Home Alone & Having Fun - A How To Guide


No matter who you are, in one way or another, your life has been upended by the Coronavirus. Whether you're quarantining, self-isolating or social distancing, nearly everyone is likely spending a lot more time alone and at home.

So we thought it might be fun to come up with a few ideas on how to keep yourself stimulated, sharp, and entertained whether you're living with a spouse or home alone. Feel free to suggest any additional ideas you've been having fun with!

1. Watch or re-watch classic shows and movies.

2. Read the books or authors you've always wanted to read, or re-read your favorites! Need ideas?

3. Mind teezers

4. Learn some new recipes and make some new dishes

5. Start a new hobby from home (order supplies online or have someone pick them up for you)

  • Knitting
  • Gardening
  • Bird watching / feeding
  • Bee Keeping
  • Writing / poetry
  • Model making (trains, planes, automobiles, war figurines, etc...)
  • Astronomy (the skies are clearer than ever!)

6. Stay fit!

7. Board games (2 or more players)

  • Chess (can play with others online)
  • Backgammon (can play with others online)
  • Checkers (can play with others online)
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Mahjong (can play with others online)
  • Cribbage
  • Scrabble (can play with others online)
  • Boggle
  • Jenga
  • Blokus
  • Yahtzee
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • 5 Second Rule

8. Card Games

  • Gin Rummy
  • Hearts
  • Solitaire
  • Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Bridge

9. Try online dating. You may not be able to meet in person, but who's to say you can't meet someone interesting that makes you're heart skip a beat from a distance?

10. Learn a new language

11. Learn a new instrument, or take up on old one

12. Spark up some new romantic moves with your spouse!