As we all are stuck at home and spending days trapped in a monotonous routine, we all need a change. Many of you are probably bored with watching Netflix or listening to the endless flow of news. It is high time you start doing something to boost your mood and spirits. So, here are some indoor activities that you and kids will enjoy.
Catch Up with Family and Friends or Teach Online with Video Chat
With our busy working lives, staying connected with almost everyone is next to impossible. So, with free time on your hands, catch up with friends and family. You can also read books to kids on video chats. You can even do video calls with your family members from separate rooms. It will be fun, right?
You could also look for opportunities to teach online. Many parents are seeking out online trainers for their kids. Apart from teaching school subjects, you can also teach skills such as playing musical instruments, crocheting, drawing, and painting.
Rearrange The Furniture
To stir things up a bit, you can change the arrangement of your furniture to give you something positive to do. As a bonus, you will get some exercise too and can clean all the dust that might be lurking under the carpets and furniture. Rethink the way your furniture affects your room. Place the furniture in a way that will help the room look more spacious. There must be some old magazines or toys that somehow made their way under the couch. You can purge or donate these things later.
By changing the furniture layout, you can also minimize the indentations on the carpet. Even if there is no carpet, by altering the layout, the foot traffic will also change and this could prolong the life of your floors.
There are loads of games you can play while cooped up at home. Look around the house and collect all the board and card games. You can also find games online and have fun. Some kids are quite creative, so let your little ones invent their own games. Try to finish those puzzles you have been avoiding due to their uncountable pieces. You can also order some new games online. Don’t forget to disinfect the boxes once they arrive, and you are good to go. You might have some games leftover from any parties you have had.
Listen to Motivational Podcasts
It is not uncommon to get anxious after watching the news in these testing times. So, it is better to stay motivated and not to absorb too much of the chaos. Listen to podcasts that are motivational and positive. You can learn so many new things from these podcasts. Take this time as an opportunity to rewire your brain to stay positive in even the most challenging times. You can listen to podcasts while doing other indoor activities such as cleaning or cooking. This way, you won’t feel bored and will also grow mentally.
Do Some Online Research
It is a great chance to do some online research on something you want to do shortly. Perhaps, you want to start a venture. So, jot down all the things you need to know before practically investing in anything. If you want to step into the world of online influencers, listen to interviews and stories of successful people in that domain. Strong research leads to a better understanding of what you are about to do. It also gives you a chance to weigh the pros and cons.
Try New Recipes
You can try many different recipes that are not a part of your usual routine. You can also have fun following some zero-waste recipes. With a limited supply of groceries these days, you can try recipes that involve fewer ingredients. For example, try two-ingredient ice cream with whipped cream and condensed milk. Or make delicious pasta with a can of tomatoes and cheese. Involve your kids in baking so that they also have some activity to do.