The pandemic CORONA Virus has made a huge impact on our daily lives.
With educational centers, amusement park, malls shutting down, life became upended.
Many of the world’s biggest sport events, movie releases, conferences and political events are either canceled or postponed.
The government of every country has advised their citizens to stay at home so that the virus doesn’t spread.
Remaining inside your home is the best way to protect yourself and others from this disease.
Initially, the first few days can be exciting. You can relax as your brain unwinds as it is unspooling from the corkscrew.
Sleeping at wee hours, late waking up, watching your favorite TV shows, and whatever you love the most.
But slowly and steadily you will get bored of the same routine. Well, its human tendency. You will never be satisfied from whatsoever you get in your plate.
While ideally sitting at your couch and staying self-quarantine, here is a list of things that will keep you busy.
1) Take a Virtual Class
As gathering in the classroom has been restricted for, online classes are still available.
Thanks to the power of the Internet. Learning something new is the best way to improve your skills and stay away from boredom .
2) Try a New Recipe
Instead of ordering something online (which can be quite dangerous for now) how about cooking something healthy and delicious yourself?
Well, YouTube is flooded with so many recipe videos.Look for a video and keep your chef mode on. Prepare something that can surprise your family.
If possible you can engage your partner as well so that you can spend quality time together.
You can try something unique and different that is outside your regular meal routine.
3) Solve Online Word Puzzles
Solving online puzzles can be extremely fascinating. Its a great way to keep your brain active and enhancing your memory. Understanding the clues and filling the grids to complete the whole puzzle is quite challenging yet exciting.
You can checkout Free online crossword puzzles which can help you in boosting the retaining power, cognitive ability, and logical reasoning skills.
Begin with a mind boggling puzzles and spent your day into something worthful. If you are willing to compete against someone, try a multiplayer online puzzle game.
4) Gaze at the Stars
Want to think about your future plans or enter into your world of imagination? Look at the star-studded sky.
Grab a blanket and head to a place where you can have the best visibility. Get rid of the old thoughts, office chaos, life-stressing situations and connect with the beauty of the sky.
The twinkling stars are enough to unwind almost everything!
5) Learn a New Musical Instrument
Did you always wanted to learn any musical instrument like guitar, violin, flute, or piano?
Here is your chance. Order it online and head to free YouTube videos for beginners. Get into the world of music where being quarantine would not bore you.
6) Wake up Early to Watch the Sunrise
You deserve to start your day with something beautiful. Set your clock to 5.am.
Make a freshly brewed coffee, and take it to your terrace and have a look at the sunrise.
Indeed, you are going to love how nature reflects its colors in the morning.
7) Learn a New Language
While you are not at office, you can utilize this opportunity to learn new things and enhance your knowledge. And learning new language can be the one.
Choose a language; you always wanted to learn. There are plenty of resources online to choose from.
Continue your course unless you become expert in it. Well, everything depends on the amount of time you can dedicate. So, dedicate your time wisely.
8) Redecorate a Room
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Do you have a kid in the house who wants a colorful room reflecting his/her personality?
Does your teen want to come out of those blue and pink room walls?
What are you waiting for? Now is the time to make it happen.
9) Binge Watch
This is the one you love the most. Isn’t it?
There is too much relevant and informational content out there that you should watch.
10) Plan an Indoor Picnic
Set out a picnic blanket and basket of food. Have your dinner in a way as if you are on a picnic.
This will certainly strengthen the bond within your family and brings you closer together as a family unit.
Fun elements like these act as a catalyst for a full-filled evening.
11) Have a Scavenger Hunt
Love hunting for hidden things? If yes, make a list of things that need to be found and give that list to everyone in the family.
Those things can be inside or in the garden area outside. Don’t forget to put a time limit.
Be more creative by putting things in the form of clues. This will help everyone to figure out what the object is. Also, fix a good prize for the one who wins.
12) Learn to Do Nail Art
Nail art is in trend nowadays. You see, women will nail extensions and having beautiful nail art.
With the help of online videos, you can learn to do this at home. Spend some time practicing and go for it.
13) Plant Seedlings
Embrace Mother Nature as you plant seedling.
Pick various vegetables, flowers, and herbs and start growing them indoors. When the weather permits, move them outside in the garden.
Nurture them properly by giving them enough water, sunlight exposure, and manure.
Have in-depth research regarding the plant that you are planting. It brings great joy to watch them grow.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor once they turn into mature plants.
14) Host a Movie Party
There is a long list of movies that have sequels. Pick a genre that everyone in your family will enjoy.
Plan a complete evening of back to back viewing of the movies. Ensure that plenty of snacks and dinner is ready.
If you want to be more creative, look for props that go with the movie and set them accordingly. Do whatever you want to, it is all up to you.
15) Film a Cooking Show
You must have certainly watched a cooking show on TV.
Cooking is a hot topic and is popular these days. Pick up a recipe you are good at and then create a cooking episode.
You and your family will surely love doing this. You will have a lot of laughs as you watch your own episode.
