#imstayingathome – 13 Ways to Help Adults and Kids Fight Boredom at Home


Staying at homeeven during difficult circumstances, is a great opportunity to relax, spend time with your family, and to take care of matters, which you couldn’t resolve earlier. Nevertheless, being closed within four walls, even in the company of wonderful people, might sooner or later make you bored. And that is where we come in with our 13 ways to help fight boredom at home! We guarantee that they will satisfy kids and adults alike!

  1. Grab a book!

We know, we know – that’s such an obvious idea. But think about it for a moment. When was the last time you had the chance to sit in your precious chair, drink delicious tea and read your favorite novel? Or maybe there’s a mystery novel on your bookshelf that you have started to read a while ago but didn’t have the time to finish? Now is the perfect time to do it! So, have each family member grab a favorite book (the youngest can pick a picture book), and have a book reading session in your living room.

  1. Experiment with different recipes.

Are you out of ideas for dinner? Do you want to improve your confectionery skills? Or would you maybe like to try out that new awesome recipe that your friend gave you ages ago? Now is the ideal moment for it! Prepare the ingredients and give it a go. If you have your little helpers around, you can engage them to assist you!

  1. Treat your lashes to a home spa!

Staying at home is a great opportunity to take care of yourself, and especially to take care of those body parts about which you normally don’t think too often. This time we’re talking about eyelashes. Many of us forget that even a good eye mascara isn’t enough obtain an effect of long, thick and strong lashes. You also need to strengthen and nourish them. And that’s where QUIN Castor Oil comes in. It ideally rebuilds the hair structure of the lashes, making them soft and shiny. There’s also Amely Lashes System Regenelash Lash Oil that moisturizes and thickens the eyelashes thanks to the complex of vitamins A, E and F. If you’ll use these products regularly, your eyelashes will gain volume, and your gaze deepness! (Just so you know – you’ll be able to buy these and other products 20% cheaper until March 31 thanks to the discount code: ZOSTAJEWDOMU)

  1. Make salt dough decorations.

It’s a great way to be creative with your kids, which does not mean that adults can’t be artistic, too! You don’t need much to create a salt dough: 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup salt and half cup water (you can increase the proportions if there’s more people willing to play). To make dough colorful, add natural dyes, such as cocoa or turmeric. After kneading and rolling it flat, you can do anything you want with your natural modeling clay. You can create figures, keychains and decorations of any shape. After hardening your salt dough decorations in an oven, you can use water colors to paint them.

  1. Brush up on your second language or learn a new one!

Do your French or German language skills need sharpening? Or, are you constantly postponing your strong need to learn at least the basics of Portuguese after your last trip to Portugal? Now is the right moment to start learning it! However, don’t forget that systematic study is the key to mastering a foreign language. In other words, it’s better to study 20 minutes every day, than two hours once a week. Nowadays, there’s a lot of apps and free online language learning courses that’ll help you polish your skills. So, then… start studying!

  1. Stretch out.

Under the current circumstances, when we are spending a significant amount of time at home, we shouldn’t forget about our daily work outs (exercising even for a little while makes a big difference). We don’t have to go outside or to the gym to train. All we need is a few square meters of free space on the floor, a comfortable outfit and a will to do it! Create your own warm-up exercises, find some easy-to-perform physical activities on the internet, or try a yoga practice – you can choose the one that will be great for kids, too. Change exercises into something that your whole family will enjoy!

  1. Create kinetic sand with your kids.

We’re pretty sure that most of you have already heard about this brilliant material. It’s durable, and the shapes molded out of it retain their forms for a long time. To make it even more fun for the children, just add dyes – thanks to this, your kiddies will be able to create magically colorful castles and many other imaginary projects. Kinetic sand is very easy to make. Just combine and mix thoroughly these ingredients: one cup of sand, half tsp potato starch, one tsp dish soap (if the sand will turn out too dry, add a bit of water), and food dyes as you please. We guarantee that you’ll play with it for hours!

  1. Organize a stay-at-home cinema.

Is your favorite cinema closed? Don’t worry! Arrange pillows and blankets in front of the TV (or on the couch), prepare your favorite movie/television series (or cartoons, if you’ll be watching them with your little ones), and enjoy your very own movie marathon! Of course, you can’t forget about the crunchy popcorn. Prepare its healthy version using organic corn kernels – roast them with a little coconut oil, then sprinkle with fine Himalayan salt.

  1. Subscribe to a course.

We already mentioned online courses in point five, but isn’t it wonderful that we can learn practically everything online today (especially now during the pandemic, when we need to stay at home)? Starting from cross-stitching, through programming and ending on mandolin music lessons. You can find anything you want. So, instead of getting bored staying at home, try to learn a few new skills!

  1. Clean all your makeup brushes!

Be honest, when was the last time you cleaned all your brushes? If you answered ‘yesterday’, then kudos to you! Still, most of us tend to forget to keep their tools clean. Now is the perfect time to take care of them without hurry!

  1. Create a time capsule with your family.

Creating your very own time capsule is a great activity for the whole family that you’ll be able to enjoy in a couple (or dozen) of years. Prepare a jar or a box (preferably with a key lock) and put letters into it addressed to your future selves. You can write about your future plans, dreams or doubts in the letters. Set a date of opening your capsule – but hold on! – let no one be tempted to open it alone, be sure to open it together, otherwise the magical moment will be ruined!

  1. Clean your wardrobe/dressing table!

Are your clothes falling out of your closet, but you still have a ‘I have nothing to wear’ problem? Or are you always choosing the same liquid lipstick from a pile of (mostly out-of-date) cosmetics? Then it’s a sign that it’s time for a big cleanup! Divide outfits into categories, try on your old clothes and see how they fit on you. Put aside all your out-of-date cosmetics, think for a moment, which ones do you really use and which ones make you happy. We guarantee that you’ll enjoy preparing yourself to work more having a clean wardrobe and dressing table!

  1. And, of course, take care of your nails!

Lastly, an advice that couldn’t be avoided… Do your nails! Are your nails asking to be filed? Do you keep on telling yourself that you need to brush up your nail extension skills? It doesn’t matter how skilled you are, now is the perfect time to polish your technique and learn something new. Especially that until March 31, you’ll be able to purchase selected lamps, nail polishes, liquids, tools and nail art decorations 20% cheaper in our web store using this discount code: ZOSTAJEWDOMU.

We congratulate persistent readers who read this post in one go, and we sincerely hope that we were able to help you fight boredom away!