March 26, 2020
Most highly-attended events are postponed, schools are closed, sporting events are canceled and your neighborhood restaurants and bars are offering take-away service only. What is there left to do?
Experts are recommending that even those who show no signs of illness stay home during this global pandemic in an effort to collectively help flatten the curve; and while “Netflix & Chill” is rapidly becoming an acceptable 24/7 pastime, it’s likely that self-quarantining could lead to a lesser evil: stir craziness.
Even though introverts are likely thriving amidst temporary social distancing and self-quarantining, we’re sharing our top 5 Ways to Have Fun In Self-Quarantine.
1. Make a Quarantini
By now, you have probably seen the countless memes from people making light of our current reality, one in particular being a Vitamin-C enhanced martini deemed “The Quarantini.”
All joking aside, this is the perfect time to become the bartender you have always wanted to be. Whip up some of our favorite springtime cocktails, like the Blue Ice Black Russian or the Spicy Piñata, or make your own tasty concoction and share your recipe with us on instagram!
2. Have a Dance Party
There’s no reason not to turn up the music and dance like nobody’s watching, because guess what? Nobody’s watching. Exercising in general helps maintain and improve our emotional well-being, and even though there are so many great apps and resources to help us stay in shape while in self-quarantine, the motivation to get up and move can still be hard to come across.
Our alternative? Get up and groove to your favorite jams and keep your mental health clear of extra stress and anxiety through the power of dance.
3. Try a New Recipe or Learn a New Language
Create your own test kitchen and try out the different recipes you have been drooling about. Make that fresh pasta recipe you have been meaning to make. Or maybe you want to try homemade bread? Whatever it is, this is the perfect time to put your cooking and baking skills to the test.
And while you wait for your dough to rise, download Babbel, Duolingo or a similar language app so you can start learning the basics of a new language! You would be surprised how much just practicing a few minutes a day can make a difference.
4. Take A Virtual Tour of National Parks with Google Arts & Culture
You might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still explore some of the nation’s most beautiful National Parks.
There are five national parks that you can currently explore on Google Arts & Culture:
These virtual tours offer some amazing views and allow you to get up close and personal with each park’s unique features. Take this time to get your fill of the great outdoors, even if it’s from the comfort of your own home.
5. Tune Into ONYX’s Weekly Mixes!
Last but not least, keep your self-quarantine fun by tuning into our weekly mixes on the ONYX app. During this quarantine time, we’ll be releasing 3 a week – one weekly mashup to get you hyped on Monday, a R&B mix on Wednesday to soothe your mid-week blues, and a party mix on Friday to get you stoked for the weekend! Download our app to listen!
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