Quarantined Indoors? Here are 30 Activities to Keep You Busy


Life can get a bit dull when we’re trapped inside for awhile. We all crave entertainment and excitement in our lives, and with many of us forced to stare at the beautiful sunlight from our windows, we’re quickly getting bored and feeling a bit lonely. While this is a tough time for all of us, just know it will pass. Although it may be difficult, it’s absolutely essential to stay quarantined in order to keep yourself and others around you healthy. Do your best to find ways to keep busy in the meantime. Fight the desire to lose motivation, and instead use this time to be productive and accomplish tasks you never had time to before. Here are 30 activities you can do from the comfort of your own home, alone, or with your family.

  1. Play cards. Play a few games of solitaire, or if you’re fortunate to be quarantined with others, get everyone together to play a few of your favorite card games.
  2. Scrapbook.
  3. Get a home workout in. Even if you don’t have weights at home, you can still squeeze in a quick workout with sit-ups and pushups. Many gyms are offering free streams for at-home fitness courses, and you can always look up videos on YouTube.
  4. Color in a coloring book. Coloring isn’t just for kids. Many adults find coloring to be therapeutic, which is exactly what we need during such high-stress times.
  5. Paint or craft. Maybe create new paintings or decor for the household.
  6. Cook or bake. Try a new recipe you’ve never had a chance to try before.
  7. Clean your whole house. Sanitize everything – Even those places we’re usually too lazy to clean. Wash your microwave, your fridge. While your at it, you may even want to clean your phone case, or any other objects that may be full of germs.
  8. Reorganize your closet. Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning. Get together a pile of clothes you’re ready to donate, or consider starting a Postmark account and selling some of your used clothes for an additional income.
  9. Watch a movie you’ve never seen.
  10. Read a book.
  11. Write a book if you’re feeling inspired.
  12. Start a blog, or a YouTube channel. Use this time to start a project you’ve always wanted to do, but you’ve never had time for.
  13. Study a new language. There’s a lot of really great apps that are totally free to help get you started.
  14. Practice yoga. Sitting down all day can leave us feeling tight. Stretch a little bit each day, and find some peace through your practice. There’s tons of great channels on YouTube allowing you to practice from your own home.
  15. Have an at-home spa day.  Put on a face mask, give yourself a mani/pedi, and take a rejuvenating bath. You deserve it.
  16. Teach your pet a new trick, if you have one. This one takes a lot of patience, so if you have the time, consider on using it to work on new demands.
  17. Experiment with makeup. If you enjoy makeup, or you’re looking to get better with it, use your time to play around at home with new colors and techniques.
  18. Write in a journal. We’re living in a hectic, frustrating time. It’s alright if you’re feeling sad and alone. Let out your emotions on a piece of paper.
  19. Redecorate. Keep yourself busy and engage your creative senses by redecorating and reorganizing your home. It’s time to get rid of the clutter!
  20. Catch up on sleep. Don’t feel guilty about taking a nap.
  21. Scroll through Pinterest, and create something you find.
  22. Online shop – but only in moderation.
  23. Clean your makeup brushes. A task many of us neglect, but one that is very important.
  24. Research opportunities to volunteer. Even though we may not be leaving our houses anytime soon, we will again one day, and there will be many places seeking volunteers. Find a cause you’re passionate about, and see how you can get involved.
  25. Reevaluate your finances. Make a budget for yourself, and stick to it.
  26. Play video games. If you don’t have anything urgent to take care of, play some video games! It’s a fun way to pass the time, and since there’s not much else to do, you don’t have to feel bad about it!
  27. Tye dye a tee shirt.
  28. Binge a TV show you’ve been meaning to watch.
  29. Call a friend. Just because we’re inside our houses and practicing social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be social. Give your friends a call or video chat via FaceTime. This can really help to ease any feelings of loneliness you might be experiencing, and to keep us social.
  30. Make a vision board. Where do you see yourself in a year? Five years? Ten years? Spill all of your dreams and aspiration for the future onto this board, and use it as motivation to get there.

Although life is tough right now, you can still choose to be happy. Stay safe, give yourself love, and keep your mind occupied.


  1. Love these ideas! Especially No. 25 – this is a good time to take a good look at our finances and plan for what’s to come. Thank you for sharing!

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