These past few weeks have been challenging and we hope you are doing fantastic with your business and most importantly, you are staying home, safe and healthy!

Working from home because of COVID-19 is not fun, we get it!

Classes are canceled, meetings either last forever or are being postponed indefinitely!?!

The Boral Agency team has put together a list of tools, activities, freebies, and restaurants that can help make your day more entertaining and effective!

Please see the below list and feel free to share this with your peers! 🙂


Here are some of the tools we are using every day to make our work-from-home easier!

  • Zoom – This the perfect tool to use for your team meetings. You can create daily check-ins with your team, schedule a 1-to-1 meeting with clients or… hold and online networking event through Zoom! Check out how we did it with our virtual networking series!
  • Airtable – Eliminating the need to attach files every single time you want to share something with your colleagues. By creating an online excel sheet, collaborating is now much easier.
  • Apollohq – Tracking your current project progress with this online project and contact management system. By delegating tasks and tracking time for each project, you are now one step closer to managing your team online!

Fun Activities

Make sure you also schedule some time off! We can’t work all day : ) Here are some fun ideas to try:

  • Duolingo – Hola! Bonjour! Ciao Bella! Pick from numerous different languages and levels to start your journey on learning a new language!
  • Read a book: Explore new knowledge and find good reads instead of scrolling down your Instagram feed all day! Here’s our personal “Book Club” list:
  • Netflix party – A new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.


Tired of cooking? Support our fellow small businesses. Here are some of our favorite restaurants:

  • Harold’s Heights – Wine down Wednesday, Steak Night Friday, and so many more cool deliveries at great prices and wine! All deliveries are free within a 5-mile radius and all pick-ups, to-go over $50 will receive a $20 gift card!
  • Pollo Bravo – Our office’s favorite! Ask anybody in the Boral Agency team, and this will be their ultimate answer when it comes to lunch options. Check them out for to-go!
  • Pampa Grill – Mmm Argentinian Steakhouse. I know I need to say no more! Yum Yum!

Workouts Online

Well after all that food, let’s burn some calories and stay active! Here are some freebies, so no excuses!

  • – Don’t know what workout/nutrition combination is the best to lose weight? Well…they are offering a 14-day free trial with all on-demand workouts, nutrition, and a virtual coach! Perfect for these 2 weeks.
  • – Let’s flatten the curve without fattening ours! lol, They are offering free on-demand workouts and they have now extended it for 90 days! Simply download their app and sign up : )
  • – If you’ve never tried yoga before now is the perfect opportunity to get flexible! Visit their site for 2 months of free yoga online.

We’re All In This Together! We hope you enjoyed our list. Check our our Tips to Nail Self-Isolation Part Two.

What are you doing to stay sane while we stay safe at home? Share with us in the comments below!

About Boral Agency

Boral AgencyWe are a B2B Marketing and Branding Agency in Houston, TX.
We partner with our clients and truly listen to their vision, needs, and goals before designing a strategy.