11 Ideas to Keep Entertained at Home

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Child son and mother playing video games together at home
Child son and mother playing video games together at home

With the global pandemic still being a prevalent issue stopping us from leaving home without restrictions, we are spending more and more time inside. While streaming podcasts, films, and series, they can only last a certain amount of time, and even the most introverted of us are starting to struggle with the indoors.

The internet is helping in a big way, with more and more activities popping up. For example, you can find an easy to use online poker guide to help you learn a new skill. In addition, concerts are now being streamed online, with bands and artists trying to do their best for their fans.

In our guide today, we will discuss 11 of the best ideas to stay entertained at home, giving you all the ammo to get through the last days of lockdown, so much so you may even stay inside when the world opens up again.

Streaming

Social distancing is being encouraged by local governments across the world. This has had a detrimental effect on the music industry, with some artists and bands trying new ways to get their music shared across the globe. Many artists, including John Legend, Chris Martin, Pink, Ben Gibbard, and many more, have been streaming live performances of new and old songs via social media. These concerts are still available to watch on places like YouTube and Instagram.

Recorded Q&A performances have been released online by the Grammy Museum from artists such as Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, and Billie Eilish giving fans a more in-depth view of their favourite performers.

DIY Projects

There is now more time than ever to get those DIY projects completed around the home. Those minor fixes and changes you always dreamed of but didn’t have the time to do can now be completed. If you’re looking for a project but don’t have much inspiration, Pinterest is a great place to create mood boards that can show you a range of ideas no matter what you decide to make.

Gardening

Gardening
Gardening

Managing a garden can be a therapeutic time and a great way to pass lots of hours. But, whether your garden is outside or you live in an apartment with a few house plants, they always need some love. Repotting, moving, watering, and pruning are just a few of the tasks required to keep your plants looking good. Then, try to grow your product to reap the reward of cooking with something you have grown yourself.

Gaming

Video games are another way to pass the time. You can get lost in games on or offline for hours. If your friends also play the same games as you, set up parties, chat and games just as if you were in the same room. Games don’t always have to be played on consoles, either. The advance in mobile games has been taken to new levels with Clash Royale, Call of Duty Mobile, Zynga Poker, and much more.

Learn an Instrument

learning
learning

Instruments take time and dedication to learn; building up muscle memory and remembering patterns and chords can be frustrating if you don’t practice enough. Lockdown life at home has given more time than ever for people to dedicate themselves to practice and rehearsals. Many online tutorials can be found on YouTube for pretty much any instrument giving you a great starting point in your musical journey.

Read a Book

Getting trapped in a good book can help pass a lot of time. If you are hooked, you’ll not be able to put a book down. Get lost in fantasies, adventures, or true stories of the extraordinary lives some people have lived. Tablets and Kindles are a great way to download books without having to walk to the shops. With a Kindle, you have access to any and every  book you could think of, all in a convenient tablet.

Children's education. Girl reading book at library.
Children’s education. Girl reading book at library.

Binge a TV Series

Streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, and Disney+ are all releasing new series very regularly, with no chance of you not finding something to watch. A good series is very much like a good book; you will want to get to the end as fast as possible. This is great for keeping entertained at home.

Exercise

Exercise is a crucial component to maintaining good mental well-being, and that is why it is vital for life stuck at home. Having little routines such as yoga and stretches will keep your body active and keep your mind feeling positive.

Cleaning

Woman cleaning surfaces with different cleaning spray
Woman cleaning surfaces with different cleaning spray

Cleaning is a job that is never truly finished. Living an active life, you’re bound to cause mess throughout the day, so there is always some cleaning to be done. It may not be the most exciting task, but the rewards when you’ve finished are amazing. A tidy home is a happy home.

Organise the Attic

People build up many things they don’t need over the years, and they always end up stuck up in the attic to not be touched. Sorting your attic is a great way to make a bit extra money, maybe even. If you have things in good condition but no longer need them, you can sell them on eBay or other online auction websites. Clear some clutter and make a pretty penny at the same time.

Host a Netflix Party

Netflix has a new chrome extension available that allows you to watch shows with friends and loved ones that you can’t currently see in person. This extension is a great way to enjoy still watching a series or film with someone simultaneously. A message box lets you chat, too, like you’re in the