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7 Ways to Stay Busy at Home

Spending time at home doesn’t have to be boring! There are plenty of ways to stay occupied while in the comfort of your living room. And no, you don’t have to be productive all the time. It’s okay to just relax.

Here are 7 things to do if you’re not sure how to stay busy at home.

1. Cook

If you absolutely hate cooking, then you can skip over this one. But if you love spending time in the kitchen, then try some new recipes or see what ingredients you already have available and get creative.

If you’re spending time indoors with family, cook a special dinner for them. If you have kids, get them involved and see what you all can create together. If you’re home alone, crank up your favorite song and dance around the kitchen—just make sure to watch the stove!

Food is a beautiful way to connect and show love. Send your friends photos of the meal you created and share the recipe so they can enjoy it from afar!

2. Exercise

During this time of quarantine and social distancing, it’s so important to make sure you’re still getting enough exercise. Whether that’s lifting weights, doing yoga, or going for a walk.

Exercise releases endorphins and keeps your mood and energy levels up!

3. Stream Your Favorite TV Shows & Movies

Now is a great time to binge that show you’ve been meaning to watch (or to watch Friends again because that’s always a good idea).

Even some films that were supposed to be in theaters can now be purchased virtually so you don’t have to miss out!

4. Read

Reading allows you to escape to another world and right now, that may not be such a bad thing.

Create a social distancing book club with your friends and video chat to discuss what you’ve read!

5. Get Creative

Tune into your artsy side! Paint, draw, color—whatever is calling your name! You don’t have to be “good” at art to have fun. If anything, it’s just a great way to relax and calm your mind.

6. Clean & Organize

Have you been meaning to organize your pantry or clean the garage so it isn’t so cluttered? Now is a great time!

When you’re surrounded by too much clutter, it can actually cause stress and anxiety. Even though you’ll have to put in some work, an organized space can really make you feel better!

7. Stay Connected with Friends

Although this may feel like a very isolated time, you can still connect with loved ones. Video chat with a group of friends or if you rather not get in front of the camera, simply pick up the phone.

The important thing to remember is you’re not alone!

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