161 Productive Things To Do When Quarantined At Home for COVID-19


With more than 300,000 case of COVID-19 worldwide (Source CNBC 3/21/2020) the pandemic is changing the world as me know it.

Let me start by defining what a Pandemic is as Google dictionary defines it.

pandemic

/panˈdɛmɪk

adjective

  1. (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

noun

  1. an outbreak of a pandemic disease.

Now let’s see what the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic is

A disease can be declared an epidemic when it spreads over a wide area and many individuals are taken ill at the same time. If the spread escalates further, an epidemic can become a pandemic, which affects an even wider geographical area and a significant portion of the population becomes affected.Merriam-Webster Dictionary
‘Pandemic’ vs ‘Epidemic’
How they overlap and where they differ
12 Mar 2020

The pandemic has almost affected the whole world. According to Worldometer there are around 180 countries and territories affected by COVID-19. It has shut down countries, airports, businesses, schools, institutions and many more. What remains open for a limited periods of time are supermarkets and pharmacies. Hospitals and medical institutions are working more than ever.

With the declared state of emergency in many countries and with a lock-down to many cities, people are locked at home.

With everyone at home, we have some employees who are working from home, others are not working (yet are at home) and unfortunately some have lost their jobs.

While everyone is waiting to see which turn will this pandemic take, people are sitting at home, wasting precious time being stressed binge watching the news and eating.

A lot of people who have lost their jobs or who cannot work from home are just wasting precious time.

Here are 161 Productive Things To Do When Quarantined At Home for COVID-19. You can download the printable at the end of the post.

1. COVD-19 Related Things To Do

  • Quarantine yourself at home (if you can)
  • Work remotely (if you can)
  • Keep your regular workday routine (as much as you can)
  • Plan what to do with the extra time you save from commuting
  • Monitor your COVID-19 news intake
  • Specify the sources that you will listen to
  • Wash your hands every 15 minutes
  • Take the needed precautionary vitamins
  • Communicate with people living with you
  • Acknowledge the fact that this is a stressful time for everyone in the globe

2.   Personal Development Things To Do

3.  Relaxing Things To Do

4.   General Things To Do

  • Dance to your favorite beats
  • Practice your bar tendering skills
  • Pray
  • Read your Holy Book
  • Crosswords
  • Sudoku
  • Start a blog
  • Play your favorite music
  • Play an instrument
  • Puzzle
  • Go to a virtual museum
  • Watch series
  • Make a movie bucket list and watch them in the evening
  • Plant
  • Learn a new language
  • Take an online course
  • Take a typing courses
  • Dye your hair at home
  • Cut your hair at home
  • Grow a beard
  • Wax

5.   Things To Organize

6.  Social Things To Do

7.   Spring Cleaning Things To Do

  • Remove carpets, clean then and store them
  • Clean curtains
  • Empty your kitchen cupboards and clean them
  • Wash bathmats and bath curtain
  • Ventilate the pillows and mattresses
  • Vacuum clean the furniture
  • Clean your pantry
  • Clean your spices
  • Clean your fridge (yes it should be cleaned)
  • Clean your AC vents
  • Throw expired food and products
  • Clean all your windows and doors
  • Change remote control batteries
  • Transition your wardrobe
  • Clean your medicine cabinet
  • Donate at least one thing a day
  • Fix your drawers
  • Disinfect electric switches and plugs
  • Disinfect doorknobs
  • Iron any clothes that have pilled up
  • Do your Spring Cleaning

8. Cooking Things To Do

9. DIY and Crafts Things To Do

  • Embroidery
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Make candles
  • Make things out of papier Mache
  • Learn origami
  • Braid your hair or someone in the family’s hair
  • Paint
  • Color
  • Draw

10. Career Development Things To Do

  • Learn a new skill you need for improving your career
  • Clear your inbox
  • Organize your files
  • Plan your professional goals for the coming year
  • Reshuffle your to-do system
  • Do every single thing the best that you can
  • Get creative as you implement your tasks

11. Things To Do With Kids

  • Make a plan for your kid’s activities
  • Bake sweets
  • Play board games
  • Make puzzles
  • Read stories
  • Color
  • Do DIYs and crafts
  • Play hide and seek
  • Build something
  • Play Lego
  • Free Play

Please remember to stay at home and wash you hands!

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