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10 Interesting things to do while Self-isolating

We all are stuck in the home this period to contain the current pandemic. I know it can be super boring. What are the fun things to do while self-isolating? It can be quite challenging for some of us. This is because we are already used to our very busy lives.

You can imagine how it feels for those of us working regular jobs and entrepreneurs. Jobs are now being moved home so it is not a long holiday or an annual leave. Also, after you complete the task assigned to you from the office, it can so boring for the rest of the day.

The worse part is that you can’t just leave the house to the park or a nice resort. So, I will be sharing 10 things to do while self-isolating. These are the things I have been doing to keep myself sane through these trying times.

Work out / Exercise

It is possible to sleep in bed most of the day for lack of what to do. Another of the 10 things to do while self-isolating is to work. Exercise is a simple way to keep fit and boost your immune system. A healthy body is ready to fight whatever disease is thrown at it.

So, you can adopt a simple exercise routine to keep your body going. I am not really a fan of exercise so I won’t say it will be a walk in the park. Especially if it is something you rarely do. But hey baby steps, you look for simple exercise or follow some fitness YouTuber for tips.

This is one of the fun things you can do while self-isolating. Exercise releases happy hormones. Also, they have other health benefits you never knew.

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Read A Book

Another of the 10 interesting things to do while self-isolating is to read a book. In our very crazy world, it is very hard to keep up a reading habit. My colleague at work is always on my case to read good books to gain useful knowledge. My response is as usual- no time.

I have two books by Robert Kiyosaki with me. So, since there is plenty of time at hand, I have started reading the books. Get good personal development books to read. You can get an e-book if you’re not a fan of hard copy books.

I prefer hard copy though because I get distracted easily on my phone. So, I may not concentrate when reading an e-book due to social media distractions. Either way, do you.

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Play games

Another thing you can do to keep yourself busy is to play a good game. Games can be fun and some games make you a strategic thinker. There are so many options you could choose from. Board games like scrabble or chess can be played with your family.

Also, you play a solo game like a rubric cube. This stay-home period has opened my eyes to see how I suck at playing rubric cube. I also scatter it and then arrange it. Kudos to people who can figure it out, like my boyfriend and younger brother, I envy you.


Watching movies is a good way to pass time. Some of us have gotten so busy that we forget to relax. I love watching movies during my free time. But sometimes I fall asleep watching movies too. You can watch movies on your phone from youtube, Netflix, or any other source.

We all know that it is way more fun watching movies at the cinema. The sound effect, popcorn, the environment, etc. You can bring your local cinema home while you entertain yourself and your family. I can recommend some movies I watched on Netflix; white house down, Furie, coffee and Kareem, Proud Mary, Maria, etc. The list is endless on Netflix whatever movie genre you love.

Learn a new skill

Most of us complain about not having much time on how hands to upgrade our skills. Instead of spending so much time reading all the negative news on social media, focus on other things instead. Another of the 10 things to do while self-isolating is to learn a new skill.

You can also register for an online course to upgrade your degree. It’s time to be worthy of that promotion. These are simple things to help boost your career. You can learn a new skill on Coursera, enroll in an online program or learn from skillshare. We all know that most firms look for what you can bring to the table before assigning a bigger task to you.

You can also learn how to improve your makeup skills or styling skills. Subscribe to youtube vlogs or fashion blogs to brush up on those skills.

Up your cooking skills

Personally, I eat more than I cook. So, I am trying to change all that. The whole culture of take-out after work or having siblings around makes me rarely cook. Moreover, cooking is not my thing per se. If you find yourself in this bucket like me, dear it’s time to learn more cooking skills.

My dear colleague recently opened her food vlog so I am hoping to learn new skills from her. You can also do more cooking this period too to brush those skills.

Be creative

Another of the 10 things to do while self-isolating is to fuel your creativity. Some of us are both creative and professionals so there is little time to excel in the two. So, as a blogger, this is one of the freest times for me to work on my creativity. I am basically creating content for social media platforms as well as my blog. You don’t need to own a blog to be creative.

Take up skills like art and craft, painting, knitting, etc. You can also read blogs on simple home DIY skills that you can apply. Read topics on “How to” available on the internet. There are so many free skill-building articles and youtube videos you can learn from. Below are my own improved layout skills I have learned during this period.

Also, if you want to learn how to be creative with your hair. Click here to watch easy natural hairstyles you can try with your 4C hair.

Fun things to do while self-isolating

Learn a new language

Some of us love to learn new languages but are pressed for time. I am always thrilled to meet a multilingual individual. If you also speak French, you’ve got me. Moreover, an added language asides from English can be a career advantage.

Most multinational businesses prefer to work with multilingual people more. You can also learn a new language for your next trip or vacation. The interesting part is that you can learn these languages online like the Spanish language.

You can look up Spanish schools in Colombia to learn in a fun and interactive way via Skype. This makes it easy to learn Spanish anywhere in the world. It comes in handy to know a handful of words when you visit a new place.

You don’t want to use weird sign language to communicate with an Italian for example who can’t speak English. What a task it would be for you. So, learning a new language is always useful for work or leisure.

Take on a new project

Another thing to do during self-isolation is to take on a new project. You can start doing all those things you’ve put off for the longest time. If you are planning to be an author, now is the time to work on it. If you want to own a blog, you can also start working on it. Don’t overthink your goals or dream, bring them alive by starting.

Enjoy Family time

Family is really everything. We work so much that we rarely bond with family or friends. This lockdown forced me to get to know more about my siblings. Sometimes, they do things that make me feel like screaming. I feel this way because I don’t know much about each person in my family.

Some of us also feel the same way. I wonder how dads who are always in transit I. Business trips are coping. It must be difficult too. The good thing about this stay-home thing is that you get to have quality family time. For those of us who work from home, you can check my post on work-from-home outfit ideas.

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17 thoughts on “10 Interesting things to do while Self-isolating”

  1. These are great ideas! I love that we have more time to read, bake, and get creative! I also enjoy doing home workouts on YouTube, there is so many to choose from, it never gets boring! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for sharing your suggestions, really inspiring post! <3 xx

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  2. These are some good ideas for quarantined people. We all are quarantined today. If we think positive way then it is an opportunity for us to take our ‘self care’!
    Best post, I have bookmarked.

  3. These are helpful ideas. I’m really hoping to make exercising part of my new routine after the lock down is over. I started a 30 day yoga challenge just to ease into the habit. I really want to start to work on learning another language or getting better at the one I started learning in high school. lol Thanks for the suggestions. Stay safe.

  4. We have a lot of similar ideas ๐Ÿ˜‚ you know what they say about great minds though ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ve been exercising loads more since lockdown so I may actually end up fitter by the end of it.

  5. I have enjoyed playing Monopoly with my girls, it is fun to see how they think and work things out for themselves.
    I’m also learning a new skill – (trying to launch a YouTube channel) that has taken me out of my comfort zone. Enjoying it so far though.

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