Exercise, Recreation and Leisure: Fight the Boredom of Staying Home

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To date, there have been 6,720 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, with more than 1000 active cases, and 83 deaths. Australia is near flattening the curve. In fact, Western Australia and Queensland have announced their plans of easing their restrictions.

Western Australians are now allowed to gather in groups of ten. Despite this, Australia still has a long way to go as the launch of a vaccine is still the best way to finally to solve the coronavirus crisis, which is still affecting the rest of the world.

While most are still feeling anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a quarter of Australians are feeling hopeful that everything will go back to normal sooner than later.

And the good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom for us! There are plenty of activities to beat boredom during days at home alone. Here are 6 fun ideas for the entire family that will help them get through this crisis with some smiles, chuckles, and happy memories.

Dance

It doesn’t matter whether you are a dancer or not! Put on some groovy music and move your body. Dancing is proven to release endorphins that make you feel happy. It is also a great bonding moment with your family.

With lots of time to spare, you may even learn dance routines and showcase them for the next family reunion.

Setting up a Home Spa

We sorely miss our local spa, but their closure doesn’t mean that you can’t be pampered anymore. You can indulge on a long bubble bath, give yourself a manicure, or a home facial any time of day.

Make the most of having free time for relaxation and rest. Focus on self-care and you’ll feel a lot better amid the lockdown.

Watch Classic Movies

There is nothing more entertaining and nostalgic than re-watching old classic movies. Your favourite movies from yesteryear will surely bring back nice memories. There is no better way to cope with boredom than watching those favourite flicks that make you happy inside.

Camp Indoors

Gather your sleeping bags, set up your tent, and stack board games that you can enjoy during your indoor camping with the family. This is a simple but effective way of unplugging from the stressful news on TV and social media.

Although it’s impossible to roast smores indoors, you can bake them in the kitchen for that full-blown camping experience.

Board Games

Board games are not only for the holidays, so make sure to dig your favourite board games from storage and set up a friendly tournament with your loved ones. Playing board games is a fun way of passing time as most of them can last for many hours. It will keep your mind active, too.

Yoga

If you aren’t into strenuous workouts, then Yoga is the perfect form of exercise for you. It’s a beneficial practice that enhances your mental health, too. You don’t need to be at a studio to practice Yoga.

There are many great tutorial videos that you can download, with some of them absolutely free. It’s never too early to encourage your children to learn Yoga, so make sure to pick lessons that are kid-friendly.

So you see, there are plenty of activities that you can do at home with the family. Not only are they entertaining and fun ways to pass the time, but they also nurture your bond as a family.