Whether you spend more of your waking hours on Zoom, eating quarantine snacks or getting out of the house for some socially-distanced exercise — there's a good chance working from home has still left you with a little more time on your hands than usual.
Some students have put the extra hours to use by picking up a new hobby and finding creative ways to spend time at home.
Yoga and reading
Sophie Holt, a junior from Elon, N.C., said she's trying out yoga and re-reading the "Harry Potter" series.
“Both my parents work, so I was basically sitting at home all by myself all day. I decided I kind of needed something to do so that I didn’t go crazy, besides watching TV all day,” she said. “Gyms are closed, so that’s why I leaned towards doing yoga, and I’ve always wanted to reread the 'Harry Potter' series, but I just have never had enough time.”
Holt said she practices yoga by watching DVDs she found in her house. She said she was looking around in cabinets for games to play and happened upon them.
Diana Godoy, a sophomore from Cornelius, N.C., said she now has more time to craft embroidery projects she received in a kit for Christmas.
“I have done three embroideries since I got the kit in December. School got really busy so I haven’t been able to use it since early February," she said. "Now, I actually have time to start a new design."