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Entertaining Yourself in a Corporate Apartment While Quarantined

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“Work hard, play hard” takes on a whole new meaning during quarantine. While you have to hit the pause button on out-of-the-house adventures as the country deals with COVID-19, keeping yourself entertained and fulfilled after a long day or week of work is essential to your mental, physical, and emotional health. Here are some ways to make the best of sheltering in place in your corporate apartment after conquering the day’s to-do list.

Fire Up the Stove

Over the past 50 years or so, Americans have trended toward eating out more and more, but it goes without saying that a lot has changed for the restaurant industry in 2020. We’re cooking at home more than ever before in this century—and making healthier choices while doing it.

Whether you barely know how to work a microwave or you’re a knowledgeable cook, getting busy in the kitchen can help you pass the time, save money, and develop skills you’ll reap the benefits of for years to come. Take advantage of the spacious kitchens in your Premier Corporate Housing rental, which are equipped with full-size appliances. Your next favorite recipe could be a quick Google search away.

Catch up on the Best Streaming Content

Gone are the days of waiting for your favorite film or show to grace your television screen—now the programming waits for you. While options abound, however, the freedom to watch whatever you want comes with its own challenges. Instead of endlessly scrolling through the Netflix home page for longer than the movie you end up picking, you can seek out online “best of” lists by platform.

Services such as Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB list films and series by rating, allowing users to filter for platform, genre, release year, and more, to help you find the perfect watch for your mood. We’ll provide the comfortable furniture and TV setup. You bring the popcorn. If there’s really nothing streaming that catches your eye, don’t forget physical media—you can request a DVD player from us too.

Work Out at Home

Whether you regularly hit the gym or you haven’t broken a sweat since high school PE, working out from home is now easier than ever. The YouTube fitness community is over 8,000 channels strong, catering to a variety of abilities, goals, and training styles. Our apartments typically range in size from 625 square feet to 3,000 square feet, leaving you plenty of room to spread out and get active.

Start the morning off with some gentle yoga and get centered before hopping onto your first Zoom meeting. If you’re looking for something more intense, find a channel offering demanding HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, and work up a sweat to end the day. Getting your body moving will not only improve your physical health but also reduce your stress and help you sleep better at night.

Play With Your Pets

Unlike many housing options, we allow pets! Although being away from home and sheltering in place means spending more time away from loved ones than usual, you’ll never be alone with your furry best friend by your side. On top of the joy that comes with companionship, playing with or petting your pet reduces stress for both of you. Interacting with a beloved dog or cat releases the hormone oxytocin in the brain, which boosts your mood.

We know it’s disappointing to be stuck inside when you’re staying in a new town long-term, but there are still plenty of ways to make the experience fun and comfortable. Take a look at the accommodations and services available to you when you stay in one of our corporate apartments. As long as you have to shelter in place, we can make sure that place is amazing.