After so many days of isolation, it might feel like you’re just twiddling your thumbs to pass the time. You’re past the point of thinking you’re going to be productive, because the truth is, you probably just don’t want to be—and that’s okay. If you’ve already run through your laundry list of normal things to do online to entertain yourself, here are a few ideas that might quench the boredom. You may even feel a little productive afterward, but who’s counting?
Go Down a Celebrity Wormhole
Not up on your latest celeb gossip? Get caught up in a celebrity background check with GoLookUp. You’ll get some information that will give you and your friends something to talk about. With GoLookUp, you can search for arrest records, background checks, phone numbers, and email addresses. While you’re at it, why not do a quick search on one of your friends!
Daydream About Your New Home
Take this time to dream big about your future. Look up properties in areas you love, and then use home loan calculators to figure out how to make your dream a reality. Make a game plan with your loved one and see what you can qualify for. You’ll feel great having a plan for the future.
Pass Time With Your Fictional Friends
Not sure if you’re a Hufflepuff or a Gryffindor? Or are you wondering if you’re more of a Charlotte or a Miranda from Sex and the City? Find online quizzes to satisfy all your fandom curiosities.
Meme It Up
If you’ve been cackling at all of the great COVID-19 memes on the internet, try your hand at making your own. Your meme could go viral overnight. There’s plenty of fodder, so make something that tickles you.
Find Your Inner Influencer
You’ve got a camera on your phone and probably some pretty exciting— or at least marketable—interests. Since you’ve got the time, try to become an influencer. Whether you’re fit and fab or a makeup guru, show the world your stuff by launching your brand.
Learn From the Masters
Always wanted to learn about Natalie Portman’s process or curious about where Margaret Atwood’s genius comes from? Get a MasterClass subscription and learn from the greats!
Give Into the Craze
Animal Crossing is somewhat of a craze right now. Join your friends online and build up your magical island. Make sure you’re diligent about checking the going price of turnips. You’ll feel so productive after a lucrative day of fishing.
Watch an Artist at Work
Want to try your hand at being a playwright? The American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is live-streaming a digital class called Watch Me Work. She’ll give you insights and help you to get started.
Brush Up on Your Animal Facts
The Cincinnati Zoo is offering live-stream videos that you can access about many of their resident animals. Meet Moe the sloth and his girlfriend, Lightening. Learn about their habitat and habits. These cuties will leave you wanting to take a trip to Costa Rica.
Consider Continued Education
Have you been clicking on your dream grad school over and over, but keep finding yourself shutting the browser window the second anyone walks by? Hide in your room and actually do your research. With nothing else to do, you might as well think about your future.
Everyone says not to, but you’re running out of things to do, so just do it! You know you’re curious. You’ll probably find an article about that speech award you won back in high school, but aren’t you just a little curious about what people see when they search your name?
Look for a few online workouts. You can exercise right along with them or eat cookies and pity them as they sweat.
Pick Up Your Ukulele and Play
Dust off the old ukulele and take a lesson through Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. For the time being, all of their classes have moved online.
Clean Out Your Facebook Friends List
Tired of your weird high school acquaintance’s rambling posts? It may be time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
Go to Amazon and mark all of the products you love in your Wishlist. Come holiday season, you won’t be scrambling to send anyone gift ideas.