10 home quarantine activities to keep boredom at bay.
It is still early in the home quarantine game, but are you bored to death by now? To interrupt the curve and contain the coronavirus as soon as possible, it’s better if we all stay at home and practice some social distancing.
On one hand, it’s a dream scenario to finally finish reading that book you’ve been meaning to dedicate time to for ages, whilst on the other hand, it’s the biggest nightmare. To give you some good courage and to prevent boredom, Holidu has listed the best at-home activities for you!
⦁ Movie night with travel films
What is the main thing that we can only dream about at the moment? Travelling! Sadly, that is not possible for the time being, so all that remains is to keep dreaming and make new plans for the future. So, have a great travel movie night with options like these from Netflix: Expedition Happiness, Tales by Night, Our Planet, Wild, Elsewhere. Alone in Africa. Grab your popcorn!
⦁ Become the next master chef
Now that we’re all done hoarding the essentials, there’s no excuse as to why you can’t conjure up the best dishes on the table. Finally, you have the time to fire up a meal in the slow cooker for 5 hours or to try out tricky recipes.
⦁ Set up an indoor picnic
Spread your carpet on the living room floor (or in your garden, if you are lucky enough to have one) and prepare a delicious picnic. Great fun for the kids, pop a tray of marshmallows in the oven, melt some chocolate and grab some cookies.
⦁ Push your career: free online courses
Let’s get back to some more serious business. Maybe this is the perfect time to revive your career! Learn something new or add extra knowledge. This valuable extra time allows us to get up to speed with topics we were always curious about, but never got the chance to. Ivy League universities offer free online courses, ready to let you dive into a plethora of new knowledge that awaits!
⦁ Grow your own plants
It’s time to be self-sufficient! If you have a garden, get out there and grow some veggies. Not got so much space? Buy some packets of seeds for growing smaller herbs indoors, like parsley, rosemary or mint.
⦁ Stay fit at home!
As if motivating ourselves to actually use our gym memberships wasn’t enough, now we are confined to our living spaces and staying in shape may not seem like the easiest thing to do. If you are struggling to motivate yourself, fear not as there are also plenty of apps, online resources and channels providing you with all you need to do your favourite exercises at home. Take part in the 30-day yoga challenge. No excuses!
⦁ Time to update your travel bucket list
Just because we can’t travel right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the wanderlust alive and start planning for the future. So, plan and map out your next trip!
⦁ Master your own cocktails!
Now that all bars and restaurants are closed, it’s really time to learn how to make that Caipirinha all by yourself. Look up the recipes online and create your own cocktail bar from the comfort of your own home. Cheers!
⦁ Improve your musical talents
Do you have a keyboard or piano in your house that is mainly taking up space to look good? Or maybe a guitar propped up in the corner of your room gathering dust. Well, wipe off the cobwebs and get practising!
⦁ Declutter and redecorate your house
We are all guilty of hoarding items over the years and never getting around to really sort all of the stuff out. Now that you’re sitting at home more than usual, you might find yourself getting tired of your room arrangement quickly. Time to turn it all around! Maybe you already have painted at home to get a new colour on the walls? Or time to create a vision board, go online and shop for new furniture items. The options are endless, have fun being creative and refreshing your surroundings!