10 Ways To Avoid Cabin Fever

10 Ways To Avoid Cabin Fever

Photo by Per Lööv on Unsplash

Cabin fever is the term used for those who can’t leave their house. In our current crisis brought on by COVID-19, we must be smart and prepare. However, that doesn’t mean we have to forego pursuing our spouse. In fact, it is in times like these when we need to lean in and connect heart to heart. Who needs to go out to enjoy time together when you have all you need at home to provide a great memory.

Here are 10 Ways to make the most of cabin fever:

  1. Plan a dinner and a movie night. Pick a favorite movie or TV show you both enjoy. Plan a meal using the location of the movie as your inspiration. Examples: Blue Bloods (New York-style pizza), Forest Gump (Shrimp Recipes), Julie and Julia (Anything French)
  2. Backyard Picnic under the stars. After you have put the kids to bed, move outdoors by candlelight, soft music and your favorite beverage with dessert.
  3. Indoor Putt-Putt course – This takes a bit of planning, but could be so much fun. Make it even more so by incorporating some of our Romantic Putt-Putt rules to your course.
  4. Hide and Go Seek – This one is the Mall Version, but you can alter it to fit your home/yard/neighborhood.
  5. Make Your Own Pizza – have fun in the kitchen making pizza. Try kneading the dough together – very sensual.
  6. Step back in time and watch old TV shows like Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, or Hawaii Five O. If possible buy store bought Frozen dinners and eat on trays while watching your favorite. Or if you like to cook, make your own version of a TV dinner. It includes an entree, starch, veggie and dessert.
  7. Using You Tube learn how to ballroom, salsa or square dance. Whatever you want, it’s available on You Tube.
  8. Set up a tent in your bedroom. If you’re able set it on your bed. Add lots of pillows and a flashlight. Tell each other scary stories you remember as kids. Don’t forget the s’mores.
  9. Walk Down Memory Lane – This is a great time to watch the old home videos you never seem to do. Or pull out old photo albums. Any diversion from the current state-of-affairs is good therapy.
  10. Pray and Worship together. How often we neglect the basics in the busyness of life. Now is the time to seize these moments to redirect our focus from fear to faith and hope.

It is our prayer that you will all stay at peace as we ride out this storm together. God will not leave us on our own to figure this out. He has promised to walk with us through the difficulty. Coronovirus is no exception.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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6 Responses to 10 Ways To Avoid Cabin Fever

  1. Living in the cancer ward
    I know of isolation;
    it is really not untoward,
    it’s just my situation,
    and I must fall back on resources
    gifted me by Lord on High,
    and now as your life forces
    you to pull back, I suggest you try
    to find those things that are within
    your heart, and that of your mate,
    dust them off, and then begin
    to use them, yes, to alter fate,
    for you can make isolation grace,
    and find in it a turning-place.


  2. Afriend says:

    This looks great. It takes a bit of effort to arrange but she’s worth it, we’re worth it and everyone out there reading this is worth it.
    I’m just not sure about kissing on the lips and I have to ask someone. My wife and I are self isolating and are not kissing or touching faces. I’m just not sure whether that’s sensible or even sustainable. I think I will go mad. She doesn’t seem to mind and I know there are plenty of other places to kiss.


    • Debi Walter says:

      Have you been exposed to the virus requiring you to self-isolate? If so, it’s only for two weeks. If not, once you are in your home and you’ve washed your hands there is no reason to refrain from kissing your spouse or touching each other. Being in our homes is a refuge as a couple or family. You can relax and enjoy the time together without worry or fear.


      • Afriend says:

        No, my wife has a kidney disease which makes her vulnerable. I think I agree that we should be able to touch, kiss and do anything we normally do (and more?).
        I’ll have a chat tonight and see what she thinks.
        Thanks Debi


      • Debi Walter says:

        Yes this social distancing doesn’t apply to people in your own home. Unless one of you have been around someone with the virus or you’ve traveled out of the country or been on a cruise.


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