How to keep busy when you're stuck at home

The idea of being at home and not having to worry about changing out of your PJs may have seemed like an excellent idea a few weeks ago. But let's face it – by day thirteen of the lockdown, we were all bored out of our minds. There is only so much aimless loafing and unnecessary eating you can do before you feel caged ready to break free and join its friends back in the wild. However, breaking free is not an option just yet. 

So here are some tips to help you survive, pass the time and maybe even thrive during the countrywide lockdown and subsequent social distancing that COVID-19 has brought upon us. 

Party streamers

While the little colourful party decorations are cool, that's not what we had in mind here. Streaming sites are pulling out all the stops to encourage social distancing and it’,s great. There are so many fantastic movies and series to watch at the moment - and that's why this activity is top of the list. Here's to hours of riveting streaming entertainment and zero other humans are required to join in on the fun. 

Keep as active as you can

Keeping active is another way to pass the time and help you to feel healthier. Exercise is clinically proven to help you feel better, both physically and mentally. From online yoga or aan online Thai Chi class to a good old-fashioned skipping rope or hopscotch, keep moving for at least 30 minutes a day and you will feel better - both in body and in mind. 

Try something new

We have all seen the next level baking and house organising doing the rounds on Instagram. Whether it's a success or not, trying something different is an excellent way to spend your time. From planting herbs to pickling fresh food, there are no limits to new things you can try while you are at home. It's a great way to stimulate yourself and get the creative juices flowing. 

Do some household chores

And now for the one you have been dreading. Go on, roll your eyes, we know, this is the last thing you want to do, but there is no better time than now.  From sorting out your wardrobe to repacking your grocery cupboard, we all have these household tasks that have been crying out for attention, but you know, there is never any time. Now there is, and you should try to use it to get something constructive done. Trust us, you will feel great when it's done. And you can always reward yourself with a binge-session of your favourite series. 

Stick to your routine

Where you can, try to keep things as normal as possible. This means implementing standard sleep, wake, work, chore, meal and bath times. While it may seem like a weird way to spend your “fake-ation”, this will help you to keep from falling into days that drag on without really doing anything. This is especially important if you have kids or are working from home. Setting up a designated workspace will also help you to separate work and home. While encouraging your kids to engage with educational games, TV and play will help them to keep stimulated while away from school. 

Get ready for life on the inside with these time-passing activities that will keep you from going over the proverbial edge and help you to live your way.  

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