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7 Ways to Stay Productive During the Quarantine

Remember those activities or projects you'd save to Pinterest in hopes of coming back to later? Now you can come back to them.. because you have time. Too much time maybe. Take that at home work-out class, make that gluten-free muffin recipe, organize the drawers you vowed to never open. We've compiled a list that should keep you busy, creative, and inspired. If you make it through the whole thing, don't worry, we have more coming...

1. Practice a new language.

One of the most rewarding and stimulating things you can practice at home... a new language. Duolingo has classes, tips, tutorials, for adults and kids. Incorporate it into your stay at home schedule and learn a skill you can put to the test when we all finally leave our houses.

2. Get creative with food. 

When you say charcuterie board, your brain probably immediately pictures the elegantly arranged cheeses and meats you order at your favorite wine bar. However, you can make your own creative charcuterie board using only the things in your pantry. That can of mandarins and sliced cheddar from a block have never looked so good.

3. Marie Kondo your entire living space.

You probably already watched Marie Kondo's show on Netflix; now you can put it to action. Put on all the clothes in your wardrobe, pull out all the boxes at the top of your closet, go through every knick knack, and ask yourself, "does this spark joy?"

4. Create an indoor scavenger hunt.

If you have a yard, you can extend to the yard, but not everyone has one. Use clues to make items you see every day not-so conspicuous. You might even end up finding something you lost.

5. Stretch, Yoga, Move.

One of the most important things we can remember to do during this stay-at-home time is to move. We have to stretch our muscles and keep our bodies happy. Gaiam recently talked about incorporating yoga time for the whole family and what better time to start than right now.

6. Put the pieces together.

So many puzzles. Healthy for your brain and satisfying once you finish, puzzles are a great at home activity. Just remember to stretch during puzzle breaks.

7. Write it all down.

If you were one of those people that always appreciated the gorgeous spread of a bullet journal but never made one because you didn't have time, you have no excuse now. You don't have to be a calligrapher. You don't have to be good at drawing. So sit down and put your thoughts to paper; one day this quarantine life, will be quite a story.

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