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How to Stay Creatively Inspired While You Stay at Home Through the Covid-19 Outbreak

Posted by GrayLineofSanFrancisco on March 23, 2020

Many people are changing their typical routines to live safer amid the outbreak. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live a less active lifestyle. You may wonder what you need to do to stay more active and inspired these days. However, we all understand that staying at home is getting harder especially in this era of social distancing but it doesn't have to make you feel that way. Here are some ways for you to stay home creatively inspired and productive.

First, if you're worried about the outbreak, always stay informed. If you're wondering how to access the latest and reliable information, please see our previous blog by clicking here.

Learn a New Skill by Watching Online Videos

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There are many online academies offering free online courses for those who want to learn new skills. Some of them are even offering diplomas and certificates upon completing the programs. Alison is one of the biggest free online courses that are offering many options from technology to lifestyle to empower yourself. You may even find a course which explains important aspects of Covid-19 and get certified. 

Click here to access trending online courses.

Here are the other websites that are offering online courses;

- Coursera offers a wide selection of college courses on a variety of subjects and includes lectures taught by university professors.

- Duolingo is a tool for learning new languages such as Spanish, French, Italian and German and provides a lesson-based structure in which you gradually learn new words and grammar.

- Khan Academy is an organized series of mini-lectures and interactive problems on a variety of topics including mathematics, history, science and more.

- Udemy boasting a library of thousands of courses from experts and instructors, Udemy offers something for all skill levels and interests.

Take a Virtual Exhibit Tour

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Many museums and galleries may be closed but many of them are offering virtual tours and galleries during this time. As an example, the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, with available online exhibits and collections you may discover more about preserves, collects and fosters an understanding of works of art. You may take a 360-degree look at the museum and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories.

Here are some resources for having online exhibitions;

- The Louvre

- National Museum of American History

- National Archives

- National Women's History Museum

- Princeton University Art Museum

- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Catch Up On Your Reading

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Reading provides a great creative outlet for our minds. Not only do we learn new words and profound knowledge, but it also provides entertainment by engaging our brains in a different way than social media. Reading will also help you reduce your stress because of the surrounding events. As much as we want to read every book that we come across, it's okay if we have to put one down or skip it altogether. But if you're looking for some resources to check out here are available free online libraries;

- Open Library

- Manybooks.net 

- Gutenberg.org

- Goodreads.com

Practice Self Care

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For anyone trying to stay healthy and productive, essential habit is self-care. When we're living our lives indoor and mostly inactive due to the outbreak, it's hard to sustain our previous habits. Here are some proven methods will help you to take care of yourself;

Take 10 minutes, and write whatever is on your mind. Mentally release those things as you write.

- Have you considering learning new skills, go for it. There are many websites available to you.

- You may practice mini-meditation, begin or end your day with a minute of deep breathing, and focus awareness of your body.

- Do things that will energize your body, try to eat healthily and stay hydrated. 

- Call a loved one, socially distancing yourself can get lonely so facetime or call a loved one. Reconnect with someone you haven't talked to in a while.

- Take responsibility for your health, make sure to wash your hands often.

Workout from Home

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Workout routines may no longer be available if you are trying to stay home and avoid social contact, but regular exercise is very important for physical and mental health. Here are some websites offering free workout sessions;

Orange Theory is offering daily free workout sessions. Click here to find out today's workout.

More websites like Orange Theory;

- Fitness Blender

- Barry's

- Fhitting Room 

- Do Your Rumble

Let's work on staying creatively active this week and share your experiences with us on social media, stay home and stay inspired.

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