Not A Moment of Boredom When You Know These Super Innovative and Fun Things To Do At Home
Me-time – A time to be with yourself.
The time when you shut the entire world out, and free yourself from your family, friends, neighbor, colleagues or everyone.
This period of time you prioritize yourself first and do the things that you really enjoy to aid relaxation and revitalization.
A more familiar term to me-time is being alone. Earlier being alone was related to several negative connotations which could still be true depending on the context.
However, off late, it was realized that having me-time could be extremely beneficial for your health, mind and overall well being, depending on how you plan to utilize that time.
The only deciding factor for the things you do alone is fun. So, let’s explore the most loved fun activities we like to do when bored and alone.
Fun Things To Do When Bored At Home
1. Binge Watching
Actually, if we think of it, we are never alone. Even if we shut ourselves up from the rest of the world, we can seldom let go of our mobile phones or laptops.
And in fact, these often prove to be our best friend when we are trying to relax and rewind.
Stories, dramatic enactment of any kind had always been a very effective getaway for a stressed-out mind.
So just mute all professional notifications and WhatsApp groups before switching on the most-awaited series that has just started streaming.
Catch up with the episodes that you have missed or start a new series all together, just switch it on and forget the rest.
2. Video Games
For people who love video games, it opens a virtual world filled with fantasies.
There are a plethora of video games for players of all ages and tastes. And yes, it is the very next fun option on the list of things to do when bored after binge-watching.
You can choose simple time-killing Candy Crush that even a toddler can enjoy or PUBG – The most popular and loved game among every age group.
3. Enjoy Your Favorite Treats
When nothing to do – Just Eat!
This is what most of us do when stuck at home. Right? Again its time to reward yourself with your favorite treats to enjoy your “Me-Time” as the best time.
Sometimes its good to treat yourself good food to show some self-love.
4. Watching Food Videos
I remember a time when I had a very bad day at work and on my way back home, I chanced upon a video on one of the social media pages.
It was a video of chocolate molten lava cake being sliced. As I watched the knife moving into the crispy chocolaty cake letting out the dark gooey molten chocolate from its core, with lovely background music, all my stress just vanished in no time.
I had heard that chocolate is a mood enhancer, but I never knew that even watching it could be so refreshing!
Soon I discovered that it was not just for chocolate but same for cheese, sauces, milk, stakes and every other things related to food.
5. YouTube Videos
YouTube has emerged to be the best friend, philosopher, and guide that man had ever had in the history of human civilization.
We have started taking resort to YouTube videos for everything no matter how trivial or grave the matter may be.
Apart from being informative, these videos are also educative and inspiring.
6. Fun Apps
Looking for crazy and fun things to do when bored?
Our mobile provides endless entertainment for us such as Snapchat, Tiktok, Instagram and many more mobile applications that can help us to add the much-needed fun element to make our alone time worthwhile.
Creative Things To Do At Home When Alone
There is not a single moment of boredom for people with a creative bend of mind.
Some of the most loved and enriching creative ideas to lighten up your stuck-at-home life are below.
Unleash the colors of your mind and let them run loose on a canvas. You will be amazed by your own creation.
It will drive away all the negativity and rejuvenate you from the very core.
The ability to put across your thought through articulate language is the most powerful art that does not just bring out your inherent creativity, but also gives you the power to influence and inspire others.
It is not for nothing that it is said – ‘Pen is mightier than the sword.’ So pick up your pen and journal, I-pad or Laptop and start penning down your thought.
Some people have a passion for capturing moments through their lenses. If you are one of them, just pick your camera up and venture out.
Capture the beauties around yourself and show it to the ever-cribbing people around you that – if you have an eye for it, life is truly beautiful.
10. Mandala Art
Mandala Art or the art of making patterns and designs in circles is being embraced as a very powerful way to distress your mind.
This minimalist art just takes a sheet of blank paper, a compass to draw the circles and a pen or pencil, to begin with. You can lose yourself in the repetitive patterns and dunk all your worries into it.
A relatively new kid on the block, just like blogs and YouTube channels, Podcasts are fast emerging to be a very powerful tool for communication.
Are you good at reciting or telling stories? Making podcasts can help you share your skills with others.
12. Make Your Dream Vision Board
This is one of the most creative and inspiring thing that you can do when looking for some sort of motivation.
Designing your dreams board is not just a fancy ideas but the most realistic way to approach and visualize your dreams.
The Study shown that 1 out of 5 every small business or entrepreneur using vision boards, and 76% of them have said their business is where they have envisioned.
The whole concept is when we look at the things we want, we imagine the success, achievements, and fulfillment.
From the most famous book on law of attraction, The secret states that when you visualize something, you emit a powerful frequency into the universe that gives you everything.
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And all these things happen through your thought process. Regardless, you believe it or not, it works.
Self-Care Things To Do At Home
13. Pamper Yourself
For a stressed body and mind, there can be nothing more relaxing and reviving than a self-pampering session.
This is one of the best things you can do for yourself when home alone or just before you hit the sack at the end of the day.
Just close the door and create a detoxifying SPA soak for yourself. Light up some aromatic diffusers, play a piece of soothing music and soak yourself into it.
In case you don’t have a bathtub, you can still tie up some dry aromatic herbs and salt to your showerhead with the help of muslin cloth, give yourself a good body massage to relax and detox your body.
