Many are looking for things to do during the pandemic. The most important factor of isolation is to keep your mind active with creative activities and ideas. Here are some suggestions of things that are free while camping out at home during this time.
1) Take a class at Harvard https://www.edx.org/ 100% free. If you want to obtain a certificate they'll have a small charge for that, but otherwise the on-line courses range from anything from music theory, to history.
2) Invite a friend to a paint challenge using whatever you have in the house. You don't need canvas to create, use whatever is available. Idea; take any box and cut it down to create a canvas. Use old make-up, hair dye, pens, nail polish anything. I had some old acrylic paint and red lipstick, along with an old make-up brush to do these. Challenge a friend to do the same and share your creations. Making this a challenge with a friend can inspire a virtual art show via social media. (Musicians you can also create music and songs with other artists and have someone be the point person to put the arrangements together)
3) Start a project you never had time for. Everyone has something that they always wanted to do but because of work and other obligations never had the time. We are in a highly creative period, and everyone has something to share with the world. We're all storytellers, musicians, artists and inventors. Use the time to be inspired!
4) Youtube is a great resource to learn anything. Do you have something you are really knowledgable on? Share it with the world. You don't need a fancy camera. Many of the You-tuber's shoot tutorials on their cell phones and then upload. Some go on to become instant celebrities. If you're passionate about something that inspires you, TRUST there is an audience for it.
5) Document your day by keeping a journal. Generations will reflect back on this time. Keeping a journal is to help you stay committed to a normal daily schedule and will serve as a moment of refection for future generations. It's important to express anger, frustration, and honest feelings when writing. This will help keep you sane and your mind moving forward. It's very beneficial to have a daily routine during isolation and not to become complacent. Since we are in a time where we can't get to the gym, it's important to keep the body moving.