Just because you have to stay indoors doesn’t mean you have to sit in front of the television
Things have gotten little nuts in the last couple of weeks.
Everything has shut down. The public is being urged to stay indoors and leave their homes as little as possible.
It’s a terrifying time. We are bombarded with the media updating us and constant noise and to help mitigate the spread of the virus we are staying inside.
In a situation like the one, we are facing it would be easy to lose hope, drink a bottle of wine every night, and spend all of our time lounging and watching Netflix.
However doing so is going to make you both feel worse, both emotionally and physically. Even though you are stuck inside there are some unique things you can do that don’t require going anywhere.
Visit a virtual museum
The thought of visiting a museum from the comfort of my apartment is a thought that has never crossed my mind until this morning when my friend sent me this link.
There are plenty of options for you and your significant other to choose from, especially if you are interested in different things.
Among the options are taking a trip to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to view over two hundred paintings. You can also head to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to explore twenty-three exhibit rooms of ancient artifacts.
Take dancing lessons
My boyfriend and I have wanted to take salsa lessons forever and we have decided that this is the perfect opportunity since we can do it in our living room.
You don’t have to invest a penny to start your dancing lessons. There are plenty of free classes/and tutorials on Youtube that range from ballroom, jazz, salsa, and many more!
If you are interested and want to invest in a more developed path you can also purchase a course such as this one through Udemy.
Not only is this going to get your heart pumping but it’s a great way to learn a skill you can both do in the future.
Purchase a game directed towards couples
I love games but most of them are recommended to have 4+ players and that’s not really possible right now.
Luckily, Amazon is still functioning and they have some great options for games.
This game started some great conversations between my partner and me but there are plenty of others you can check out.
You can also stick to the classics. Chess, checkers, backgammon, and card games such as war can still be a blast and you probably already have them lying around somewhere.
Do a fitness class together
In case you haven’t noticed the trend, I am really trying to find activities that keep my boyfriend and me active and moving.
Tons of fitness companies/trainers are providing free classes right now.
Corepower yoga is offering free virtual classes on their website. You can do more traditional yoga which is the C1-C2 class or you can do Yoga Sculpt which is more of a full-body strength training workout.
You can also jump on YouTube and take advantage of the many at-home workouts and HIIT videos.
Engaging in unique activities to keep each other busy will ensure you are having fun with your significant other instead of wanting to murder them while in such close proximity.