Things to do in Isolation!

by NillumbikConnections

What to do in isolation?! If you’re anything like me, you know there are 1000 things you could do at home, but where do you start? If you have a list of things to do, it seems clearer on where to start. Here are our suggestions to keep you busy/active/occupied whilst you are in isolation. If you’re not feeling well, check out the ‘What to do if you’re feeling unwell’ section! Otherwise start ticking off other items on our list. 

  1. Baking (bread, cakes, cookies, healthy treats, back to school freezable treats)
  2. Clean out your recipe books (get inspired about cooking at the same time)
  3. Tidy up the kitchen cupboards (and cull!)
  4. Move your furniture around to make new spaces (have fun cleaning under the couches – never know what you might find!)
  5. Weed the garden (get a delivery of top soil/mulch)
  6. Prepare and re-plant your vegetable garden or harvest
  7. Find a challenging jigsaw puzzle 
  8. Paint your nails, give yourself a manicure/pedicure 
  9. Make a travel book from your last trip 
  10. Make a family album, either with craft or order online 
  11. Online shopping (locally of course), who has upcoming birthdays? 
  12. Have a bubble bath with candles and relaxing music 
  13. Home work out/pilates/yoga 
  14. Play a board game 
  15. Do a face mask 
  16. Clean out the garage 
  17. Wash and vacuum the car 
  18. Set up a zoom meeting with tea/wine and catch up 
  19. Sort through the linen cupboard 
  20. Wash the cushion covers 
  21. Pick flowers from the garden and make a posy 
  22. Write in your gratitude journal 
  23. Make a vision board 
  24. Polish your shoes (or pay the kids to do it!) 
  25. Lift some weights/do a training program 
  26. Clean the windows 
  27. Wash the dog 
  28. Learn to knit/crochet/macrame 
  29. De-cobweb the house 
  30. Give away/pay forward a heap of kids toys/clothes 

Especially for the kids

  1. Create a Fairy Garden 
  2. Make some play-do or slime (hours of fun here)
  3. Get creative with some boxes and craft (make a rocket)
  4. Camp outside in tents/swags 
  5. Set up a pampering salon (make signs and a reservation book to take appointments)
  6. Make icy poles 
  7. Do a science experiment 
  8. Make paper aeroplanes and have a competition 
  9. Write some letters/drawings to post to loved ones
  10. Build a cubby house and have a teddy bears picnic inside
  11. Put on a theatre/show for the family with tickets and costumes etc. 
  12. Play dress ups 
  13. Get creative with things you can collect from your backyard 
  14. Rock painting 
  15. Facetime your friends 
  16. Write some poetry, find lots of inspiration online if you need it 
  17. Re-organise your bedroom 
  18. Create a scavenger hunt for each other or for the adults 
  19. Try on mum and dads outfits and do a fashion parade 
  20. Have a pyjama day 
  21. Have a Lego day
  22. Set up the longest line of dominoes 
  23. Play under the sprinkler or put the sprinkler on the trampoline 
  24. Set up a pretend cafe/shop – could a hat/sock/toy shop 
  25. Make pom poms 
  26. Make a potion with flowers from the garden
  27. Play a game with balloons 
  28. Play chase/ball games with the dog 
  29. Clean out pet enclosure 
  30. Set up an obstacle course in the backyard (or inside)

If you’re feeling unwell

  1. Meditation 
  2. Sleep 
  3. Watch a movie
  4. Read a book 
  5. Colouring
  6. Listen to an audio book 
  7. Ask someone to read a story to you 
  8. Make a healthy smoothie 
  9. Make a resting place outside under a fan 
  10. Cuddle up with your pet 

We hope you found some inspiration from our lists and really hope you’re feeling better very soon in the case you are feeling unwell. If you have more suggestions, or would like to comment on our list of suggestions, please comment below.   Check out our other articles here. 

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