44 cozy activities you can do from home (besides watching TV and scrolling)
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Hey, we love to binge-watch just as much as the rest. But we can only plow through so many Netflix shows and scroll through our social feeds three-thousand times before our lives start to feel like one big blob of screens. You feel us?

So, if you’re looking for ways to spark more creativity, self-care, and movement in your life — there are plenty of ways to entertain your brain and nourish your soul in the coziness of your own home. From doodling and dancing to puzzling and podcasting —  we hope this list inspires you to fill your “me time” in a way that makes YOU feel good. 

P.S. We know there are lots of virtual hangouts and workouts happening right now. But remember to take care of you and give yourself permission to rest & recharge. Day by day, hour by hour. 

Self-care & creative home activities

home activities

1. Doodle away 

2. Bake cookies

3. Scribble in a coloring book

4. Cook a plant-based recipe you’ve had your eye on. 

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5. Take a bath

6. Write in a gratitude journal

home activities

7. Make a DIY face mask

8. Meditate

9. Take a nap

10. Give yourself a massage

11. Paint your nails

home activities

12. Try a makeup tutorial

13. Drink more water

14. Listen to a podcast

15. Get through your TBR list

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Who me??? Hide from real life in a book??? NEVER! 🙈 . You guys. I’ve been reading like my life depends on it the last week of quarantine, and it’s been kind of wonderful. Also kind of avoid-y 😂 But it’s been so nice to turn off my phone and put it in another room and keep my eyes OFF of social media and the news and the scary realities of this wild time we’re living in. I am prone to high anxiety, and if I can muscle through my distracted brain, reading usually helps squash my anxiety better than anything else. Case in point: this stack of books that I read in my first nine days of social distancing. 📚It could have gone either way. A lot of times when I’m stressed, my anxiety is too high to focus on reading, so I’m incredibly thankful I’ve been able to turn to books right now ❤️ (I’ll post full reviews soon!) . Are you reading more or less than normal? How do times of stress and anxiety affect your reading? What are you doing to take your mind off the craziness and uncertainty? . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #booklover #booknerd #booksofinstagram #bookofthemonth #botm #quarantine #quarantineandchill #quarantinereads #quarantineandcurrentlyreading #socialdistancing #socialdistancingstack #booksharks #catsandbooks #catsofinstagram #bookstack #catsofbookstagram #booksandcats #readersofinstagram #readersofig #bookphotography #bibliophile #coronavirus #thesimplewild #stationeleven #littlefireseverywhere #amreading

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16. Puzzle it up

17. Write letters to yourself or a loved one

18. Learn calligraphy

19. Crochet 

20. Make a vision board

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WORK ON YOU, FOR YOU.

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21. Play an instrument 

Social & active home activities

22. Go for a hike or walk, while maintaining social distance 

23. Design your own yoga flow

24. Have a solo dance party 

25. Play with your pet (if you have one!)

26. Do jumping jacks

27. If you have stairs… take advantage of them! 

28. Virtual happy hour (or tea time)

29. FaceTime with a loved one

30. Play virtual games:

31. Stream a workout class live

32. Throw a digital potluck

33. Take an online workout class

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Today! Rainbow Yoga For All Ages! This is the practice of the day, featured on this month’s Yoga With Adriene calendar. It’s free and has always been free and will remain free so come, play and be free with us today! This is the perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Breathe deep, create a healthy flow of energy in the spine, and let go of any stress or tension that might be stored in the body. Release negativity, move stagnant energy and let go of what is no longer serving you. Use the tools of yoga to increase flexibility, focus the mind & create a happy energetic state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ INVITE THREE FRIENDS OR LOVED ONES to join in with some Rainbow Yoga today. 🌈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This free practice is on the Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel. You can find the full monthly yoga calendar and playlist via link in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ywaCREATE #yogawithadriene #findwhatfeelsgood #yoga #love #yogaforall #lovewins #stpatricksday

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34. Live stream animal and nature videos (seeing the other viewers oddly brings a sense of community)

35. Change your scenery with a virtual tour of The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History or Guggenheim Museum

Practical home activities

36. Spring clean (check out these tips to clean the planet-friendly way)

37. Start an organizing project and tidy up your closet, makeup drawers, kitchen cabinets, etc.

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How do you clean your bathroom? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I mostly use my all-purpose spray (I’ll reposte my post about it in the stories). But for more deep cleaning I use this paste to scrub our bathtub, sink, and especially tiles. It’s super easy to make, consists only of a couple (toxin-free) ingredients and works like magic ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Combine 1/2 cup castile soap, 2 cups of baking soda and 24 drops of lemon (or any other citrus) essential oils. Voila! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I keep it in a jar so it’s ready for whenever I need to scrub! 😅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastejourney #zerowastecommunity #sustainablecollective #ecofriendly #zerowastecanada #journeytozerowaste #plasticfree #goingzerowaste #sustainableliving #reducewaste #wastefree #zerodechet #zerowastesolutions #naturalliving #naturalhome #toxinfree #chemicalfree #nontoxic #zerowastecleaning #zerowastebathroom #zerowaste #essentialoils #essentialoildiy #lowimpact #chemicalfreehome #plasticfreerevolution

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38. Start an eco-friendly reusing project

39. Make your own DIY cleaning supplies

40. Compost

41. Do some financial planning/budgeting

42. Learn a new language (check out the Duolingo app!) 

43. Build a family photo album

44. Compile family favorite recipes into a cookbook

And if you’re feeling anxious, check out this post: How to stay calm and avoid panicking during the coronavirus pandemic 🙏 

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