The global COVID-19 pandemic gave us all a big portion of that extra time. Some of us adapted pretty well but for some being in quarantine and having too much free time can be frustrating.
The first days were amazing! Waking up whenever we want, having Instagrammable breakfast, preparing delicious and time-consuming dishes, cleaning the wardrobe and watching our favorite series on Netflix.
But after a few days, you start to walk between the couch and the fridge, you’ve seen all the new movies and you start to miss being surrounded by anything else than the walls of your apartment.
If you are bored, not so motivated or just lazy, this article is something you have to read! In this blog post, we gather all the possible quarantine activities you can do at home depending on your mood, which will save you from being bored and keep you entertained no matter how long we all have to be stuck inside!
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Fun Quarantine Activities
1. Improve your cooking skills
Remember this dish you always wanted to try? Now is the time! If you are looking for some interesting recipes, we recently discovered this vegan book “The Global Vegan” by @elsas_wholesomelife.
2. Play a board/ card game
There are soo many options! Some of our friends are real game freaks and they introduced us to the “Cards against humanity“. It is a party game in which players complete fill-in-the-blank statements using offensive words or phrases.
3. Watch a movie marathon
This is a perfect time to do some popcorn and catch up on all these romantic comedies… 🙂
4. Plan your next gateway
I know… we can’t travel right now, but what about the future? Learn more about that tropical destination, research the best hotels and activities and yes, read all these travel blogs filled with tips & hints!
5. Who doesn’t love Puzzles?
200, 500 or 1000 pieces! Completing big puzzles always makes us feel great.
You don’t need to go to the gym to move your body! There is a lot of apps and youtube videos that you can set on and follow at home. Dress your favorite sportswear and sweat it out!
7. Call your family & friends
Catch up with everyone! Skype, FaceTime or Messanger – you can do group video calls right now!
8. Bake cookies
Try this new healthy, low-fat recipe that won’t make you feel bad about eating sweets 😛
9. Learn how to dance
Do you have TikTok? If not, download the app and learn some viral moves 😉 and don’t forget to follow us there!
10. Learn a new language
There are several ways to learn a new language but we believe the easiest way is with the Duolingo app. 15 minutes a day doesn’t hurt anyone 😛
11. Have a theme evening
You were supposed to travel to Spain but your plans got canceled. Why not arrange a Spanish tapas night? Wine & olives sound like fun?;)
12. Play the Adventure Challange
We recently got their couple’s book and believe us it is soo much fun!
Creative quarantine activities
1. Print out your favorite pics
Choose some of your best shots and frame them to display them around your flat! We love our posters & gold frames set in our living room right above our couch.
Sing out loud (before 10 PM :D)
3. Listen to podcasts
This is a great thing to do if you are a multitasker. Listen to your favorite podcast meanwhile cooking or organizing your flat. Here you can find a list The 64 Best Podcasts You Can Listen To In 2020 by Esquire.
4. Have an indoor picnic
Light on some candles or Christmas lights and set up your favorite snacks on your beach towel. You can also do that on the balcony.
You have finally that time to create! Watch a YouTube tutorial and practice. You can get all the necessary materials like paints, canvas, and brushes online! Here you can find a list of 13 YouTube Channels to Teach You How to Paint for Free.
This boho trend stole our hearts! During our 3 months stay in Bali, we saw this decoration in every villa or cafe. Pauli recently got her first macrame cord and started to learn how to do it watching Pinterest tutorials.
7. Do some online courses
In our case, we love to improve our social media marketing knowledge and keep updated with new trends.
8. Make a photobook
Organize your photos and design your customized photo book!
9. Download an app
Download an app you’ve been curious about.
10. Create a new Pinterest board.
Check ours for some travel, fashion, food inspirations 🙂
11. Delete apps
Delete apps you don’t use from your phone.
12. Shop online!
We knew you gonna love that one 😀
13. Give an old piece of furniture new life.
Do you have an old chair that never quite fit? It could become something else. DIY it!
14. Look for a place to volunteer.
Maybe you can help to deliver food supplies to the most vulnerable?
15. Start a garden (or kitchen garden).
Plant your favorite herbs to use on your dishes 🙂
Relaxing Quarantine Activities
1. Read a book or listen to an audiobook
Transport yourself to another world 🙂 We just finished ‘Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fck‘ by Mark Manson 😀
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.
- New Power: How Anyone Can Persuade, Mobilize, and Succeed in Our Chaotic, Connected Age by Jeremy Heimans.
- Breakfast with Socrates: An Extraordinary Journey Through Your Ordinary Day by Robert Rowland Smith
- The Plague by Albert Camus
2. Light up your favorite candles
Our favorite smelly ones are from Chesapeake Bay.
3. Have a spa day
Paint your nails, take a bubble bath and put a face mask. Have you tried the one from New York Biology? It works for all skin types, including dry, normal, oily, combination, sensitive, and irritated.
Listen to a meditation video that will guide you to reach inner peace.
5. Try yoga
This is a very trendy topic right now. If you are willing to try to check this guide!
6. Sit on the balcony and listen to the sounds of nature
Grab your favorite cup of coffee, sit on the comfy chair and relax.
Organizing Quarantine Activities
1. Organize your wardrobe
Are there some clothes you don’t wear anymore? Maybe you can donate them to the ones that need them.
2. Clean the drawers
Yes, that messy one where you keep storing the unnecessary things 😛
3. Change up your home decor
Change the position of your furniture and give your home a new, fresh look!
4. Clean the refrigerator
No one likes to do this but now it’s the right time.
5. Clean out your purses
As the season change, so do our purses. While switching between bags, we all leave stuff in the bottom (receipts, gum wrappers, pens, etc)
6. Wash your sheets
Wash your sheets and enjoy sliding into fresh one’s tonight.
7. Clean your windows.
We use this window cleaning tool.
8. Wash your makeup brushes.
When was the last time you cleaned all of your makeup tools? Here is the product that I use.
9. Organize your kitchen.
Take out everything from your drawers and review all the unnecessary tools.
10. Clean your white shoes
White shoes fit with every outfit, but only if they stay with that color 😛
11. Make a list of personal or professional goals
We usually buy a new notebook every year and list our goals or daily/weekly/monthly tasks there. You can get a cool one here.
12. Clean out your social accounts
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
13. Clean up your emails
That’s all folks if you think we forgot any activity and you would like to add it on our list of quarantine activities, drop us a comment below.