Over 50 Activities to do While Stuck at Home

Posted by J.A., Writer for Hope Instilled on Thu Apr 23rd, 2020 at 11:45 am

By: J.A., Writer for Hope Instilled


An image of a bored puppy to discuss indoor activities for adults to do when stuck at home.Check out these indoor activities for adults if you are stuck at home due to pain, bad weather, a pandemic, or something else.


If you are stuck at home and frustrated, these are great ideas for activities to do at home that you may haven’t thought of yet. Being bored is not great for your happiness, which is not great for your health. Hopefully, these suggestions help you to find a bit more joy in your life! 

  • Arts & Crafts
    • Take up some form of painting
    • Drawing
    • Photography (could take an online class)
    • Sewing
    • Knitting
    • Crochet
    • Create Sculptures, build things out of wood or other materials
    • Design cards to send to people
    • Design your own clothes
    • Find crafts on Pinterest to try out
    • Try graphic design, or play with photo editing programs like PicMonkey or Photoshop
    • Design your own jewelry
    • Start a shop on Etsy

  • Cooking & Baking
    • Trying new recipes - visit Pinterest 
    • Creating recipe books
  • Listening to podcasts

  • Creating your own videos for YouTube

  • Writing & Journaling
    • Blogging
    • Writing letters to people
    • Write a book
    • Create poems or song lyrics
    • Journaling of dreams, goals, past accomplishments, trips, and so on…

  • Organizing pictures
    • Create online albums
    • Print some pictures
    • Create collages

  • Organizing home
    • Get rid of clutter: things you don’t love, haven’t used in a year, or won’t use again.
    • Organize items by keeping similar items together, and making it easy to see and quickly find what you are looking for.

  • Spring cleaning
    It doesn’t have to be Spring to clean those areas of your home that have been neglected for a long time. We all have them!

  • Video Games
    Buy an old video game system and video games to play with it.

  • Gardening
    Plant flowers, vegetables/fruits, or you can even try growing some food items from the leftover pieces of certain fruits or vegetables
  • Games
    Play board games, card games, or online games with friends
    • Try to invent your own game!
  • Watch Movies
    Subscribe to Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or watch your own movies
  • Discover new music on Spotify.
    • Have a song or dance party!
  • Read
    Buy some books on Amazon, try the library, or subscribe to a magazine
  • Online classes
    Take an online class to learn something new – there is a class for everything.
  • Do puzzles
    • It doesn’t have to be a table puzzle. Try 3D puzzles, puzzle books, or puzzle games.
    • You can even go online and design your own puzzle from a picture you have taken yourself. 
  • Online shopping
  • Color
    Coloring isn’t for kids anymore, you can find coloring books for adults, along with Mandala’s and other free templates online.
  • Have a spa day
  • Try new exercises
    You can find yoga videos on YouTube, and many other exercises varying in difficulty.
  • Learn dancing
    Learn ballroom or another form of dancing from videos or online classes.
  • Plan a trip
    Even if you are not going to go on a trip anytime soon, it can be exciting to just plan out all the different activities you would want to do.
  • Play with a pet
  • Video chat
    Call friends or family you haven’t talked to for a while.
  • Change up your space
    Rearrange your furniture, repaint a room, or redesign a space in your home
  • Reorganize your finances 
  • Organize your computer
    Sort through folders on your computer, unsubscribe from email lists, rework your social media profiles, and so on…
  • Watch silly videos on YouTube
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Evaluate how you can improve your life
    This might be: a new hobby, learning something new, self-improvements, changing up routines, adopting new wellness changes, or other lifestyle improvements. 
  • Get some fresh air!
    • Have a picnic
    • Grill out
    • Toss a Frisbee around
    • Lay on a blanket and read a book
    • Go for a walk
    • Sit outside in the grass with your eyes closed and listen to the sounds of nature. It is a great way to reduce stress and feel more relaxed.

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