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Coronavirus: Good Things to Keep You Busy While Stuck at Home

From quarantines to working remotely, precautions are being taken across the globe in response to the spread of coronavirus.

Are you now stuck at home because of COVID-19? Don’t worry, there are many ways to make the best of this moment and think positively.

American investor Daymond John has some advice for you:

“You have to make sure that you take that time to switch things up, adjust and get ready for this change,” he said.

Here’s a round up of some great things to keep you busy and develop yourself.

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Advice to the Younger Self // Season 2 Episode 5

Probably our DEEPEST episode to date. We do something a bit different in this episode – we speak to our younger selves.Get your tissues ready.What would you say to your younger self?

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Black and Muslim in Britain is an online series featuring artists, academics, and activists. It explores the life of Black British Muslims, celebrating the largely marginalized community.

Check also our 5 Favorite Motivational Ted Talks, especially useful for young women, including “Grit: The power of pressure and perseverance” with Angela Lee Duckworth.

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Online Study Opportunities

Study Islamic topics online for free with several organizations. Find them here.

How about attending a free lecture or course from prestigious colleges and universities like MIT, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Columbia? You can find them on the website Academic Earth.

Coronavirus: Good Things to Keep You Busy While Stuck at Home - About Islam

Turn to Allah

In such pitiful moments, turning to our Creator is the most thing we need. Make supplication and ask Allah to protect us. Pray to Allah Almighty for the wellbeing and recovery of all.

Now you have plenty of time to improve your spirituality and read more Quran so don’t miss that.

Find a Useful App

Clean your phone’s memory (a good task in itself!), then download some new useful apps.

Here are 5 Easy Apps for Learning the Qur’an.

These apps aren’t just for Ramadan, but we may as well get ready for that now too.

Books, Books, Books

Immerse yourself in some great reading. Here’s an awesome list of 100 Books by Muslim Women (for both male and female readers, of course).

Connect With Loved Ones

Write a letter or even make your own postcards to send to people you want to show some appreciation to.

Call someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile.

De-stress by Cooking

Did you know that cooking is one of the most effective stress relievers? Clinics are using cooking therapy to treat mental health issues.  So, why not exploring your cooking talent and trying some new recipes?

Explore the World – Beautifully

Yes! You can still explore the world even while stuck at home. These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch.

Catch Up On Yourself

What other areas of your life have you wished you had more time to work on? Well, now you do.

Planning for your future, changing your diet, doing some exercise or meditation… whatever you have been putting off, seize these days.