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Quarantined? 17 Ideas To Keep Your Body, Mind And Spirit Strong
This is a serious and difficult time. Quarantines are hard. But we can do more than endure, we can step up and be strong.

Or enjoy some fresh air if the weather and local ordinances allow you to walk or run outside.

7. Listen

Music, podcasts and audiobooks are a great way to double up on the value of your time spent doing other things.

To get audiobooks for free, download the Libby app. Most libraries connect to this app, which you can use to borrow thousands of ebooks and audiobooks at no cost.

8. Play

Dust off those old board games, puzzles, and card decks. Or get the family together and create a game of your own.

9. Clean

It’s just about springtime, anyway.

10. Start

That online business you’ve been planning?

That hobby you’ve been wanting to enjoy?

That creative idea you’d like to get off the ground?

That podcast you’ve been thinking about?

11. Think

Whether you call it pondering, musing, meditating, contemplating or thinking, we don’t do enough of it any more.

12. Connect

I’m not going to paint a false smile on my face. This is a serious and difficult time. Quarantines (even self-imposed) are hard. But if you have to be quarantined, this is the best time in history for it. Literally.

Unlike previous eras, we can keep in touch with friends and family with our phones, on live stream, through email, texts and more. Connect with old friends, meet new folks and keep a sense of community alive and growing.

13. Help

Someone near you needs something that you can help with.

Someone near you needs something that you can help with.

Maybe it’s watching a neighbor’s child whose school has been closed, so mom and/or dad can go to work. Or helping with the physical needs of the ill or elderly.

14. Give

Right now, most churches and charities are expending even more of their limited resources than usual, while receiving less in offerings and donations than they need.

If you have the financial means, don’t hoard it, share it.

15. Organize

Whether it’s that storage room, your garage, your calendar, or those ideas bouncing around in your head, there are so many benefits to organizing random piles into an orderly and usable fashion.

16. Learn

A fact a day. A new language. A new skill. A musical instrument.

There’s so much we don’t know. And, thanks to the amazing device you’re looking at right now, there are so many ways to learn.

17. Thank

We have a lot to be grateful for.

Especially in times like these.

If we look around, we can see people stepping up to help those in need.

If you’re able to be a helper, or if you have someone who’s helping you, express your gratitude to them and to God.

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March 18, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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