Things to Do in Albuquerque While in Quarantine

Most of us are stuck indoors for a while, and for our own good. No doubt you and your family have been finding ways to keep yourselves occupied and out of each other's hair. But there are certainly plenty of things you can do to pass the time that are interesting and productive.

What are some ways you can make your quarantine more interesting in Albuquerque? Here's a few suggestions.

Complete a puzzle. The bigger the better. Take out your old Rubik's Cube and bring back the memories.

Start a journal or blog. These are certainly interesting times to write about. But you can make it about anything you want. Go for it!

Practice that old instrument. Has it been a few years since you played that old guitar? Tune it up and start playing. Just try not to annoy the neighbors.

Write poetry. There are many things to write about here in Albuquerque. Maybe just a short haiku will do.

Learn a new language. Impress your friends by speaking a new language when you come out of quarantine. Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.

Meditate. Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting crosslegged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head.

Write actual letters to family and friends. Yes, a good old-fashioned handwritten letter will lift their spirits, and yours.

Learn calligraphy. YouTube can help. You can use your new skill writing those letters.

Put on a soap opera. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogue.

Go through your junk drawers and supply shelves. Organize and get rid of anything you don't need.

Bake those cake mixes you have sitting in the pantry. You know you have a least a couple of boxes. Learn how to make your own frosting if you don't have any.

Knit or crochet.

Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with workout playlists.

Take a bubble bath. A few candles and a glass of wine makes it even better.

Coloring books. You know you still love to color.

Go outside and draw. Do you have interesting things outside your home you can draw? Can you see the beautiful Sandia mountains? Test you drawing skills.

There's many more things you can do to stay busy at home. Come back to this blog every week for more ideas to help you deal with the virus, along with helpful real estate article and local Albuquerque news. Visit our other blog as well.