60 things to do inside!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock (which if you are, stay there) you've probably heard of the global spread of coronavirus.  I'm not here to riddle the facts (nearly 200,000 cases world-wide), add to the growing fear and panic (please don't go out and buy 90 rolls of toilet paper, sharing is caring) or update on the better news of this pandemic (nearly 82,000 recovered ✨) because it's not my expertise. 

That said, something I like to believe I am privy to is knowing how to make nearly any space cozy, enjoy some of the more simpler pleasures of life and get super comfortable in little to no company.  Upon cancelling the final two weeks of my trip abroad and one of three very long flights home, I drafted up a list of things to do in isolation (knowing upon arriving home I'd be advised to do so despite visiting and travelling home from and through level 1 countries). 

Before diving in, I want to take a quick second to explain why social distancing and staying at home during this time is so important, whether you think you're at risk of getting sick or not...

Many people that have the virus aren't experiencing symptoms for a number of days in the beginning.  So let's say you had it, or interacted closely with someone who did, and then you went about your day normally interacting with 10 different people, those 10 would then carry it to another 10 creating a quick rippling effect.  The problem with so many people contracting the virus so quickly (no need to panic, there's a >%4 death rate of the virus) is that it spikes the amount of people then needing medical help, assistance or medications.  Social distancing and self-isolation helps to flatten that curve so that our systems have time to keep up with the pace of the spread.  

"Flattening the curve refers to using protective practices to slow the rate of COVID-19 infection so hospitals have room, supplies and doctors for all of the patients who need care."
Source: Hopkins Medicine 

Elderly people as well as those with medical conditions (especially that of the immune system or respiratory kind) have a higher risk of danger contracting the virus.  Even if you know and believe yourself to be fine, let's keep our best friends grandparents, our neighbours child and our health care systems safe by taking precautionary measures now.  

Why not take the opportunity to close your doors and go inside both physically and metaphorically?
Take a chapter for your spirit and a page from your lifetime novel to slow down life, simplify your daily needs and do a little soul work while we give the world a chance to catch it's breath.

 

Here's 60 things you can do during self-isolation 

  1. Read, read, read -- I've got a reading list coming out next 
  2. Make playlists of your favourite songs
  3. Beat a new video game
  4. Have a shameless Netflix marathon (I restarted Vampire Diaries on the plane because why not) 
  5. Write that book you've been thinking about 
  6. Play around with indoor photography 
  7. Play board games with loved ones or cards/puzzles with yourself 
  8. Cook yourself a lavish dinner or master a new recipe 
  9. Take up journalling or start a new bullet journal
  10. Finally cave-in to the masses and start posting Tik Tok videos
  11. Catch up on your favourite Youtube channels
  12. Start your own Youtube channel
  13. Paint
  14. Learn how to sketch
  15. Do some yoga
  16. Do a long guided or solo meditation (I bet you'll hit some deep places) 
  17. Build the childhood fort of your dreams
  18. Have an indoor picnic 
  19. Research something you've always wanted to (astrology, quantum physics, plant-based diets, how to start a business, literally anything) 
  20. Go social-media or technology free for a day 
  21. Learn a new language 
  22. Learn a new instrument 
  23. Deep clean your entire house
  24. Revamp your style and colour coordinate your closet
  25. Have a self-care, home-spa day (body scrubs, treatments, go all out) 
  26. Finally declutter and clear off your phone and laptop 
  27. Write letters or poems for the people you love
  28. Make (or update) a dream board
  29. Take a loooooong bubble bath (shuffle up that new playlist, read a new book or watch a favourite show/movie of yours) 
  30. Watch all the best movie classics (or Disney classics/Scary movie classics if you've already done this)
  31. Rearrange and redecorate your bedroom... or your entire house
  32. Start a memory book or box of your life 
  33. Have a bake/cook off via FaceTime with a friend 
  34. Finally organize and strategize your finances 
  35. Order your favourite meal and have a solo date night (or a doggy-date night with your furry friend) 
  36. Watch the world from your window (this one sounds weird but it's actually a really relaxing way to meditate) 
  37. Create a new look by playing around with hair, makeup and your clothes 
  38. Dig deep into a new conspiracy theory or unsolved murder 
  39. Learn a new dance sequence online 
  40. Travel using google maps (this is more fun than it sounds) 
  41. Inspire yourself with ted-talk videos 
  42. Pull out some art and crafts and make some DIY's 
  43. Throw a mini-isolation-party (we're talking a few people also doing isolation with you -- make sure you don't all go off separately and join other isolation parties or groups of people because that will defeat the purpose) 
  44. Try out a new podcast 
  45. Learn how to knit, do the moonwalk or juggle 
  46. Start a blog and start daily documenting
  47. Go for a long drive or hike/walk somewhere isolated in nature
  48. Play indoor soccer/basketball/ping-pong/etc. 
  49. Spend a day naked (a really fun way to fall back in love with your skin, bonus points if you feel prompted to take some spicy pics in your spare time.. you ain't got to send them to take them/appreciate them) 
    -- or if you're isolating with your SO...*ok google, play Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye*
  50. Do some online networking (or online shopping... but consciously -- perhaps some materials for those DIY's?)
  51. Try going spend-free for a week
  52. Call up a family member you haven't talked to in a while 
  53. Catch up on sleep 
  54. Look into your family tree/roots 
  55. Reminisce on childhood photos, videos and memories
  56. Write letters to your future children 
  57. Plan next years vacation 
  58. Invent your own card game or build your own board game
  59. Start a new challenge (makeup free, plant based eating, no coffee, morning meditations, at home-workouts, start a swear jar, etc.) 
  60. Make a game-plan to change your life (things to do, goals to set, ideas to activate) 
    BONUS
  61. Or if you like your life, just give your soul something it's asking for (sit quietly and just see what you feel most compelled to do or yearning for, then get to it) 

