10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside

Don’t let social distancing or self-isolation be an excuse not to stimulate your creative side.


Photo by Crystal Zaharatos

I’ve been working on this particular doodle for several days. Try finding a hobby that is both calming and stimulating for your mind.

So, as you may know we have off of school for quite some time. Many of us are probably thinking what am I going to do this whole time if I’m not allowed out with my friends? I know many of my friends and I have been saying that we will be bored out of our minds and go crazy. So, I decided to write up a list of ten things that can prevent you from daily boredom.

  1. Watch TV 

Many TV providers have released multiple shows as a result of the current situation. Disney Plus has released Frozen 2 early so that people could have something new to watch. Optimum has released multiple streaming programs such as Starz. which opens up a well of possibilities.

      2. Organize  

Since we are all stuck in our houses we might as well make the most of it. Start cleaning your room or, if it’s already clean, try and find new ways to organize. Many websites have creative ways to organize to get some ideas including YouTube tutorials that help you get started decluttering your space.

      3. Find a hobby 

Most of us probably have an activity we have always wanted to try but just never have the time to do any of them. I started doodling and drawing just to take up some of my time. Maybe you always wanted to learn to play a sport or learn how to do some crafts. Whatever it is, we have plenty of time to try new things. 

      4. Go on virtual tours  

Many museums and aquariums have released virtual tours to entertain the masses of people stuck inside. “Visit” museums from all over the world from comfort of your bed, as well as zoos, nationals parks, & much more.

      5. Read or listen to a good book

I know many people dislike reading but maybe this is the time to take an interest in it.  Reading can improve many skills and when you are reading a story about characters it becomes very interesting and you can get invested in the book. If you’re looking for free e-book downloads, try the Libby app (all you need is your public library card). There are many audiobooks you can listen to for free online as well. Start with some favorites like The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, or check out this handy list.

      6. Learn to cook 

Some of my friends don’t know how to cook. Even though we are in high school I think it is important for us to know many at-home skills. We will have to cook for ourselves when we are older so now is a great time to learn. Ask your parents if you don’t already know how or there are plenty of online tutorials. 

      7. Create a board game  

I know many people have Tik Tok and this idea has been in many videos. Create a board game with each box having an activity in it. It doesn’t have to be complicated; it could be something silly like to prank call a friend or make cookies. This could be flexible and creative for each person and it’s a great way to spend time with your family. 

      8. Family movie night  

One night, gather your family together and try your best to agree on a movie. Get out as many blankets and pillows as you can grab and prepared some snacks. This is a great way to enjoy some time with your family and take your mind of current events. 

      9. Go on a bike ride  

 This is a great activity to get fresh air while maintaining a safe distance from others. Take out your bikes and go on a ride with your family. I know many of us are tired of being cooped up in our houses so, this could be a great opportunity to get out of the house. If you don’t have a bike, a long walk is also just has pleasant. 

     10.  Try some science experiments  

 Go online and search up some easy at home science experiments to do. This could take up plenty of time and it’s a fun way to be creative. Try and get your family to participate, too. 


Feel free to leave your comments with some of the activities you’ve been doing at home to stay occupied.