You might think that it is impossible to have fun these days considering the global pandemic that has unexpectedly gripped hundreds of countries all over the world. Using social media all day might be what you’re doing right now, but how is it helping you cope?
As much as social media platforms are helping us stay connected with our loved ones, they are also sources of stress and anxiety. 😰 Therefore, it is very important these days to limit your exposure to social media platforms and to give specific times of the day to check the news 📰 just to keep yourself updated.
Apart from that, instead of wallowing in anxiety, depression, and what not, now is the time to take care of yourself. 😌
Here are some FUN things to do at home that can add magic to your life…even in times like this:
1. Do a Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt might be the last thing on your mind right now, but the goal here is to lighten the mood and have fun while at home. Come up with objects that you can hide somewhere around the house, and then write down the clues, and distribute them to your family members. If you have children, the game will be so much fun. 🏴☠️
2. Make a Scrapbook
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably discovered some old photos in your attic or in a box stuck in the garage. Aside from looking through these photos (which is fun!), why not unleash your artistic skills and create a scrapbook. What makes it more challenging is to be more creative 🖌 because you probably won’t have all the art supplies you need.
That said, you’ll have more resources, and who knows what other things you’ll find in your home, right? When you’re done, you’ll have a scrapbook that’s more personalized than ever.
3. Create Video Greetings
Here’s your chance to unlock your phone and create a video 📹 greeting for your friends. Creating TikTok videos can be fun, but a personalized video greeting to your loved ones will be even more special. Why not create one yourself or with the whole family and send them to the people who need it the most?
4. Create a Vision Board
Use this time to create a vision board — a few months from now, what do you want to achieve? Or simply, what do you want to achieve? What are the things you want?
To make a vision board, you need to find what you really want. You can use any materials you find in your home to complete your vision board. Make sure the images you use are the ones that resonate most with you.
5. Have a Themed Movie Night
Instead of randomly choosing a movie 🎬 on Netflix, why not choose a theme for the whole family to watch? There are many films that fall under a specific theme. Plan a themed movie night with the whole family, pop some popcorn 🍿, and grab your blankets.
If your creative juices are dying to flow, why not make props for your themed movie night to make it even more fun? Create a theme that fits the movie you plan to air that night.
6. Have a Water Balloon Fight
If you have enough space outside, have a water balloon fight 🎈 with the family. Depending on the size of your family, you may have teams for this. Fill as many balloons as you want with water. If you don’t have balls, improvise! Have fun.
These activities will not only make you laugh and have fun while at home, but they are also important for your mental health.
Whatever is happening in the world right now, keep in mind that just like all things here on earth, this too must pass.
Ride it and give yourself time to have fun… even when you’re just at home!