We can be a pretty active family. We don’t stay home very much which impedes productivity sometimes. There may be a list of things we’d like to do at home, but that’s when an unexpected errand conveniently comes up.
I grew up doing lots of errands with my mom. That may be why I like them so much. I used to do them with my kids who were homeschooled. But now, my youngest is learning to drive. So he’ll only go if he wants to get some driving practice time. And the list seems to be real short if he’s coming with me.
Self-quarantining reminds me of when we were more actively homeschooling and there was a snowstorm. I didn’t know if we’d be bunkered down for a bit, so I’d plan things to do while we needed to be home. Since running errands might not be a popular pastime right now, let’s brainstorm about what we can do at home.
Self-quarantine Project Ideas
- Crafting: what are some crafts you’ve purchased and haven’t had a chance to try out yet? Why not try something new instead of something that you would normally do?
- Puzzles: if you know me at all, this, of course, will be one of my first options. They have these on Amazon, so you can always get one in a few days.
- Posting online items for sale: do you have some items you’ve thought of listing online to sell but haven’t taken the time? Now might be a good time to try it out. Depending on what types of items you’re looking to sell, you could get up and running pretty quickly.
- Listen to a book online: Audible has a great program that you can try one book for FREE. It might come in handy if you need a little escape from the people who are home during that day that aren’t usually there. I put my headphones on and listen in the AM while I’m doing my AM chores.
- Organize, organize, organize: You know those drawers or closets that you open and trigger you? Take on one each day. Then after a week, you won’t be able to stop.
- Clean: if there are some areas that need a deep clean, put some energy into that. When we look at everything to do at once, it can be daunting. But if you take one area at a time, it’s more manageable and less scary.
- Writing: if you are stressed because of being in your home more than you normally are, try doing some journaling. You can voice any frustrations you have and no one else needs to know.
- Tapping: if you’ve never heard of tapping, you should check it out. It’s a great way to rechannel your energy. Especially if you’re feeling anxious, this would be a great way to help relieve some anxiety. There are many YouTubes on EFT/tapping.
- Play a board game: if you like to engage your mind while having some fun, find a strategic game to play. This will produce a twofold benefit: engaging your mind and having some fun.
- Dance: if you like to move your body in a fun way, put on some of your favorite tunes and shake your booty. Again, this can be in the privacy of your own room and no one will need to see you.
- Self-care: when’s the last time you took some time to pamper yourself. I found some facemasks this morning when I was purging the bathroom. I think it would be a good time to throw one on my face.
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