Staying at home during the pandemic can be a stressful experience worrying about your loved ones, but it can also be an extenuating and boring experience. Everyone needs to keep their minds fully concentrated while working or studying remotely, yet at some point, it’s crucial to disconnect from daily worries and responsibilities and enjoy good moments at home. Fortunately, there are so many options to explore without the need of leaving your house, and you will find yourself immersed in them for hours at a time. If you’re unsure of where to start, here we share the top ways to entertain and enjoy yourself at home during the lockdown.
Play Board Games with Your Family or Online
Board games are making a comeback for a while, but now that everyone is staying at home it is time to dust off any old boxes you may have at home and gather your family for an entertaining gaming night. Nowadays you can explore beyond competitive titles and choose cooperative ones where you need to team up with your party to play against the game itself through a series of innovative game mechanics that will require strategy, teamwork, and creativity to win around. Playing new or classic board games is the perfect excuse to gather around and have the time of your life. Everyone can join in the fun, from children to seniors, if you do your research and choose the right board game for the occasion. Even if you’re unable to get enough people interested in your household to test a new game with you, feel free to browse online to find digital versions of the high-selling board games and set an online party.
Try an Online Show Experience
Zoom isn’t meant just for eternal meetings with your colleagues. You can access an incredible amount of online events that will blow your mind without moving a single finger out of your home. Due to closed venues, many entertainers have relied on virtual Zoom shows to surprise their audience with incredible experiences. From musicians, dancers, and even magicians, all types of performers have embraced this format to present a unique approach to their craft. You usually access these one-time events for free or pay a fee to receive an invitation, which you can watch from the comfort of your home in the company of your family for an incredible evening.
Catch Up with Movies
You finally have time to catch up with that eternal list of movies you wanted to watch for a while, but decided to postpone in favor of other social events. Now in lockdown, you can organize movie sessions with your family or enjoy them by yourself, making sure you prepare enough snacks and have a comfortable setup to embrace the film experience. You can either go with the classic living room setup or move the home theater outdoors if you’re feeling adventurous for a hot summer night. Finding a list of movies online classified by genre or theme may be a good way to start filtering what next title you can tune in. Streaming services have opened the door for many to binge-watch breathtaking motion pictures, and now it’s the time to soak in every audiovisual masterpiece you may have missed over the past few years.
Listen and Immerse Yourself into Podcasts
If you’re looking to just lay in your bed or take a stroll through your neighborhood, we recommend tuning in to a podcast episode to accompany you with thrilling stories and interesting anecdotes. Nowadays, content creators have poured into several digital platforms to promote and distribute their podcast shows, covering diverse subjects from medical stories, murder cases, comedic shows, and everything in between. You may find short bits that won’t last further than 20 minutes or choose podcasts where hosts take up to two hours in discussing several subjects. Regardless of your taste, you will eventually find a golden nugget fitting to your preferences and you will end up searching for more.
Keeping yourself occupied with interesting, thrilling experiences while staying at home is a good way to learn about unknown subjects and explore new things you would have never considered trying otherwise. If you start to make space for these plans in your schedule, they will help you in taking care of your mental health while staying at home during the lockdown. These activities are also a great opportunity to connect with the people living at your home, whether they’re your relatives, roommates, or significant other. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try out new activities!