Make a terrarium. Consider adding more plants to your home, says Almonte, whose own pandemic activity has been hooking. “There’s a gardening trend right now at my home in Manila, where I’m from,” he says. “Because we’re a tropical country, isolated people have started growing more plants, especially on porches and verandas. If you can’t do this outdoors, create a terrarium instead. “It’s like building an entire garden on a very, very small scale,” he says, “like creating a miniature world. Almonte says ferns, moss or succulents are good choices for terrariums. Glass containers such as mason jars and fish bowls are great holders, or look for interesting containers at thrift stores. Explore Terrain, where you can get supplies, kits, or a fully designed terrarium, and watch a YouTube video for beginners, such as “A Beginners Guide To Making A Terrarium” by Worcester Terrariums. “Taking care of a living being is very Zen right now,” says Almonte.