Stuck at Home? 13 Ultimate Ways to Keep Your Sanity

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So unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few weeks some serious stuff is going down. The whole world is in chaos and rightfully so. There is a serious virus going around. But I don’t want to make this article about that. We’re gonna talk about what you can do while you are stuck at home.

As someone who works online I am usually always stuck at home anyway. But now I feel almost forced to be here, even when I don’t want to be. All good. I’m a pretty imaginative type person so I can entertain myself in all kinds of ways.

This post isn’t about them either. It’s all about you. We want you to keep sane in these trying times.

Being stuck at home has its pros and cons

Well now you’re home and there’s no clock to check! Yay!!

Some pros of being stuck at home:

Looks pretty damn good to me. That’s basically how my life is every day. It’s pretty sweet if I must say so myself. But there are cons to being stuck at home too!

Some cons of being stuck at home:

Some are fun, some are educational and some are just downright silly. Take what you want and leave the rest. Oh, and don’t forget to share this too!

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13 fun things to do while being stuck at home during a world wide epidemic

#1 Rearrange the furniture

In every single room! I mean, you’ve been dying to do it anyway so now is as good a time as any! The living room, bedroom, storage room, leave no room unturned!. You could have a lot of fun doing this AND it’s a great way to declutter too!!

Oh and one more super thing about doing this is you’ll find stuff you no longer need and you can either put it up for sale on Facebook marketplace or your local buy and sell page, or donate to someone less fortunate OR better yet, just toss that gross ugly thing in the garbage once and for all!

#2 Do puzzles

Any kind of puzzle. My God there are a million different kinds of puzzles from crosswords to Sudoku to table puzzles. Don’t tell me it’s not your thing. Make it your thing and have fun for God sake. Live a little Felicia.

The good thing about doing this is you are sharpening your brain and becoming super smart! Heck you may even become the smartest person in the office when you finally get back to work! Win win.

#3 Get some adult colouring books

Oh the fun you can have with these!! I remember the first time I saw these I laughed my butt off. They are truly epic. Now of course not all of them have swear words or ‘adult’ images in them but mostly they are really just fun!

Have a peek at Amazon and see what they got there. Here’s one you might like! :p

#4 Take an online course

Learn something new!! How exciting can that be? Seriously though. These days you can learn just about anything you want to learn online. Creative Live is a great resource for all types of courses. Check it out here!

Maybe you’ve always wanted to start a blog or a website. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn a new language! The possibilities are endless. Go learn something new!

#5 Write a book!

We all have a book inside of us, why not start writing yours? Come on I know you want to. You don’t need money or anything fancy for that. Google Docs or any office program (which are all free I might add) and you’re good to go.

And besides, your book might be the next New York Times bestseller! Think outside the box. When was the last time you were stuck at home with all this free time?

#6 Fix your broken sh*t already

You know what I’m talking about. That door handle that keeps falling off. The picture frame that is being held together with duct tape. Maybe you have some nice clothes that are missing buttons or have broken zippers.

Start taking inventory of all the broken stuff and things in your place and get to work fixing them. If you can’t fix them, then it’s time to chuck them. What on earth are you hanging on to them for anyway?

#7 Phone a friend

I know I know. Who even talks on the phone anymore these days? It’s all texting and emailing but the power of the human voice is amazing. Hearing your friend’s obnoxious giggle or simply their voice can be sanity saving all in itself.

Instead of hitting that text button, hit the call one instead. You don’t have to do a video call but why the hell not anyway?? Pick a random friend everyday and CALL them. No texting!

#8 Write some truth letters

Oh you are seriously gonna love this one!! I promise.Holding a few grudges still with people you absolutely despise or have hurt you? Truth letters are an amazing way to get out all that pent up hate and anger!!

Though I don’t hold grudges anymore (oh how I used to!) every now and then I still find myself writing up a truth letter to some old boyfriend or family member. Here are a few steps to help you write your truth letter (or also known as forgiveness letters).

Don’t leave anything out. What they did to you, how much they hurt you, how much you hate them, how hard you cried, maybe tell them you even wished death on them (ok maybe don’t do that), get it all out!!!! And then…………burn it. Yup. Destroy it (you didn’t think we were mailing this one did you?).

You can do this every day for every one who hurt you or really really pissed you off. After you’re done writing your truth letter don’t forget to clear all that icky energy from your room and your body. Sage smudge sticks are my go to for that. Trust me, you need to do this.

#9 Road trip anyone?

Yes I know you are stuck at home and you aren’t allowed to go out but they really don’t want you to go out and people. No peopling, at all. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t get out.

Get in your car (provided of course you have one) and hit the road Jack!! Maybe grab a friend you are positive isn’t infected, grab some takeout somewhere and head for the woods.

This could kill a whole day and then you can do it all again tomorrow with another friend!! Woot!!

#10 Learn a new language

Español? Francais? Italiano? What language have you always wanted to be able to speak? Pick one, any one. Duolingo is a fantastic way to start learning.

There is always free (I love that word) conversational language apps on the computer. Damn you got all day! Why not learn a new language so when we finally are able to travel again you’ll be able to speak the language of wherever you are going!

#11 Get in shape

Yes round is a shape but you don’t necessarily want that shape to be your belly. We all know gyms are kinda expensive and now they are all kinda closed so why not just work out at home?

Don’t you roll your eyes at me. You know you’re out of shape. So am I!! Hit YouTube and go find some fun workout videos. They don’t have to be killer ones! Just something to keep you moving!

I found this girl and I like her workouts! And look! No equipment required. Just a good attitude and a small. Say cheese!! :)

#12 Clean your room girl!!

I know your room is a mess. Or maybe it’s a storage room or a closet or your kitchen drawer! I’m pretty sure your house isn’t spotless. Kudos to you if it is.

For the rest of us, please. Go clean your room. Now. Did you know that clutter is toxic energy? Ya. Ew! So are rooms that are unkept or messy af. It’s all toxic energy. Go clean. Now.

#13 Indoor gardening!

Has this always been something you wanted to do? Grow your own veggies or herbs or even weed? Well why not learn how to grow your own indoor garden and start planting!!

Don’t have any good windows or indoor light to do gardening? Then why not try knitting or crocheting or sewing? Keep your hands busy and your mind active. Do fun stuff. Make cool sh*t!

side note-if you are growing weed, maybe by the time this quarantine stuff is over you’ll have good weed to smoke to celebrate it with!!

So are you stuck at home and bored?

Then try any of the above 13 things to do to keep you busy and entertained. If you have any other great ideas, please drop them down below for the others!

And if you have kids you are stuck at home with, sorry about your luck :p

xo iva xo

Originally published at on March 20, 2020.

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