What To Do When You Find Yourself Stuck At Home
There are plenty of things you can do from your own home. We are going to give you some tips and tricks on how to not get bored when you find yourself stuck indoors. Some of our suggestions require supplies, so you may need to plan ahead! Most of the tips are for activities you can do alone, but if you live with roommates, parents or a partner, you can of course invite them to join in on the fun.
Watch a Series or a Movie
This is of course the first thing on our list. You can watch movies and series on Netflix, HBO or other streaming platforms. Or if you still have your old DVD player this is the right time to hook it back on your TV. This also could be the time to watch that one series you always wanted to watch but didn’t have the time. Or to rewatch your favourite TV show of all time. You could have a movie marathon fully based on horror or action. Watch all the Harry Potter movies back-to-back whilst creating your own magic wand. Or even watch the most interesting murder documentaries and talk or think about some theories of your own. So put on your most comfortable clothes, get something to eat and drink, close the blinds and start watching.
Finally Read That Book
If you are the type of person that loves reading books but doesn’t have the time, then this is your time to finally start reading. Not only can you read new books but maybe read the ones you loved as a child. Or read a book that a friend recommended. Reading in the evenings can help reduce stress and help you sleep better. If the weather is bad you can get cosy and read on the sofa, or on a sunny day why not read outside with a cup of tea or glass of wine! And to travel from your couch, we have a selection of great novels about Barcelona!
Do Some Exercise
Can’t go to the gym? No problem – you can get all the exercise you need from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need any gym equipment as there are plenty of online workouts that do not require weights. You just need a mat or a towel to make it more comfortable. On YouTube, you can find a lot of free exercise videos to give you some examples of which exercises to do. They also motivate you during your exercises. If you don’t have any weights at home and want to use some, there are a lot of ways to replace them with households items. You can find tips on YouTube or just type in it on Google for suggestions. You don’t need a lot of room to exercise in your own home, you can just move some furniture out of the way. If you have stairs you can include them in your workout too to get those legs burning.
Check out this quick at-home workout that requires no equipment and will really burn some calories!
Since you are stuck at home, take some time to meditate. If you are new to this then look up some videos on YouTube or read some articles about it. There are a few ways you can meditate, you can do yoga or breathing exercises or anything that helps you to relax. There is something for everybody. You just need a little bit of time to find the best way to meditate that works for you. We recommend that you put on some relaxing music or ocean sounds to help you feel as calm as possible.
Be a Kid
This one is especially great when you live with roommates, your partner or friends. When you were a kid you would love to be home all day long. And what would you do? You would play games, run around and build a pillow fort. The last one is our favourite. Build a pillow fort! They are so cute and cozy. You could watch movies, read a book, meditate or just talk with your friends there. To build a pillow fort the only things you need are all the pillows, cushions, blankets and rugs you can find. Decorate it with plants or a string of lights or just whatever you feel like. To hold up the blankets it comes in handy if you have a rope or something similar. But you can get creative with this as well. For this activity, we also recommend you to put on the comfiest clothes you can find.
Spring Clean The House
Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to be a chore. It can be very good for you to declutter and clean your house, and if you have the time on your hands you may as well use it! If tackling the whole apartment is a bit overwhelming, just start with your closet. Take everything out and only put back the things you really need and wear. And be honest with yourself. To make a big clean more fun, put on some happy music and have a boogie while you clean. If you don’t feel like doing a spring clean then just maybe walk around your home and rearrange some furniture. This could give your house a whole new feel without the need to buy new stuff.
Another fun thing to do when stuck at home is to plan trips for the future. You have enough time to do research on a lot of potential destinations. This way you can figure what country or place is the best fit for your next trip. Another great thing about having enough time to research your next trip is researching the place you want to stay in. Do you want to stay in a hotel, apartment, hostel or maybe even on a boat? Figure what you want and then start looking for the best deals. If you have never been to Barcelona we definitely recommend you to go, and we can give you the best tips and tricks and help you find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
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Don’t know what to do with your time? Improve or expand your cooking skills! There are so many Spanish dishes that are worth trying. If you have more time you can try out more complicated dishes and invest a day in preparation and cooking. Of course, this means that you need to do some groceries. Don’t feel like doing groceries? Then just open some cabinets and see what you can make from the stuff you already have. And if you don’t feel like cooking you could also brush up on your cocktail making skills. This is a skill that will definitely impress your friends!
We hope that these tips come in handy and make your time inside a little more interesting!