Regardless of whether you consider yourself a homebody or someone who loves to go out, staying at home for an extended period of time can be tough. It seems like when your life is busy, there is a lot you want or need to do around the house. Now that you’re home for a while, you can’t seem to find anything to do! We’ve gathered a list of some ideas for activities to do while staying at home.
Work on Projects
Working on projects could mean whatever you want it to mean. Do you want to paint a room in your house? Is there clutter that needs to be removed? Is there a craft or dream project that you want to work on, but push it off because you can’t find the time to work on it? If you don’t already have a project in mind or have already worked on everything that you wanted to inside of the house, consider outdoor projects, aside from mowing the lawn.
Spring is the perfect time for landscaping or starting your garden. Many families that own a pool are taking time to reopen it for the coming summer months. The nice thing about projects is that you don’t have to do them alone. If you live with other people, you can work on these projects together.
Play a Game
Remember that video game you want to complete but haven’t had time to play? Now is the time to complete all the games on your list. If you are with your family or have roommates, you can break out the board games and play an intense round of Monopoly or Life. Also, thanks to technology, having a virtual game night with loved ones is a possibility. Some classic games are available online, such as Scrabble and chess. In addition to the classics, there are options for multiplayer games like trivia and other party games.
Read a Book
If movies and video games aren’t your thing, now is a great time to catch up on some reading. This could be reading for fun or reading to learn. Although visiting your favorite bookstore or the library may not be a possibility at the moment, many libraries offer e-books and audiobooks that you can borrow, using your library card. If you don’t have a library card, but you have a Kindle, you can buy and download books onto it to read digitally. However, for those who prefer holding a physical book in their hand, delivery websites like Amazon and Thriftbooks are still up and running, delivering books you order to your door.
Cook or Bake
If you’re feeling stressed out, cooking and baking are great ways to get creative, practice a life skill and relieve stress. If you’re a wheelchair user and live in a home that isn’t designed for accessibility, it can be difficult to do either activity because of high counter tops or cabinets. Because of the physical challenges that shelving and appliances can pose, it can be difficult to do either activity safely. However, some wheelchair users have found ways to practice their hobbies in their homes without having to remodel the house. Read how Sakina and Christina use their power wheelchairs with iLevel® to bake tasty treats in their homes.
Learn a New Skill
Finally, if you feel that you’ve done all you can at home, it may be time to try something new. With online courses and tutorials, learning a new skill is as easy as doing a quick search. There are courses and tutorials available for just about any topic you can think of, ranging from learning a new language to painting. Your new hobby is just one click away.
Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Your time at home is what you make it. It just may take a little bit of creativity!