Whether you are going to be stuck at home for a week or indefinitely, it’s always nice to have a plan of attack. Some people prepare to clean out their closets or tackle their things-to-do lists. If you’ve already done all that and still find yourself bored, then you will need to find other activities that can keep you occupied for a long time. Here are four fun things to do when you are stuck at home.
Catch Up on Your Favorite TV Shows
It may seem obvious, but catching up on your favorite television shows can be a great means of killing time while staying fully entertained. TV shows like Survivor have approximately 40 seasons worth of exciting, stay-on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments for viewers to watch. Then, there are TV shows that might’ve been recommended by friends and relatives that you have been meaning to get into. Make a list of any television programs that you want to see, need to catch up on, or simply tickle your fancy to keep boredom at bay.
Pull Out the Board Games
Without fail, board games and even playing cards can yield hours of entertainment. Don’t assume that you know of every type of board game or that you necessarily need a friend to play one. There are board games that you can play solo, virtually, or take turns playing each side. Some companies even have role-playing types that offer entertainment in a fantasy-like setting. So, get out an old trusty deck of cards, a pair of dice, or a board game and be prepared to enjoy a game of skill and luck.
Teach Yourself Something New
There is always something that people in general promise themselves that they are going to learn – at some point. Usually, a lack of time prevents people from ever actually getting around to doing so. So, when you are stuck at home you have the best opportunity you’ll probably ever have to get into whatever it is you had planned for the future. You could’ve been meaning to teach yourself how to rollerblade, or finish writing that best-selling novel, or knit that blanket you started on two years ago. Hunker down and get to it, and soon you will see yourself making progress. It might be slow and steady to begin with, but soon you will be proud of yourself for seeing your ultimate plans through.
Immerse Yourself in Literature
If you already have a love of reading, then you know how easily you can lose yourself in a good book. Simply put, you can lose track of time – and space – when you are reading an exciting and enthralling novel that turns out to be a real page-turner. So, look up the latest titles from your favorite author and get ready to enjoy a form of entertainment that few get to indulge in regularly anymore. Thanks to devices like Kindle readers, you can instantly gain access to your favorite books or pick up where you left off, without using a bookmark.
Those who know that they are going to be at home for a while usually accept the fact that they are going to be painfully bored with no end in sight. You can easily fall into a depression when you don’t have a schedule or any planned activities. Try to keep a steady sleep schedule with an itinerary of daytime activities that will prevent you from becoming totally sedentary. As long as you have something to look forward to, you’ll want to bound out of bed, take care of your body, and get to the part of the day that brings fun.