With everything going on at the moment it’s easy to lose motivation and spend all day doing… nothing. The weird thing is, when we are “allowed” to go outside and do whatever we want, I personally can’t wait to come home and do things I never have the time to do. So, in these crazy times, we should all make the most of our time at home!
Here’s a list of some fun and useful things to do while you are cooped up inside.
Puzzles, colour in, drawing, painting… There are so many ways to express yourself and you won’t see the time pass. If you’re feeling anxious, these activities will actually relax you and clear your mind of everything that’s going around. There’s a reason art is used in therapy!
My recommendation: The Daily Artist by Marc Johns, a creative journal where your inner artist is revealed with every page.
Easy at home work-out.
It is so easy to work out from home these days. Just go on Youtube and type “the sport you want to do” + lesson. Of course, it will be easier if it’s an indoor sport like pilates, fitness, dance… If you have a backyard, even better, you can try to do group sports like basketball, football, tennis table.
Plus a lot of sports clubs now offer online lessons on Facebook groups or Instagram live, a good way to stay motivated and work out with others!
Read that pile of books on your nightstand.
I think I have more than 10 books that I really want to read but I always find an excuse not to. Now being at home all day (and night) challenge yourself to open at least one book and to finish it. Your day will go faster, you’ll nourish your brain and who knows,
Cook your favourites meals.
With more time on your hands, try these recipes you’ve always wanted (if you can find any ingredients lol) and make healthy, nourishing meals. Start in the morning by taking the time to eat breakfast and enjoy your coffee/tea. If you’re working from home, make sure you get a proper break to eat and after work, cook one of your family recipes with the kids. I’ve recently made my famous banana cake and my mom’s crepes recipe, it’s so delicious and never fails to cheer me up.
Facetime your friends and family.
Now is the time to catch up with your loved ones who live far away or just never have the time to see. Being stuck inside, we need even more humans interactions and what’s better than talking and making weird faces on Facetime! Oh, and download HouseParty, I use it with my friends in France every weekend. With this app, you can play games, have group calls, try funny filters and have virtual drinks!
Soak up the vitamin D!
One important thing to do daily is getting some sun and fresh air. Open your windons, go on your balcony or garden if you have one. I try to have my lunch break in the backyard just to clear my head and appreciate the outdoors. The more vitamin D you can get, the better on your mood and energy!
Binge-watch Netfllix, Stan and don’t feel guilty.
Because let’s face it, there is so much to watch and you can totally just sit back and relax. It is really nice sometimes to do nothing and if one day you feel like just watching 82 episodes of Friends while eating ice-cream, just do it! Life is short!
What are some indoor activities you’re doing these days?