Outdoor activities are no longer an option due to COVID-19. Consequently, you’ve probably finished watching all the Netflix movies on your list. What’s the next course of action? What can you do to kill time?
Well, here’s a collection of 13 fun things to do that will distress you and keep boredom at bay while keeping your eyes off the screen;
1. DIY Crafts
Crafts are pretty cheap and simple; all you need to do is to reuse and upcycle items in the house.
You can create pillow t-shirts, transform glasses into pencil holders, or even use clay to create miniature snowmen!
Make a gift for your friend or loved one with DIY Crafts. Consequently, you let them know that you’re still thinking about them.
2. Read a book
Maybe one of your goals at the beginning of the year was to read more books. But you’ve been tight on time. Well, this is the best time to grab that novel you’ve wanted to read for a long time. Besides, if you prefer audiobooks, use Audible. It’s free.
You can also join a virtual book club to get different perspectives and opinions.
3. Write a book
Have you always aspired to become a writer? You should certainly write a story or a novel during this quarantine period. Guess What? Even Shakespeare, the Greatest writer, wrote a play in isolation during the Bubonic Plague.
Can you imagine how hard it must have been? No technology, no internet. Seriously you have no excuse now. Start writing today. You might just be the next best-selling author.
4. Compose A Song
If you have a passion for music, channel your feelings and thoughts, and compose a song. It’s what Taylor Swift does!
Also, if you’re not sure where to start, there are free courses available online. And for more inspiration, create playlists on YouTube and Spotify.
5. Learn About Nutrition
Since we’re in quarantine, most of us are always snacking. Firstly, comfort food is important, but are you eating healthy?
Take this time to learn about eating habits. Don’t just eat anything. Food affects our emotions. It’s simply put that if you eat crap. You feel like crap. We already feel awful due to COVID-19. Don’t let food make you feel worse. Eat healthily.
6. Learn How To Paint
If you love painting, then I have news for you. Currently, there are over 400 episodes of the classic Joy of Painting program on YouTube. Consequently, you can now enjoy painting lessons in your living room.
Paint and enjoy the beauty of imperfections with Bob Ross.
On the other hand, there are drawing challenges on Pinterest if you need some inspiration.
7. Write A Script
Are you fascinated with film and theatre? Why don’t you write a play?
If you don’t have a clue about scriptwriting, there’s plenty of information available online. Similarly, there are free online courses to get you started.
Screenwriting might just be your purpose in life. But you’ll never know till you try.
8. Explore New Recipes
I’m sure you’re curious about a lot of dishes. How are they made? What are the ingredients used? You can find out today.
Explore different recipes and create 6 Course meals like those in high-end restaurants.
Immerse yourself in cooking and subsequently discover new milkshake ideas, pastries, and dishes.
Miguel Barclay is famous for creating one pound meals. Therefore, if you’re on a tight budget, he’s got you covered.
9. Reach Out To An Old Friend
Now is the best time to reconnect with your high school friend. To know how they’re doing and fairing. It’s likely they miss you too and haven’t gotten the chance to contact you.
On the other hand, you can make new friends on social media, Facebook, or Instagram. Having friends from different parts of the world will broaden your horizon and give you different perspectives.
10. Play Board Games
You don’t have to quit board games because your friends can’t come over. You can play chess and other board games online.
Moreover, some websites are offering a variety of free games. For instance: Tabletopia. You can game with your friend like you’re both in the same room!
11. Learn A New Language
Are you fascinated by Mandarin? Perhaps Italian? Or are you obsessed about Polish? Since you have a lot of time in your hands, why don’t you learn a new language? There’s a lot of vocabulary available online. Consequently, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on courses and tutors.
Start learning mandarin today and finally watch that mandarin show on Netflix without subtitles. Isn’t that intriguing?
We need to stay fit and healthy now more than ever. Therefore, having an exercise regime is something you should invest in.
A way to jump-start your fitness journey is by doing a 30-Day Challenge. For instance: 100 reps a day of squats, burpees, push-ups or crunches.
Moreover, if you’re a beginner, you don’t need a trainer or any equipment. There are plenty of free workout programs on YouTube. Stretch it out.
It’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed due to COVID-19. Meditation is a sure way to relieve anxiety and enhance calmness.
Importantly, it clears out and declutters issues in your mind to help you focus on what matters.
Indoors can be as equally fun as outdoors. Don’t overthink. Just have fun.