Does being stuck inside have you bored out of your mind? Here are five fun and productive ways to fill your time! You’re going to love them!
If quarantine has taught us anything, it’s the importance of beating boredom when you’re stuck at home. Whether you’re isolating for health reasons or you have another reason for not leaving your house, you’re going to need ways to fill your time.
Lucky for you, there are a lot of ways for you to fill your time.
In this article, you will find five of the best things to do when you’re stuck at home!
One of the best ways to keep yourself entertained in your house is to get up off the couch and start moving. Get your blood pumping and feed your brain with a bit of serotonin so you don’t get bogged down with the blahs.
Exercise is the most obvious way to get some much needed activity.
Working out at home isn’t for everyone, but when you don’t have a choice, you make due. There are tons of workout videos online to get you started. Follow along with free videos on YouTube, where you can find pretty much any kind of exercise you enjoy. It’s a great way to try out different things.
If you already know what you like, you can find a pre-made workout routine that tells you what to do everyday so there’s no guesswork.
Yoga is another great way to get your body up and moving. YouTube is a great place to find yoga videos, as well. The mindfulness aspect of yoga helps keep you centered while you’re unable to leave the house.
Looking for something a little less structured?
Make a playlist of your favorite upbeat music and throw a daily dance party. Even half an hour of dancing around will help you shake off the boredom.
Or, let your inner interior designer take over and rearrange the furniture in one of your rooms. It’s the perfect way to shake off the cobwebs when everything feels stagnant.
Creative projects are sure to keep you busy for hours on end and help you forget that you can’t get out right now. This is an amazing way to engage your mind if you enjoy creating things but never have the time.
When those creative juices are flowing, you’ll completely forget that you’re stuck inside!
Some ways to tap into your creativity include blogging, drawing, painting, and playing music. There are unlimited ways to create, which is why it can take up so much of your days at home.
If you’re not sure what to start, why not tackle a fun DIY project?
Creativity also carries over into the kitchen. If you enjoy cooking or baking, this is a great time for you to try a brand new recipe. And if you’ve never been much of a chef, now’s your chance to start developing some kitchen skills!
Not everything you do while you’re stuck at home has to be fun and games. We all have a list of things we need to get done around the house. Now you have plenty of time to devote to it.
There are plenty of things around the house that could probably use your attention, as well. Living in your space for an extended period of time may inspire you to declutter everything and get rid of what you don’t need.
Think about how much better you’ll feel when you get your closets organized or fix up those minor repairs you’ve been putting off.
Starting a garden isn’t exactly a necessity, but if it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, you should go for it!
Maybe you already have a garden that you haven’t been giving much attention to. Put on your gloves and get back into it!
Your list may not look like fun and you might not enjoy going through it, but just think of how much better you’ll feel when it’s all finally done. That will make it all worth it!
You’re never too old to learn new things, and the technology we have now makes it so easy to gain new skills while sitting on your couch at home.
Online courses have become extremely common. If you want to learn something specific that requires more structured classes, this is a great way to get it done.
Websites like Coursera, Skillshare, and Udemy allow you to take classes on anything from graphic design to musical instruments without stepping foot inside a school. And sites like Duolingo will help you learn a new language at home.
You can also take a more casual approach to learning by listening to podcasts or watching documentaries on a variety of subjects. Virtual museum tours let you learn about art and history while you’re in your pajamas.
If you’re a nature-lover, download a plant identification app to find out what’s growing in your own backyard.
There are no wrong ways to learn. Do what feels best to you and break through your boredom while still feeling productive!
Last but certainly not least, take some time to focus on self care. This is especially important while you’re spending so much time on your own. You have to look out for yourself before anything else.
Start a meditation practice during your stay at home to better connect to your mind, body, and spirit.
There are small things you can do on a day-to-day basis to focus on self care. Start taking naps during the day, get an adult coloring book to help you relax, go outside for some fresh air, put on a face mask, or take a nice long bath.
Journaling is another great way to take care of your mind.
It’s also important to spend some time every day unplugged from social media. You may be tempted to scroll all day long, but seeing that stuff 24/7 is not good for your mental health. Make sure you put your phone away for a while and do something just for you.
Being stuck at home doesn’t necessarily have to be boring. You don’t have to do something every second of the day, but filling your time with fun, healthy, and productive things will definitely help you push through.
Remember, it’s okay to be bored sometimes. Boredom breeds creativity, and you might surprise yourself with what you create when it seems like there’s nothing to do.
Caitlin Sinclair is the property manager at Harmony 3900. With five years of property management experience and many more in customer service, she has a passion for her community and looks forward to making Harmony 3900 the place to call home.