Bored at Home? Here's 50 Suggestions to Help You Live Your Best Self-Isolated Life

19th of March 2020

We’re all in this together. It's been several weeks as many of us are settling into what's become a new normal of self-isolation. We’ve already finished every episode of Tiger King, we’ve remade the same TikTok Whipped Coffee 4 days in a row,  we’ve made every recipe of Banana Bread we saw on Instagram and even organized everything inside our homes. So, what now? 

We’ve compiled a list of 50 suggestions to help beat the boredom and live your best self-isolated life, because that's what you deserve. 

  1. Start a blog on BFROW.
  2. Learn a new language online.
  3. Set up a mini photoshoot studio at home.
  4. Organize the things in your home by color and height. 
  5. Bake some goods for the fam.
  6. Watch new documentaries and films.
  7. Try out at-home yoga or pilates.
  8. Attempt to draw a self portrait.
  9. Get started on that poem or book.
  10. Try a DIY craft or project from Pinterest.
  11. Finally get around to fixing that loose tile or broken chair.
  12. Go through your camera roll and organize your photos.
  13. Create a list of things you are grateful for.
  14. Work on your financial planning.
  15. Dye your hair a new color; no one has to see it if you don’t like it!
  16. Go viral in a good way by making a social-distancing-themed TikTok.
  17. Stop procrastinating and do your taxes.
  18. Make a list of all the museums and places you want to visit when they reopen.
  19. Rearrange your furniture and make a totally different space.
  20. Apply for a new job. You have remote work experience now, right?
  21. Learn a new dance. You never know when you might need it.
  22. Self-isolation beard. Grow it, moisturize it, comb it, love it.
  23. Create a home office.
  24. Stretch. Time to re-learn the splits!
  25. Talk to your plants. How are they holding up?
  26. Write a song.
  27. Improve your vocabulary and pepper new words into your conversations. 
  28. Finish that creative work you’ve been needing to do.
  29. Look through and rearrange old photos and videos.
  30. Write a letter to your future self.
  31. Create a playlist of podcasts to listen to.
  32. Plan a party for the future.
  33. Stage a photoshoot at home.
  34. Update your resume and cover letter.
  35. Meal prep for the upcoming week.
  36. Start a garden.
  37. Fine-tune your Linkedin Profile.
  38. Try to grow your social media account or business.
  39. Create a social-distancing diary: it will be “fun” to read it again in a few years. Probably?
  40. Make a list of all the tasks you have coming up in the next few years.
  41. Check up on your loved ones.
  42. If you live with your partner, have sex. If you’re long distance, have phone sex. If you don’t have a partner: take up the opportunity to fix up your dating profile.
  43. Make the most out of your creative hobby by engaging with each one.
  44. Observe the crisis from several points of view and educate yourself.
  45. Subscribe and unsubscribe to newsletters that are clogging your inbox.
  46. You’ve probably started to read more these past few days. Why not indulge yourself into articles and the history of your favorite people or authors.
  47. Why not take some time to clean up your Instagram feed, too? Unfollow all the boring people you rarely speak to and fill it up with exciting figures and businesses. 
  48. When was the last time you googled your own name? You never know what’s gonna pop up from that one vacation in 2008…
  49. Clean every washable surface in your home. You will feel better afterwards too, according to science. 
  50. Last and most importantly, find different ways to make your home and essentials more sustainable.

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