Welcome to day (insert your personal count) of solitude, a.k.a government-mandated social distancing or shelter-in-place, the most essential practice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Let’s be real, it feels like it’s been years.
We’re all doing our best to hang in there—but we also know the idea of staying home for an untold number of additional weeks feels daunting, lonely, and uncertain. If you’re in need of some solo self-care, we have some ideas (click here), but if you’re in need of some connection, albeit virtual, we have that, too.
We’re hoping to come out of this experience feeling more connected with friends, family, and perhaps most importantly, ourselves. This is the time to both be there for and lean on our community for support—whether that’s phoning a friend, sending your WFH outfit snaps via group text, or partaking in pushup challenges. It’s these individual actions we can take to be responsible for our own emotional wellbeing that will get us to a healthier future together...and perhaps even come out better than we went in.
With you, our friends, in mind, we’ve compiled some of the best, most entertaining, inspiring, and beautiful ways to help us structure our days and keep our minds occupied as the world slows down. See what sparks your interest—and remember, if it feels right, this is also a great time to unplug.
Good Vibes at Home with YTTP
We’re hosting a weekly schedule of classes, courses, hangs, and chats to keep you feeling good on Instagram Live.
New + Full Moon Soundbaths + Breathwork from Hyperslow
Adapting to a slower pace might mean the urge to tune into the cycles of nature—Hyperslow has new and full moon soundbaths for that here.
Secular Sabbath Live Streams
What started as an LA-based ambient music festival has come into its own during shelter-in-place. The group is offering everything here from live-streamed sets (from musicians including Diplo and Rhye) to meditation classes, cooking and more.
Los Angeles-based yoga studio, Roam, has moved its class schedule online to help pay their rent and their teachers, and help keep students grounded. Tune into one of three live classes per day here for a $10 donation.
Have a Netflix Party
Missing your Netflix and chill? We’ve got an app for that. Chrome has launched a new extension that allows you to watch streaming movies and TV with a group, live chat included. Download it here.
Stream an Opera
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a free opera nightly. Get cultured here.
Look Better on Zoom
Late night, early Zoom call? Fear not, Zoom filters exist. Find the instructions here, and thank us later.
Expand Your Mind
Tune in here for mind-expanding daily chats from thinkers such as Bill Gates and Priya Parker.