Many people from all around the world are at home right now. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of them. Yes, it’s important to stay safe indoors to protect ourselves and others, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time. We wanted to create the ultimate list of things to do indoors from curated lists of the best movies and greatest podcasts to indoor fitness, online learning, games to play, amazing live-streams to tune in to, and some offbeat activities dreamed up by creative people around the world.
1. Take A Free Online Baking Class
Being stuck inside has its upsides: namely that you’re never far from your kitchen and we all love what the kitchen has in store for us. This is not the time to worry about waistlines, and baking has all sorts of therapeutic effects. But if your repertoire doesn’t go beyond chocolate fridge cake, don’t worry, many Youtube and Instagram accounts are streaming baking classes at this very moment. From doughnuts to brownies, there’s no limit to what these pros can help you create. Take their ingredient list on your next shopping run before tuning in.
2. Read A Beautiful Art Magazine
Not many people would think of reading a Magazine, however, Magazines are brilliant: little bundles of paper filled with countless ideas and images and writing. They’re places of comfort and safety and distraction, something to turn to when everything feels a little overwhelming and scary. So what better way to distract ourselves from these difficult times than with a selection of magazines.
3. Get Lost In A New Podcast
Are you out of stuff to watch on Netflix? Struggling to concentrate on a book? Podcasts might be the answer to helping you solve this problem. Simply just pop on an amazing podcast in your earholes and you’ll be immediately transported from your poky apartment or home to somewhere much more interesting. Tune into anything and everything from uplifting tales of human adventures to motivational podcasts.
4. Clear Out And Give Stuff Away To Charity
What about using all this free time you suddenly have to give your home a thorough spring-clean? It may not sound like fun at first, but there’s nothing like a freshly Marie Kondo’d apartment to put the spring back into your step particularly since you’re spending a little more time there than usual. If you turn up with plenty of clothes and other objects in good nick that you don’t want anymore, make sure to start a giveaway pile to donate to a charity shop when this is all over.
5. Hit The Gym In Your Living Room
Doing a daily workout during lockdown has suddenly become a whole lot easier. Now, more than ever, it’s important to take the time to stay physically and mentally healthy. There are many free home workouts online videos for you to do at home and you don’t need any equipment, which both benefits your body and mind. The home workout videos include yoga, HIIT, boxing, strength training, toning training, and loads more.
6. Do A Free Online Course
Why not use all that time we usually spend socialising to learn something new? And you might as well learn from the best, we say. The eight Ivy League colleges across the US Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale are offering 450 free online courses that are just the right amount of challenging to take our minds off the current state of affairs.
7. Catch Up On All The Movies You Missed
You know those films you’ve been meaning to watch for years and it’s on your long pending watchlist? The iconic ones you kinda pretend you’ve seen, the really long Oscar-worthy ones, the difficult watches you were never quite in the mood for? Now’s the time. No excuses: there are many of these hyped movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime UK right now, so why wait, get watching.