25 Things To Do When You’re Stuck At Home

This week has been crazy, to say the least. With the rapid spreading of COVID-19 , the Portuguese government has taken preventive measures to reduce the risk of contamination. School is suspended for at least a month and companies are prioritizing at-home work rather than having employees going to their buildings. This isn’t just something that’s happening in Portugal. A ton of countries are taking similar measures. All of this means people are bound to stay indoors.

I think the fact that knowing you can’t leave your house (or you can leave, but you shouldn’t) makes it very difficult for people. I know a lot of us say stuff like “Oh I could stay at home for weeks and I’d be fine”, but when you actually have to stay at home and you can’t just go out as you please, that’s a whole different story.

25 things to do when you're stuck at home
If you’re someone who has to stay home for now, finding what to do can be a bit daunting. To help you cope with this whole insane situation, I’ve compiled a list of things you can do while you’re at home so you won’t get bored.
  1. Bake cookies
  2. Watch that tv show everyone has been recommending you but you haven’t had the time to watch
  3. Take an online course
  4. Declutter your wardrobe
  5. Read that book that has been sitting on your nightstand for weeks
  6. Search exercise videos on youtube and do a little at-home workout.
  7. Organize your kitchen cupboards
  8. If you’re a student, get on top of those documents your teacher as asked you to read weeks back
  9. Have a spa day
  10. Unfollow all those people that don’t add any value to your life
  11. Clear out your inbox
  12. Get your productivity system set up. I personally use Evernote, but there are a ton of apps you can choose from
  13. Do a deep clean of your home
  14. Do those annoying little tasks that have been bothering you for a while now (ex:change the pictures on the picture frames around your house)
  15. Wash your makeup brushes
  16. Make lists! (movies to watch, books to read, cleaning checklist, etc.)
  17. Try out new recipes
  18. Deep condition your hair
  19. Give yourself a pedicure and manicure
  20. If you’re a blogger, draft out a few blogposts in advance
  21. Have a Disney movie marathon
  22. Have a mediation session
  23. Watch an interesting documentary
  24. Listen to a podcast
  25. Start a journal

Most important than finding things to do when at home is to make sure you and your loved ones are safe. So please everyone make sure you’re safe out there: wash your hands frequently, try not to touch surfaces when you’re out of your house (and if you do please disinfect your hands right away), and try to stay at home as much as possible. I know it can be difficult at times but you just need to push through it.

Stay safe everyone.

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