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Activities at Home: Part 2
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Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:40 AM
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Activities at Home: Part 2

In yesterday’s post we shared tips for developing enjoyable at-home activities that can become part of your routine. If you missed it, please check it out here. Activities that work are safe and play to strengths and preferences. These vary widely so here are some ideas to try--or serve as a springboard to even better ideas:

  • Personal care: Bathing, shaving, dressing, washing and styling hair, a hand massage with scented lotion, a manicure or pedicure

  • Housekeeping: Dusting, sweeping, wiping down counters, laundry

  • Mealtime: Preparing food, cooking, eating together, doing dishes

  • Creative pursuits: Painting, drawing, coloring, playing an instrument, listening to music, watching an online or televised concert. 

  • Physical: Taking a walk in the backyard, playing catch or frisbee, doing stretches or yoga poses, using the bottom stair and a couple cans from the pantry for a step and hand-weight routine.

  • Social: Coffee or tea with a family member, phone or video chats with friends and family, playing cards or board games, looking at family photo albums or home videos.  

  • Spiritual: Prayer and meditation, singing a hymn or listening to faith-based music or readings, watching a religious service online.  

What are your favorite activities?