The Best Way to Keep Quarantine Boredom at Bay, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Regardless of whether you're a couch potato or marathon-runner, no one is exempt from boredom during coronavirus-induced quarantine.
Even the most active of signs are climbing the walls trying to keep themselves occupied. With that said, everyone (yes, even you) has access to something that will stimulate them. It varies on the person, and it depends on when you were born.
Keep reading for the best way to keep quarantine boredom at bay, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Try a Free Workout You've Never Done—and Document It on the Gram
Aries do not do well with boredom. As the most active sign, the B-word is one that doesn't normally slip off their tongue. So, you can imagine how tough it is for them being locked away and far from extracurriculars and a social life.
As the ultimate risk-takers, this would be an opportune time for Aries to try a new workout. Given the plethora available on YouTube and Instagram Live, if you've been itching to try something but too scared to test it in front of others, now's your chance to do it from the privacy of your living room. And let's be honest: If you don't document your tested comfort zone on the gram, did it even happen?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Organize Your Closets and Sell Your Clothes Online
Hey, Taurus—wanna spark some joy and get paid in the process? We all know your closets are chock-full of designer duds and other enviable apparel, and we also know how much your frugal sign loves making an easy dollar at any given chance.
This is why it's time to do a deep dive and put some stuff away to sell. Chances are, many of your belongings are a fit for luxury consignment marketplace The Real Real. And if not, anything goes on Poshmark. Both sites and their uses can be accessed right from your bedroom, so what are you waiting for?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Start a TikTok Account or Bank a Bunch of TikTok Videos
Ah, Gemini, what you lack in attention span you gain in amusement and sociability. This is why, duh, TikTok was made for you. These choppy pieces of seconds-long content are perfect for someone who wants a little of this and a little of that, with minimal effort.
Your carefree, enthusiastic demeanor is a total fit for the camera. Use this off-time to bank some videos of you doing everything, and, well, nothing at all. Take advantage of the fact that everyone's bored right now, so even you taking a bite out of a juicy strawberry could be wildly entertaining. You may be sick of your family, but now's the time to put their filming skills to good use. It's not like they've got anything better to do!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Create a Playlist for Someone Special
You're nothing if not sentimental, dear Cancer. Everything you do comes from the heart (even when you're not trying). All of your friends and loved ones know how much thought goes into your gifts and sentiments, and at a time like this more than ever, they'll really appreciate a fresh set of tunes. Not only is music getting everyone through this chaotic mess of a time, but it's totally free to assemble a set of songs hand-picked for someone you care about. Whether it's a list of pump-me-up tunes for a fitness junkie, a list of brand new tracks for a music aficionado or a list of "your" songs for a bestie or S.O., no one will be disappointed with this special delivery.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Get All Dolled Up and Take a Selfie for IG
We get it, Leo—scaling back on the OOTDs has thrown you and your IG engagement for a loop. There are only so many ways to accessorize the same pair of grey sweats, which makes it increasingly difficult for the sign that most craves attention. That's why you should do what makes you happy and get all dolled up solely for the sake of the gram. You can even poke a little fun at yourself: "Did it all for the 'gram." #YOLO, as they say…
(Selfie via ABC)
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Download an App to Learn a New Language
"My brain can't handle any more information right now," said a Virgo… never. This meticulous, worldly sign is never one to turn down the opportunity to learn something new. Sitting on the couch playing video games or watching senseless TikToks can often feel like a waste for this highly intelligent sign. That's why downloading a foreign language app like Rosetta Stone or Duolingo, for example, is the best way to keep their minds going strong, especially during these times of less brain activity. Just think, by the end of quarantine, you could be whispering sweet nothings to your crush in a whole new love language.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Create Your Own Paint By Number Print
Libra thrives in an artsy atmosphere, and with limited resources and inspiration at their fingertips, it can be difficult to tap into their creativity during a time like quarantine. The solution? Ordering an affordable, personalized Paint-By-Number print. Select a meaningful photo or general piece of artwork that catches your eye, and submit to the website to be recreated in the form of acrylic paints. This can make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or simply a delightful adornment for your bedroom wall. Either way, it's sure to keep you busy!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Watch a Dark and Twisted Documentary on Netflix
While some signs will spend all of quarantine getting lost in the comedy of Friends, you, Scorpio, crave entertainment of a whole other dimension. While we're living in pretty dark times here, you're embracing the vibes, and only enhancing it by your desire to watch a true dark and twisted story, as documented on Netflix. Whether it's the latest phenom Tiger King, or Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, you're perfectly content curled up under the covers, taking in all the drama.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Take a Walk
Simple enough, a carefree sign like yours doesn't require too much to stay at ease, Sag. While quarantine requires us to stay inside for the most part (at least when it comes to social activities and work), we're also encouraged to take the occasional walk to keep our sanity in check. As the biggest lover of the outdoors, don't let quarantine get the best of you. Embrace the fresh air, take those walks as you need, and just keep a six-feet distance between yourself and anyone you encounter along the way.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Learn How to Garden
If there's one sign acclimating to quarantine quite nicely, it's you, Cap. A grounded earth sign who mostly keeps to themself, this is just what the mental health doctor ordered. You don't need much human interaction to absorb your time, but that doesn't mean you're exempt from boredom. For you, gardening is an excellent hobby to pursue. You have a love for all things earth, and this will give you an opportunity to start a project solo and see it all the way through. Did someone say salsa, made fresh the backyard?
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Download a Brain-Training App
Aquarius loves a good challenge. Quarantine isn't the first time this sign has experienced boredom. As someone with such advanced intellect, an Aquarius often finds themself climbing the walls to uncover new information. That said, it's a no-brainer that a brain-training app like Lumosity, for example, will keep them occupied for hours on end. Chock-full of brain-teasers and other mind stimulants, this will keep the deep-thinking sign busy for weeks to come.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Dig Through Your Closets and Create New Outfits With Your Findings
A Pisces wardrobe is nothing if not eclectic. Dreamy and creative, this water sign loves beautiful colors and picturesque patterns. No, no, don't expect to see a Pisces wearing all black. That's why doing a deep dive into your closet will not only keep you organized, but you'll be able to pair together some forgotten pieces and create entirely new ensembles you didn't know existed. You won't even need to go back-to-school shopping!