Look, I get it. Lockdown has been extending and we’re wondering about best things to do when bored at home during lockdown 2020.
But you don’t have to kill the time forwarding memes, posting others photos on social media(a recent trend) or simply asking people to send your name, battery percentage, phone model, tongue twister recordings, secret santa and what not?
Killing time is the sinnest thing you can do. Try some high-yielding best things to do when you are bored at home and you’ll thanks yourself later.
Consider this lockdown 2020 a blessing. Truly speaking, it is a blessing. Simply sitting at home, we can save our India. What better you can ask for?
Try utilizing this all-India lockdown for yourself and your family.
Someone asked me 1 thing to do during this lockdown, I’m giving you all 21.
- 21 Best Things To Do When Bored At Home
- 1. Read books:
- 2. Watch the top 250 movies:
- 3. Work on your health:
- 4. Live the life of your mother:
- 5. Write something:
- 6. Talk to people:
- 7. Declutter your house:
- 8. Learn Excel:
- 9. Travel in someone else’s shoes:
- 10. Explore the universe:
- 11. Groom yourself:
- 12. Play with kids:
- 13. Improve your lifestyle:
- 14. Teach children for free:
- 15. Learn to paint:
- 16. Solve Suduko and crosswords puzzle:
- 17. Learn origami:
- 18. Organize your computer/laptop:
- 19. Make Youtube videos:
- 20. Quit bad habits:
- 21. Spend time with your family:
21 Best Things To Do When Bored At Home
1. Read books:
So, you haven’t planned on it yet? How can this not be on your to-do list during all-India lockdown?
Pick up any book, fiction, non-fiction, literature, philosophy, physiology, psychology, adventure, detective, mystery, fantasy, horror, etc and start reading.
I don’t have to tell you the benefits of reading. That’ll only make this article long and boring. Just google and you’ll get a plethora of benefits.
This All-India Lockdown I’ll be completing three books. How many are you planning on? Tell me in the comments below.
2. Watch the top 250 movies:
I don’t watch much movies. Neither I recommend. But then there are movies which are finest, greatest, incomparable, unbeatable, matchless and above all WORTH watching.
Shawshank Redemption has been my all-time favorite, and I watch this movie once in a month. 26 years and still this movie has captured the first place in top 250 movies as per IMDB.
Check out the top 250 list here and watch them when bored at home. Download or buy, that’s your decision.
3. Work on your health:
The creepy thing you can do during this all-India lockdown is to lie lifeless on your bed. Get up and work on your health.
There are plenty of exercises you can do at your home. Jumping jack, squats, burpees, hip-hinge, push-ups, and planks, to name few.
The best part, exercise boosts your immunity naturally which you don’t want to compromise on during the current coronavirus outbreak 2020.
For best results, do it twice, morning and evening.
4. Live the life of your mother:
Let this lockdown be a relaxing period for your mother.
Even if you’re working from home, I’m sure you can still take out a few hours to help your mother with kitchen chores.
This is the best time to let your mother rest and you be a “mother” of the house.
Instead of living life you normally do, get up early, cook something(if don’t know, learn to cook) for everyone and surprise them.
Your parents wouldn’t stop praising you and that’s the best feeling one can have.
Better than images likes on social media, am I correct?
5. Write something:
Don’t let your writing skills go in vain. Writing is the best thing to do when you’re bored at home.
This is the time to write what you love. Be it poetry, shayari, stories, anything. Take out time to think and write.
And once written, don’t hide it in your closet. Let the world know.
One of my friend, Dr. Shantipriya says, “never be ashamed to showcase your talent.” This hit me hard.
I know few people excellent in love poetry but afraid to share them with the rest of the world.
Showcase your talent!
There are people who will like your thing genuinely and that’s enough to keep you motivated for the rest of life.
6. Talk to people:
No doubt, you’re accustomed to scroll down social media pages when you’re bored at home. Ever scrolled down the phone contacts list?
Just scroll through your phone contacts list and I am sure you’ll find friends/loved ones you haven’t spoken for ages.
Make a call and talk to them.
Let them know you still care for them. Make a conference video call with your loved ones and share happiness.
7. Declutter your house:
Decluttering your house is as important as decluttering negatives from your life.
