But if you’ve been craving more productivity during your self-quarantines, here are some ways to better yourself for free while you socially distance.
Years of watching “Top Chef” may now come in handy, as being stuck at home is the perfect time to master your cooking skills — with some virtual guidance.
Even if you have no interest in replicating his recipes, watching Bottura make everything from chocolate sauce to hummus is, quite frankly, a delight.
Courses range from “Some Like It Hot” (learning how to understand spicy and peppery ingredients) to “The Art of Kitchen Improv” (learning how to master cooking without a recipe).
In the collection of recipes, you’ll find everything from flaky biscuits and ciabatta, to chocolate chip cookies and fried chicken.
Read (almost) anything for free
While libraries may have closed their physical doors due to coronavirus concerns, many of them still offer tons of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers through their websites.
You can also search through JSTOR, which is digital library filled with academic journals, book chapters and more.
Stream virtual workouts
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, or just someone trying to get some movement in amid quarantine, you can pretty much stream any type of workout online these days.
Trainers, instructors at boutique studios and fitness gurus have thousands of videos available on YouTube, featuring built-in workouts you can do with or without equipment. For those who prefer streaming, many trainers across the US have taken to Instagram Live to offer virtual classes. A tip: Look up your favorite local gym or studio and see if they have anything virtual scheduled.