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How to Stay Creative During the Pandemic

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult. Being away from your friends and coworkers is probably just one of the ways your life is being impacted. [...]

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult. Being away from your friends and coworkers is probably just one of the ways your life is being impacted. It’s easy to feel depressed with the stay at home orders. Even though your options for going out are limited, it’s important to make the most of things. You can still stay creative, even while you’re at home.

Pick Up a New Hobby 

Even if you can’t go out and take a class, there are many resources online. Look for videos on how to sew, paint, or design something. Don’t stay away from larger protects either. Finishing even a small part of a large project can help you mark time during the stay at home order. You don’t have to try anything complicated. Take a photo from your window each morning or even make a candy wrapper chain. Or try doing a small watercolor painting each day. If you have kids, now is a great time to get them involved. Have them draw something every day. 

Play Games

Yes, games can be a creative outlet too! For instance, think of Scrabble. You start out with a pile of letters, and your goal is to make words out of them. By coming up with a strategy, you can maximize your points by putting your words on bonus squares on the board. According to a recent study by Betway, besides the game Pandemic, Scrabble is the most searched-for game on Google, according to their keyword tool. Ticket to Ride is another popular game right now. The board has a map of the United States and part of Canada printed on it. You’ll get a route from one city to another one and play cards so you can claim sections of the track. The longer your route, the more points you’ll rack up. But if you don’t complete a route by the end of the game, you lose those points. So, you have to balance out creating longer routes with making sure that you complete each of your routes to do well. 

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Online casinos are becoming more popular during the pandemic too. The benefit here is that everything is online. No matter what time of day it is, you can gamble from your home. Whether that involves a slots session or a quick hand of Blackjack, you have the opportunity to win a bit of money.

Try Some Creative Baking

Your family or roommates will thank you for this. If you can’t find key ingredients like flour or yeast, look online for recipes that don’t require them. It’s often harder to substitute or improvise when you’re baking. But you can look for recipes based on what you already have in your kitchen to reduce the number of trips you have to make to the store. For example, you might try to make a cake using some leftover ground zucchini or even carrots. Even if it’s not exactly gourmet level, you can likely still come up with something that you’ll enjoy snacking on late at night.

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