It’s been about 4-5 months since this whole pandemic started. Considering that some of us are practicing social distancing (I applaud you) and are staying at home, there are only so many things that we can do in our own home.
Coming from a person who highly enjoys being at home 24/7, I’m starting to hit a wall and go a bit crazy. Ya girl is on the verge of insanity lol.
So I wanted to put together a list of things that you guys can do when you’re bored to make time at home more bearable.
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1. Clean the house
You’re thinking, the last thing I want to do is clean but honestly, the best way to pass the time is to clean. It can be very therapeutic as well.
2. Start a blog
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3. Go out for a walk
Even if it is just around the block in your neighborhood, 10 minutes of walking is extremely beneficial.
4. Read a book
Check out these books:
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Get Out of Your Own Way by Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg
- Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Jean Greaves and Travis Bradberry
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
- Love Rules by Joanna Coles
5. Play board games
- Cards Against Humanity (you can never go wrong with that)
- What Do You Meme?
6. Learn a new hobby
By learning a new hobby, you also develop new skills too.
- Learn how to paint
- Learn a new language
7. Go on a shopping spree (online that is)
8. Redecorate your place
9. Make a home-cooked meal
Instead of having fast food delivered to your front door, why not take the extra time to make your favorite meal.
10. Binge-watch TV series/movies
- Grey’s Anatomy
- The Office
- Parks & Recs
- Finding Nemo
- Bates Motel
- American Horror Story
- Any criminal documentary on Netflix
11. Run a bubble bath
I have purchased these on Amazon and it has been useful since I’m spending a lot of my time at home.
Note: Texas gyms are already open and operating but I am playing it safe.
13. Learn how to bake
This is my personal favorite. Nothing says comfort like baking some delicious, chewy, homemade chocolate chip cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
14. Learn how to cook
15. Start journaling
I have personally done some journaling a couple of years back and it was very therapeutic to do.
16. Listen to personal development podcasts
You can find all of these on Spotify.
- The Office Ladies
- Stuff You Should Know
- Earn Your Happy
- Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know
- Mile Higher Project
- The Science of Happiness
17. Catch up with friends
A simple FaceTime or Zoom meeting is a good way to catch up with friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while.
18. Practice gratitude
This is something that I practice daily and it has given me a new perspective on what matters the most.
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19. Practice self-care
Do a face mask, get a massage, take a hot shower, up your skincare routine, etc. Whatever it may be, do what helps you unwind after a stressful day.
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20. Plan your days out
21. Do some deep cleaning
Nothing makes you feel more accomplished than really going in and doing some deep cleaning around the house.
22. Do a face mask
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23. Play some video games
24. Watch TikTok
My guilty pleasure and I can spend HOURS (yes hours) on this app.
25. Start a mini garden
You can grow a veggie garden and grow your favorite veggies to make a home-cooked meal (look at #14.
26. Listen to music
Have music on in the background while you’re doing something. You may discover new music that you can add to your playlist.
27. DIY ideas for home/self-improvement
28. Learn about something that interests you
29. Sell your old stuff
Open a Poshmark/OfferUp account and start selling things or clothes that you don’t use/wear anymore. Plus, you’d be making extra money on the side.
30. Start a YouTube channel
32. Do some yoga
33. Write a letter to someone you love
Writing a heart-warming letter to someone can really make their day 10x better.
34. Confess your love for someone
Hey! You never know what may happen. Got to take those risks to get what you want.
35. Create a vision board
36. Have a movie night
37. Give yourself a mani/Pedi
38. Build a fort
Let your inner child out and build a fort with your significant other or the entire family.
39. Do a scavenger hunt with the family
40. Create a product and sell it
If you are good at drawing, create stickers, logos, or even animations. If you’re more hands-on, you can make cute furniture like shelves or desks. The ideas are limitless.
41. Clean out the fridge
The things that you find at the back of a fridge are interesting. You wonder, dude wait, was that chicken or mashed potatoes….hmm.
42. Clean out your closet
Always check the back of the closet because that is where the close that you don’t normally wear ends up. If you haven’t worn it in the last 3 months, donate it or pass it down to family or friends who will make better use for it.
43. Spend time with your pets
I can do this for the rest of my life but I have…responsibilities…chores…ugh.
44. Go down memory lane and look at old photos
45. Do daily stretches
46. Make a plan to save up money
Those adult coloring books are so cute and super handy when you just want to color really quickly.
48. Write a song
49. Do arts and crafts
50. Take a nap
Hopefully, whenever you find yourself bored out of your mind, you can use this list to spark up your creativity.
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Until next time,