Being stuck indoors can get difficult as time goes on if we don’t create some fun projects for ourselves. Chances are you are limiting your time outside due to the coronavirus mandates so why not use that time at home to get ahead on those things you’ve always wanted to do. Here are 5 fun projects to get ahead on during COVID.
Take an Online Course: Learning is one of the best investments we can make with our time. Taking an online course is a fun way to brush up on your current skills or acquire a completely new skill. Online courses come in a variety of lengths and prices with unlimited topics. With so many options you’re guaranteed to find an online course that interests you.
Clean out Your Closet: A closet clean out is a fun project to get you excited about the upcoming season. Set the style vibe and turn on your favorite music, sip a yummy cocktail, and wear your comfiest clothes. Create three categories, clothes you love and will keep, clothes you are unsure about (this could be due to fit or style), and clothes you want to give away. This is the perfect opportunity to practice Marie Kondo’s KonMari method and only keep the items that “spark joy.”
Try a New Recipe: Having to stay indoors means we are most likely eating-in more as well. Trying a new recipe sparks creativity in the kitchen and can get you out of recipe ruts. If you have limited ingredients due to out-of-stock items, make a list of a couple new recipes that require your available ingredients and see what you can come up with.
If you’re looking for something fresh and full of flavor, try this Vegan Falafels with Tahini Dressing recipe from our food writer Jenna Garcia.
Read a Good Book: Reading is one of the best down-time activities that stimulates our minds and souls. Pick up that book you have been wanting to read or browse The New York Times Best Sellers for new ideas. If you don’t like reading, try an audio book. Two of our favorite audio book apps are Hoopla and Audible. You just can’t go wrong with a new book.
Create an At-Home Spa: Take time for you and create an at-home spa experience. Set aside the time you need to decompress and create a space for yourself to relax. We recommend playing meditative music, doing a face mask, taking a bath, and using a luxurious body moisturizer to finish off the experience. The best part about an at-home spa is you get to do whatever makes you feel at peace. Create an experience unique to you with practices that make you feel energized and refreshed.
For tips on creating a daily self care routine check out our article Creating a Self-Care Practice in 5 Simple Steps.