Entertainment Productivity

Bored During Self-Isolation? 100+ Tips for Staying Entertained and Engaged

Joel Lee 10-04-2020

Trapped inside and going stir-crazy due to quarantine? You aren’t the only one! Here are all kinds of things you can do to stay sane while self-isolating and social distancing!

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    The novel coronavirus and COVID-19 have turned the entire world upside-down. We’re stuck at home without much to do, and there’s only so much Netflix you can watch before you start feeling cabin fever.

    It might be months, or even years, before society goes back to normal—if it ever does—so we have no choice but to get used to how things are now. And that means finding ways to keep ourselves entertained without leaving the house.

    Is your well running dry? We’ve compiled a master list of ideas for you! In between staying up-to-date with trustworthy COVID-19 news Coronavirus COVID-19: 15 Sites You Can Trust for Reliable Information Don't fall for the fake news around the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the reliable and trustworthy news sources you must go to. Read More , check out the following things you can do from the comfort of your home.

    Doing Stuff With Friends Remotely

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    The hardest thing about self-isolation and social distancing is… the distance! We miss interacting with our friends and family. But while physical meetings might be off the table, that doesn’t mean we can’t hang out virtually.

    Here are several fun activities you can do with others, even while you all stay within the confines of your own respective homes!

    Watch movies and TV shows in sync together:

    Pass the time by playing lightweight games together:

    Or just get together as a virtual group and shoot the breeze:

    Keeping Yourself Occupied When Alone


    While it’s certainly possible to do stuff with others remotely during self-isolation, you’ll need to find ways to keep yourself mentally stimulated and engaged during those times when you’re alone. Fortunately, we have a LOT of great ideas for you!

    But before you dive into all the different distractions we have for you, it’s important to stay mentally centered. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety during this stressful time, we recommend the following apps that may help relieve some of your nervous energy:


    TV and Anime


    Video Games

    Browser Games

    Mobile Games


    Comics and Manga



    Learning Something New With Your Extra Time


    With so much free time on our hands, now’s the opportunity to learn that new skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to try but couldn’t. There are plenty of things you can learn from home—like programming, photography, digital art, and more—so why not give it a go? You’d be surprised at how quickly time flies when you’re doing something you’ve never done before.


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    1. Nitin Pahuja
      July 22, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      It's not working,
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      ** Message: 00:11:53.406: main.vala:103: DE is LXDE

      (lxsession:798): Gtk-WARNING **: 00:11:53.407: cannot open display:

      And the xlaunch is showing black screen

      Can you please help me?

    2. JonZone
      April 21, 2020 at 1:24 am

      There must be millions of people who are mentally deranged in today's society if they are unable to use their own brains to be creative for a very short period of time.
      Retired people are very creative when spending their time for the rest of their lives at home with restricted finances.
      Thousands of them do not want or need a computer or unSmart Phone with apps, apps, apps and more intrusive apps, those items amount to being used by unintelligent young people who can't think, read or write, they are of no benefit to society not understanding what the real world is like.

    3. RedHawk
      April 17, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      "Fact checking" is a scam. I see on one of your "recommended" sites, they list certain mainstream Christian sites as "questionable."

    4. Lucas
      April 16, 2020 at 9:42 am

      If i made a song with one of these editors and used samples from said editor, am i accountable for copyright infringement?

      • Joel Lee
        April 16, 2020 at 2:43 pm

        Hi Lucas. You'll need to look at the particular licensing clauses for the particular editor you're talking about, but in general, you're usually free to create and distribute tracks made with provided samples. Disclaimer, I'm not a lawyer!

      • Eric
        May 30, 2020 at 9:38 am

        Generally samples are allowed. HOWEVER, depending on location is crucial to how much of a sample is allowed. Nightmarish? Doesn't even begin to describe it sunshine. Not even a tiddly liddle bit.

    5. Boiler Pro
      April 14, 2020 at 5:27 am

      Yes it is very important now a days that we have to face the crisis.Using this tips we can avoid to go somewhere because there are other ways we can do to avoid getting bored.

      • JonZone
        April 21, 2020 at 1:29 am

        What would you do if you were a permanent invalid in a bed for many years, you are typical of selfish people who care only for themselves Me,Me, Me, Me is the only thing in your minds.