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5 Fun Activities To Try While Social Distancing

Are you in need of a quarantine pick-me-up? Give these fun social distance activities a try next time you’re bored!

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Since quarantine, I’ve become one of those people I loathe. I talked a big game when I was first confined to the white walls of my one bedroom apartment—“I’m going to get so ripped!” I said, “I’m going to eat so healthy!”, I exclaimed, “I’m going to learn how to paint!”, I rejoiced. 

And now? What have I accomplished? I’ve gained 11 pounds, I’ve done maybe three home workouts, and I have yet to pick up a single paint brush, nor have I even shopped for one, and with the convenience of shopping on Amazon nowadays, there’s simply no excuse for that. 

Well, I don’t want to be one of those people anymore, and if you’ve become one of them too, chances are you’re finding it harder and harder to look yourself in the mirror. 

That’s why I put together these five FUN (no seriously, they’re actually unique), activities to try while social distancing. And I promise to not suggest Facetiming, going for a run, or setting up a happy hour with your relatives…

1. Start A Recipe Club

If you don’t like to cook, I hear ya! That’s the majority of my friends and family. However, this recipe club idea actually makes it fun to cook, and you get some responsible, social distanced interaction while doing it.

Simply pick 1 or 2 ingredients, and a few of your favorite peeps and challenge each other to make a delicious recipe with it. It doesn’t matter if the recipe is healthy or not, at this point, I clearly don’t care. 

Try your dish and swap your recipes with the challengers. Make it fun by scoring points based on appearance and taste!

cooking in the kitchen


When quarantine first started, I probably would have told you to put down the Netflix and pick up a new hobby! But now, I say Netflix, then Netflix, then chill, then Netflix. At this point, it’s fine. 

But you can put a spin on it. lets you synchronize videos with your friends all while letting you group chat during the show.

Pick a serious movie and then make fun of the characters. Or, put the movie on mute and pretend to quote random things they could be saying instead. I find it best to do this with a glass (or two) of wine. You’re welcome.

3. Go Camping In Your Backyard!

You can find a tent on Amazon for pretty cheap. Leave your phone and all other electronics inside and really make a wilderness scout out of yourself! 

Hate camping? Even better! Because if anything, it’ll make you appreciate your four walls even more…

4. Dog Sit

I’m not talking about a whole week here, but just a few days of dog sitting a relative or friend’s pup will bring some new excitement into your home!

You’ll have someone new to talk to 😂, and you’ll really find out if that new puppy you’ve been wanting is for real, or just a quarantine phase that you now know you want to pass on…

social distance activities5. Make A Bucket List

While you may not be able to do the things on your bucket list yet, this will at least give you something to look forward to, which for me, was exactly what I needed.

When I began writing mine, I found myself becoming inspired and excited for things that could happen in the future. In turn, making a bucket list for myself also had some unintended, but welcomed, other consequences as well. I felt motivated to do more things in the present, I even deep cleaned the whole house a few times. It may not sound like a lot, but if you know me, you’d be proud. 🤣

So, let’s do this together! Let’s get off our butts and go be the people we said we were going to be two, four… uhh, how many months ago now?! 

And hey, if this got you inspired for a minute, and then you go back to being one of those people we loathed yet again, that’s perfectly okay too! ♥️

About The Author

Samantha Wasielewski

Nutrition Enthusiast

Samantha is a wellness and lifestyle writer from Chicago Illinois, obsessed with food and fitness. She loves putting healthy twists on not-so-healthy food favorites that everyone can enjoy. You can often find her at the beach reading and writing, or playing with her BFF Milton (the cutest dog you’ve ever seen).

  • MA Communication Studies

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