What to do when you are bored at home?
Like so many other things, boredom has become a part of our lives. This has become our truth ever since the government started taking preventive measures against COVID 19. Social distancing and self-quarantine have become an essential part of our daily lives and along with these, came our quest to curb boredom. Some people have their children keeping them busy while others have started updating their statuses as “bored at home”. But even with all this boredom has given birth to so many creative ways to spend time.
Don’t worry because we found 19 fun things to do when you’re bored at home.
19 Fun things to do when you are bored at home
- Binge-watching your favorite tv shows
Have you ever thought to yourself “I really want to watch this show again but if only I got the time”? Well right now, you do. Kickback with some popcorn and coke and start binge-watching your favorite tv shows. This is definitely one of the ways that people have resorted to when it comes to being bored at home.
- Read a book
One of the great ways to pass time is to start reading a book you really wanted to. There’s so much time in our hands that there are no more excuses we can give for putting off our reading. So make yourself a hot cup of coffee, sit on your comfortable couch, and start reading.
- Watch a classic movie from the ’60s
The time has finally arrived to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s and immerse in the beauty that is Aubrey Hepburn and feel the love in the air with this classic. You can also binge watching some of the classic movies from the ‘60s and call it a day!
- Having a theme-based movie marathon
This is one of the most amazing ways to pass time when you’re bored. Pick a theme; it can be horror, romance, comedy, rom-com, thriller, and have a movie marathon based on your chosen theme. It’s also a really fun way to spend time with your family.
- Read Novels
There is something about reading novels. It makes you want to stay in that moment. The Russian writer, Anton Chekhov, can almost make you feel the depths of human emotions by just reading a few pages. There are so many authors that you can try out. At least, we can guarantee that you will come out of this pandemic as a brand new person with a brand new perspective.
- Play a video game
Some of us have been playing video games ever since we got gifted with this never-ending time. But if you don’t have a gaming system you can find tons of it online. Choose from a wide array of options and start playing.
- Puzzle and fun
Remember the times when you were a child when you used to play puzzles all day. This might be a fun time to relive your childhood memories.
- Treat yourself with a mani-pedi
We all deserve some relaxation. Treat yourself with a relaxing mani-pedi at home with some essential oils and some scented candles.
- Try guided meditation
Meditation can be a great way to relax and calm your mind. These are trying times and it has definitely made us worried about what happens next. Hence trying a guided meditation can help you to release your worries and calm your mind.
- Relax with a skincare treatment
Your skin deserves the best. So plan a chill day and relax with a skincare treatment that makes you feel refreshed and calm. Apply face masks to cleanse your skin and moisturize it to get the perfect glowing skin.
- Write letters to your future self
Handwritten letters are way cooler than regular emails especially the ones coming from yourself. This is an amazing exercise to connect with your inner self. Try writing letters to your future self and update yourself about your present self. You can also congratulate your future self on how far you’ve come. Visualize your higher self and write letters to the future you.
- Organize your closet
Decluttering is a great way to reduce stress. Organizing your closet can make you feel absolutely amazing. Now that you have the time, you can organize your closet according to seasons or your preferences. Organizing your closet can help you to know what you have, what you need to discard (things that are taking up space) and it can help you to find things easily. So channel your inner hustler and go and work on that closet now!
- Learn a new language
Remember when you were putting off on trying new things. Here’s an idea. Learn a new language whether its German, French, or Russian. There are several amazing apps that can help you learn the language of your choice. You can also enroll in a distance learning program. And guess what, it will cancel out your boredom in no time!
- Try to cook a new recipe
That recipe book you bought months ago is just sitting there accumulating dust. So why not use it what its meant for? Choose a recipe that you’ve never tried before and let the magic happen in your kitchen. Cooking is a great way to keep yourself engaged and of course, there’s a happy meal in the end. Who wouldn’t want that?
- Stare at nature
Nature can surprise you. Spend some time looking outside your window. Watch how nature works its course. Observe how the leaves are moving, how the birds are flying, the way the sky looks. It can amaze you because you will start noticing things you’ve never noticed before. We become so busy with our lives that we never stop to notice the things around us. This can be an amazing way to stop and be aware of what’s around us.
- Inspire yourself by watching motivational videos
Instead of thinking about how the world is ending and wondering what comes next, inspire yourself by watching motivational videos or Ted Talks. You can also read motivational articles that will make you feel good. This is a great hack when you feel low or demotivated.
- Call up an old friend or a family member
Who doesn’t love catching up with old friends or a family member you adore? Catching up with an old friend will make you feel loved and you both can go back and relive an old memory when you were young and did fun things together. And guess what, calling and catching up will add another set of hours to your fun memories.
- Plan your next vacation
It has become an essential part of life to have something to look forward to. Planning your next vacation can make you feel like there’s something that you are going to do next. Plan a vacation to your favorite destination, check out the hotels, the places you want to go sightseeing. Create a budget by assessing the amounts that you will need to spend on food, accommodation, shopping, and exploring. And there you go, an amazing trip to look forward to.
- Do a little soul searching
We stop paying attention to ourselves or the way we feel about things when we are busy doing our daily work. Now that you have time for yourself, begin by doing a little soul searching. Ask deep meaningful questions that will help you heal the things you’ve kept locked inside. Ask yourself about what makes you happy or what makes you feel inspired. Doing a little soul searching will enable you to understand yourself better and improve your quality of life.
To conclude, there are so many things you can do that can save you from boredom. So take initiative to make your day a fun and productive one.