There are often times when you can’t really go anywhere. Whether it’s because you’re ill, or trying not to get ill, or the weather is preventing you from going out, being stuck at home can be tough. Some people are happy to lounge around at home for a while, but others struggle to spend time alone or not have errands, work and events to occupy their time. If you think you’re going to get bored at home or you’re already feeling the effects of boredom, you need to make sure that you have plenty of things to do. Once you’ve cleaned the house and caught up on DIY projects, here are some ideas to keep you entertained.

Stay Social

Being stuck at home can be boring partly because you’re not able to get out and meet other people. However, you don’t have to be completely withdrawn from society. With today’s technology, you can be social in lots of different ways. You can call or text a friend, or you can get online. There’s social media, messaging apps, and plenty of other tools you can use to be social with others. You can even play games with people online. Of course, if there are other people at home with you, you can spend time with them too.

Work Through Your Netflix List

It might not be a task that’s a top priority for you, but when you can’t go anywhere else, it’s the perfect time to work your way through all of the things you’ve been meaning to watch. No matter what your choice of streaming platform is, you have time to catch up on the things you’ve thought about watching but haven’t got around to just yet. There’s time to binge an entire series or maybe watch those heavy documentaries you haven’t been in the mood for just yet.

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Have Some Fun Online

If you have an internet connection, you can never really be bored. Whether you research an interesting topic, stream a movie or take the latest Buzzfeed quiz, or you just mess around online not doing much of anything, you can do anything you want. Occupy your time by completing some fun Disney trivia if you want to test your knowledge about something all-important. You could learn something new, whether it’s some clever science or you want to finally teach yourself to buy that ukulele that you bought on impulse that one time.

Make Something

Being shut inside is the perfect opportunity to be creative. You can spend your time making something, from baking a cake or some cookies to sewing, knitting, painting or perhaps some woodwork or metalwork if you have the tools. You might have a creative project that you’ve been planning for a while or something you started but didn’t finish. Or maybe you can start something new and even learn a new skill. With the internet at your disposal, you can find all sorts of resources to teach you something new.

If you can’t leave the house, you don’t have to be bored. There’s plenty you can do for fun, and there’s always cleaning to do too.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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