving into some online games with friends across town or across the country can be a great way to keep in touch and enjoy time together, even when you are apart.

Catch Up On Your Reading

You probably have a large shelf of books that you’ve never read. Now is the perfect time to pull a few off and dive in! Whether you’re delving into new territory or revisiting old favorites, spending your time furthering your knowledge or just enjoying a fantastical world, you’ll be able to pass the time with ease when reading. If you don’t have many books, there are plenty of apps and websites that will allow you to purchase and read thousands of digital books.

Learn a New Skill

One of the benefits of being stuck inside in our day and age is the high availability of online learning technology and online learning. Take this time to learn how to do something new for fun or for professional use. Always wanted to sew or knit a new sweater? There’s videos and online classes for that! Curious about digital coding? Use your free time to learn! Have an old guitar that you keep meaning to learn how to play? Pick it up and start mastering your favorite chords and riffs! Utilize the vast learning opportunities available on the internet, and spend your time bettering yourself.

Binge a New Show

Just like with your unread books, you most likely have a long list of shows or movies in your queue that you always say you’ll get to “some other time.” Well, that “other time” can be now! Catch up on episodes you’ve missed or start something completely new. Maybe you’ll find your new favorite show, or you’ll at least be able to talk to your friends again without worrying about spoilers.

Exercise

You may be missing time at the gym, but that doesn’t mean you should sit on the couch all day and let your hard work go to waste. It’s finally starting to get warm outside again, so you can take advantage of the sunshine and head out for a run. And once again, you can turn to the internet to help you out! There are tons of great workout videos to follow along with that do not require any equipment at all. If you’ve never done much fitness before, there’s no better time to start than the present! Just because you can’t go out much doesn’t mean you can’t even go outside. Take an extra long walk around the neighborhood or local trails and get your heart pumping as you bask in the spring sunshine.

Get Extra Rest

With how busy life can be, we often don’t get the amount of sleep that we need. Take some extra time to yourself while you aren’t allowed to leave your home, and catch some extra z’s. Getting the right amount of rest will help your body and your mind stay healthy throughout the time you are stuck at home. After your good night of sleep, you’ll wake up ready and energized to tackle any of the other items on this list!

If you are looking for a new apartment during these months, or if you are going to need a new place to stay once everything is over, contact Pelican Bluffs Apartments in Windsor! We’d love to have you be part of our community.