Panicking About Self-Quarantine? We’ve got You Covered With 12 Activities to Help You Pass the Time

As we’re gearing up to be stuck at home very soon because of the Coronavirus, we chose a few activities to keep you busy, or more accurately, keep you sane. To begin with, we advise that you avoid the news as much as you can. We know it’s tough, but too much news these days can be a little overwhelming, and there’s no point in panicking.

Check out the entire list and choose which activities you want to do, you might even have enough time to do them all!

Start a small indoor garden

Remember how we were forced to grow a plant in our science class as kids? You can grow one now, keep it at home, and by the time you’re out of the house, you’ll be impressed at how much it grew.

Learn to play an instrument

Youtube tutorials for every musical instrument there is are easily accessible. If you have an instrument that you’ve abandoned, it’s time you get back to it.

Take an online course

There are so many websites and apps that teach you a number of subjects, from computer science to humanities to different languages. Some websites, like Coursera, even give you a certificate after you complete the course.

Practice Yoga

Buy a yoga mat, follow any of the yoga enthusiasts on Instagram, and make it a habit to do some stretches daily. You’ll find a whole bunch of great apps and youtube channels too!

Watch Netflix or Shahid

If you’re into English series, you have Netflix, and if you’re into Arabic series, you have Shahid. Welcome binge watching!

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Learn to cook

Start with easy meals first and then move on to the more challenging ones. It’s a learning-curve, so don’t give up!

Virtual museums

Discover the world through 12 museums that are offering virtual tours for you to enjoy without having to leave your couch. The list includes the British Museum in London, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Reach out

Call your grandparents, relatives, or an old friend that you’ve lost contact with in years, check on them and let them know you’re here.


If you still have new books piled up since the January book fair, now is the time to get to reading them.

Rearrange your wardrobe

Since we all never have the time or energy to arrange our clothes, you can even do some every day.

DIY cinema

Make some popcorn, switch off the lights, choose a movie from the list of movies that you want to see, and enjoy the night!

Family time

Most importantly, you now have more time to spend at home, use it wisely and spend quality time with your family.

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