How to Get Outside During the Pandemic
With the COVID-19 crisis, you might be getting bored while you’re stuck at home. But as the weather warms up in many places around the world, you might be experiencing more than a little cabin fever. Outdoor recreation is an important part of many people’s lives, and with so many parks and beaches being closed, it’s often hard to find somewhere to get outside. That’s why it’s time to get a little more creative.
Take Advantage of Your Yard or Balcony
If you have a yard, now is a perfect time to use it. Even if you only have a small balcony, you can still bring out a chair and table. It’s a fun change of scenery, especially if you’ve been stuck in your home office for a while. Bring something fun outside to help you kick back and relax. For example, see if your local library offers digital materials you can borrow without leaving your home.
Bring a Game Outside
Consider rounding up your family or roommates for some board games. You probably already have some sitting around, but when you’re at home all day, now is a great time to treat yourself to a new game or two. Games like Monopoly are more popular than ever in Europe and Asia, as well as in the United States, according to a recent study by Betway.
This classic has been created in 37 languages and 103 countries. And don’t limit yourself to the traditional version, either. If you have kids in the house, look for Monopoly Junior. You play it like the regular version, but it’s been simplified for the younger members of your family. Another fun version is Monopoly: The Mega Edition. You get to have more buildings and properties, but the game still goes just as fast. With the speed die, you can play it in an hour and a half.
Walk or Run in Nature
Taking a walk around your neighborhood is a great way to get some exercise and get you out of the house. It’s also the perfect time to cut down on screen time. If you’re feeling stressed, this can be a good way to unwind. That’s especially true if current events have you feeling worried. If the weather in your area is starting to get hot, consider taking advantage of the early morning hours or taking your stroll after dinner.
Those times also aren’t as popular, so it’s less likely that you’ll meet anyone. Assuming you can practice social distancing, you can get in your cardio by taking a run. Even if you aren’t into running, this might be a good time to take up a new hobby. Of course, you’ll want to keep others safe when you’re outside. If you can, cross the street instead of passing other people.