If you’re already starting to feel the pangs of boredom from all the time spent at home these days, there are a few activities you can do around the house to help you feel invigorated and collected.
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HGTV Canada’s Tiffany Pratt, aka the Queen of Craft, is known for her colourful, affordable and unique DIYs – all welcome traits given the current situation. So if you’re indoors with the kids, get decorating plain wooden organizers or empty bottles and jars with paint, ribbons, sparkles or stickers. Get the full how-to here.
Binge Your Favourite Movies and Shows
There’s never been a better time than the present to indulge in a serious binge fest. Whether you’re enjoying a movie marathon in the comfort of your own home theatre or binge-watching your favourite shows, it’s a great time to catch up on some must-see TV. Bonus: these are all the HGTV Canada shows you can binge right now.
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Make Time to Exercise
Prioritizing our physical and mental health is key to getting through any situation. Carve out a spot in your home (like Sarah Baeumler above) where you can exercise, stretch and breathe, if only for a few minutes to restore some sanity. For decor ideas, check out these inspiring yoga spaces that will keep you feeling zen all year round.
Keep a Journal
Grab an empty notebook and commit yourself to writing at least a few sentences a day. Gratitude journaling has gained a lot of traction in the last couple years and the positive effects have been far-reaching for many. To help you get started, jot down at least three things you’re grateful for every single day, which is especially helpful during a difficult time. It’s one of our favourite stress-busting techniques that actually work.
Organize the Kitchen
Part spring clean, part long-overdue rejig, spend some quality time in your kitchen organizing everything from the cutlery drawers to the walk-in pantry. Even when you can’t control what’s going on in the world, you can at least control how your kitchen looks. Find more ways to organize your kitchen like Marie Kondo.
Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
In stressful times, the last thing we need to do is panic-purchase or horde a variety of random household items (toilet paper, anyone?). Instead of scouring your local store for a bottle of Purell, make your own hand sanitizer from the comfort and safety of your own home. Get all the details on how to make DIY homemade hand sanitizer. It’s easier than you think!
Although it might seem a little daunting, there are a plethora of benefits that come with regular meditation. Carving out a quiet space in your home to stop, breathe and listen to your body will leave you better equipped to tackle tough times. It might also help to lend your bedroom a zen atmosphere to help you de-stress.
Try Hydroponic Gardening
If you’re looking for a clean, efficient way to grow plants year-round, especially while stuck indoors, a hydroponic gardening system could be the solution. Trust us – it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. Learn more about how to set up a hydroponic garden in your home.
Play Around With Your Beauty Routine
Play around with new hairstyles, makeup or beauty regimens now that you’ve got more downtime than you’re accustomed to. It might also help you relax during stressful times and focus one small task at a time. For more ideas, check out these popular beauty practices and what we’d never do again.