Many of you like myself are currently in self-isolation. This can get get very boring, lonely and depressing if we let it be. We need to train ourselves to focus on the positives instead of all the negatives. Use this time as an opportunity. Today I have decided to share with you twenty-five things you can do while being confined to your homes!
1. Read / Listen to an audiobook
How many times have we bought a book but it still sits on your shelf waiting to be read. Or have you thought to yourself, if only I have the time…. Well now you do. Read that book, listen to that audiobook. Take that time for yourself.
2. Home Workout
Exercise is so important and being confined to our homes can make that a little difficult, but not impossible. Find videos on YouTube or find blog posts. Learn something new like yoga or pilates. Put a workout together that’s tailored for you. Just remember to keep safety in mind while you do so.
If you, like myself and many others have 36879 photos maybe now is the time to put them all in a cute album. I recently did this and love the results. If you have the printer you could print them out. If you have any that you haven’t gotten around to putting in their frame yet (but also have the frame lying around) then now is the time to get on that. Another thing you can do is go through all the photos in your phone and delete all the unnecessary ones that you keep for now reason.
This can be another fun one, however you do have to have the stuff lying around the house. Many people are crafty by nature though so they would have the supplies and this would be a fun family project.
5. Learn a new language
Is there a language that you have always wanted to learn? There are so many resources online and through apps that can help you with that. I use Duolingo myself to top up my Irish language every now and then (as we don’t really use it nation wide) and I love it. Designate an hour or even half an hour everyday and you will be a pro in no time.
You can either learn a new type of dance or you can just dance for the fun of it. Turn up that music and dance, dance, dance. Not only is it a good form of exercise and release endorphins but its fun. What better reason is there to do something than that.
Colouring is not just for children. I love colouring even though I don’t do it that often. Now I guess I have more time for it. Its fun and stress relieving at the same time.
Now this can follow along the same lines as creating art or you can paint the inside walls of your house, your garden wall, the outside walls, the furniture, whatever you like!
9. Drawing / Doodling
Believe it or not this can have the same therapeutic effect. This can be in a journal or sketch pad. Give it a go, you might enjoy it!
10. Cooking or Baking
Now that we are at home and have more time on our hands in means we can batch cook, be more creative and even bake sweet treats like cupcakes and brownies. Just make sure you are exercising too.
11. Get those tasks done
You know the ones I’m talking about, the ones you didn’t have time for or put off but they still annoy you like washing the curtains or the windows, deep cleaning the pantry or fridge. Assign a time and date and get it done.
12. Write that book
Maybe you have always wanted to write a book but ‘never had the time’. Well now is the time to put pen to paper and see what happens. At the very least you will realise that writing a book is not for you but at least you won’t spend the rest of your life wondering what if.
13. Re-connect with friends
Now is the perfect to call those that you have been wanting to re-connect with or maybe you can strengthen the bond with the people you are already close with. Now is the perfect time. We all need a friend right now.
14. Watch that movie
There has to be movie you have been meaning to watch but haven’t gotten around to it. Well now it’s time for a family movie night. Get your comfies on and grab your snacks and off you go.
15. Build a fort
Whether you are six or sixty everyone loves a fort! Hours of fun!!
16. Play a board game
It is so easy to spend hours just chilling out watching TV but its fun to interact too. play a board game and make memories.
17. Vision Board
At times like this it is important to stay positive, think about the future and all the things you want or are excited for. You can create a vision board filled with all your hopes and dreams for the future! It is sure to bring back your motivation for live!
18. Make life goals list
This kind of goes along similar lines. Many of us don’t have a long term plan for our future, if you don’t then maybe you could take this extra time to really think where you would like your life to head in the next few years.
19. Learn a musical instrument
I suppose this one kind depends on you having a musical instrument lying around the house, but you would be surprised at how many people do! Maybe its guitar you have lying around that you promised yourself you would learn how to play or even a harmonica you got as secret santa gift a work. Give it a go, you might have a real talent for it!
This is the perfect time to take stock of your home and everything in it! It’s time to get rid of all those things that have been taking up space but add no value to your life.
21. Have a picnic in your garden
If you are lucky enough to have a garden and a few hours of good weather then a picnic is a perfect idea. Nothing will change your perspective like changing your surroundings.
22. Have a pamper night
Theres nothing like a pamper night to make you refreshed and human again! Use that face mask or make your own, run that bubble bath, give yourself a mani / pedi, give your hair a treatment. Light those candles and make a night out of it! It’s sure to give you the little boost you need!
I, myself find it difficult to meditate but I know people that swear by it. If you haven’t tried it before then give it a go! You might love it!
24. Organise your laptop / Phone
whether this be files or apps on you phone, it’s time to have a clear our!
25. Get that craft project done
Yes you know the one I’m talking about. The one you put in the corner or put on hold for when you had more time to do it. Now the time has arrived to finally finish it up and use it for the purpose intended.
There you go! Twenty-five things to keep you busy while we are safer being confined to our homes. I hope this gives you some ideas to work with. Whatever you decide to do, be safe guys!
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