Last updated on December 28th, 2022 at 10:11 am
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Although I’ve always been a homebody and love doing all kinds of stay at home activities, COVID has brought out the introvert in me more than ever.
There are tons of things to do.
Stay at Home Activities Other than Blogging
For my New Year’s resolution, I was determined to complete all these blog-related goals.
Now that almost all of my time is being spent at home, I’ve lost motivation again. Doing the smallest thing seems like the biggest effort.
Doesn’t it seem like you’re more productive when you feel like you don’t have enough time? It certainly does for me.
I feel like lazing around all day but I know this isn’t what I actually want to do. I was racking my brain for other stay-at-home activities. And, of course, the inspiration became another blog post.
Not everyone has a blog so what are other ways they can spend their time?
With all of this time on your hands, here are some ideas on what you can do:
1) Reorganize Your Room
Reorganizing your room is usually not the most urgent thing on people’s to-do list unless it’s crazy messy.
It seems like a pain to get started but it always feels good after you’re done. It’s the same feeling when I exercise. Haha.
Hong Kong is shopping heaven. For any gals that love shopping, HK is the city for you. No wonder it’s one of the most visited cities in the world.
For the past year I’ve been living in Asia, and I’ve basically changed my entire wardrobe. These trendy clothing stores around the city made me realize that I didn’t like half of my clothes.
I kept buying and buying but not throwing out or donating old clothes. It’s also easy to get things piled up somewhere because you’re lazy with putting them away.
One of the stay at home activities you can do is spend some time reorganizing your room.
Put things back into their proper place. Figure out what things you can donate and what you can throw out.
You can even start with a small area first before continuing. Cleaning your room might feel overwhelming if there are a lot of things to reorganize.
Clear out your junk drawer filled with garbage first, then your closet, bookshelf, etc.
2) Re-Watch Your Favourite Shows
(The show is on Netflix but apparently, it’s not on Netflix Canada, which I’m disappointed about. I only know that it’s not on Netflix Canada because I tried recommending this show to my aunt and friend just for them to tell me it’s not an option. Boo.)
Love and Redemption is my comfort show but what is your comfort show?
What’s a TV show or movie you used to watch growing up?
Or what’s something you enjoyed watching in the past and want to watch again?
When your life is feeling meh because of staying at home all the time, you want to escape into a fantasy world. These shows provide that temporary distraction.
I suggest watching a TV show over a movie but only because TV shows are longer. You don’t have to be twiddling your thumbs again after a mere two hours.
Also, TV shows have a longer time to fully flesh out a character. They tend to be more well-developed. It gives you a chance to fall in love with a character. Or hate it!
3) Catch Up on Sleep
When you’re staring at a screen for too long, your eyes will get tired. It’s also bad for your eyes. I only got LASIK surgery in November 2021.
What if my eyes get worse again? I don’t want to go through the procedure again. Not after all of that.
When you’re out and about in real life, a lot can be on your mind causing you to have a lack of sleep. Home quarantine means you can sleep whenever you want for however long you want.
Take a nap but don’t sleep for too long. It throws off your sleeping schedule.
At one point, I was sleeping at 3 am or 4 am and waking up at noon.
Sleeping at odd hours during home quarantine is fine but it’s going to take some adjustment when you go back to real life. It can even be a painful few days because your body is used to sleeping whenever you want to.
For those who don’t sleep enough usually, this is the perfect way to spend their home quarantine. They can utilize this time to energize their body and catch up on the zzz.
4) Spend Time on Your Hobbies
What’s something you’ve been interested in but felt like you never had the time?
There’s painting, sewing, cooking, etc.
You can even consider taking an online course.
YouTube has a ton of videos where you can learn more about a particular skill. If you’re interested in changing up your style, YouTube is your friend.
If you want to learn how to be a better singer, you can also turn to YouTube.
Spending time on your hobbies during home quarantine can help you relax and you can also develop new skills in the meantime.
5) Catch Up with Your Friends and Family
One of the stay at home activities you can be is to call up the family members and friends you haven’t spoken to in months.
Most of my family and friends are abroad. When I’m working or at school, it’s hard to find a time when you’re both free.
Now that I’m free for the next little while, I can be more accommodating to their schedule.
You’ll likely feel better too. My friends and family make me laugh. I get really happy when I’m talking to them.
Texting works sometimes but nothing beats talking to a close loved one on the phone. Even imagining hearing their voice right now makes me smile.
Schedule a time to catch up with loved ones. Let them know you’re at home quarantine and you are flexible with your schedule. It’s easier to schedule a call when only one person is busy.
6) Do That Thing You’ve Been Putting Off
When you’re at home in quarantine, there’s a good chance that you will overthink and feel lost in life.
That’s almost inevitable but you can feel better about yourself by doing a few things off your to-do list.
If you think there’s nothing on that list, think again hard and carefully.
What’s something you’ve been wanting to do for ages but have been putting off?
- Reading that book you bought?
- Discovering new songs?
- Deleting pictures off your phone to clear up storage space?
- Trying that new restaurant down the block?
Since you’re at home quarantine, you’re going to be tempted to order from food delivery apps. Be careful of how often you use those apps because the costs will add up.
When you do tick a few things off your to-do list, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. That is SUCH a great feeling.
And you can tell people that you’re not just lazing around during your home quarantine the entire time. The best of both worlds, really.
Use my FREE weekly planner to start planning things you want to do when you rejoin society.
Final Notes – Stay at Home Activities
I will be the first to admit home quarantine is not the most fun time. It depends on how long you’re at home before you go crazy but there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. It’s not about just sleeping and eating all day. You just need to plan.
This is the time you have on your hands to do whatever you like but you do have to manage your time if you don’t want to come out of home quarantine feeling like you did absolutely nothing.
Now to You – Stay at Home Activities
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