Shelter in Place might have diminished or even all together eliminated our normal self care routines. Since we haven’t yet figured out how to magically make new rooms appear in our homes, the Wonderschool community is relying on some tech-enabled options to take care of our brains, bodies, and loved ones. Scroll through for more.
Whether you’re getting too much family time, or not enough, there are ways to make the most of it.
- Group FaceTime or Zoom with far-away family
- Feed your primary romantic relationship and attend a free “date night” webinar
- Use the Caribu app to connect kids and their grandparents
- Create an account on Epic for tons of ebooks while your library is closed
- Read our tips for navigating working from home with young children
For many instructors, they’ve been offering virtual classes for years, so there’s no shortage to be found on the internet.
- Take a yoga class with Adriene
- Try a Blogilates class
- POPSUGAR Fitness has tons of HIIT classes that don’t require any equipment
- Do Zumba on YouTube and not worry about whether or not you can move your hips like that because no one can see you
- Teach yourself the dance from a music video to later impress all of your friends
- Take a class on Obé Fitness
Whether you’re used to cooking every meal or not, coming up with a meal plan can be exhausting. Switch up your routine with one of these sites.
- Try out a new, healthy recipe at Dishing up the Dirt
- Use Epicurious to search for recipes based on ingredients you have in your kitchen
- Need a break from cooking every single meal? Support your local businesses by ordering takeout or delivery for a change
- Find new, kid-friendly recipes that the whole family can work together to prepare
Catching up on your favorite shows might get old eventually. Feed your brain in other ways.
- Sign up for a micro class on HIGHBROW
- Learn a foreign language with Duolingo
- Learn how to do something crafty with BluPrint
- Meditate with support from an app like Aura
No matter your feelings on social media going into this experience, it can be a helpful reprieve from the news of the day. Tap into the lighter side of social media apps.
- Be amused by how celebrities are managing this time, like Ina Garten on Instagram
- Invite your friends and loved ones to share silly video messages on the Marco Polo app
- Watch Netflix with friends (while still far away)
- Be entertained by the humor and creativity on TikTok
How else are you taking care of yourself and your loved ones?