Within this time of quarantining, we find ourselves sitting through long extended periods of time with seemingly nothing to do. Families are beginning to struggle to keep everyone entertained and stimulated while home. It is so important to break through that boredom wall and find new activities to keep everyone occupied and even take care of your mental health, too. Staring at a screen all day is not only physically damaging for your eyes, but it can also take a large toll on your overall well being. With the additional time on our hands, this is a perfect opportunity to try those things you’ve always wanted to try or explore walking trails you haven’t in your community. Keep reading for ways to get creative, get active, and get cookin’!
It’s crucial to get those creative juices flowing. We often are zoned into our phones or binging the latest series Netflix released. It can be all too common to ignore our imaginative side. Our kids need to exercise their brain and make up for the lack of school time. Getting creative is important for the parents as well! This will improve our decisive thinking skills, which will automatically filter throughout all areas of our lives. Not to mention, when we craft we enter a state of relaxation and well-being. It can be critical to be able to separate ourselves from the chaos that is happening in the world and truly unwind.
An interesting way to craft is repurposing everyday household items in new ways. For example, there are so many ways to reinvent a picture frame. Try turning your frame into a dessert tray. Step one is to invest in some durable picture frames and paint them any color of your choosing. Then, simply line the glass with your choice of fabric or scrapbook paper. In two easy steps, you’ll be able to showcase your tasty treats in style!
Being active can benefit the entire family greatly. Adults typically need around 3 hours of activity a week, while children require more with around 60 minutes per day. With spring in full swing, the weather is finally warming up and allowing us to get active outside. Family bike rides around the neighborhood is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You are getting your heartbeat up together as a family as well as giving yourselves an escape from the boredom! Staying healthy as you age and working out together will also give your children a great example to strive towards. They will be more likely to stay active throughout their life, therefore staying healthy long-term!
Experiment in the kitchen! With the ample tutorials across the internet, there are so many ways you can get creative with what you are preparing and even make it safe enough to ensure the whole family is involved. If cooking with your entire family seems daunting, start small! Add a twist to your boxed brownies or simply share your chocolate chip cookie recipe with your kids. If baking isn’t your strong suit, maybe take the direction of a small meal. Wake everyone up in the morning and start making brunch, giving kids clear tasks such as whisking the eggs or adding the powder sugar to the french toast. Everyone will feel involved and it will make the meal taste that much sweeter.
If you are still struggling day after day with what to do, try scheduling out your weeks on Sunday night. You will have things to look forward to and are able to create a little bit of a routine. Comment below the best way you’ve been able to stay busy!