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What to do with all this Free Time

By Kiana Duggal

STAFF WRITER

 The coronavirus is an unprecedented event that has single handedly closed schools and cancelled many events and sports. Staying at home all day can seem quite boring even with school taking up most of the time, but there are ways one could entertain themselves. While stay at home orders are in place, you can still take a walk and get exercise out outside your home while maintaining a six foot distance between yourself and someone else.  Reading and watching movies are fun pastimes as well. Classics such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and The Great Gatsby by  F. Scott Fitzgerald are great ways to pass the time. 

 Books to read:

  • Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Carry on Wayward Son by Kerry Livgren
  • The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
  • On the Come up Angie Thomas
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
  • I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski

Movies to Watch:

  • Ford V Ferrari (Amazon Prime Video $5.99)
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain (Youtube TV + Amazon Prime Video $9.99)
  • Little Women (Amazon Prime Video $4.99)
  • Frozen 2 (Disney+)
  • Knives Out (Youtube TV + Amazon Prime Video $5.99)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker (Youtube TV + Amazon Prime Video $4.99)
  • Jo Jo Rabbit (Youtube TV + Amazon Prime Video $5.99)
  • The Lion King (Disney+)
  • Dolittle (Youtube TV + Amazon Prime Video $5.99)
  • The Call of the Wild (Amazon Prime Video $5.99)

Songs & Artists to Listen to:

  • Never Going to Give You Up (Rick Astley)
  • Country Roads (John Denver)
  • High Hopes (Panic at the Disco)
  • Gone, Gone, Gone (Phillip Phillips)
  • All Star (Smash Mouth)
  • Falling (Trevor Daniel)
  • Blueberry Faygo (Lil Mosey)
  • We’re All in This Together (High-School Musical)
  • Ribs (Lorde)
  • Africa (Toto)
  • Yummy (Justin Bieber)
  • We Are Young (Fun)

Exercise:

  • Take a walk(six feet distance!)
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Yoga
  • Go hiking 
  • Play outside in your backyard
  • Watch and follow along to a workout video:
  • https://youtu.be/GLy2rYHwUqY 45 minute deep stretch yoga

   Whether you watch a movie about a magical princess with ice powers or take a walk outside in nature, everyone is sure to find something that is right for them. While quarantine may feel long and tiresome, there are effective ways to amuse oneself. Screen time isn’t the only way to go.