Because of the spread of COVID-19, many are now spending significantly more time at home so they can self distance. Eventually, we all can experience "cabin fever" and feel the need to get out of the house. Heading out, however, to a park or public space may not necessarily be the best way to remain socially distant. Especially, when those places become crowded.

Here are some ideas you can do to curb the boredom while social distancing:

Read a Book

March is National Reading Month and there's no better time to pick up a book and take a step into another world, learn about someone's life, or read about something new.  If you don't have any physical books there are always e-books available through Amazon, Google Books, and our very own Bozeman Library.

Try a New Recipe

Has there been a recipe you've been wanting to try but just haven't had the time? Well now's your chance! You can also come up with your own recipe from the ingredients in your pantry. Who knows what you may make! Then challenge your friends and see what creative new recipe they come up with.

Jog/Walk in Your Neighborhood

Getting outside is great for your health and so is exercise, though you want to be smart about it and not congregate at the same park, trail, or open space that everyone else will be wanting to visit. One way to do this is to jog/walk the neighborhood. But if you see others on your path, make sure give them significant distance when you pass.

Take a Virtual Museum Tour

Take a step outside your home and into some of the world's greatest museums and landmarks from the comfort of your own home.  You can take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as well as thousands of museums and sites from across the globe with Google Arts & Culture.

Take a Nap

One of my favorites! There's nothing better than taking a nap and waking up refreshed and ready for the rest of the day. Be sure to set an alarm though, you don't want to sleep too long!

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