Most of us focus on being productive at work and in school, but rarely we think about getting the most out of our time off or at home. Whether you are on a vacation, break from work of the school, home over the weekend, working from home, or in quarantine, you can still be very productive.
Most successful people are very diligent about how they spend their time at work as well as when away from work. So, whether it’s taking Google Meet music lessons, learning how to cook, or focusing on your business venture there is a lot you can do and be proud of during your downtime.
Without wasting any time, let’s get into 15 interesting, creative, and above all productive ways to spend your time while you are stuck at home.
1.Read a book (series)
Often, we have a few books or series on the list that we always wanted to read but something seems to come in between. Now is the perfect time to dive deep into the characters and storyline without any distractions.
2.Enroll in a free course
While you are home, it is the best time to go ahead and enroll in a course. It may be about something that interests you or polish your expertise in your career.
3.Learn a new skill
Learning a new skill obviously has many benefits as it can support you in your career or at school, but often it helps you relax and takes your mind off unpleasant thoughts. Skills like how to play chess, learn a new language, or learn how to play an instrument can be as entertaining as they are productive.
4.Set up a workout routine
We all have wanted to start exercise at one point in life. Well, what better time to go ahead and start working out then when you are home and looking for ways to be productive. Make sure you create a workout routine that you will be able to sustain.
5.Keep a blog or journal
It’s always a good idea to keep track of your thoughts, learnings, and activities. You can always go back and visit the good old days, memories and a lot of times getting your thoughts and feelings on a paper can be therapeutic.
This is the best time to be mindful of your surroundings and focus on your well-being. Meditation will bring you peace of mind and quiet space, some candles, and therapeutic music can be great to clear your mind.
7.Learn to play an instrument
Today you don’t even have to step out to learn how to play a musical instrument. Spend some time online you will be able to find some great option for Zoom or Google Meet music lessons enabling you to learn to play piano, guitar, or any other instrument.
8.Work on that business idea
Many people have played with a business idea at one point in their life. It might be a partnership with your best friend or siblings. This would be the perfect time to work on your business idea, work out how you can start and what you need to turn this idea into reality.
9.Cook comfort food
A lot of people find cooking to be relaxing and fun if you are one of those people you are going to love cooking some of your favorites comfort food. If you want to be creative, you can always play around with new recipes make elements from scratch, or just make your soul food and enjoy with it with friend or family at a lazy night in.
10.Attend to the garden
Having a busy lifestyle often means ignoring the garden, which is why now is the perfect time to get some work done. It will keep you busy, get your mind off other things and you may even enjoy the whole process. Besides, the beautifully smelling flowers, some herbs, and whatever you decide to grow is just the additional perks.
11.Start a DIY project
If you like the idea of gardening in your free time, you may also like to go a step further and start your do-it-yourself project. It can something as simple as changing light bulbs around the house or fixing the dishwasher.
12.Listen to more music
When you have a busy schedule you often end up listening to the same thing. But now that you have some time, it might be fun to listen to different music. You might want to listen to a new genre altogether or discover old albums of your favorite artist.
13.Learn a new language
How many times have you thought that you would like to learn a new language? Most of us have had this thought many times over the years. Now that you have some time, let’s make this happen. Today, you can easily find apps that help you learn a new language without any charges.
14.Complete a daily puzzle
Solving daily puzzles can have many benefits as they improve problem-solving skills, improve memory, increase IQ, and along with a great pass time it can also give you a small win for the day.
15.Watch a documentary series on Netflix
Watching a stimulating TV or documentary series can be a great way to pass time. You can look for something that interests you and gain more information about your favorite subject. The additional information on the matter may come in handy in future conversations and discussions.
Don’t just stop there
Now that you have picked a couple of productive activities to get into during your time at home, you can do so much more with these new habits. Make sure you don’t leave this newly picked habit in the middle. Try to use your times wisely and productively as possible. So that by the end of this time away from the routine you feel a sense of accomplishment, joy, and relaxation all at the same time.