Do you want something to do while you’re at home? Find out what some of the productive things you can do at home are today!
Now that everyone is staying at home and enjoying time with their family, I can’t think of a better time to get started on those productive things that we’ve been promising ourselves we would do for a long time.
Has there been something productive on your mind that you’ve been planning on doing lately? Or has there been a new skill or craft that you’ve been wanting to take up for a long time? Now is the perfect time to get started and tick off a few goals!
Why is being at home the perfect time to get started?
Well, for starters, you have so much more free time on your hands now! Sure, you might work or study from home, but you get all that extra time you used to spend on transport and commuting to your destination. Those hours in a week are the perfect time to work on something productive!
Plus, there’s so much opportunity for you to let your creative spirit out! Prepare a pen and notebook, let your mind wander and see what you come up with.
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So, what are some productive things you can do while you’re at home?
First things first, self-care!
It can be incredibly easy to forget about self-care with all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But now, you have no more excuses. It’s time to take care of yourself the way you always should have.
- Wake up a few minutes earlier than you usually would for an early morning stretch
- Get into the habit of getting your workout or exercise done as soon as you get up so that your mind is active and you’re ready to start the day
- Take a shower in the morning instead of at night to start the day refreshed
- Aim to eat a big breakfast so that you have enough energy for the rest of your day
- Try to tick off as many to-do list items in the morning as you can so that you have more free time for yourself in the afternoon and in the evening
- If you work or study from home, try to end your workday around 6 p.m. to give yourself time to decompress in the evening
- Spend the evening doing something fun such as watching a movie or playing a board game
- Take a warm bath or shower before you go to bed to give you a better night’s sleep
- Spend some time pampering yourself
- Plan your next day or write out a small to-do list of any goals that you want to work on or any tasks that you want to complete
- Write in your journal
- You can reflect on what you’re grateful for or perhaps something fun you did during the day
- If you did something that you’ve been wanting to do for a while, add it into your journal so that you can read back one day and remember how you felt at that time
- Read a book before you go to bed to calm your mind
Complete your goals
Has there been something on your mind that you’ve been wanting to do for a while? Is there a goal that you would like to achieve? Have you been telling yourself that you’ll get started one day?
Make the most out of your time at home and make a start on those things that you’ve been planning on doing for so long but have never managed to find the time! This can range from the most basic of activities such as read a new book or try a new recipe, to larger goals such as start up a new side hustle or online business or finally create that product that you’ve been dreaming up for a while now.
The opportunities are endless. The world is your oyster!
Start a side hustle
If you’ve been wanting to start your own side hustle for a while, now is the perfect time to get down to the nitty-gritty with the planning and the setting up. Especially since you have all the time in the world now to work on it.
There are endless opportunities for side hustles out there. Many that you can do from home.
If you’ve been wanting to create your own product or design, you can potentially open up an Etsy or Shopify store to sell your products. There are so many opportunities for creatives to get their work out to an audience.
Start a blog
Or, (and we get to the topic that I’m most passionate about), if you’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while, I cannot recommend enough that you start right now. What better time than now to get the setup all ready for your blog?
I was just like you, bored with nothing to do at home when I started this blog. I wanted something to pass my time and that would allow me to get creative. Since I had always enjoyed writing, that, combined with my absolute boredom, led me to Bluehost’s webpage and purchasing a hosting plan in under an hour. And that’s the story of how Cents of Lens was born.
There is so much freedom when it comes to starting a blog or website of your own. You are literally free to create your own little corner on the internet, a piece of you that you can share with so many people around the world. I can’t even tell you how fascinating it is to see people from all over the globe reading my blog when all I’m doing is sitting in this room and pouring words onto a screen.
If this sounds like something you want to try or if you’ve been thinking about it for a while already, you don’t want to miss this chance. When else are you going to have all this time at home again?
Hands up if one of your new year’s resolutions for this year was to get fit and exercise more. I know my hand is up very high.
I am terrible with maintaining an exercise regimen. Somehow, I always find a reason to slack off approximately 1 or 2 weeks after I start. I think it comes with my ridiculously lazy nature, which is why I’m always finding ways to maintain productivity and motivation.
I love playing sport but I can’t stand exercising for the sake of exercising. So I will happily play 5 days of sport a week, but I’ll refuse to do exercises such as HIIT or at-home cardio workouts.
My exercise regimen tends to go like this:
- I’ll watch someone’s Instagram story or click on a random YouTube video about working out or exercising and suddenly I’ll feel super motivated to start exercising. So that’ll usually be the first day that I exercise in a few months.
- Then comes the next day with the muscle aches and pains and I’ll tell myself that I need 2 to 3 days to recover before I do my next workout.
- 2 or 3 days later, it’s time to do another workout. But this time, my energy levels are down by half from the first workout.
- Of course, I’ll need another few days to recover.
- This entire time, my motivation is slowly waning. Around a week or two in, I have absolutely no more motivation to continue.
- So I stop for a few months.
- And the cycle repeats.
Try something new
After a lot of trial and error, I’ve realised that my motivation and energy levels tend to stay higher if I’m doing exercises such as dance or martial arts. I think for me, I get bored really easily so I need to do exercises that are fun and where I can actually learn something.
So, if you struggle with the same issue as me in maintaining home workouts, it might be a good idea to try something new. YouTube is full of new and different ways to exercise. You can probably find dance workouts to your favourite songs or training exercises for your favourite sport. There is something for everyone out there.
Learn a new skill
Having all this spare time on your hands means that it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill. Whether you want to brush up your cooking skills or try your hand at knitting, I’m sure there’s something you want to learn or try out.
There are so many different types of skills that you can pick up. From painting to learning a new language, here are a few ideas for you to try out:
- Picking up a new craft such as knitting, making jewellery, pottery or origami
- Trying your hand at drawing or painting
- Picking up a new instrument or relearning an old instrument
- Trying a new exercise/sport such as bike riding or skateboarding
- Picking up a new hobby
- Developing your skills in photography or videography
- Learning to bake or cook
- Learning a new language
There are so many productive things that you can do with your time at home, which is amazing because there are so many new skills that you can learn.
So, those are some of my ideas for productive things you can do while you’re at home!
Do you have any other ideas? Have you been spending your time doing something amazing? Share them down below!