 

Alright, let's see how many of these we can knock off in these next few weekly vlogs. 

Got any ideas to add to the list? 

Sending all of you lots of love and light during this weird time. Maybe the world needed to slow us down and take a break to reflect.  
To think about the things that matter most, appreciate our health and our loved ones, enjoy our own company and prepare ourselves for our next season.  When the sun comes back up and we all exit our comfort caves, perhaps we might find the world a bit of a better place. 
I'll be working on some extra content in the meantime so you know whether you're alone through this or not, you've got this Koze corner to keep you company digitally.

Until then, stay healthy and light!  
We're all in this together... literally ✨

 

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Comments

Lea Rose Beckman March 19 2020

I’m starting to listen my favorite music! Somewhat warped tour & Edm relate. I have YouTube and I did post a video of me talking. I know I need to talk and make more. I haven’t read much so I’m kinda catching up reading the book I’m reading is called “How she died How I lived” by Mary Crockett.

Tabbetha March 19 2020

So many great ideas! I have a super nerdy idea. To re-read Harry Potter books but take note how different the books are from the movies and dig deeper into Potter World. 🤓🤓 So excited for the upcoming vlogs! 🤩🤩

Katelynn Holland March 19 2020

Can’t forget puzzles!! These are awesome ideas!

Clémence March 19 2020

Thank you for all these ideas ! Even before starting my quarantine, I was thinking about watching your videos because they spread cosy and peaceful vibes … but they keep motivated to GYST at the same time ! You are really an inspiring person, thank you for being you 🌟

silvia March 19 2020

thanks kalyn! today, even if far away, we all feel a little closer experiencing the same situation in every part of the world.
thanks again, thanks for inspiring me today and every day!
greetings and love from turin, italy <3

Eline March 18 2020

Thank you for many great tips to do the next couple of weeks! I have fallen out of my routine and needed something to inspire me to get back into it – or make a new more interesting one. Feeling much more motivated now :)

Hali March 18 2020

Love it!

Cassie March 18 2020

Thanks for your kindness and your ideas. Always very happy to know about you and you are ok!
In these times of self isolation, would you consider releasing both your books on e-book form? In my country we are 100% lockdown, and it is expected for us to be lockdown for 20 more days, if not more! So our post service will not be working as always… Also knowing about flight-ban from USA, and me living in Europe, I doubt I would get the paper versions of your books anytime soon. and I really want to read them!!

Thanks for taking a moment to read my coment!! xo

Maria March 18 2020

You never fail to inspire me Kalyn.🦋🤍

Viktoria March 18 2020

I am already in the works of doing at least half of these! Instead of looking at self-isolation as a curse, I am choosing to look at it as a way to take a social and digital detox from life. It’s like the world gave us all a couple weeks to go off the grid without feeling guilt. haha…

Lucie March 18 2020

This is so helpful xx
I also follow you on YouTube and Instagram and you’ve been amazingly inspiring! Thanks so much for your personality and energy ❤️

Morgann March 18 2020

Soul-work season is officially started!

Duygu March 18 2020

You’re the best ❤️

Anneliese March 18 2020

Waking up and read this article first thing in the morning is the best decision I’ve made today. Now, I’m writing my own very long list of To Do/Bucket list for Spring 2020 and make sure that I spend my quarantine time to the the fullest. Thank you for the inspiration. Love you from Malaysia!

Yadi March 18 2020

Thanks so much for sharing this. I think we all needed it. I’m an introvert ( as probably many of us are here) and i already do allot of this stuff. But this is defiantly helpful for people that love being outdoors. I think we can all find something to do in this list ⭐️💫🌼 wishing everyone health and happiness on these hard times were facing 💛

Merlin Peter March 18 2020

These ideas are amazing! Will try these out in the next couple of weeks, although I might have WFH!
Love you Kalyn! ❤️

Alizée March 18 2020

Love it!

Linda @ the Fitty March 18 2020

I’m extremely nervous about the quarantine because I don’t do well in isolation. I am already starting to break down from it all. Loneliness and I have encountered before, and it doesn’t feel good to encounter it again.

Natasha March 18 2020

Love this! I’m all about that Disney binge life! Plus any excuse to read all day is welcome!

Nikki March 17 2020

You’re amazing ily

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