While the current events surround us, we have the ability to immerse ourselves in home projects, bonding with family members and discovering more about ourselves. We would like to recommend a few activities and books to help inspire you to learn something new about yourself and your loved ones, or just to take you on a new adventure.
Here is a list of 10 books Householder Group recommends:
1. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by John
Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
3. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5. iGen by Jean M. Twenge
6. Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations by Brian Hayes
For the Family:
7. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (Author) and Daniel Salmieri
8. Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
9. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett (Author) Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
10. Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue (Author) and Pamela Zagarenski
10 Activities to try while Social Distancing:
1. Write actual letters to family and friends. After that? Write thank-you notes to service people who you remember went out of their way for you.
2. Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with curated workout playlists.
3. Use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends.
4. Meditate. Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting cross-legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head. (The latter is more like transcendental meditation.)
5. Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money.
6. Start a journal or blog. Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about a specific
interest from chess to cheese.
7. If it won’t bother your neighbors: Dust off that old instrument and practice.
8. Complete a puzzle and play board games.
9. Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.
10. Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space.
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