Yes, that’s right. The game sitting behind the TV collecting dust since 2014 has become my new best friend. I have had the best time challenging my sisters to find the champion dancer. With the right song, I can end up panting by the end. A less active, but more stressful game is MarioKart, another disc I pulled out from way back when. Since I’m supposed to stay off of the roads mostly, this has been a wonderful way to continue my driving skills while also begging not to be hit with another red shell.
One fun way to stay fit with faraway friends is through an Apple Watch. If you have one, you are able to share your fitness tracking with friends. Through that, I have been able to see who is doing what exercise. Seeing my friends meet their daily goals is a cool way to keep my motivation up to stay active longer.
If you have it on your phone then you know how addictive it is. It’s an app on your phone that allows you to play archery and 8-ball with friends from all over. It’s been another exciting way for me to keep in touch with friends hundreds of miles away.
A Book Club
Recently, a few of my buddies and I have started a virtual book club, and we plan on reading a few chapters of a certain Narnia book each day. Each Sunday afternoon, we have a group call to discuss what we read. Thankfully, we found PDF copies of the book online, allowing for all of us to have easy and free access so we can all keep up.
These different ways of using social media and technology have made life at home buckets of fun while also allowing me to stay in touch with my hallmates and other friends. Doing even one of these fun activities is an awesome way to pass time and either get fit or stay entertained. I hope you enjoy my top 10 ways to use technology while stuck at home.