Since sitting around will make you more bored than ever, try getting up and entertaining yourself somehow. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a new skill or just enjoy your time alone. Here are a few ways to entertain yourself at home.
Play a Board Game
You can play a board game for one or more players if you have people around you. Scrabble, Clue, Candy Land, Scattergories, Monopoly and others are examples of games you can play. Have fun exercising your brain and using your imagination to beat your opponent or just challenge yourself.
Cartoons can help you escape the real world and laugh at humorous characters. You can watch Garfield, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry or another cartoon that tickles your funny bone. Find free ones on YouTube , or check the Disney channel or Boomerang.
Be a Writer
Writing about any topic you enjoy can give you something positive to focus on. This can also put positive thoughts in your head. For example, you can write a poem, short story, journal entry or blog article. Consider purchasing a journal or notebook for writing anything you’d like.
Draw or Paint
You can express yourself in a healthy manner by doing artistic activities such as painting or drawing. Grab a pencil and paper, or buy cheap paints from the store and create something unique. Remember, what you create doesn’t have to be perfect.
You can use two or three balls to juggle similar to a circus clown. In fact, improve your focus, coordination and mood. Another benefit is the fun factor. You can find simple tutorials to follow online and you’ll be juggling in no time.
Exercise Your Brain
Doing nothing can turn you into a vegetable. Instead, you can exercise your brain by doing a word search, reading a book, playing Chess online or with a friend, or doing some mental math. You’ll feel better about yourself and be able to think more clearly.
Spend Time with Pets
Possibly one of the best ways to spend your free time is with pets. You can teach them tricks, bake them pet-safe treats or make them toys to play with. If you don’t have a pet, consider adopting a lovable animal from a local shelter. Another idea is to volunteer to walk dogs there. You’ll be giving them the love and attention every animal needs to be happy and healthy.
Find Something to Laugh At
Almost nothing is more enjoyable than laughter. You can read free comics online at GoComics or check out a humorous book at your local library. Additionally, try doodling funny pictures of a friend or family member, or write your own original jokes. No matter what, never underestimate the power laughter has to cure negative thinking.
Just Get Creative
Figuring out how to entertain yourself at home can be as simple as getting creative. Try incorporating creativity in everything you do. For one, when you eat a piece of toast for breakfast, put a happy face made of jelly on top. If you go for a walk outside, listen to your favorite music with headphones on.
Watching the clouds float by can be a waste of time. Instead, get up and do something worthwhile. You can brainstorm a list of activities you might enjoy doing by grabbing a pencil and paper. Your health and happiness depends on how well you choose to live your life.