Stuck at Home? Here are 50 Fun Ideas to Stay Positive

Whether it’s a rainy day or you are stuck inside sick, being confined to your home doesn’t have to be a bore! In fact, it can be the best time to get creative with your time and have a bit of fun. Let’s be real, how long can you really just watch Netflix or scroll around social media? When you’re tired of that, here are some ideas to get your imagination flowing.

 

  1. Start a blog or a journal

  2. Complete a jigsaw puzzle

  3. Learn a musical instrument

  4. Take an online course

  5. Have a fancy tea party or picnic in your living room

     

    Any excuse to get out your fancy dining set and teacups! A great activity to do with your family and loved ones! Spend the morning baking your favourite treats, fill up your teapot and spread out on your most snuggly blankets. Try adding to the ambience with a soundtrack of nature sounds or your most loved uplifting sing-alongs.

     

  6. Learn a Foreign Language

  7. Have an at-home spa day

  8. Meditate

  9. Spring Clean

  10. Create a vision board/collage

     

    Manifest your dreams and desired attitudes with a mood/vision board. They’re super easy to create just grab a stack of old magazines and your scissors and cut out anything that inspires you. Create a collage and stick it somewhere you can see it every day.

  11. Organise your Tupperware drawer

  12. Go through your wardrobe and see if you can give anything to charity

  13. Bake some cookies from scratch

  14. Try at home Yoga or Aerobics

  15. Actually try to create a DIY or Craft project you like on Pinterest

     

    We know watching 5-minute craft videos is addictive and satisfying, but now you have time to actually create something. This is a great one to do with kids… But adults can get crafty too. Try to make something with a purpose. These cute little Easter baskets are perfect for Easter egg hunts or gift boxes.

     

  16. Call your parents/grandparents

  17. Go through your camera roll and choose some favourites. Order some prints online

  18. Dye your hair a new colour or grow a beard

  19. Learn something… anything

  20. Work on your indoor garden

     

    There are endless tutorials and blogs about indoor gardening online. Did you know that the majority of common house plants can be easily propagated and multiplied? Hello, indoor jungle! All you need is a little bit of patience and you’ll have new baby leaves in no time!

     

  21. Paint or draw a self-portrait

  22. Make a fort with blankets and pillows, hide in it.

  23. Practice making fancy cocktails. Create your own recipe

  24. Plan your dream Holiday itinerary

  25. Create your next Halloween costume. Bonus points for creating a matching costume for your pet

     

    Let’s face it, you can never be too prepared with a great costume for Halloween. Get creative with materials you already have!

     

  26. Write a letter to a family member or a friend

  27. Refine your budget and savings plan

  28. Create a playlist of your favourite songs

  29. Do some makeup tutorials

  30. Make sushi

     

    Sushi is super easy to make! You can improvise with what you currently have or go all out and create your favourite traditional flavours.

  31. Learn key survival skills

  32. Play ‘The floor is lava’

  33. Take a virtual tour of a museum or gallery 

  34. Play free online games 

  35. Create a chain reaction with household items

     

    Creating chain reactions can be a great way to be creative and pass the time. Find some inspiration on youtube, there are thousands of these kinds of videos!

  36. Learn how to propagate and multiply your existing house plants

  37. Learn how to cook something fancy

  38. Take some old clothes or fabrics. Modify them to create something totally different

  39. Make one room in your home as beautiful as possible

  40. Play around on Google Earth – Virtually travel to your most wanted travel destinations

     

    Scoot around and see the greatest wonders of the world from your couch! See if you can discover a new island or maybe the lost city of Atlantis?

  41. Unplug yourself for a little while. Turn off all electronics, turn off the lights, light some candles and relax

  42. Watch a scary movie

  43. Set some goals. Short, medium and long term and devise the steps to achieve them

  44. Try out origami

  45. Have a bubble bath

     

    Take some time, pour yourself a glass of wine, break out those fancy bath salts you never have the chance to use and soak your stresses away.

  46. Plan your Christmas shopping

  47. Go through some old mementos or photos

  48. Make real hot chocolate, add marshmallows

  49. Make up a stand-up comedy routine

  50. Put up fairy lights in your favourite cosy nook

     

    If you’re going to be spending some time indoors, you may as well make your space as beautiful as possible. Fairy lights are the perfect way to create a welcoming and warm space. They’re inexpensive and you can create hundreds of different looks in your home.

That should keep you busy for a while! We hope you can stay inspired and positive whilst you’re cooped up indoors. Use it as an opportunity to get things done, self reflect and to grow so you can go back into the world with a refreshed perspective.

Let me leave you with a closing thought;

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” – Brene Brown

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