By now, if you’re anything like us, you’ve reached a point where you just can’t stream another show or complete another jigsaw puzzle. But the good news is there are plenty of fun things to do at home that you can do right now to stay sane and stress-free when you’re stuck at home. Below, we compiled 10 ideas that might inspire you or help to raise your spirits a bit. Because we’re all in this thing together.
Cooking is one of those fun activities that every member of the family can enjoy, whether you’re whipping up comforting batches of cookies or experimenting with all those new recipes you’ve been itching to try. But if you’re looking to take your chef skills to the next level, why not take the opportunity to take an online cooking class from the comfort of your home kitchen?
As fun as cooking can be, sometimes you just want a break from chopping onions or washing pots and pans. Use a full sink of dishes as excuse to order delivery or pick-up from your favorite restaurant, and you can feel good knowing you’re supporting a great local business as well.
One of the great things about yoga is it’s a workout you can do virtually anywhere. Another great thing? The practice’s focus on deep breathing can be a great way to help you deal with any stress or anxiety you might be feeling right now.
Looking for a fun way to take a trip down memory lane and get a little more organized? Now’s a perfect time to sort through those boxes (or digital files) of old photos and sort them into albums. No albums handy at home? No problem: there are plenty of online companies waiting to turn your photo files into unique, personalized albums that they’ll ship straight to you.
There’s nothing like a little friendly family competition to help keep everyone from going stir crazy while at home. Our suggestion for raising the stakes: losing team does the winning team’s household chores for the week.
We all know we should be finding ways to relax and let-go of anxiety right now, but that’s often easier said than done. Following along with a guided meditation or other mindfulness course can help since the instructor can provide tips to help you focus, rather than leaving you alone with your thoughts.
Can’t get to the spa or salon? Bring the spa or salon to you! Besides stocking your space with self-care essentials like massage tools, face masks, and mani-pedi kits, add small touches like an aromatherapy diffuser to make your home feel a little more like your favorite spa.
Photography. Sign language. Aromatherapy. We have online classes for just about every type of learner and type of passion. And now’s the perfect time for you (or the whole fam!) to dabble in that topic you always thought you would be great at.
If you’ve had to put your travel plans on hold indefinitely, you can still become a citizen of the world by immersing yourself in another country’s language. And, as a bonus, you’ll be able to converse with new friends when you’re finally able to take that trip again.
Wondering how to help your community while you’re stuck at home? One great way to help is to support your local businesses by buying gift cards that you can redeem at a later date. Your neighborhood merchants get funds they desperately need during this difficult time, and you get something to look forward to once you’re able to get out and about again.