Quarantine Life: What to Read, Learn, and Do Right Now

Your daily routine may have drastically changed over the course of the last few weeks. Today I’m sharing my top recommendations for how to downshift, find your purpose, move your body, learn something new, and stay connected during quarantine life.

Website Recommendations


I’ve been receiving daily emails from Success for years. Their content is simply fantastic; I especially love their book recommendations and quotes. Main focus areas include business, motivation, personal development, success, and well-being.


Since watching Goop’s new Netflix series I’ve gone from “Gwyneth Paltrow is crazy,” to “okay, this is actually pretty good stuff .” Goop is your one stop for all things lifestyle including wellness, fashion, recipes, and travel.


It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brendon Burchard fan. This man is a saint. The amount of free high quality content he puts out on the regular is mind boggling. Main focus areas include high performance habits, living a charged life, and how to become an influencer.


If you’re looking for the mentor of your dreams, look no further than John C. Maxwell. Main focus areas include leadership, business, and intentional living. I would highly recommend checking out his Leading Through Crisis series and his free 30 Days of Growth program.


This website is dedicated to the study of blue zones, special areas of the world that are home to the world’s oldest people. Main focus areas include blue zone recipes, longevity, and general well being.

Book Recommendations

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert reminds us there is nothing more fulfilling than creating something for the pure joy of it. This is a brilliantly sunny read that might spark some interest to create something of your own.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Even though Yuval didn’t see COVID19 in our future, this is still a fascinating read. Although I found Yuval’s view of the future slightly far fetched, I appreciated that he put forth a strong argument of where the human race is headed.

What to Learn


Coursera is where some of the world’s top universities offer their most popular courses. The great news is, some are completely free! Check out one of Yale’s most popular courses “The Science of Well being.”

What to do

Energizing Morning Yoga

Each day I have been trying a different yoga practice. This one by ALO Yoga has become my favorite morning energizer. It’s the perfect length and offers a great mix of flexibility and strength.

Practice a Favorite Ritual

Just because we’re sequestered inside, doesn’t mean the day can’t be special. What’s one of my favorite rituals? Sipping coffee with my favorite biscotti. Whatever your ritual is, there is no reason you can’t try to recreate it at home. Check out the homemade biscotti recipe on Kristen’s Kitchen.


Start a 30 Day Challenge

It’s said if you do something for 30 days, you can do it for a lifetime. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Read 30 minutes a day.

2. Exercise challenges such as push-ups, planks, yoga, or squats.

3. Drink 3-4 liters of water a day.

4. Meditate

5. Spend 30 minutes a day writing or simply thinking.

Listen to a Podcast

Rich Roll has the mind of a Stanford graduate, the soul of a yogi, and the spirit of an endurance athlete. His latest episode regarding the COVID pandemic was especially thought provoking.

Have a Virtual Houseparty

The app Houseparty makes socializing virtually astonishingly easy. It gives you the ability to see who’s online and join existing parties, without even being invited! But don’t worry, if you prefer your party to be guest list only, just lock your room.

So friends, the decision is yours. How are you going to spend your most valuable commodity, your time?

“The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own.”

Charles Caleb Colton

Thank-you for allowing me the great privilege to be a part of your life today. Until next time…

Be Open.

Be Kind.

Seek Knowledge.

Practice Disipline.

And if you do…success and freedom will follow.

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4 thoughts on “Quarantine Life: What to Read, Learn, and Do Right Now

  1. Loved these choices! Big fan of Rich Roll and Brendon Burchard. Thanks for all the tips I’ll incorporate these into my everyday life for sure.


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