It seems for many people either forced to shelter-in-place by government orders or just personally isolating themselves cabin fever is setting in. Here are some suggestions and links to help out.
Reading is a great way to pass the time and keep your mind occupied. If you are short on books, Kindle Unlimited is free for the first month
Sign up here: Kindle unlimited
If you need something to read on, Amazon has a special going
Listen to Audio books
Audible is giving away free streams of kids’ books while schools are closed. If you want you can sign up or even give a gift subscription to someone to allow them access to the entire library.
Board games are a great hit in my house with the adults and kids. There are many types to choose from.
Some popular ones
UNO – Not necessarily a board game, but a card game good for all ages.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for $5.99 a month and get those games shipped free 2 day shipping.
Or you could do a 30 day Free Trial if you haven’t in the past.
Fire Up the Grill
Around our house if always seems so rushed that we never get to take time out on the deck to cook out and hang out. Get fresh air, good food, and family time all in one.
I know that sounds kind of against the isolation, but I mean if you are fortunate enough to have a decent yard where you can relax without coming in close contact with neighbors.
Some games I recommend for outside
I know the change of routine and sometimes seemingly cramped quarters can cause a little bit of insanity. Try to make the best of it with everyone home by looking into some outlets above. The alternative (going out) could keep the world fighting COVID-19 much longer as people infect and potentially re-infect others. If you have preparations already in place, take the time to relax a bit. Whether things get better or worse, you will need to be ready to get back to the routine or implement your disaster planning. Lastly, stay safe wherever you are and stay prepared.