Trust me, it does suck being stuck in your house with no freedom. But on the bright side, there’s lots of useful things to do inside here!
Finish Your Netflix Watchlist
Whether it’s your Sky+ planner, Netflix “My List”, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube “Watch Later”, whatever. Finally watching those true crime documentaries will provide a feeling of satisfaction as you clean up your digital life.
Decorate the House
It doesn’t have to be a huge loft conversion. Think of those tasks you’ve been meaning to complete. Paint the stairs/doorframe/windowsill. One day, get the paint & brushes out. The next day, paint one layer. Little steps. Breathe.
Do Some Cooking
We still need nutritious food when we’re cooped up inside, and cooking at least one meal a day is great. Search a simple bolognese (bolognaise?) recipe and buy a pot of basil for the windowsill to garnish the finished dish.
Read a Book
Books are the best way to get more cultural and educated. So, one chapter a day is your challenge. 5 pages a day. If it’s a good book, you’ll get hooked on “just one more page.”
Start Learning a Language
A Duolingo lesson a day keeps the angry owl away!
Finish a Video Game
A thrifty rule is: don’t allow yourself to buy a new game until you finish an old one. I read that finishing a video game generates the same feeling of satisfaction as completing a productive real-life task.
Clean Your Room
This is a great time to clean your shoes. Living in a dump isn’t going to enable a productive, happy life, so start putting some things away. This brings back memories of the Navy Seal speech about how making your bed can start to change your lifestyle.