Avoiding the crowds? Fret not, you've got plenty of things to do at home to keep entertained.
Worried about the Covid-19 situation? You’re not alone. To stay home is to stay safe – anything to protect our community and loved ones. So if you want to ditch the great outdoors to stay home and hide indoors, we’ve got you covered. Fuel up with food delivery, get booze, cake and coffee sent to your door, shop for groceries online, and keep entertained with our list of cool things to do at home. Read on for tips!
All the fun things to do at home
1. Grow your green thumb
Dreaming of living the lush life? We’ve got plant nurseries sprouting up all across the island. And now that you’re a homebody, you’re free to care for these leafy greens and blooms. If you need a beginner crash course on all things flora, check out our quick guide to indoor plants that demand less attention than your cat.
2. Enjoy happy hour at home
Forget bars. Concoct your own DIY cocktails at home so you can sip on booze in your PJs. While you’re at it, blast your fave tunes and dance away your stress. It’s all about those good vibes.
3. Cuddle up with a good book
It’s tough to beat that feeling of whiling the afternoon away in a cosy bookstore. But you can always set the scene (and scent) at home with candles and a bottle of booze delivered to your doorstep. If you’re feeling like a stranger to the world of words (because Netflix), our book club has all the recommendations you need for bestsellers, classics and guilty pleasure reads.
4. Relax and rejuvenate
With all the stress swirling around us, self-care and mental health are super important. To stay calm and keep anxiety at bay, boost your sleep routine with easy tricks and slow down to rest and reflect on your ‘busyness’ mentality. For weekend indulgence, lift your mood with aromatherapy and pamper yourself with a soothing face mask.
5. Pick up a musical instrument
Because why not, right? If you’ve always wanted to learn the piano, guitar, violin and the like, there’s no better time than now. You’ll find plenty of online courses and YouTube vids to help you along the way.
6. Make a list of goals
Okay, we admit this one’s on the serious side. But it’ll keep you on track! Start with small, easy goals that are actually achievable so you can give yourself a pat on the back before you move on to the next one. To make it a habit, pen it all down in a pretty journal for extra motivation.
7. Cook up a storm
So you’ve kitted out your kitchen with the most convenient, multi-use tools, but you’ve yet to get ‘em dirty. Or you missed the boat with last year’s banana bread obsession. Stop fantasising about being the next MasterChef and start living your best domestic god(dess) life, we say. Our list of 5-ingredient recipes will come in handy. Easy-peasy!
8. Clear out things that don’t spark joy
Cleaning can be one of the most satisfying things to do at home. Stop the hoarding and start decluttering – trust us, you’ll feel better after organising your space and getting rid of things from yesteryear. You can even rearrange your abode to give it a new look! If you’re feeling up to the task of giving your home a makeover, check out online furniture stores for convenient shopping.
9. Put on your crafty cap
Your craft corner gathering dust? Now’s the time to dive back in and splatter your creative juices all over the floor. Anything’s game, from scrapbooking and painting to knitting and crocheting to adult colouring and even jewellery-making.
10. Stick to your fitness goals
Forget gyms. No matter what exercise you’re into, you can probably find it online (or via workout apps). The web’s buzzing with inspirational fitness blogs and trainer videos full of extremely buff people who somehow manage to smile through their workout without a sweat. Best of all, you can flop and flail all you want – there’s no need to shrug on your sleekest activewear outfit because no one’s watching.
11. Throw a picnic for one
Can’t leave the house? No problem. Fling open your windows to let in the fresh air, hang up those twinkling fairy lights, tune in to your favourite TV series and let food delivery services do all the work for you – no cleanup needed. If you’re stumped by what to press play on, our binge-watch list will come in handy!
12. Splurge online
Retail therapy doesn’t have to mean a day out on Orchard Road. Stuck on ideas for things to do at home? Give your wardrobe a fresh update. Just click your way through sustainable fashion brands, affordable blogshops, batik beauties, and all the best deals in Singapore. Even online grocery stores, if that’s what excites you.
13. Plan your next holiday
Yeah, we’ve all got cabin fever and it looks like our wanderlust won’t be satiated anytime soon. But hey, you can always make a wishlist for something to look forward to. We’ve got the lowdown on the best weekend adventures in Southeast Asia. Going somewhere nearby? Our Honeycombers teams in Bali and Hong Kong have everything you ever wanted to know about those popular spots.
14. Fan the flame of romance
Romantic restaurants are out of the question, but virtual dates and dating apps can still light that spark in your love life. Singles, update your profiles and get ready to mingle online. You never know who you’ll meet; plus, your dating story could be one for the ages!
15. Get your game on
Don’t be bored; instead, reach for your board game and have a little family fun. But if you’re more of a solo person, amuse yourself with puzzles, crosswords or video games to pass the time.
Bookmark our handy list of things to do at home for fun times!