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March 23, 2020 2 min read

With each passing day, more people across the globe have been required to shelter in place due to the coronavirus.

Finding productive ways to pass the time during a lockdown can be challenging.

Fear not! For your inspiration (and entertainment), we at Under the Weather have compiled some of the most healthy, productive and fun things people have been doing to adapt to life at home.

Engaging the kids

1. These California families started their own community art museum on the sidewalks of their neighborhood while sheltering in place.

Daphne Sashin, her 8-year-old son Jack and 5-year-old daughter Lucy work on their sidewalk drawing as part of the community activity Sashin planned in their Mountain View, California, neighborhood. (via CNN)
2. While closed to the public, the award-winning Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3 p.m. ET. Each stream features zoo staffers highlighting animals and includes an activity you and your kids can do from home.

Staying fit

3. With gyms closed, many fitness trainers have resorted to streaming gym classes online.

4. If you’re feeling extra motivated, you could run a marathon on your balcony, just like this French man did.

Maintaining spirituality

5. Places of worship from across the religious spectrum have adapted to the coronavirus by streaming their services online.

Looking out into the congregation is vastly different on Sunday as Pastor Walter Lanier gives his morning sermon at Progressive Baptist Church via a live stream by using Zoom and Facebook on March 22, 2020, at 8324 W. Keefe Ave. On the right is his wife, associate minister Nichole Lanier. Churches not only in Milwaukee but across the country were reaching out to their members through social media as a way to continue to connect in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (via Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Keeping the party going

6. Even though the bars and nightclubs are closed, you can still enjoy a 10-hour Instagram dance party from the comfort of your home.

Dance away the Coronavirus Blues with music from celebrity DJ D-Nice on his Instagram Live channel (AFP Photo/TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

7. Or serenade with your neighbors like Napoli fans in coronavirus quarantine who sang 'Un Giorno All'Improvviso' from their balconies.

Being social yet distant

8. Neighbors in Eugene, Oregon had a "social-distancing social" and dined on their own front yards.

Mary Lou Vignola, center, waves to her neighbors during a socially distant block party she and her husband, Frank, helped organize for their neighborhood off Hawkins Lane in Eugene over the weekend. [Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard] - registerguard.com

9. Soccer stars from across the globe have been competing in a lockdown challenge.
We hope this list will spark some ideas of your own! During these uncertain times, it’s important to take care of your mind, body and spirit. And listen to Neil Diamond’s advice on hand sanitation.

#StayPositive #SpreadJoy


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