What day of quarantine is this? I’ve lost count, honestly. lol
No matter the day, I’m sure boredom has set in. (It definitely has for me. ) You’ve done it all and don’t know what else to do in your spare time. Well, here is a list of some unique activities you can do at home to stay busy!
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Make cosmic brownies.
Tessa Arias over at Handle the Heat has a fantastic recipe for this snack cake favorite! Check it out here.
Try learning how to style your hair a new way.
I’ve been trying to perfect my “no heat beach wave” look. This video by Shonagh Scott was great! You could also try to find an alternative to the messy bun or tackle a fancy new braid!
Distress or reverse tie-dye your old clothes.
Tie-dye is very popular right now! I found several tops last year at a thrift store and still wear them often. But this year I decided to reverse tie-dye a shirt with bleach! Just fill a spray bottle with some bleach and spray a damp dark-colored cotton top.
Start a toy rotation for your kiddos.
I’ve been wanting to do this for so long. So naturally I’ve been researching! Here are some great blogs I found to help you get started.
Exfoliate and moisturize your entire body.
How often do we put this off?! Next time you take a shower exfoliate with your favorite scrub and moisturize after you are dry! Your skin will thank you.
Test out a self tanner.
If you’ve always wanted to try a “tan in a can” but were too afraid to mess it up, here is your chance! Nobody will see you if it doesn’t work out. lol But it won’t be bad, I promise! Tanners these days are very advanced and most are designed to be streak-free and anti-orange. Here are my favorites.
Write letters to loved ones, near and far.
This is a good idea all the time, but it’s extra special because of social distancing. Just sit down a write a short heartfelt note to those you miss, even if they are in the same city. For family that may not have social media, include photos. And if your kiddos are too young to write one themselves, let them create a piece of art to send along.
Dare I say, read a book?!
The impossible dream for bookworm mommas! If you want to attempt, here are a few I’m liking.
Start a prayer journal. Not religious? That’s totally fine, start a daily affirmations journal instead!
This time is stressful and I can’t think of a better way to handle the anxiety than through prayer and focusing on the positive.
Research something you’ve always been curious about.
Always wondered why the moon turns red ? Want to know about new dinosaur discoveries? Curious as to what really reduces wrinkles? Find some accredited sources and really dig in like you’re back in college! I recently researched the Inca maiden and it was so fascinating!
Plan a themed dinner for you and your family.
We’re all eating at home now, so make it fun! Get creative. Dinner on the moon maybe? How about trying a traditional meal from another country? Check out my Pinterest board here for other ideas!
Make bath bombs.
Relaxation meets creativity! I saw these sets online and thought they were so fun.
Check your beauty products for nasty ingredients.
Head over to COSdna.com and search the beauty products you’ve been using. This site rates your overall product and it’s individual ingredients for safety, irritants, and acne friendliness.
There’s my suggestions, friends! What have you been doing to pass the time? If the answer is nothing that’s perfectly fine too! I want you to know that taking care of your physical and mental health during this global crisis is more than enough. I have my days where all I can do is care for my son and try to keep my thoughts in line. (And that’s perfectly acceptable.) This is not a productivity competition, this is a life-changing moment in history, so hang in there.
Stay safe and well!