If you find yourself stuck at home because of an illness, you have lost your job, you were forced to take your annual leave, or you have to stay home because there is a virus that broke out like the Coronavirus, which has resulted in many people needing to stay at home for weeks at a time, you might be wondering: what am I going to do while stuck at home for this long?
I try to always look at the positive side of a situation and have decided to make the best of my time at home. There are a lot of things you can do to make your time at home fun, productive, and relaxing, and to help make the time go by faster. Here are 21 things that you can do if you are stuck at home:
Set Goals And Challenges For Yourself
You can use this time at home to improve yourself. Work hard on a project. Get that online business started. Do some yoga. Meditate.
Practice New Recipes
Even if you cannot go to the store, if you have a bunch of ingredients in your pantry, fridge, and freezer, you can give yourself a mystery box challenge as they have on MasterChef Australia, and challenge yourself to make creative but healthy meals using what you have.
Beat Your High Score On That Video Game
Perhaps you long for the days when you could spend hours playing video games. Well, now you can. Dust off your Xbox or PlayStation and play some games.
Learn to Dance
If you are embarrassed to dance in public, then you can use this time to practise in private. Find online tutorials that will teach you a few dance moves and dance combinations, and use the time at home to learn a new skill.
Try TikTok Challenges
TikTok challenges can be a lot of fun to watch, but if you feel like you never have time to make your own or try the various TikTok challenges, then you can spend this time at home to finally start taking part in the fun.
Finally Watch Those Movies You Have Been Meaning To Watch
I have a long list of movies that I have always wanted to watch but never have. While at home, I have been watching some movies that have been on my bucket list for a while, and it has been great.
Finally Watch That Series On Netflix
Too many shows on Netflix, not enough time… until now! I don’t know about you, but I am grateful for the opportunity to catch up.
Finish That Online Course
Learning and gaining new skills is something that everyone should do. It can be hard to find the time when we are busy with normal life, but when you are forced to stay home, use the opportunity to learn.
Learn To Play That Instrument
This is not something that I am personally interested in, but a lot of people want to learn how to play a specific instrument, but never actually do. If you have an instrument and want to learn how to play it, start now! You can find online classes very easily nowadays.
Journal And Take The Time to Self-Reflect
Journalling is one of my favourite activities in the world. It calms me down, helps me get clarity, and can keep me busy for hours!
Practise Self-care And Do Some At-Home Beauty Treatments
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved doing at-home beauty treatments, and since I cannot walk in public with a face mask on without people thinking I am weird, I am enjoying the opportunity I have to do it at home.
Finally Build That Puzzle
Again, not something on my to-do list, but if you are someone who really enjoys building puzzles and have one that you have been meaning to build, now is your chance.
Spring-Clean Your House And Feel The Satisfaction Of Getting Things Done
I get this weird rush of excitement when organising my house. It can’t be too weird though, because I’ve seen a lot of people get just as excited. I’ve been sorting out the cupboards, reorganising some things, and ticking things off my household chores list.
Make A Vision Board
Oooh I love a good vision board and have made quite a few in my day. If you have some old magazines lying around and some glue, maybe creating a vision board is the perfect thing to do.
Clear Out Any Digital Clutter
My inbox is a mess, and you don’t want to know what state my photos and videos on my phone are in. This is also the perfect time to organise some files and photos on your phone and laptop.
Get a New Hobby
There are a lot options out there when it comes to hobbies. Some people already have a hobby or two that keep them occupied while at home. For those individuals, staying busy while at home is not a problem. But for others, this might be the perfect opportunity to take up a new hobby.
Start An At-Home Workout Routine
Been wanting to start working out but you have given yourself excuse after excuse? Unless you are sick and need to rest, if your health is fine but you have to stay home, then you can start doing home workouts and start working on your fitness. You can find workout videos online or get printouts with instructions on them.
Sort Out Your Finances
While you have the time, take a look at your finances and identify any areas that need your attention. Are you wasting money in some places? Where can you save? You can use your time to work out a budget and do a few more grown-up things.
Finish Your DIY Art Projects
If there are DIY projects that you have been meaning to finish at home, you can use this time at home to finish up your projects and tick some more things off your to-do list that have been bothering you.
Catch Up On Some Sleep
When else will you get the time to sleep late in the mornings and take naps other than when on holiday or over the weekend? If you are forced to stay at home, and you are the kind of person who enjoys taking naps, you can rejoice! No waking up early for work or having to sit in traffic in the afternoon. Get some sleep!