15x Fun Things To Do At Home

The coronavirus has made a big impact, and therefore we should all practice social distancing.  But what to do when you are staying at home?! Fortunately you don’t have to be bored with these 15x fun things to do at home!

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1. Make A Photo Album Of Your Last Trip

One of the best ways to memorise a trip is looking through old photo albums!  A really fun thing to do when you are stuck at home is ordering/printing some of your most beautiful photos from your last trip and make a photo album yourself.

Make the photo album even more memorable by writing down little stories of things that happened during the trip,  adding tickets and stickers, and draw along the sides of the photos. Enjoy the process and let your creativity take the wheel.

2. Write a Bucket List

I think everyone has a list in their head of all the things they dream of doing on some point in their lives.  Take some time during your quarantine period to write the bucket list of your dreams.

Keep in mind these can be both small things, like cuddling with an alpaca and going on a cycling trip with a picnic basket, and big things like climbing a mountain Everest, or hiking up to Machu Picchu. This is your life, your bucket list should reflect your wildest dreams ❤️.

Pro Tip ➳ Bali Bucket List (+50 Places To Visit)

3. Try Out A New Healthy Recipe

Besides washing your hands and practicing social distancing, one thing a lot of people don’t really think about is eating healthy.  Eating the right vitamins and minerals can really help your immune system and contribute to beating the Corona virus.  Try out a new healthy recipe, have fun in the kitchen and enjoy eating a delicious meal ☘️!

4. Catch Up With Your Family By Video Calling Them

Now everybody is staying at home with loads of time on their hands it’s fun to call that friend or family member who you haven’t spoken to in a hot minute. Catch up and build on your relationships. Because friends and family are all you need in life ?.

5. Make A Green Smoothie

Green smoothie have been very popular lately. But have you ever made one yourself?!  Now is the time to experiment with green smoothies and give yourself that extra kick of vitamins!

Online you can find numerous recipes for green smoothies with different kinds of greenery,  fruits and even spices like turmeric and ginger. Try out a few of these recipes to discover which one is your favourite. 

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6. Build A Mini Garden In Your Home

Bring Mother Nature into your home by creating a mini garden in your home or on your balcony. You could sow veggies, herbs, flowers or other beautiful plants to cheer up your home and to bring that extra oxygen?.

7. Deep Clean Your Home

During the springtime a lot of people get the urge to clean everything, including myself. Take a day to deep clean your room, apartment or home  to make sure everything is nice and fresh. Put on some great dance music, sing along to your favourite song and scrub scrub scrub. 

In no time your home will be transformed into a cosy, clean and comfortable home you can be proud of! And isn’t it just the most rewarding feeling when you crash onto your couch afterwards and look at your beautiful living room with a proud smile on your face. 

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8. Learn A Language

If you are a travel lovers speaking multiple languages is super practical! Now is the time to start practicing.

There are tons of ways to practice and learn a new language.  You can either watch a movie in the language you want to learn with English subtitles,  listen to an audiobook or language course on YouTube (for free) or practice the language on an app on your phone like Duo Lingo. 

And to make this even more fun, try to get your friends to start learning this language too, so you can practice together over the phone!

Also Read ➳ 35x Funny Dutch Quotes – Have Fun Learning The Dutch Language

9. Watch The Night Latest Netflix Series

Have you already cought up with Narcos Mexico? Or are you going to binge watch Stranger Things or Breaking Bad again? It’s all good, as long as you are relaxing and enjoying your time! Grab some snacks and a drink and get comfy.

Tip ➳ Watch a series together with your boyfriend or flatmate so you have twice the fun!

10. Plan A Trip For After The Coronavirus

Hopefully soon the Corona virus is it will be under control.  So that means it will be time to travel again! What better way to spend your day than dreaming and planning your first trip after the Corona virus. 

Create a Pinterest board completely dedicated to this next trip and gather all the information you need to know, for example on Lisbon ?? or Germany ?? . Pinterest boards are great source for inspiration and always make me smile!

You can even already make a rough day-to-day planning for this trip to get you even more excited. (but don’t book anything yet, wait until the government says it’s under control.)

Tip ➳ I always love pin the spots I want to go to on Google Maps, so I have them all grouped together.

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11. Start Meditating

Meditation is a great tool to reduce stress and to help you order your thoughts.  You probably have heard many big public personalities like steve jobs talk about the benefits of daily meditation.  I can definitely vouch for the benefits of meditation, as I have experienced them for myself. Start meditating each day for 5 to 10 minutes and build it up. 

Because I am new to meditating I prefer to listen to a guided meditation on YouTube or an app on my phone.  During a guided meditation session you listen to somebody who tells you how to breathe and what to think about. This might be helpful for you too.

Pro Tip ➳ The Best Destination For Meditation And Yoga Is Definitely Bali

12. Bake A Cake

Besides eating healthy we should also treat ourselves to some delicious desserts, like cake ?. Wip up your grandma’s favourite cake recipe and make yourself a mouthwatering treat.

Also Read ➳ 15 x Traditional Dutch Food You Need To Try

13. Do An Online Course From Your Home

You don’t have to go to school anymore to learn new things nowadays.   Thousands upon thousands of online courses in every field imaginable can be found online. Spend your time doing something useful (and fun) and improve your personal skills by doing a course from your home. 

Recently I have done a free marketing course to improve my Pinterest skills, and I watched several tutorials on how to build my website on YouTube. The beauty of the 21st century is that all this knowledge is only a click away.

Learn ➳ How To Take Good Travel Photos Of Yourself

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14. Start A Bullet Journal

Start a bullet journal and make one page a day, fill it with your thoughts and feelings. Because of the dots you can easily make the prettiest drawings to compliment your story or the day. 

Get funky and use different coloured pen,  water paint and stickers to express your feelings even more. 

If you don’t know where to start,  watch a tutorial on YouTube to help you dive in there. 

15. Most Fun Thing To Do At Home: Start A DIY Project

Start a DIY project to boost your home. Do a small project like making some cute plates and coasters, or a big project like building a swing or headboard for your bed. As long as you are having fun and are being creative?.

Bonus: Start Working Out ??

Keep in shape and work on your strength by doing a workout in your living room! The only thing you need is a yoga mat or a towel and you are good to go??.

For years I have been watching Blogilates and doing her workouts because they are super fun and the exercises vary each video. That why I think you’ll love them too.

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