Just because we’re all being forced to spend an unprecedented amount of time in our respective quarantine caves doesn’t mean that we have to succumb to rotting away in a state of mind-numbing boredom. No, we all need to mindfully keep the vicious cycles of negative thinking at bay by remembering that we have all kinds of technology and genuinely fun things to do to pass the time. Let’s take a look at some of the fun things you can do around the house. Your quarantine life is about to level up.
Do a deep clean.
Spend enough time in your house, lounging around the various room, and you’re bound to begin noticing all the imperfections, grimy spots, and general areas of your home in need of improvement. It’s remarkable how we can all gloss over that mountainous pile of laundry hiding out in our bedrooms, or maybe the crusty mud tracks from our dirtied shoes, by the front door. But alas, we’re all being forced to confront these realities we’d just as much look the other way from. So, why not take this time to do a deep clean of your home?
Maybe you have some suspect mold slowly spiraling out of control in your bathroom, and you’re finally ready to address the situation. If you think it might be black mold though, proceed with caution. Black mold has a terrible reputation for stirring up all kinds of health problems and nasty allergies via those darn mold spores. Just look up how you can get rid of black mold. After you’ve done your homework, and have prepared for battle, you can look forward to a new clean pad when it’s all said and done. Nobody likes to camp out in a dirty home, and now you finally might have enough motivation to make sure your place looks better than ever before!
Read a book.
We’re all constantly on our phones, and most of the time it just seems to be a necessary “evil” of living in a technologically-infused society that conditions us to think if we’re not plugged in, we’ll miss the next big thing. That being said, putting the phone down for short increments at a time can work wonders for your mental health.
Reading serves as its own form of meditation. You’re required to channel your focus on the words on the page in front of you and stop following all those thought streams that might carry you away into unfortunate anxiety flareups. So, pick up that sci-fi story, classic novel, or romance book you’ve been thinking about reading, but never got around to. You’ll be amazed at how some regular reading impacts the rest of your life. Pretty soon your vocabulary bank will swell up with words you never thought you’d hear coming out of your mouth.
Inspect your home for signs of rodents and pests.
Those sneaky rodents and other kinds of pests can normally get away with wreaking all kinds of havoc in our homes without us even realizing it. Obviously, things have changed due to the Coronavirus, and since you’ve got the time, you should absolutely have the motivation to scope out the situation in your home when it comes to any potential droppings or other signs you might have an infestation. Should the worst-case scenario present itself, and you actually discover glaring signs that you’ve got some rats running around, just gear up for Animal Trapping. Animal Trapper has a helpful, nationwide directory of nuisance wildlife control professionals. You’ll have the crisis resolved in no time.
Lose yourself in a new podcast.
Podcasts offer a welcomed alternative to the constant screen time. Plus, nowadays the options for podcasts are seemingly limitless. You can hop on board one of those sports podcasts that have the religious followings for providing comprehensive breakdowns of the NFL’s biggest games of the week. Or, maybe you’ll find yourself falling down the rabbit hole that is a podcast dedicated to murder mysteries — just listen to those with the lights on! There’s just something so right about finding the podcast that speaks to your soul, and fortunately, it’s easier than ever.
Level up on your home cocktail game.
With so many of us doing what we can to not leave our homes unless we have to, we’ve been forced to get really creative when it comes to what we’ll whip up for the homemade cocktails and meals. So, take the extra time to teach yourself how to make some new cocktails. In no time at all, you’ll be making martinis and sinfully sweet whiskey sours that rival the ones you’d always get from your local watering hole. Don’t worry, they’ll open again one day down the road!
Take a virtual vacation.
Look, travel is tough these days. Most of us aren’t traveling unless we absolutely have to. Dreamy vacations to faraway beaches where the sand is golden, the sun always shines, and the ocean is the kind of piercing blue that puts tears in your eyes, are seemingly out of reach for the time being.
So, there’s never been a better time to take a virtual vacation. Many resorts and hotels have set up live webcams that stream their renowned beaches and lake scenery. For a while, you can will yourself into pretending that you’re actually there, and keep the hope alive by remembering that you’ll be able to visit in person, one day in the future — or just spend lockdown saving for when you can finally go on the in-person holiday of your dreams!