16) Make Greeting Cards
Hand-made cards are always special and unique. Buy supplies from craft and departmental stores and make beautiful greeting cards.
Use your innovativeness and have an evening where all of you come together and make cards.
Once you have created many beautiful cards, send them to relatives and friends.
17) Make a Scarecrow
Autumn is uncompleted without the fun of making a unique scarecrow. Collect the falling leaves and stuff them together into old clothes.
It can be made with unused materials and straws. Everyone enjoys this great activity.
18) Have a Water Balloon Fight
This activity is best done in the garden area. This action activity brings out the youthfulness in all of you.
Depending on the family size, you can divide the family members into two different teams and make them compete.
Aim for the target, then run, laugh, and have fun.
19) Learn Yoga Poses
Yoga is very beneficial for everyone. There are many videos that tell you how to do yoga poses and what the benefits of the exercises are.
You can try the exercises either in the morning or in the evening. You can also find videos at a local library.
This is a healthy way to enjoy family interaction.
20) Invent a Writing Code
Invent your own code and then send messages to one another.
Take any letter of the English alphabet and transform it into symbols.
Once you are done, give a copy of the code to everyone. Now start writing messages.
Let’s see how many can understand what the message is.
21) Have a Photo Shoot
Gather a few props and click a family picture. Then let the family members choose any prop and get their picture clicked in different ways.
You act like a professional photographer and become creative in the picture you click. Take funny images, a serious one. Also, don’t forget to take candid shots.
Thanks to your smartphone that allows you to take as many images as you want and deleted the unwanted ones later.
22) Learn Calligraphy
Are you one of those who is always curious and excited to learn new things?
If yes, Calligraphy is for you.
Calligraphy is basically a well-known type of writing with a special pen. There are kits specifically designed to assist you in the complete learning process. Write down some of your favorite quotes in the beginning.
You will definitely love it later.
23) Have a Spa Session
Plan a do at home spa and massage at your place.
Light candles, put on the soothing music, spread some rose petals, and make a complete atmosphere like a spa.
You can do body massage, facials, manicure, and pedicures. You can also have a bubble bath.
Schedule it in a way that every person is doing a different thing in a rotational manner.
Let the relaxing and pampering begin.
24) Make a Family Scrapbook
Take out a hard copy of the best family pictures that you have. Compile all the pictures and start making a scrapbook.
Perhaps you want to focus on a special vacation or any other occasion like a family wedding. The ideas for creating a family photo scrapbook are endless. Personalize it, and don’t forget to make it your own.
25) Read a Book Together
Reading has taken a backseat in today’s hectic lifestyle.
All those books you have always wanted to read can now be read when you are at home due to the Coronavirus shutdown. Order a book online and start reading.
Reconnect with your family members and take turns reading aloud from an interesting novel. Make sure everyone in the family is hearing what is going on.
Later discuss what is happening and then share your opinions.
26) Enjoy a Bonfire
Break out the marshmallows, graham crackers, popcorn, candies, and head to your backyard. Light the bonfire and have dinner under the stars.
Share your favorite camping and childhood memories with other family members.
27) Clean Your Closet
Start this turn by turn and remove the things from the wardrobe that you no longer use. You will realize there were so many unwanted things that you had in your closet.
It is suggested that you donate them instead of throwing them in the trash.
28) Knit a Crochet Scarf
Sit in the living area comfortably with a few skeins of yarn. Take out a YouTube tutorial and start trying a new pattern to make a scarf.
When you get trained, you can teach your children how to knit. Like this, you can work on new things.
29) Call an Old Acquaintance
Forget texting via social media platforms for now. Pick up your phone and call your friend or family member you haven’t chatted for a while.
There may be many things that you would discover about each other. This is an amazing way to keep connections and relationships strong.
30) Carve Pumpkins
Whether or not you participate in the Halloween Party, pumpkin carving can be a lot of fun.
Jump on a bandwagon and start carving new pumpkins to make them look funny and amazing. Save the pumpkins seeds to roast so that you get a healthy and delicious snack.
31) Play Badminton
Take the racket and shuttlecock to the terrace and start playing badminton. Challenge your family members to a match.
It is your choice to play singles or doubles. This game will improve your agility and overall fitness while having a great time together.
32) Dance Your Heart Out
There are some who love dancing because they are good at it. But few of them really don’t know how to dance.
Open a good tutorial and start learning a few moves. Once everyone learns, start dancing on a good number.
Put on some strobe lights, turn off the lights, and burn the dance floor.
33) Play Dress Up
Dig through your closed and play a dress up. Decide a theme and then dress up accordingly.
Think of different scenarios cantered around the costumes and make things more interesting.
34) Explore Your Backyard
Do you know everything about all the plants, fruits, and flowers that you have in your backyard garden?
Most of you won’t. This is the right time to study them and gain more knowledge.
Which One Will You Chose?
Staying at home during this pandemic doesn’t have to be solitary, lonely, and monotonous. With a little thinking and pre-planning, you can spend quality time with the ones you love the most.
Choose more than one thing to do at your place as you get quarantined.