As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, a quarantine in Miami has been enacted to encourage people to social distance themselves from others as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus. Many activities have been either canceled or postponed for the foreseeable future due to the quarantine in Miami. If COVID-19 news is stressing you out or the lack of human interaction is slowly driving you crazy, we have some ideas on how you can stay busy and content during the coronavirus outbreak.
Here are 5 Activities you can do during a quarantine in Miami:
- Plan a vacation
- Tackle your to-do list
- Support local business
- Connect as a family
- Get outside safely
1. Plan a vacation
While you may not be able to go anywhere due to the quarantine in Miami, you can make future travel plans! Don’t worry about specific dates, hotel availability, or even budget. Just daydream together where you’d like to go and research activities you can do in that area. Planning a fun trip not only occupies your time but gives you something to look forward to after the COVID-19 chaos. Whether you’re a Miami local or someone hoping to visit, be sure to let us know if you want to go on a speed boat tour in Miami or visit the Miami Sandbar!
2. Tackle your to-do list
Whether you’re working from home or have been under quarantine in Miami until you get results back from a coronavirus test, you may suddenly have extra time on your hands! Getting bored yet? Do all the things you never seem to have time for! Tackle a time-consuming project or check something off your to-do list that you’ve been putting off. Give that guest bedroom a makeover or organize your pantry. You could even sort through all those piles of paper clutter that have been gathering dust. Try not to spend too much time scrolling the news for the latest coronavirus updates. Instead, use this time to accomplish something and stay in touch virtually with family and friends.
3. Support local businesses
If you have some Christmas money set aside or even materials to make gifts, why not get your Christmas shopping done early? While there are still 9 months left until the holiday season, doing all of the planning now could lighten your load later on. If you do end up doing some shopping (online of course), be sure to support local businesses! Local businesses need your support now more than ever. If you want to see them survive the coronavirus outbreak, support them in whatever way you can, even if it’s just buying a gift card or liking/sharing their posts on social media. (Let us know if you’d like to give someone a gift card for one of our Miami speedboat tours!
4. Connect as a family
COVID-19 has made a lot of things difficult for adults, but it has also heavily affected kids. So try to find ways to help your children unwind and de-stress. Some things you could do together include:
- Playing board games
- Watching movies (or making a movie!)
- Learning a new skill
- Making a fort
- Getting to know each other better
- Reading or listening to audiobooks
- Playing a sport
- Doing science experiments
Additionally, while you don’t want to constantly talk about coronavirus, it’s important your kids know they can come and talk to you about their fears and concerns surrounding this illness. Talking it out as a family and sharing frustrations with one another is healthy and good during a time like this. So make sure your kids know it’s okay to share what’s going on in their hearts with you.
5. Get outside!
Just because you’re under quarantine in Miami doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors constantly. In fact, experts are recommending you find safe ways to spend time outdoors to get some fresh air and sunshine as a way of boosting both your mental and physical health! Thankfully, spring is here, so there are plenty of ways to enjoy nature while maintaining a safe distance from others. So go hiking or camping, watch a sunset, look at the stars, and get plenty of sunshine. Again, just remember to keep your distance from others and avoid public places where you could pick up germs and pass germs. Of course, be sure to also follow all of the CDC‘s and WHO‘s guidelines to keep both yourself and others healthy!