A lot of unused and unnecessary stuff around the house often escapes our attention. This is the best time to declutter your house and organize it.
Take time to get rid of those unused things when you’re bored at home and experience an organized and beautiful home of yours.
8. Learn Excel:
When was the last time you thought about learning Excel? Let me answer, Never.
In this era, when all our works are on the computer, learning Excel is of prime importance.
Let me give you an analogy. As Java is to mobile phones, Excel is to the computer.
Learning excel is among the best thing you can do when bored at home.
Search on youtube and you’ll get 1000s of videos to learn from. Learn excel and, excel in your job.
9. Travel in someone else’s shoes:
If traveling and bike riding is your passion, this isn’t the best time to do so.
But it’s the best time to watch someone else’s travel videos. It’ll keep you occupied and lifts your spirit.
And if you’re fond of traveling alone, you wouldn’t want to miss Vagavogue. It’s JB’s world and she shows you one corner of the world at a time in Style.
10. Explore the universe:
Universe has always fascinated me. Watching planets, interstellar travel, and more such videos are the best things to do when bored at home.
The universe is piled with mysteries to be revealed.
You must have known the closest star to earth; Alpha Centauri.
But do you know with the fastest spacecraft we have today, it’ll take a staggering 71,000 years to reach there?
You can always watch such interesting and mind-blowing videos about the Universe on youtube.
11. Groom yourself:
Maybe the best time to groom yourself. Include this in one of the things to do when bored at home during lockdown.
Go, watch the videos on youtube and try those beauty tips on you.
It’s absolutely fine to take care of your skin and body and this applies to both: Males and Females.
12. Play with kids:
If you have kids at home, they must be feeling bore locked in the house.
Spend time with them, play with them, and don’t let them feel the urge to go out and play.
Until this all-India lockdown is over, staying home is the best precaution you and your family can take against Covid-19.
13. Improve your lifestyle:
Instead of following the same routine that you’ve been doing all the time, work on making your routine fruitful this lockdown.
Plan a healthy and productive routine and stick to it.
Remember, it takes 21 days to build a habit and 90 days to build a lifestyle.
14. Teach children for free:
Love teaching? This is your opportunity.
Students are most affected by this lockdown. This has obstructed their studies.
They can neither go to school, nor for any tuition classes. So, fill this gap for them.
Create social media groups or online communities to teach them online. Start with the children of your apartments or colony.
15. Learn to paint:
This all-India lockdown, don’t let the paint artist die inside you.
Painting is one of the best art you can learn. Buy a few brushes, oil paints, and canvas to start with.
Paint what you love and never shy away from showcasing the Picasso in you.
16. Solve Suduko and crosswords puzzle:
This might sound cliche, but these are classic puzzles.
They not only put your brain to work(which is necessary) but also improves your vocabulary.
Don’t think these puzzles are for children. I challenge you, you won’t be able to solve the first few without help.
17. Learn origami:
Didn’t making ships and planes with papers fascinated you during your childhood?
Let’s live those days again and try making more advanced things using paper when feeling bored at home.
Check out youtube to learn this rare art of making animals, birds using papers.
18. Organize your computer/laptop:
The reason I’m emphasizing on organizing is; organizing things around you is the best way to live a disciplined life and declutter unnecessary things.
Can you tell which folder or drive on your computer contains what data just by looking at them?
I bet you cannot, but I can. I’ve my things organized.
No unnecessary pieces of stuff. Just keep the useful ones and name the folders accordingly.
Next time you’ll find it easy to navigate to the folder you have the required stuff in.
19. Make Youtube videos:
Yes, make Youtube videos. Don’t you desire to get famous? Everyone does and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Youtube is a wonderful platform to showcase your talent.
Make some informative, funny videos when you feel bored at home and share them among your friends.
Whatever you make, ensure it’s genuine and unique.
20. Quit bad habits:
It’s high time to quit bad habits and replace them with good.
Eventually, you’ll find how adapting good habits have changed your life drastically.
21. Spend time with your family:
Last but not least. This lockdown let’s spend time with our family.
Let’s talk together, crack some jokes, and not dread coronavirus outbreak.
If you’ve come this far, thanks for reading. I hope you’ll gain something out of this and won’t let your time go waste.
Thanks for reading. Always good to see you again!