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17. Meditate.

Meditating could be a way to help the stress of the current situation melt away. You never know until you try!

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31. See which ancestors you look most like.

If you’re connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree, try Compare-a-Face  to see who in your family tree shares your good looks. You can also use this activity to find your doppelgänger using any photo you upload.

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If you’re unable to continue your work from home, find ways to earn extra income during the time off. Freelance websites can help you look for temporary work online.

A word to the wise—if any opportunity asks you to pay first, it is probably not a good option.

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Card games and board games will help relieve that boredom and help you enjoy the extra time you have with your family. It might not seem like much, but it will help you all become closer!

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Take pictures and make lists of everything you have . This list might save you a huge headache if you ever need it for insurance purposes. Update the list every six months to avoid the hassle of starting over down the line.

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While now is not the time to travel, it’s a great time to start planning.

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18. Bond with your family.

This time at home provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family or your roommates. Be creative, and try new ways to connect.

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29. Learn about your family name.

Discover where your last name comes from, and take a photo of yourselfin traditional clothing from that region. It’s one way to have fun while learning about your family heritage .

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With the help of the internet, the world is more and more interconnected. Becoming multilingual can be a huge asset to your career or as you travel and interact with new people. It can also make it possible to enjoy new shows or books.

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This is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning! Organizing the clutter can make your home a more positive space.

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24. Index historical records.

Recording information from historic documents can make them searchable online and help people find information about their families. Try it for yourself .

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5. Start your family tree.

Follow these easy guides on how to use Family Tree as you start your journey into your family’s history. Exploring your history will help you feel connected to your past and your family.

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If you’re looking for things to do when you’re bored at home, it’s the perfect time to soak in some of the information the internet has to offer.

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32. Send cards and letters.

Mail off cards and letters to family and friends to brighten their days at home. Getting mail is a quick way to make anyone’s day better.

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10. Find a way to serve.

Look for ways to help the people around you . You might bring groceries to someone at risk (older adults or adults with health conditions) or help someone set up a home office.

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12. Start a garden

Research plants that do well in your area, find the perfect spot in your yard, and prepare the area.

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Find new connections on LinkedIn , or send a simple email or text to people you know to see how they’re doing with all the shutdowns.

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There are podcasts on pretty much any topic, so find something you’re interested in, and jump right in!

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Use the time to develop your skills . You might learn something that will boost your résumé or pick up a hobby you’ve always wanted to try. 

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1. Go for a daily walk.

There are many reasons to spend time outdoors , if you can. Find a safe outdoor space, such as your neighborhood or backyard, and get out in the sun every day.

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A master résumé can be an invaluable tool to have on hand. Essentially, it’s a complete record of your marketable skills and experience, a resource to help you create targeted résumés when you’re ready to apply for a specific job. 

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If it’s been ages since you’ve painted, played the piano, or stretched those writing muscles, there’s no better time than the present to pick up your hobbies where you left off.

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A lot has happened since 2020 started. If your New Year’s resolutions are gathering dust in the corner, reignite your drive and work on those goals.

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27. Write in a journal.

Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts or ideas out there, and it can help you stay stress-free.

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3. Record your story.

Everyone has a story to tell, including you! With your free FamilySearch account , check out these prompts to help you start writing your stories. 

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16. Learn how to cook something new.

Explore new foods from around the world and stretch your cooking muscles simultaneously. You never know—you might find your new go-to dish.

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9. Start exercising at home.

Whether you’re looking for a replacement for your gym outings or starting from scratch, establishing an exercise routine will help you stay healthy and positive.

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Admit it—there’s some unnecessary clutter on your computer or phone. Organize those emails or files, delete unnecessary apps, and make it easy to find what you need when you need it.

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If you’re finding that your days feel aimless, try creating a daily schedule . Setting aside time for designated activities will help you stay on top of your tasks and be productive. 

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Good time for you

Staying in the house can quickly start to feel repetitive or mundane. When you find productive things to do at home and you’re purposeful with your time, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish!

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21. Preserve family memories.

Share family memories with your family, or explore the stories and photos your family has shared.

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While you’re stuck at home, reading can transport you to another world filled with adventure

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These easy in-home activities could provide some much-needed variety as you try to find productive things to do at home. This list also provides some fun ideas.

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1. Go for a daily walk.

Crowds and public spaces may be off-limits, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck inside. In fact, there are many reasons to spend time outdoors , if you can. Find a safe outdoor space, such as your neighborhood or backyard, and get out in the sun every day.

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Environmental Associations

Environmental associations are cues from your working environment that tell your brain "I'm in the office, so it must be time to work." Most of them are assimilated subconsciously (for example, your office space, the draft you always feel coming from the air duct next to your desk, and the view as you look out your office building's window.)

But when you work from home many of these associations are gone and your brain receives a confusing mix of "work time" and "relax time" cues.

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1. Not caring about other's opinion

Productive people are too busy actually doing stuff to waste time worrying about if other people think they’re cool or not.Productive people are the ones doing, changing, moving and shaking the world in ways that will change the definition of cool. Let go of your concern for the opinion of your group, your peers, your buddies, your trendsetters.

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