Quarantine Boredom Busters

In this time of forced quarantine, it is nice to return to simple things to entertain ourselves & our families.  Here are some of Cornerstone’s Favorite Things!


Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes

  • If I cannot do great things, I can do Small things in a great way. – Martin Luther King Jr
  • I am doing my best that is all I can expect
  • I am good enough I am smart enough and doggone it people like me – Stuart Smalley
  • Have pride in how far you have come have faith in how far you can go – Kristine Bishope
  • Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful – Annette Funicello
  • Don’t belittle yourself. BE BIG yourself – Corita Kent
  • Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being – Kevin Kruse
  • Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong – Ella Fitzgerald
  • You do not find the happy life you make it – Camilla Eyring Kimball
  • The most wasted of days is one without laughter - EE Cummings
  • Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place Beautiful – Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore
  • You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens. – Mandy Hale


Our Favorite Self Care Ideas

  • Take 5 minutes in the morning to do breathing exercises
  • Do something that energizes your body (physical activity, nap, meditate, etc.)
  • Refreshing Foot Mask
  • Create a gratitude journal
  • Purifying facial
  • Unplug for a day (no social media, news, etc.)
  • Rejuvenating Body Scrub
  • Practice Mini-Meditation (1-2 minutes to start and end your day)
  • Aromatherapy Shower/Bath
  • De-clutter (email, desk, closet or that junk drawer every family has)


Our Favorite Meditation Apps

  • Calm
  • Headspace
  • Synctuition
  • Buddhify
  • Sleep Easy Meditation
  • Nu Meditation on YouTube
  • Simply Being Guided Meditation
  • Room to Breathe Meditation
  • Relax Melodies
  • Walking Meditation 

Our Favorite Home Date Night Ideas

  • Take-Out by Candlelight
  • Board Game/Card Games
  • Cook Dinner & Dessert Together
  • Crafts (Wine & Canvas, Scrapbook, Decorate Ceramic Mugs)
  • Puzzle
  • Backyard Picnic
  • Backyard/Indoor Camping
  • Beer/Wine Tasting
  • Create a Bucket List
  • Karaoke Night
  • Pick a Theme Date Night
  • Have a Cook Off
  • Write Letters to Each Other


Our Favorite Outdoor games

  • Spikeball
  • Cornhole (beanbags)
  • Horseshoe
  • Bucket Ball
  • Life Sized Yahtzee
  • Life Sized Jenga
  • Kan Jam
  • Bocce Ball
  • Ladder Gold
  • Badminton


Our Favorite Card Games

  • Hearts
  • Rummy
  • Poker
  • Cribbage
  • Apples to Apples
  • Spoons (game to get 4 of a kind)
  • Uno
  • Crazy 8’s
  • War
  • Go Fish
  • Codenames

*To connect with people while social distancing try out Jackboxtv.com: online game website to play against friends and family in different locations. *


Our Favorite Books to Escape

  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Consider Audible, Kindle or Amazon to order books.


Our Favorite Movies

  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Forest Gump
  • Fight Club
  • The Godfather
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Thelma & Louise
  • American Beauty
  • The Matrix
  • Schindler’s List


Our Favorite Classic Movies

  • The Graduate
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Casablanca
  • Rebel without a Cause
  • Some Like it Hot
  • Citizen Cane
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The Sound of Music
  • Singin’ In the Rain
  • E.T.



Our Favorite Podcasts

  • Joe Rogan – Entertainment
  • Simon Sinek – Business/Self Improvement
  • Lysa TerKeurst – Faith
  • Crime Junkies – True Crime
  • Office Ladies – Entertainment
  • Unlocking Us – Relationships
  • Planet Money – Business
  • The Happiness Lab – Society & Culture
  • Home Cooking – Food
  • Bill Simmons – Sports
  • Making Sense – Science
  • Jocko Podcast – Business


Our Favorite New Hobbies

  • Home Brewing
  • Craft Cocktail Making
  • Knitting
  • Bread Making
  • Meditation
  • Computer Programming/Coding (YouTube tutorials, etc.)
  • Exercise
  • Gardening
  • Pickling/Canning
  • Crafts
  • Puzzles

And don’t forget, you could always call us for a social outlet.  (866) 200-6528