What To Do When You’re Stuck At Home
By: Brittany Berlin

During a time like this, the last thing you want to do is be holed up in your home, away from the world, your family, your friends, and your routine. It can also feel extremely tough to not be worrying, projecting, and living in fear, when it feels like all that’s surrounding you is just that.

But remember that how you feel is always still within your control. Emotions will come up, but you still have the choice to come back to your heart and breathe.

Once you’ve taken a breath, it’s time to make staying indoors a bit more fun. While you may not be able to go out and about like you normally do, we’ve compiled a list of over 20 fun and different activities that you can try while you’re taking this time of solitude. It can actually be a great way for you to try things that you’ve been putting off. These activities can be great for kids and adults alike, even whether you’re with many people or just yourself!

Take a look at some of these activities, and have fun!

  • At-home no-equipment workouts. You can find a ton of these online and via YouTube. A few favorites are:
  • Draw, Paint or Sketch!
  • Start a meditation practice
  • Get outside for just a breath of air. You don’t have to drive around town, but if your area is still able to, you can definitely stand outside of your home for a few minutes just to get some fresh oxygen and sunlight on your face!
  • Practice breathwork: this can be a great exercise to help calm nerves and stress!
  • Bake something fun and healthy by yourself, with a partner or friend, or with your kids.
  • Challenge yourself to make a dish using just pantry staples, like beans, tomatoes, rice, and seasonings.
  • Watch your favorite movie series, like Harry Potter, the Marvel movies, Ghostbusters, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, or Shrek (try to keep it as upbeat and funny as possible!)
  • Have a virtual dinner date with a friend.
  • Start a hobby you’ve been meaning to pick up.
  • Organize a part of the house that’s a little messy.
  • Do a fitness challenge while watching your favorite TV show (for instance, if you like The Office, do 20 push-ups every time you hear Dwight shout, “Michael!”)