A lot of the world is stuck inside for the greater good, and while it’s not exactly convenient, it is for a good reason. While at first, this time at home could be exciting, you had the time to test out new recipes, catch up on your favorite TV shows, movies, and books, or spend quality time with the family, there comes the point where you’ve done everything, and wonder, so what now?
Well, have no fear, because there is still plenty to do, you just need to know where to look.
If you are close to pulling your hair out while stuck inside, here are some ways you can pass the time.
Declutter The House
A tidy house and a tidy mind is not just something you see on cheap home souvenirs on Etsy stores; it has plenty of weight as something that can keep you busy and make you feel better about your home.
Over the years, you have likely accumulated a lot of clutter. It permeates every room, fills every drawer, and balances precariously atop every bookshelf. This mess can make you feel uncomfortable, so it’s worth considering how to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Create a map, go through each room, and be ruthless. Donate clothes, books, and electronics, and recycle everything else.
Plan Out The Year
Just because you can’t go anywhere lovely doesn’t mean you can’t start your planning for the rest of the year. There are still plenty of celebrations coming up, including the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, among whatever birthdays your family might have coming up.
Planning how to celebrate them now will keep your mind busy, and you can even start buying gifts, so you don’t need to worry about the mad dash towards the end of the year. From Roamans coupons to the final part in their favorite book series, or just a framed picture of the two of you are all things that could be appreciated, or you can treat yourself to something while you wait around.
Write About It
Writing about anything is a great way to help you process your feelings and emotions. I know this to be true because it is what I do. Rather than worry about it in my head, going around and around in circles, I instead work my feelings out logically on the page. Writing everything down helps me from going stir crazy in my head.
The lockdown and pandemic are confusing, even unprecedented, and therefore it pays to have a record of what you felt during it. Even if you never show the world what you have written, it will be interesting, at the very least, to look back on once the cloud lifts, and you can see your nearest and dearest once again.
You don’t realize how much writing can soothe you until you start to put your thoughts down on paper (or computer).
Start a blog, write a poem, write a book… whatever you do.. just write.
Busy A, Busy Bee
Staying busy is something that people need to do. It’s fine to relax for a few days, but itchy feet soon get the better of us, and it can feel claustrophobic to be stuck inside for too long. However, you don’t need to lose your wits staring at the wall and imagining outside. You can still keep your mind busy, as noted in this post. I hope you find these tips helpful.