8 Ways to Escape the Boredom of Self Isolation

Written By: The Planet D

So how is everyone doing? Times have certainly been challenging as we are all stuck indoors.

Many of us have turned to our computer screens for fun and entertainment but binge-watching Netflix gets old fast.

We have turned to other things to fill the time like:

  • Working on our cooking skills
  • Learning a new craft
  • Getting creative with home workouts

By doing this we have come across some great resources, that we have rounded up in this post.

These will help you pass the time until we can have actual human contact again.

These 8 Experts Will Help you Get Through Self Isolation with Ease

We’ve listed eight different email series from eight different experts to help make quarantine a little easier.

Just click on the links and sign up for any of the resources that interest you!

  • Each is absolutely FREE and delivered right to your inbox!
  • Plus, if you find it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe instantly.

You’re going to love this list of experts sharing their tips from baking secrets to free reading resources.

1. 5 Secrets to StressFree Travel Planning

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We may not be able to travel at the moment, but now is the time to start making a plan.

You’ll learn:

  • How to Save Money the right way for your vacation.
  • How to avoid overplanning a vacation
  • And more!

2. Two Weeks of At-Home Workouts

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photo credit: Sorey Fitness

Who hasn’t said, “If I only had more time in the day, I would stick to a workout plan.” Well, now is the time.

Sorey Fitness shares Two weeks of At Home Workouts.

There are no distractions, no ball games to take the kids to, no work events or commitments to keep you from getting healthy.

Start your home workout routine with these 2 weeks of Free Home workouts now!

You’ll get:

  • How to make working out at home easier
  • How to Stay Motivated
  • and more!

3. Fun at Home Disney Projects for Kids

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Photo credit: Picture the Magic

Everybody loves Disney, so while we’re waiting for the Disney parks and cruises to open again, this will help fill the void.

Disney expert Picture the Magic shares these great DIY Disney projects.

For the kids and the kids at heart, this email series shares the best Disney themed crafts, games, projects, and activities.

You’ll Discover:

  • Disney-themed games you can play together
  • How to make Disney themed crafts
  • And more!

4. Secrets from Culinary School

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Photo credit: Culinary Hill

One of our favorite things to do when traveling is to take a cooking class.

We’ve only taken one-day courses here and there in places like Morocco, and China, but this course takes things even further with Culinary Hill’s five master cooking skills you learn in Culinary school.

Sign up so that when you can have a dinner party again, you’ll be the star of your friends!

You’ll learn:

  • A how-to formula for roasting vegetables
  • DIY pantry staple

5. Cookie Baking Hacks

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Photo credit: Crazy for Crust

Going to the bakery or coffee shop each day is not an option, so why not learn to make your own gourmet cookies at home?

I’m not a baker, but these secrets by Crazy for Crust make it easy.

Plus, what is more comforting during a crisis than chocolate? Lots of chocolate!

You’ll Discover:

  • How to make chocolate chip cookies extra rich
  • The ingredient to make cookies stay soft for days
  • And more!

6. Secrets for Reading During Quarantine

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Photo credit: Everyday Reading

When our first week of self-isolation began I told myself I was going to make time to read. But then I was quickly distracted by the news, my computer and the latest series on Amazon.

Using her passion for books plus an MBA in librarian science, Janssen of Everyday Reading shares her 5 Secrets for Reading During Quarantine.

You’ll find:

  • Resources for finding books on the cheap
  • How to find books for free
  • And more!

7. 5 Foolproof Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

Photo credit: Simply Happy Foodie

How many of you have bought a pressure cooker in the past and have it sitting in the back of a cupboard?

Well, it is time to dust it off and follow these 5 easy and delicious Instant Pot recipes for beginners

Get these expert tips from Simply Happy Foodie who has spent 4 years perfecting, creating, and testing recipes for the electric pressure cooker

8.  14 Days of STEM Activities

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Photo credit: Little Bins for Little Hands

We don’t have kids, but a lot of our friends and readers do.

When we saw this fantastic 14-day activity challenge by Little Bins for Little Hands to get kids away from the screen, we had to share it.

You’ll get ideas for:

  • Simple science activities that you can do in the kitchen
  • Fun engineering challenges with everyday materials
  • And more!

We hope these awesome resources help make quarantine a little easier and a lot more fun.

What have you been doing to pass the time?

Do you have some great resources to add to our list? We’d love to hear in the comments below.

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Travel Planning Resources

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About The Planet D

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

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3 thoughts on “8 Ways to Escape the Boredom of Self Isolation”

  1. In these days of quarantine, everyone is like what to do and to get the answer to this question, you have written a beautiful post.

  2. Wow, such a fantastic list! In my ‘isolation’ I’m actually kept company but a little one, an avid reader, a cook and a traveler, so this round-up is perfect for us. Thanks for sharing!