Being stuck at home can feel boring and even depressing. And with the resurgence of COVID restrictions due to the Omicron variant, more and more people find themselves isolated at home. However, your isolation doesn’t have to be as dull as it may sound. There are plenty of activities you could engage in to keep yourself engaged.
In this article, we will go through some of the top activities that can make your stay-at-home time worthwhile. Let’s get started:
Exercising is one of the best ways to make your time at home more engaging. The best part is, there is no shortage of resources to guide you through home workouts.
First, you can download free home workout apps from Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store. There are hundreds of such apps, some coming with robust paid plans. These applications will help you utilize readily available materials to go after your fitness goals.
Another fairly simple type of exercise is Yoga. There are many types of yoga, and almost all of them can be done at home. Plus, you won’t need anything else apart from a yoga mat and some flexible workout clothes.
You can follow online blogs to learn the basics of home yoga. You can also find Yoga apps in the app store. Some paid apps will even get you one-on-one training sessions with an experienced yogi.
Staying at home gives you the perfect opportunity to make your own meals and try out all the interesting recipes you usually encounter on social media. You can try cooking foreign dishes, for example. Or read the guide to weed weights and try making some edibles. The bottom line is you need to dust off your kitchenware, have some ingredients delivered to your home, put on the apron, and get cooking!
You can even go ahead and recruit the whole family for this task. Designate some tasks for everyone, including the younger kids, and use this time to bond with your family whilst making some delicacies.
Take this opportunity to keep up with journaling. Document your days by writing down every nitty-gritty detail. Besides helping you pass the time, journaling can also calm you down.
Plus, you’ll be able to come back to your notes weeks, months, or even years from now and see how far you’ve come.
- Jump Online
One of the best things about modern technology is you can access and interact with people from across the world right from the comfort of your home. Just pick up your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and go online.
Social platforms like TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram will help you connect with hundreds of people. These platforms also offer different types of content to engage with. You can switch between funny TikTok videos and educational twitter spaces, for example. Join all the conversations you’re interested in and spread some good vibes.
- Get Crafty
Don’t spend all your time online. Take a break and craft some items. Teach yourself some handy skills like knitting, painting, sketching, pottery, and so on. Learning a new skill is always fun. Plus, you can make it a family project if you have a partner and kids around.
- Go On A Virtual Museum Tour
Did you know that you can visit museums and view great paintings from your couch? Yes, that’s possible, and all you need is your smartphone or laptop and a decent internet connection.
The Google Arts and Culture application can take you on a tour of some of the best museums in the world. With content from over 2000 museums and archives, there is surely no reason for you to feel bored while staying at home. Also, they provide interactive features like 360-degree views that deliver a vivid experience.
- Play Card Games And Complete Puzzles
The best thing about card games is they are pretty easy to learn. Moreover, you can find lots of tutorials on YouTube to get you started. So go ahead and learn different card games, then switch between them to make your play sessions more entertaining.
You can also stretch your problem-solving skills with some puzzles. This is an excellent option if you are all alone at home. However, you can also solve puzzles as a group if you have a family.
There’s clearly so much you could do to make your stay-at-home time more entertaining. Whether alone, with a partner, or a whole family, pick an activity from the above list and get yourself engaged. You are also free to incorporate different activities.
*Photos by Madrona Rose