11 ways to stay busy when you’re at home

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Being at home doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you’re stuck at home because of bad weather, a day off from work, lack of transportation or simply have nothing else to do, there are plenty of activities to help you pass the time. Enjoy your day at home by trying one of these 11 ideas.

Relax

Just because everyone else is out or working doesn’t mean you have to stress too.

  1. Take a nap. Enjoy the peace and quiet without disruption. Try putting on some relaxing music or wearing an eye mask to block out sunlight.
  2. Watch TV. Now is the perfect time to catch up on that show everyone is talking about. Turn on an online streaming service, sit on the couch and get ready to “binge” watch an old favourite or a new release.
  3. Read. Get comfortable with a magazine or novel. Find something interesting that will keep your mind engaged.

Stimulate Your Mind

In addition to reading, there are other activities to stay mentally sharp and focused.

  1. Learn. With all the available teaching tools online, you can take a class or learn a new language. Find a subject or topic you are interested in and explore what options are available.
  2. Play games. Word and number puzzles, like crosswords or sudoku, are great ways to keep your brain active. Online games also offer ways to stay active and be competitive, if you want to try and earn some money whilst you do it, take a look at BingoFind.com for reviews and examples of the best online bingo sites.

Stay Active

If you struggle sitting around all day, try one of these to get your body up and moving.

  1.  Exercise. You don’t have to hit the gym to get a good workout. You can find free workout or yoga videos online, including routines that don’t require any equipment. Squats, jumping jacks, planks, crunches and arm circles are just some movements to work out your entire body.
  2. Go for a walk or run. Just because you are stuck at home, you can still get outdoors. Going on a walk or run can get your heart pumping while you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
  3. Sing and dance. Turn up the stereo as loud as you want. Since no one else is at home, just let loose. Look up popular dance moves online and try to learn a new one.

Be Productive

A day at home can still be productive by completing one of these activities.

  1. Make a list. Chores are never fun. But, take a moment to think about personal or work-related jobs that need your attention. Plan ahead by writing them out, making sure to prioritise which jobs are most important.
  2. Get creative. Start a new project or hobby. Do something you are interested in by starting an art project, learning a new instrument or trying a new recipe.

Keep yourself busy with some of the above ideas!

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1 Comment

  1. Helen P
    March 6, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I’m trying to maximise my productivity at home at the moment – I especially like the idea of using my free time to learn a new language!

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