With so much time on your hands, staying at HOME can be quite boring. A few hours could feel like days, and at some point, it could feel like torture, especially if you live alone.
Being at home either for long summer vacations or for two, three days is in itself a great pleasure. For the first few days, you would like to sit idle but gradually you are likely to feel bored of idealism, so to get rid of the same, you need some productive things to do at home.
The good news is, this doesn’t have to be the case. With these easy and entertaining activities,
I'm sending you hugs and hope you are doing well! Lately, with everything that is happening in the world, I am having a hard time concentrating. I am trying to stay active and productive, even though it's difficult. Today, I am sharing some ideas with you, in case you are looking for some creative things to do while you are stuck at home. I've been doing most of these at home, and I especially love origami. It helps me stay focused. Hope it inspires you!
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1. Learn a new recipe
Everybody loves food! What better way for you to spend your time than learning to cook a new dish or try out something fancy from the internet. The options are limited! If you intend to spend less, try out recipes whose ingredients are in season.
2. Play games
Never knew how to play cards? This might just be the perfect time for you to improve on your poker- face. Not a fan? Don’t worry. There are so many games on could play in the comfort of their home. You could choose from table tennis, darts, chess, monopoly and so on.
3. Start your garden
Gardening can be quite exciting. To watch your plants grow from scratch can be quite fulfilling. Other than just flowers, you could grow vegetables as well. Hey, who doesn’t want to have fresh veggies straight from the garden? It is cheaper too.
4. Rearrange your furniture
If you never liked where your coffee table or sofa sat, and you never had the time to arrange, this is your chance. Play around with your furniture until you can finally figure out what is more convenient for and your needs.
I know what you are thinking, how is decluttering fun? When you declutter, you get rid of old items you no longer need. Each piece is linked to a story, and you will be shocked by how exciting it will go down the memory lane. Other than that, you will also enjoy the extra space.
6. Watch movies
This is the time for you to catch up on your favorite movie and shows. Make yourself some popcorn, grab a drink, and enjoy hours of uninterrupted watching.
7. Listen to the radio
With so many music platforms, you barely get the chance to listen to the radio. You would be surprised just how entertaining radio shows can get. Other than music, you also get to enjoy the conversation and contribute to the topic of discussion. You also get to be updated on current affairs and trends as well.
8. Painting and coloring
You don’t have to be Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci for you to enjoy painting and art. Studies have shown that painting and coloring are therapeutic activities and have calming effects. If you feel anxious, this could probably be the activity for you.
9. Learn a course online
You can never have enough knowledge. Register for short online courses and earn a new certificate. This could boost your CV, and you could even be on the run for promotion.
10. Learn a new skill
Just like education, one can never really have enough expertise. There are so many benefits to earning a new skill. For instance, braiding skills can make you an extra penny every time you fix your friends’ hair.
Other than having a good time, dancing is also a form of keeping fit and losing weight as well. There are so many video tutorials online on different dance moves and categories. Feel free to try out any of them. You sure will have a good time.
You don’t have to go to a fitness studio or park to do yoga. All you need is a yoga mat, and you can enjoy your session in your living room.
13. Read a book
When is the last time you read a book? Reading books creates cognitive engagement that improves lots of things, including your vocabulary, thinking skills, and concentration. It also can affect empathy, social perception, and emotional intelligence.
14. Host a barbeque
Nothing brings people together and have a good time as well better than a barbeque party. After all, who doesn’t love a good barbeque?
15. Arrange for a sleepover
why do you think most of your childhood was filled with happiness? Because as a child, it was the simplest thing that brought the most joy in your life. So call your friends and host them for a sleepover. Drink wine, play games, and catch up.
16. Watch productive and informative programs:
Yeah! Television is not always the medium of waisting time you, but many times it is also one of the best partners in loneliness and weariness.
Go switch on your television, watch channels like discovery, national geographic or you can even go through the entertaining programs like singing, dancing and so on. These all will teach you one or the other thing and it’s productive in itself.
If you have immense love for the flowers, then why not spend time visualizing the moments, feeling the aura of the flowers in your nearby garden or in your home.
Go, water them, change the flower pot settings, plant new ones, enjoy the whirling of a flower petal, the freshness of early dew drops, the moist grass and so on. Ogle at the real beauty and cherish the moment.
Spending time with pets is lovely. Play with your pet, give it proper food, make them learn new things, go for a walk with it and spent some time this way.
Take care of them and provide them love and adore that moment. This will prove to be your best time and you will recall it whenever feel being alone.
Sitting idle is not great one should always try himself or herself indulge in some or the other work, indulging in work will help you get something fruitful from the whole day and will also provide you a great deal of satisfaction.
Even if you are doing nothing and thinking, that is also productive. Apart from the above, you may even meditate, think, concentrate so as to turn the day into something good.
List of things to do while you’re bored in the house: *domino trail *prank/scare your family
*build a fort
*wash your hands
*listen to podcasts
*do literally any youtube challenge
*let your sibling do your makeup
*read old emails
*catch up with old friends/family *write to a pen pal
*follow and subscribe to Keywebco
*binge watch movies
*play a funny game with your family
*do the blanket trick on pets
*wash your hands again
*write a book
*learn a magic trick
*cook without a recipe
*catch up on emails
*wash your hands AGAIN
*learn another language *become tiktok famous
*style dad clothes
*arts and crafts
*beat a video game
*play a board game or do a puzzle
*spring clean your closet
*you know the drill - wash your hands again! :)
*have a spa day
*read a book
There are so many more activities to choose from. And the best part, most of them don’t cost a thing, and if they do, it’s very little. So, the next time you don’t know what to do when you are home, try them out.
- Ensure that your home is secure by installing deadbolt locks on outside doors and locking devices on windows. Always lock your doors and windows when you leave home.
- When home, always lock your doors to protect your family.
- If possible, have an alarm system installed and place your alarm company’s placard in front of your home. This will deter would-be burglars.
- Trim trees and remove objects that would provide intruders access to the roof or a second story area of your home.
- Utilize outdoor lighting to make your home visible.
- Never leave a key to your home under a doormat or in an outside hidden key container. An intruder may observe you place said key in such an area when you leave or enter your home.
- If you have a keypad for a garage door opener, create a code that is uncommon and difficult to crack.
- Learn who frequents your neighborhood. If you see someone who is unknown and acting suspiciously, call the police.