Social distancing means that a lot of cowfolk are stuck inside, or at least on their property. With the CDC advising people to only go outside when necessary, we have to get a little creative to find some exciting things to do inside.
Here are some easy (and actually fun) things to do inside during social distancing:
Remember those adult coloring books that were popular a few years ago? Bring ’em out! Coloring can be a great stress reliever, and it will help pass the time in a productive way. Plus, you’ll have some new art to hang on the fridge!
Start a journal or blog
Journaling is another great stress reliever. It can help you work through your thoughts to write them down. This could also be such a significant moment in history that future generations will be thankful to have your notes from this time!
If you want to communicate with more people, trade out your pen and paper for a screen and keyboard and start a blog. Writing blogs can still help you organize your own thoughts, and it could even help other people during this time.
All you need is a pen and paper…and maybe some help from the Internet! There are tons of calligraphy tutorials online; TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram are all great places to search for some tips.
Pick up a new skill
Again, the Internet is such a great tool to learn new skills. While you have some down time, learn that thing you’ve always wanted to try.
Draw or paint
Whether you’re the next Picasso or you’ve never drawn a stick figure, give it a try. And—important—let yourself make mistakes! Sometimes they turn into the most beautiful pieces of art.
Spend time with your animals
Like we really need to tell cowgirls to do this, right? Regardless, everyone could use a little extra love right now! Snuggle your puppy or brush your horse a little longer.
Play some old-school games
Break out Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, and that deck of cards from the drawer. It’s game night! Give prizes to the winners, or just give ’em bragging rights.
DIY it up!
Have favorite movie nights
Everyone has a favorite movie. Have each person in your family host a movie night with a showing of their favorite flick.
Ask your family questions you’ve never asked before
You’d be surprised how much you can learn about someone just by asking!
- What was the biggest turning point in your life?
- If you could go back in time, when would you travel to and why?
- How did your parents pick your name?
- What are your most important personal values?
- What are you most thankful for?
- If you could ride with one Western hero of yours, who would it be?
- What was your first kiss like?
- What was the most fun you’ve ever had?
- What was the name of your first horse?
- If you could compete in any Western sport that you’ve never tried before, what would it be?
- What did your first pair of boots look like?
For more examples, try looking up some icebreaker questions online. (Not all of them just ask about your favorite color!)
Although this is a difficult time for the global community, there are still things to be thankful for. Find the light in every day, stay inside, and wash your hands!