How were you able to stay intellectually stimulated?
- I finally read the Deacon’s Handbook.
- I started on my ‘to read’ pile.
- Many people read more than usual (for education, devotions and pleasure). Book clubs.
- Board games/Strategy games: Five Crowns, Rummikub, Sequence, Scrabble, cards, etc.
- Puzzles, Sudoku, Word Search, Crossword Puzzles, Watching Jeopardy, Paint-by-Number, Diamond Painting (?), crafts.
- Someone took on a challenging volunteer position before the pandemic, that required more learning and much improvisation.
- Some people are still employed full or part-time. Some are volunteers (in the community or at church). Council/Deacon meetings. Someone is treasurer for two organizations.
- All reported staying current with current events through various news outlets.
- People reported having more time to watch documentaries, increased online reading.
- Webinars and online courses, Zoom courses.
- At least one person organized photos into scrapbooks.
In quick strokes:
A wide range of activities for a group of people with diverse interests. Generally speaking, it appears that pretty much everyone read a lot during the winter and looked for other activities to break up their times of reading.
For your listening pleasure:
Redemption Song Bob Marley