8 Things to do When You're stuck at home

Release time:2023-10-27 Number of views: 35

Indoor ideas and activities to make the most of the coronavirus pandemic.

As people across the country continue to stay indoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many of us are already experiencing mild cabin fever. If you already don't know how to spend all your time indoors and are ready to send the kids away, you've come to the right place. We've put together a list of fun and engaging things to do while staying at home.

1) Top up

With everything going on right now, your body may be exhausted from dysfunctional habits, extra tasks, and erratic schedules. Treat it with some Z's!


Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that "people who don't get enough sleep or sleep are more likely to get sick after exposure to a virus, such as the common cold." Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night, and take naps if you have time. Experts say 20-30 minutes is best.

2) Finishing

The quarantine period is the perfect time to check out our "ultimate guide" for cleaning the inside and outside of your home. If you've already made your spring cleaning trip this year, take a little extra time to sanitize to be even safer.


Experts say focusing on often overlooked but frequently used items, such as remote controls, cell phones and doorknobs, can really pay off in the long run. If the surface you want to clean allows, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends formulating a simple bleach solution. If you're disinfecting your kids' toys, we have some great suggestions (hint: it's not vinegar).

3) Stay active

Don't let being stuck indoors prevent you from getting in shape and taking care of your body. There are many exercises that are popular with leisure fitness enthusiasts and fitness enthusiasts. Oprah's home workout requires zero exercise equipment and utilizes a variety of body weight exercises to keep you active at home.


There are also various streaming services that offer sample workouts, motivation, and nutrition advice for anyone who likes extra insight. Classes offered include meditation and yoga, dance-inspired aerobics and ballet exercises.

4) Watch TV (yes, Netflix, we're still watching)

We're not trying to warn you, but it's a great opportunity to catch up on all the shows and movies you've heard about on social media. Once you've met the "stay active" part of your day, you can sit back and relax on one of the many popular streaming platforms.


Disney+ : All your favorite classics! No more waiting for your childhood favorites to come out of the vault.

Netflix: Lots of sappy Christmas movies. We all need a little cheer, right? It's also home to the super-popular Witcher and Stranger Things shows.

Hulu: "The Handmaid's Tale," "Castle Rock" and the new George Clooney series "Catch-22."

Amazon Prime Video: An overall good collection of little things for everyone, including Amazon original content like "The Amazing Mrs. Maisel."

HBO: You've heard of Game of Thrones, right?

* Bonus: Some of the most popular networks are offering free content for people currently stuck at home.

5) Listen to music (free!)

In addition to the regular Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music streams, there is now a huge amount of live content available for free. Bars and concert halls may be closed, but you can safely enjoy live opera, symphonies, concerts and festivals without leaving your home.


Some platforms may require registration or a subscription to get started, but most are free, and many of them give you the ability to support the art you love by purchasing merchandise or donating.

6) Reconnect with friends and family

More time has passed since the outbreak than we care to admit, so why not take this opportunity to reconnect with family and friends you haven't heard from in a while? It also gives you the opportunity to get to know older friends and family who may need a little extra attention during this uncertain time. Keep in mind that you're not the only one having trouble finding toilet paper and cleaning wipes during the coronavirus outbreak. Give sb a call; You never know what it means to them.


Of course, these days you don't have to pick up the phone to feel a personal connection. Why not try hosting a Netflix party where your friends or family are not in the same room as you watching the same TV show or movie?

7) Create something

You guys, these are stressful times, and studies have shown that coloring can lead to a meditative state that reduces anxiety in some people. If you don't have any adult coloring books, consider doodling or printing some patterns from the Internet. You'll be surprised at how quickly these crayons begin to relieve stress.


If coloring isn't your thing, do something clever, get out old scrapbooks and fill them out for a few years, or finally make use of that "Learn How to Crochet" book you got last Christmas.

8) Self-care

No one is watching, and God knows we're all well past the time for some personal attention, so why not give yourself a little self-care while stuck indoors? Trim your beard carefully. Polish those shoes you've been meaning to polish. Or just look at happy pictures for a few minutes (puppies can always do this).


The idea here is to spend some time with you. Take a few minutes to take care of yourself and don't take care of anyone else. That might mean a soak in the tub, a long pedicure, or a quiet stretch in the yard. Whatever you do, do it for yourself and no one else.