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10 Tips for Keeping Yourself Entertained at Home

Since the start of the pandemic, people have had to spend more time at home. If you are shunning outdoor activities then staying home for long periods of time can be a recipe for boredom. Fortunately, with just a few tips you can start entertaining yourself right at home.

There are many fun ideas that you may not have thought of to entertain yourself. Take a look at some of the best ways to keep you and your family entertained at home. 

Get Yourself a Kindle

Now that you have more time on your hands you can fill up some of your time with books. However, there’s no need to leave your house to stock up on the books that you need. 

You should take the time to invest in a Kindle, you can buy as many books as you want and fill up your personal library. There are scores of children’s books as well. Now is the time to get your kids to read more than they ever did. 

Virtual book clubs may have been a hit before but with the onset of the pandemic, they have been taken to a whole new level. You can now join these book clubs and have books delivered to you every month. 

You can then share virtually your thoughts on what you have read with other members of your book club.

Start Puzzling

Jigsaw puzzling is not just for kids. Adults enjoy this old-fashioned form of entertainment as well. If you search online you can find high-quality puzzle pieces that will keep you entertained for hours. The trick to finding a puzzle that you will enjoy is to look at what the final picture will be. 

This is motivation enough to get you to fill up those long nights you may have normally spent watching TV finishing off your puzzle.

Another type of old-fashioned puzzling that you should try is crosswords puzzles. These kinds of puzzles require you to think and are a great way to engage your brain while entertaining yourself at the same time. You can get puzzles like this in giant books that will last you a very long time.

Puzzles come, with varying levels of difficulty. You can start easy and then work your way up to more challenging puzzles over time. 

 Adult Coloring

If you haven’t colored in years now may be the perfect time to start doing it again. Adult coloring has become popular in the last few years and people find it very relaxing. 

In fact, there are now coloring books on the market that are specifically targeted at adults. This genre is no longer dominated by children’s coloring books. 

There are adult coloring books on every theme imaginable. Head on over to Amazon and check out the extensive collection that can be delivered right to your door. 

Get a Portable Projector

Just because theatres may be closed in many places it doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the cinematic experience at home. 

One way to do this is to buy a portable projector. A portable projector allows you to project any movie you want and many of them have incredible picture quality. They are easy to use and have long battery life.

Start Water Coloring 

There are watercolor paint sets available online. The sets come with everything you need to get started water coloring your first painting. 

The first painting doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, after all, you’re not trying to be the next Picasso. Watercoloring is an easy fun way to reconnect with art especially if you have not painted since you were a child.

If water coloring sparks your creativity so much that you want to explore a little further. You can always take an online class or buy more detailed textbooks online to take your painting to the next level.

Become a Jeweler

While you are home it is an excellent time to cure your boredom by starting a new craft. Do You love jewelry? If you do you may want to start making jewelry from home. It is easy to get started, just as with painting there are kits available to put you on the right track.

You can find beginner-friendly jewelry kits online so that you can start making earrings, bracelets, and necklaces for yourself or for your friends and family in no time. If going it alone Is not ideal for you you can always take a class online as well. 

Learn Piano

Have you always wanted to learn a musical instrument but never had the time to do it. Now that have to stay in a lot more. You can start learning piano. It’s actually not as difficult as it used to be. 

There are several highly-rated apps online that will assist you in getting started. You don’t need to buy a baby grand piano you can just buy a well-octaved keyboard. The best ones to get started with should have at least five octaves.

To complement learning on an app you can also buy a book that teaches you how to play piano on your own or you can simply start taking lessons online. Carve out a specific time each day to start practicing. Learn to play simple songs at first to boost your confidence. 

Once you start hearing yourself play tunes you sang as a child it will motivate you to continue learning.

Watch Comedies

In these times there’s no doubt that we all need a laugh. It is said that laughter is the best medicine for the soul. Take the time to explore new comedic acts online. There are several up-and-coming comedians like Sarah Pascoe that you can discover.

Once you have discovered a great comedian it is a good idea to share your new find with other people as well. This way you can bond over all the new jokes that you have learned.

Start a New Fitness Habit

Having less time to go out is not necessarily a bad thing. It may be the perfect time to get yourself in shape. The good news is that getting in shape doesn’t need to be difficult and you will not have to do it alone.

Go to YouTube and find some of the most highly-rated fitness trainers out there today. You can find workouts on any part of your body that you want to get in shape.  

However, before you start any exercise program make sure that you consult your doctor ahead of time so that you don’t get any injuries.

Pamper Yourself

With more time on your hands, it is a perfect time to pamper yourself and relax. Try out different face masks and body creams. Buy an electric massager, and try to recreate a mini spa all on your own.

Take the time to have those bubble baths that you may not have had time to take when life was a bit more hectic. 

Enjoy Life

The pandemic has brought a lot of negativity with it. However, it is up to you to find the silver lining behind every cloud. You may have to spend more time at home than ever before and many have complained that they are bored.

However, if you take the time to carefully examine things you may find that all the time that you now have indoors brings the perfect opportunity to learn or do something new. This opportunity might never come back again.  

If you use the time wisely at the end of it you can say that you have enhanced your life in some way.

 

Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

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