Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be boring. The team at Mobile Edge in Lehighton has been texting each other with ideas of fun, creative and unique ways to break up our daily routine productively. It’s pretty easy to just wake up, watch TV and eat. Eventually, once you’ve run through the entire eight seasons of “Game of Thrones,” you are going to need a change. Here are some tips for mixing things up!
Exercise Your Brain with Puzzles and Games
Puzzles are a great way to give your brain some exercise. You can most certainly start with a classic jigsaw puzzle. There are hundreds of puzzle games for smartphones and tablets. Games like Sudoku are a good way to pass the time and give your brain a workout. Don’t spend too many hours on your smartphone, though.
Mitch found an amazing three-dimensional marble run kit online. The wood pieces were cut with a laser, and it took a few days to put together this cool marble roller coaster.
Board games are great! Life and Monopoly are a good way to help kids practice basic math skills.
Perhaps the ultimate way to pass the time while exercising your creativity is to build something with Lego bricks. If you don’t already have thousands of dollars invested in this ultimate construction toy, start with a simple set. See what you can come up with. Don’t blame us if you become addicted, though.
Talk to Friends and Family
There’s this old-fashioned device called a telephone. You can use it to talk to people. We know, it almost seems weird. Calling your family and making sure they are OK is a top tip during this pandemic.
There are dozens of high-tech ways to talk to friends, family, and even co-workers. Zoom is a video conferencing solution that allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with people all over the world. Likewise, you can call people using Skype or FaceTime to see what they are up to. If you’re working remotely, these apps can help you stay productive while avoiding physical contact.
Treat Yourself to a Great Meal!
Many restaurants are offering curbside pickup. Grab some wings, a pizza, a burger or a wrap. Not only is this a great change and break from preparing food at home, but it also helps support the staff at these restaurants when traffic is nonexistent. We encourage you to support your favorite, locally owned restaurants. They are some of the hardest hit businesses.
Break Up Your Daily Routine
The best advice of all is to plan something unique that you can look forward to doing later in the week. This plan gives you a reason to get out of bed, get dressed and get your day going. We’d love to hear what you are doing that is different and unique! Drop a comment on our Facebook page!