Release a very thin flow of water from the shower, just about to slowly trickle down from your head to every part of your body. That way, you can enjoy a blissful time without wasting much water.
Let the aromatic water work magic on your mind and body.
One thing that has become imperative to our lives, irrespective of whether we acknowledge it or not – is fitness.
The mounting work pressure and lifestyle disorders of all kinds have taken a toll on our health and fitness.
Now, there is no option than to dedicate fixed time for fitness.
In fact, the workout is considered to be the best way to utilize and optimize your alone time.
And yes. It can be done alone as well.
Again, there are several online courses that teach you everything from yoga to isometrics and Pilates. You need no heavy equipment for these. Just a three-by-six feet space is enough for you to get started.
Sense of Achievement Things To Do At Home
No matter how much you fidget with your gadgets, there will be a time when even they will make you feel burnt out. That is the time you need something more enriching and replenishing for your mind and body. And that is exactly when you need to widen your horizon.
Here’s a list of lots of fulfilling things to do at home when getting bored. These activities are incredibly rewarding and satisfying with a sense of achievement.
For people who love plants, nothing could be more soul satiating than gardening.
It is an incredible experience to watch life sprouting from seeds into tender saplings and slowly grow into full bloom.
The first flower or the first fruit on the plant that you have nurtured fills your heart with incomparable contentment and bliss.
The feel of wet clay and the art of giving shape renders a sense of accomplishment like none other.
As your hand supports the soft clay on the wheel with tender love and care, providing the support just as much as it needs – the craft needs perfect coordination between your hand and mind.
It also helps you to forget all your stress and tension in life.
People who bake aware by the fact that baking is a therapy.
Baking is a notch higher than cooking. It is said that if cooking is an art, baking is a science. It requires a lot of precision and concentration to arrive at a perfect outcome.
Besides, the various aromatics such as vanilla, cinnamon, chocolates, etc act as a soothing balm to a tired and stressed mind.
18. Home Organization & Makeovers
De-cluttering your home not only remove negative energies from your home but also leaves you replenished and rejuvenated.
The simple act of folding clothes can also be very satisfying. Turning your attention towards your home could prove to be a respite from your mundane target chasing professional life.
Invest in some home organizing tools, change the upholsteries and artifacts, rearrange the furniture, and change the look and feel of your home interiors to welcome a fresh energy into your life.
19. De-clutter Your Things and Donates
Just find out the things you no longer use such as clothes, dishes, shoes, blankets, books, foods or anything.
Donate them to needy people around you to feel good about yourself.
Mind & Soul Things To Do When Stuck At Home
It is said that the best investment you can do to yourself is to take care of “mind and soul.”
The next few “things to do at home” ideas are about activities that will not only leave you refreshed but also enriched and replenished your mind with something new.
Books are uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King
Indeed, there are countless virtues of developing good reading habits. There are people who find books irresistible and un-put-down-able when they start reading.
However, while you pick a book for yourself, do remember that it is indeed food for our mind.
Hence be selective when you pick a book. Fortunately, there are several digital platforms as well as mobile applications that open up the treasure trove of books for interested readers.
So just take your pick and drench your soul into reading your favorite books. What kind of books you love to read?
If books are food for the mind, meditation is food for the soul.
And once your soul is replenished and satisfied, it has power to propel holistic wellness in all spheres of your life.
Though there is a lot of enigma surrounding meditation, yet, slowly, people from all across the world are waking up to the numerous benefits it brings about in the body, mind, and soul.
Evidently, every successful man worth his salt has a stipulated time period of the day that is dedicated to meditation.
So if you really want to use your alone time for self-improvement, devote your time to meditation.
22. Write Gratitude Journal
There is no doubt that a grateful person is always more powerful than anyone else.
Yes! Expressing gratitude can be a life changing experience for you.
Every time you feel “thankful or grateful” fills abundance and prosperity around you. As the Law of Attraction states, you attract what you feels most of the time.
And your “Me-Time” is the best time to explore this inner wisdom and power. This is the time when you start attracting well-being, positivity, strength, confidence, and acknowledge all the goodness in life.
I have seen people changing their life with this simple act. So why not to give it a try? Make yourself a gratitude journal and enjoy the bright side of your life.
23. Learn Something New
When you really get bored watching people on screen or reading other’s accomplishments, and want to do something for yourself, the best thing is to start learning something new.
Challenge yourself to master a new skill. There are indeed a number of things starting from learning instrumental or vocal music, painting, dance, baking, yoga, a new language or a professional course.
These are some of the things you can do when bored. And the best part is that you can learn a new skill right from the comfort of your home because a lot of courses are available online.
Here, too, you can pick anything as per your aptitude and inclinations and spent your time fruitfully.
Inspirational Things To Do At Home
Other Active Things You Can Do At Home
- Learn a new recipe
- Collection of quotes
- Design your walls to make your room more dreamy
- Solve puzzles or
- Play mind training games
- Have an indoor picnic
- Make a travel bucket list
- Start a memory book
- Paint everyone’s nails 😉
Let’s not stop here.
Share your own ways about how you spent your time when getting bored at home. Let’s spread some positivity around to inspire people sitting home during lockdown.
Sending love and lights to the darkness!