like many other people I currently spend almost all of my time at home to socially distance myself. Since I am single and living alone I have naturally looked for fun ideas to occupy myself at home that don’t end up with me sitting in front of the computer all the time, but if I read the usual “101 fun things to do at home” lists on the internet I have found that the majority of things listed there either are actually chores in disguise (no, dusting all the surfaces in my home is not a “fun” way to occupy myself), require one or more other people (which is not a good idea right now for obvious reasons), a lot of time/skill/preparation going outside or… buying stuff:
– try cooking/baking recipe X (would need to buy ingredients)
– try a new craft/hobby/renovation (would need to buy materials)
– try gardening (would need to buy or get soil, seeds….)
– have a self-care day with a relaxing bath (would need to buy bath salts (or ingredients to make them)…and own a bathtub in the first place)
Do you know what I mean?
So I thought it might be a great idea to collect some ideas here that don’t involve buying stuff to even start (or assume that people have -let’s say- *unlikely* things or opportunities at home (e.g. the “Go spray paint all of the old but beautiful flower pots you have conveniently lying around with this super fancy looking golden spray paint” kind of ideas).
Here are some of the things I have enjoyed so far:
– rewatch/listen/read a film/show/audiobook/book that is connected to a beloved childhood/youth/other memory for you, if you have access to it (I am re-reading the Harry Potter series right now)
– teach your pet a trick (my cat is (slowly) learning to fetch things)
– find some free exercise/meditation/yoga videos on the internet and try to follow the moves (I am trying yoga lately)
– Play dress up. No, seriously. I had an absolute blast digging outfits I rarely wear out of my closet (costumes, the bridesmaid dress I wore for my cousins wedding, the fancy dress you only wear once a year for special occasions…) and then go all in with hair, accessories, etc. You can declutter your closet a bit at the same time, but you don’t have to.
Any more ideas?