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33 Productive Things You Can Do At Home

Staying home can soon start to seem repetitive or routine. If you find productive things to do at home and use the time with purpose, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish!

If the global or local situation requires you to stay home right now, you may be having a hard time accepting the changes in your routine. Regardless of whether your home confinement is for health or financial reasons, here is a list of productive things you can do at home to make the most of your time.

Even if the situation improves and you resume your normal routines, keep these ideas handy as they are great activities for anyone with free time, at any time.

1. Take A Walk Every Day.

Crowds and public spaces may be off limits, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay locked up. In fact, there are many reasons to spend time outdoors, if possible. Find a safe place outside, for example, your neighborhood or your patio or garden, and go out every day in the sun.

2. Plan The Days.

If your days seem pointless, try making a schedule each day. Setting aside time for specific activities will help you stay on top of your tasks and be productive.

3. Record Your Story.

We all have a story to tell, so do you! With your free FamilySearch account, take a look at these prompts to help you get started writing your stories.

4. Do A Thorough Cleaning.

This is the perfect time to do a deep cleaning! By eliminating clutter, your home can become a more positive place.

5. Start Your Family Tree.

Follow these simple guidelines on how to use Family Tree to begin your journey through your family’s history. Exploring your history will help you feel connected to your past and to your family.

6. Learn A New Skill.

Take the time to develop your skills. You may learn something to improve your resume or start a hobby you’ve always wanted to try.

7. Plan Your Ideal Vacation.

Although now is not the time to travel, it is an excellent time to start making plans.

8. Review Your New Year’s Resolutions.

A lot has happened since 2020 began. If you’ve left your New Year’s resolutions in a corner, rekindle your spirits and work on those goals.

9. Start Exercising At Home.

Whether you’re looking for a way to replace your trips to the gym or starting from scratch, establishing an exercise routine can help you stay healthy and positive.

10. Find Ways To Serve.

Find ways to help people around you. You could do the shopping for someone at risk (seniors or adults with health problems) or help someone set up a home office. But stay safe and avoid other people if you or they are not feeling well.

11. Create A Resume Or Resume.

A resume template can be a very valuable tool to have on hand. Essentially, this is a comprehensive record of your job market skills and experience, a resource to help you build a specific resume when you are ready to apply for a specific job.

12. Discover Your Roots.

If you are connected to FamilySearch Family Tree, try the Where Am I From? to explore your roots.

13. Satisfy Your Curiosity.

If you are looking for things you can do when you get bored at home, this is the ideal time to absorb some of the information that the internet can offer. For example, find out the meaning of your name or discover the story that Frozen is based on.

14. Start A Garden.

Start planning your home garden. Research which plants grow well in your area, find the perfect spot on your plot, and prepare it. Although you may have to wait for the quarantine to end to get some items, you can already do a lot of the initial work.

15. Read A Book.

While you are locked up at home, reading can transport you to another world full of adventures, not to mention the benefits that reading can generate.

16. Learn To Cook Something New.

Explore new dishes from around the world while practicing your cooking skills. You never know: you may discover a new dish that is easy and quick to prepare.

17. Meditate.

Meditation could be a way to help de-stress the current situation. You won’t know until you try it!

18. Close Ties With Your Family.

This time you spend at home gives you the perfect opportunity to spend great moments with your family or your roommates. Get creative and try new ways to connect.

19. Recover The Hobbies That You Had Abandoned.

You haven’t painted, played the piano, or stretched your writing muscles in years. Now is the ideal time to continue with the hobbies that you left halfway.

20. Learn A Language.

With the help of the internet, the world is increasingly interconnected. Being a polyglot can be a huge advantage in your profession, or for traveling and interacting with new people. It also allows you to enjoy new programs or books.

21. Preserve Family Memories.

Share family memories with your family or explore the stories and photos your family has shared. If you keep these precious memories now, they may serve as powerful reminders for years to come.

22. Explore This List Of Activities To Do At Home.

These easy activities to do at home can add some much-needed variety when you’re trying to find productive things to do at home.

23. Find A New Podcast.

There are podcasts on just about any topic, so find something that interests you and get started right away!

24. Index Historical Records.

Recording historical document information is so searchable online; This helps people find information about their families. Try it yourself.

25. Establish A Network Of Contacts.

Just because you’re locked up at home doesn’t mean you can’t make contacts. Search for new connections on LinkedIn, or just send an email or text message to people you know, to see how they are doing in lockdown.

26. Clean Your Computer.

Face it: there are unnecessary things on your computer or on your phone. Organize those emails or files, remove unnecessary applications, and make it easy to find what you need, when you need it.

27. Write In A Journal.

Keeping a journal is a great way to express your thoughts or ideas, and it can help you avoid stress.

28. Play.

Card and board games will help ease boredom and enjoy the extra time you spend with your family. It may not sound like a big deal, but it will help you strengthen your relationship.

29. Learn About Your Last Name.

Find out where your last name comes from and take a picture of yourself dressed in the traditional clothing of that region. It’s a way to have fun while learning about your family heritage.

30. Look For Opportunities To Work From Home.

If you can’t keep working from home, find ways to earn extra income during your spare time. Self-employed websites can help you search for temporary work online.

Tip: If any of those opportunities require you to pay first, it’s probably not a good option.

31. Find Out Which Ancestors You Are Most Like.

If you’re connected to FamilySearch Family Tree, try Compare a Face to see who in your family tree you share your good looks. You can also use this activity to find your double with any photo you upload.

32. Send Cards And Letters.

Mail cards and letters to family and friends to brighten up their time at home. Receiving mail is a quick way to brighten someone’s day.

33. Take An Inventory Of Your Belongings.

Take pictures and make lists of everything you have. This list can save you a lot of headaches if you ever need it in connection with insurance. Update the list every six months to avoid the hassle of having to start over from scratch later.

Hopefully this list helps you find a way to be productive at home. In these uncertain times, remember that there are still things you can do to make the most of your time, contribute to your community, and support your family. If we all cooperate, we can collectively make a difference.

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Hi my name is Kristina Myers. Welcome to my hobby blog. Well, it's much more than a hobby blog. I couldn't contain myself to just talk about hobbies. I have broadened it right out cover anything that takes place around the home and enriches life itself.

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