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Tips for Staying Happy and Hopeful While Social Distancing

Post Date:03/26/2020

Tips to Stay Happy and HopefulDuring this unprecedented time, it's important to take care of yourself and your family. One way to do that is by staying hopeful and finding creative ways to pass the time together. We've rounded up some ideas and are sharing them below. 

Ideas to Stay Busy While Social Distancing

Take a walk outside
Practice mindfulness - for kids and for adults
Do yard work 
Watch live virtual concerts
Learn a language - TD3 students can use Rosetta Stone; you can also try free apps like Duolingo or Memrise
Organize a closet
Read a good book
Get creative! Draw or paint a picture
Listen to music or a podcast
Cook a meal 
Do crossword puzzles or word searches
Do a puzzle
Have a family game night
Memorize something - State capitols, Periodic table, an inspiring poem or quote. Memorization is good for our brains, and improves our ability to think and learn.
Go for a drive
Video chat a friend or family member
Write a letter - if your child is interested, check out Tempe Elementary's Pen Pal program!

Thank you for taking care of yourself and others! More related resources can be found by visiting the CDC's self-care webpage

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