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3 To Do: Put together a virtual book club

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Book clubs are great social opportunities.

1. Put together a virtual book club

More downtime inside equals more time to read. Try the book-a-week challenge and then get together on FaceTime with a group of friends to discuss it. Or, if you have a list of classics you've been meaning to get through, now's the time. Currently on my list: Weather by Jenny Offill.

A woman shows off her favorite house plant in her living room, the sunlight shining in through the window.

2. Talk to your plants

How are they doing? Make sure they are getting the amount of sunlight they should be. Check their soil. Water if necessary.

17. Meditate     Meditation has been associated for a long time with physiological benefits such as lowering blood pressure and helping to ease migraine headaches. Some studies have found that meditation has certain cognitive benefits as well, such as preventing brain cells from dying, helping people focus, and dealing with stress. Meditation helps reset the happiness point in the brain, rewiring major parts of it.

3. Meditate

Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting cross-legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head. (The latter is more like transcendental meditation.)