Staying at home might not be the most ideal situation for some people, but we’re choosing to focus on all the positive things you can do while you’re home during the COVID-19 pandemic! Check out this list of 10 things you can do while staying home!
Color or doodle
If you’re currently working from home, or have kids home from school, taking a break to color can be a great way to destress and take your mind off things! Consider breaking out a coloring book, or drawing your own pattern.
Go for a walk
Getting some sort of physical activity is important in everyday life, so that doesn’t stop during this time. If you can get outside to walk, studies show that walking can make you happier and even reduce feelings of boredom, even if you just walk around your house. Be sure to stay at least six feet from other people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Try a cell phone tour
Did you know that there are 15 stops on our cell phone tour? Take a break from being inside by driving around to some of our great historic sites and listen by phone! You can get the list of stops by picking up one of our brochures outside the VTB office.
Aim to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night, because when you don’t, your body has a harder time fighting off infectious diseases. If you’re going to nap, stick to 10-20 minutes to avoid feeling sleepy or groggy during the day.
If you’re working from home, it’s easy to begin feeling stiff from sitting all day. Consider throwing some yoga into your daily routine. Not only does this count as physical activity, but it can also boost your mood, lower stress and boost self-esteem! Check out Element’s Facebook page for various live workouts they’re holding during the pandemic.
Talk with a friend
Checking in on loved ones doesn’t mean go visit them. Call, text, email or video chat with your friends and family. Just because you’re practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t connect with your loved ones.
Take yourself on a Downtown Architecture Tour
Take a walk through our historic Downtown area and guide yourself on a detailed architecture tour. Download the tour PDF here.
Listen to music
Having some music playing in the background while working or cleaning can help improve productivity, as well as reduce stress and improve your overall mental health. If you’re not into music, try listening to a podcast on a streaming service.
Visit our local sites
Although their doors are closed, Knox County has multiple historic sites that are still open to the public through their outdoor exhibits. George Rogers Clark NHP, The Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes’ Riverwalk, Fox Ridge Nature Park, Gregg Park, and Ouabache Trails Park are all open to the public and make for a great change in scenery on your daily walk. Maybe check out a few other points of interest like the Veterans Memorial at the Court House if you’re looking for something new.
Learn about Vincennes
The Visitors Center might be closed to the public, but you can stop by our building for brochures, magazines and pamphlets 24/7 outside our building in the brochure rack.