We’re all in a weird place around the world right now. With everything shutting down, we find ourselves home with nothing to do or stressed and worried. One of the only ways to help time past and to lift our spirits is to KEEP BUSY! I have put together a list of things to keep you from going stir crazy from this quarantine, however long it’ll last.
Learn A New Skill: If you’re anything like me, you can describe yourself as a jack of all trades. You’ll never know how useful it can be to learn a new talent, plus you can never have too many talents! Have you been wanting to learn to play the piano? Well, just go to YouTube and look up piano tutorials for beginners. Are you looking to save some money and do your nails at home? This is the perfect time to learn something new since we have a little bit more time on our hands and are limited in the places we are able to go! Thankfully, the internet is still up and running and we can literally google how to do practically ANYTHING!
Write an E-Book: This is actually an idea that I am going to put to good use! I have been wanting to start an e-course on graphic and web design and am using this time to do so. The good thing about e-books is that they don’t have to be perfect, per-say, and they can be written in a short amount of time if you don’t take many breaks. I will be writing a blog post on how you can create your own e-book using Canva, soon!
Practice Doing Your Makeup: Often times when I’m bored, I either find myself scrolling endlessly on Pinterest, looking at home décor blogs, or doing my makeup. When I’m doing makeup, I like to think of it as a therapeutic hobby. It is about the only time in the day that I have to myself and can take as long as I’d like to. Usually, I’m listening to a podcast or watching my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube. Since you most likely won’t be stepping foot outside of your house, you can use this time to try out looks that are out of your comfort zone and test your inner artist!
Read A Book: With the advancement of technology, a lot of us forget what it’s like to sit outside on the porch, enjoying a new book! If you aren’t a fan of reading, you can try listening to an audiobook. I can’t remember the last time that I was able to finish a book (that I wasn’t required to read), but with Audible, you are able to do tasks around the house while listening to your favorite book.
Pamper Day: Right now, a lot of us are experiencing stress and anxiety. One of the best ways to combat these things is to take a day to force yourself to relax. I promise you won’t get behind on anything if you just allow yourself one day of rest. Who cares if you sleep the entire day, you need it!
Try buying some candles, Epsom salt, and bubble bath from the store! Run yourself a hot bubble bath and light some candles and just enjoy the ambiance! I am such a huge fan of bubble baths at the end of a long week! They help to relax your muscles and you come out feeling so carefree!
Do Yoga: I have never tried yoga before, but I plan on purchasing a few at-home workout equipments from Amazon so that I can get into it! Once I get myself on a schedule, I plan on sneaking in a yoga session early in the mornings to help alleviate any built-up stress so that I can tackle the day!
Try New Recipes: This is one of my favorite things to do when I’m stuck in the house. Usually, I go to Pinterest, of course, to find new recipes. I absolutely love Asian cuisine, and enjoy trying to make my favorite dishes at home! Not only will this help you stay on track if you have any plans to lose weight this year, but it’ll also help you save money!
Clean and Organize Your Home: On the first day of the quarantine, I helped my sister go through old clothes and find stuff around the house that she wasn’t using anymore. We were able to declutter and organize A LOT, plus this kept us busy all day. If you have a smaller household or are already organized, try just simple spring cleaning! A lot of us don’t deep clean, we just clean surfaces. Try pulling everything out of your cabinets, cleaning the items, sanitizing the cabinets and getting rid of any dust!
Binge Watch a Show on Netflix: If I’m looking for a really good series to watch, I typically check out Netflix first. To get you started, I’ll list a few of my favorites of all time!
- All American
- Good Girls
- F is for Family
- The Ranch
- Big Mouth
- The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
- I am a Killer
- The People v O.J. Simpson
- 13 Reasons Why
Try New Beauty Products: Have you ever heard anyone say that you should never try new beauty products when you have somewhere to go? If not, then I’ll be the first to tell you, DON’T DO IT! My favorite time to try new products is when I know that I
- Won’t have to rush
- Will have enough time to start over if the product looks bad
- Can just stay home if I have a bad reaction to a new product
Remember to stay home to protect not only your loved ones, but mine too! You may feel as if the you’re being held captive, but I promise we’ll get through it together
I just wanted to say that I hope you all are staying safe out there and are keeping a positive outlook! This too shall pass!