11 things to do from home during coronavirus social distancing

With more and more people working from home, schooling from home and practicing social distancing it leaves some question of: What can I do from home?

Don’t worry, we have some suggestions of 11 things you can do to pass the time.


Bring your workouts home with you!

The “Today” show posted a great article about gym safety, and while some gyms remain open, a lot are choosing to close and opening up resources for at-home practices.

Pittsburgh’s Salt Power Yoga is one of many who are holding Instagram Live classes, but also SoundCloud podcasts. Down Dog is also offering its Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre and 7 Minute Workout completely free until April 1.

If that isn’t your speed, there are plenty more options with different apps that allow for full-body workouts that don’t require a gym.

Additional apps include Beachbody, Obe and more.


Grab that mixer and take your mind into the kitchen to bake up some delicious cookies, cupcakes and more! Now is the perfect time to try out those recipes you haven’t had time to get to, and it is a good way to bring the family together, or have a little distraction.

You can even try out some immune-boosting recipes to find that perfect balance of healthy and delicious as featured on the “Today” show.

Catch up on sleep

You read that right! Trying to get those recommended 8 hours of sleep can be difficult between work, school , kids and whatever else life throws at you. Being home allows you to take those guilt-free and much needed naps to get get yourself feeling your best!

Get fresh air

Get outside and enjoy some fresh air!

It is important to keep a safe distance of 6 feet if you are walking with a buddy, but don’t let that stop you from getting your blood circulating and enjoying the outdoors.

There is plenty of opportunity to walk or even take a hike.

Binge on favorite shows

Now is the perfect time to get caught up on your favorite NBC shows.

From “The Voice,” to “Manifest” -- “This Is Us,” “New Amsterdam” and all of your favorite comedy Thursday shows, there are plenty of must-watch shows that are binge worthy.

Keep watching current episodes weekly on Channel 11, and get caught up on NBC shows on NBC.com and the NBC App on iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and more.

Arts and Crafts

This is geared towards the kiddos. Stocking up on supplies for some DIY crafting is a great at-home plan! Creating a space for kids to get creative and let their imagination flow can be a great way to keep them busy.

Spring cleaning

Thursday is the official start to spring, which means some spring cleaning is never a bad option! Clean out the garage, closet attic or whatever else needs a little refresh!

Play board games

Put that brain of yours to work with puzzles, cards or get competitive with a board game or two.

There are plenty of ways to get the wheels turning with jigsaws, Sudoku and other classic games!

Head to a virtual museum

Many Museums may not be open to the public for an in-person visit, but why let that stop a good dose of culture and history when you can make a virtual visit?

Between the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art and the Guggenheim Museum are plenty of opportunities to see and experience the magic that museums have to offer.

Things don’t stop here.

You can explore museums overseas from Paris to Berlin and everything in between right from the comfort of your home. Google Arts & Cultures offers plenty of places to explore.

Learn a new language

Hello, Hola, Salut, Guten Tag -- Whether your first language is English, Spanish, French or German there is never a bad time to pick up a new language!

There are plenty of sites and apps such as Duolingo, Memrise, OpenCulture and Babble that offer online resources and tools to learn new languages for free.

Do home projects

There always seems to be something to do around the house. Kick those ideas and plans into gear with some time at home! Home projects can be anything from remodeling, to building some new furniture. No matter what plans you have, now is the perfect time to get a jumpstart!

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