We love Thomas Kinkade puzzles!
1. Complete a puzzle: The more pieces the better!
2. Start a journal or blog. Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about your specific interests like gardening or travel.
3. Dust off that old instrument and practice.
4. Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now.
5. Teach yourself a foreign language.
6. Read 1,000 page books like “The Stand.” You got this.
7. Meditate. Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting cross-legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head.
8. Face peels, moisturizers, oh my! Treat yourself to a 10-step skin care routine you don’t have time for during a normal work week.
9. Watch videos of kittens and puppies.
Rapunzel’s great ideas for keeping busy!
10. Take note from “Tangled” star Rapunzel, who has an entire song about how she spent her days alone in a castle. Activities included in her ditty: Cleaning, candle-making, papier-mâché, and adding a new painting to her gallery.
11. Write actual letters to family and friends. Write thank-you notes to service people still having to go into work like your garbageman, newspaper carrier, mailman, Starbucks barista.
12. Learn calligraphy. YouTube can help.
Playing Life-Haunted Mansion version of the game. So fun pushing around our Doom Buggies!
13. Read the rules to those long board games and card games.
14. Organize your cabinets. Have a space in your kitchen where all the Tupperware goes? Organize it and actually match lids to containers.
15. Go through your closets and try on all your clothes and coats, determining whether they “spark joy” á la Marie Kondo. Donate at least 1/4th of clothes, coats, and shoes.
16. Organize your junk drawer in the kitchen. Throw out ½ of it!
17. Bake some holiday cookies.
18. Try out a new recipe for dinner.
19. Watch the films that won 2019 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.
Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in “Finding Mr. Banks”.
20. Watch every Tom Hanks movie chronologically.
21. Knit or crochet a scarf.
22. Use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends once a week.
23. Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness.
24. Update your playlist with 100 songs to help lift your spirits during a pandemic
25. Take a bubble bath, alone.
26. Make a classic cocktail from the 1960s ala James Bond. Don’t forget the garnish.
27. Get some coloring books.
28. Write a short story or get started on that novel.
29. Actually try to reproduce something crafty you see on Pinterest. Probably fail. Try again. Instagram your results.
30. Clear out the family room and camp indoors with blankets, popcorn, flashlights, and scary movies.
31. Finally get around to fixing that broken door knob or loose tile, or touch-up paint a scuffed up wall.
32. Learn how to braid your – or your child’s – hair (fishtail, French, etc.) via YouTube tutorial.
33. Throw out all your too-old makeup. (Tip: most liquid products have a small symbol on them noting expiration date, usually six months to a year. This includes sunscreen!)
34. Go through your camera roll, pick your favorite travel pics from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online.
Baby Yoda: When he walks around, it’s just too cute!!!
35. Create a list of shows or movies you’re watching and share it with family and friends.
36. Make a list of all the things you are grateful for.
37. Have your own wine tasting of whatever bottles you have at home. Make up stories about the journey of the grapes to your mouth.
38. Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money.
Minnie chai tea.
39. Make a different coffee or tea than you usually drink.
40. Buy gift cards from your favorite local businesses to help keep them in business while we quarantine.
At the Frozen 2 premiere last November.
41. Watch “Frozen 2,’ which posted early on Disney+ this week.
42. Have a Scrabble tournament.
43. Pictionary, anyone?
My homemade cupcakes.
44. Get into baking with “The Great British Baking Show,” but your technical challenge is baking something with the ingredients you have on hand.
45. Do an indoor scavenger hunt.
46. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series.
47. Dye your hair a new color. No one else needs to see it if you don’t like it.
48. Rearrange your sock drawer. Really. Throw out your old socks.
49. Stop procrastinating and do your income taxes, now due July 15th.
We love the beaches in Florida! Best in the world!
50. Make lists of all the Disney Parks, museums, cities, and beaches you want to visit when they finally reopen. Plan a Disney cruise for 2021!
51. Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space.
52. Practice shuffling playing cards like a Poker dealer. Be ready for employment opportunities once all casinos open back up.
53. Organize your spice rack alphabetically like Martha Stewart.
54. Teach your dog to shake and lay down. Rollover optional.
55. Memorize the periodic table. You never know when that will come in handy.
56. Get a free week’s trial of a streaming service and binge-watch as much as you can before it expires. Remember to cancel it on Day 6.
57. Apply for a new job. You have remote work experience now.
58. Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Yes, it sounds melodramatic and morbid but let’s face it: This is a task many of us avoid because we never have the time. Now we do.
59. Plan an Easter dinner made from scratch.
Learn the Star Wars timeline people!!!
60. Watch the “Star Wars” movies in this and only this order: Rogue One-IV-V-II-III-Solo-VI-VII-VIII-IX.
61. Attempt to do things with your non-dominant hand, from writing to brushing your teeth.
62. How many words per minute can you type? See if you can get speedier by taking an online typing course.
63. Stretch. Work on your flexibility every day.
64. Talk to your plants. How are they doing? Make sure they are getting the amount of sunlight they should be. Check their soil. Water if necessary. Re-pot if root-bound. Think about your outdoor garden.
65. Deep condition your hair and put paraffin wax on your hands. Enjoy your soft hair and nails.
66. Consider donating money to food banks to help families struggling to get meals.
67. Get extra sleep. Get lots of it. Sleep in every day. Stay up late. Pretend you’re back in college!
68. Learn to draw your favorite Disney character. Start with Mickey Mouse!
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
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Have a magical day!
Two Disney Sisters
Two Disney Sisters
March 27, 2020 Update: Disney World and Disneyland are staying closed now “until further notice”.