Seven Stay-at-home Activities to Brighten Your Day

Being stuck in the house all day can become dull and possibly unhealthy without changing up your routine or activities. If you’ve been feeling like a couch potato or are just plain bored, check out this list of seven fun ways to fill your time while at home.

1. Bullet Journaling

Whether you have purchased an actual bullet journal or found one at the very bottom of your desk, any form of writing or design can help calm some nerves and enlighten your creative side. 

Bullet journaling is a specific form of journaling that involves creating spreads through precision granted by the dotted lines across the pages. If you’re interested in pursuing this as a relaxation activity, check out Pinterest for a source of inspiration and a starting point for your future projects.

2. Finding New Reading Material

You may be tired of the constant panic that waves over you as soon as you log-in to social media or your favorite news sites by the catastrophic and scary headlines. 

But, did you know that Habitat for Humanity International releases multiple interesting and informative news posts each month? If you are looking for a change of pace in your reading material, click here to read some of Habitat’s most recent posts.

3. Geocaching

Geocaching is a great activity for all families and friends across the U.S. where you are tasked with finding small capsules filled with traded treasures that have been hidden in plain sight. Simply download the app, pick a route close to your home, grab some companions and head out on this local treasure hunt.

4. Listening to Podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts? If not, now is the time to try out this new form of media! Whether you’re on Spring break or working from home, there are a multitude of podcasts available through many music streaming sites including Spotify, YouTube and PodcastOne

There are podcasts for everyone with topics ranging from celebrity news, historical anecdotes or personal stories; you are bound to find something engaging to listen to.

5. Spring Cleaning

Although it’s not everyone’s favorite activity, a full Spring cleaning of your home is almost due. Put on your favorite music, podcast or TV show and set aside a few hours to give your home a nice soak and re-organization. You will thank yourself later!

6. Writing Cards/Letters

Writing personal cards and letters has quickly flown out-of-style with varying other forms of communication that have surfaced in the past decade. If you’ve got extra time on your hands, try writing a letter to a friend or family member that you won’t be able to see for a while. This adds not only a personal touch to your message but is bound to make that person’s day.

7. Upcycling Old Clothing/Furniture

Many people aren’t shopping for non-essentials right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the appearance of your space by giving new light to items you already own. 

Whether you have an outdated dresser that needs new life or you just bought some vintage jeans from the Habitat Store, there is bound to be an item in your home that could use some refurbishing. Pick up that pair of jeans, find some scissors and cut them into shorts or even add a bunch of rips. 

There are tons of simple ways to change your clothes or decor without spending money or leaving the home!