5 Fun Activities To Do When You Are Bored at Home
When the pandemic hits the entire globe, we were obliged to stay at home to help in slowing down the spreading of the deadly Coronavirus leaving us with just a portion our normal activities. We go out just to buy the necessities, leisure travel is limited or prohibited to some places, malls hours are shortened, and a whole lot of the “new normal” practices. That being said, being stuck at home, it is natural as humans to feel bored. What can we do?
Here are 5 fun activities that you can do when you are bored at home:
With our busy schedule, we tend to lack time to clean the house from time to time. This leaves accumulation of random clutters that we should tidy up. To some, the idea of decluttering the house could be tiresome, but you can turn it into fun activity for the whole family.
Decluttering as a family activity might seem less fun than other home activities, but if you do it by heart, you will not only have a lot of fun, but also enjoy some sentimental moments with your family as you see things that will bring back some memories.
Decluttering your house means going through all the stuff and sort things that you don’t use anymore. If you are having a hard time choosing which one to keep and which one to give away, or throw away, take Marie Kondo’s advice… “The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: ‘Does this spark joy?’ If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge.”
2. DO GARDENING
Since the pandemic hits the Philippines, lots of Filipinos became “plantitos and plantitas” which means a person, male or female, who grew a passion with plants or simply became a plant collector.
Gardening has lots of benefits. Having a home garden especially when you plant fruit-bearing or plants that can produce crops save you time from frequent visit in the supermarket, and even gasoline if you have a car, more importantly, it saves you a lot of money.
It also gives you a sense of satisfaction especially when you see your garden go full-bloom. To others, they find gardening relaxing and stress-relieving which contributes to their overall mental health. It can also be an avenue for family bonding.
Lastly, did you know that gardening can burn around 300 calories per hour, which is considered to be a good moderate-intensity exercise. So how’s that for being productive and healthy?
3. LEARN TO COOK
Nothing to do? Why not bring out that inner chef in you and learn how to cook your favorite dish, or try to experiment and use whatever ingredients that you have in your refrigerator/pantry. Get creative.
You can also try to bake. Start with cookies, brownies or make a special cake that your whole family can munch on.
You may not have that culinary expertise yet like a pro, but surely and eventually, with continuous practice, you’ll be making dishes with a specific or signature taste that will make your friends and family look forward to eating and will come back for more.
4. WATCH A MOVIE
After a long day at work may it be in your physical office or if you are working from home, watching a movie is something you can do to de-stress and relax. This kind of activity can free your mind, even just temporarily, from the toxicity in life.
Save yourself from the metro traffic going to the movie theatres, and watch your favorite movie over and over again at the comforts of your home. You can also make this activity as a bonding moment with your partner, friends or family which builds a lasting memory that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
5. PLAY FUN GAMES
Fun games are not just for kids, adults can play too. In fact, there are lots of benefits that Play can give to a person. Aside from it can release you from boredom, you can also practice your mental skills, you’ll be able to learn to focus well and improve your coordination just to mention a few.
Aside from physical games like hide and seek, charades, and board games , you can also play games online such as Tractor Express and Burger Time where kids and kid-at-heart will surely enjoy. So…bored no more!
So how about you? What other activities that you do that keeps you away from being bored? Share it away in the comment section. 😊