Although we’ve entered Stage 3 in NYC many of us are still working from home while tons of popular institutions remain closed. That said, there are still loads of things that you can do from home. Think you’ve run out of stuff to do while quarantined? Think again.
Stonehenge NYC is excited to share 10 things you can surprisingly do from home!
Attend a Virtual Tasting:
Back in the day, it was easy to attend a wine, whiskey, or vodka tasting. It’s a bit harder these days, but it can still be done. At Stonehenge NYC we’ve hosted several tastings already. That includes our massively successful wine tasting and our excellent vodka tasting. Stay tuned on The Stonehenge NYC blog to learn about upcoming events! We’ll even send you the drinks.
Learn to Play an Instrument:
Always wanted to get into music? This is the perfect time for you to dust off that old guitar and start strumming. You don’t need private lessons. Thanks to YouTube you can find tutorials to learn just about any instrument you can imagine. There are tons of resources to teach you every aspect of music if you know where to look.
Did the pandemic throw a wrench into your wedding plans? No problem. You can still make it official through the power of the internet. It’s actually surprisingly easy to get hitched these days. You can apply for a marriage license here. Of course, you’ll need to find your own officiant and set up a video conference with anyone you’d like to invite.
Learn to Cook:
New York City residents have access to some of the finest dining in the world, so we don’t blame you if you’ve just been ordering in. That said, you could take this time to hone your own cooking skills. Youtube is full of tutorials but if you want to take it a step further, you could sign up for a Masterclass with Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck or another luminary of the culinary arts.
Get into Gaming:
Don’t think you’re a gamer? Think again! Games these days aren’t just shoot 'em ups and phone-based time wasters. You can have a ton of fun and personal satisfaction by diving into a game. Even better, you can hang out with distant friends and family members. Or, spice up a work meeting by holding it in the Old West, like some offices are doing with Red Dead Redemption. If you’re tired of your apartment, why not take a virtual trip to another world?
Start an Indoor Garden:
Every apartment can be made more welcoming and pleasant with the addition of a few plants. Not only are many plants easy to take care of, but they’ll also clean your air and brighten up your day to day life. An indoor garden isn’t just for looks. It’s quite easy to grow edible plants inside too. Check out our blog post on that very topic.
Start a Workout Routine:
Gyms are still closed, and it’s likely that they’ll remain so for the time being. As a result, many of us are feeling a bit out-of-shape these days. Still, a home workout routine is a great way to stay healthy and reduce the feeling of becoming one with your sofa. Not sure where to begin? Check out our blog post on how to start a home gym.
Start a Podcast:
Love talking? Think you’ve got something to say? The world of podcasts is flourishing and now might be the time for you to add your voice to the mix. Talk about your favorite TV show, politics, science, or just chat with a friend. You might be surprised at the audience you find. A side benefit is that you’ll learn to record and edit audio.
Change Your Career:
Tired of your job? Who isn’t? Maybe it’s time for a career change. There are tons of resources and books about finding the perfect career. If you’ve been dreaming of a change, it might be time for you to make a commitment to finding a new path. Consider checking out the Rockport Institute, one of the world's most renowned career-building institutions.
Write a Novel:
You’re probably not the only one who’s got a compelling novel rattling around in your head. Lucky for you, writing is a solitary endeavor, which means a pandemic is a great time to start. Set a daily word count or start outlining in your free time. If you think reading is a great way to escape, you’ll find it’s nothing compared to creating your own story. Don’t worry if it’s not any good. First novels usually aren’t. Just write!
Tour a Museum Virtually:
NYC’s many great museums may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still check out a huge part of their collection. Even before the pandemic, many museums had virtual tours on their websites. These days, museums have expanded their online offerings. If you’re craving a bit of exploration and education, check out your favorite museum's website!