Do you feel the need to find something positive to do this weekend? As a freelancer who works from home most of the week, I have never really felt that “stuck at home”. Even this week, I have managed to cope with working around (nearly grown up) children, school online and DH working from home. But the first weekend is looming when everyone has been home all week. What can you do this weekend?
Get out in the garden.
Typical that the weather should improve now that we’re all staying indoors. Why not get out and do some gardening while you can? The fresh air feels good and a tidier garden will improve how you feel too. If it’s warm enough, why not take a book outside and enjoy some relaxing time?
Give a room a spring clean
Watch a family film.
Half the fun of finding a film to watch with your loved ones is the negotiation required to find a film that you all want to watch at the same time. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Play a game/ do a jigsaw
Time to brush off those old family games and give them another go. Why not have a retro game night where you play the games you used to play when you were in school? Cat’s cradle, dots and boxes, noughts and crosses would all be something different. Or you could play card games or even video games.
Create some art
Time to pick up the paint brushes, drawing pencils, collage materials and glue – and anything else you fancy having a go at. Try dragging the teen away from their games console to create something too. Pick up something that you haven’t done for ages, or search online for ideas. Getting creative is one of those things that is really good for helping you forget stressful things for a while. Pinterest is amazing for ideas or try this website:
Even Googling ‘Art ideas’ will bring back an amazing array of images to try.
Write a poem with these prompts
Adult colouring pictures
There are lots of colouring pictures that you can print out and colour. They can be uplifting quotes, complicated pictures or more simple.
FaceTime your loved ones
Put on a family talent show
Everyone has to show off one talent in one crazy evening. Could be the start of something new…
Write a letter to someone
Watch a musical theatre production on YouTube or Facebook. There’s an amazing amount of productions moving online at the moment due to the theatres closing. Check them out and make a date with the ones you fancy.
And you get to eat the delicious results!
Have a pamper day
Time to run the bath, add the smellies and relax. Put on a facemask, manicure your nails and enjoy a pamper.
Plan a future holiday or trip
Put things together, ready for when you can next go out and enjoy yourself
Listen to a new album
Sort out your old photos
This is one of the things we are always putting off. You could sort through your old photos, enjoying the memories and create photobooks, or even just organise your archives.
Try a book by a new author
Enjoy time with your pet
Give them a cuddle or make them something new to play with. Pets can get bored too.
Learn a new instrument
Or brush up on one that you already play but learn a new song.
Collect old clothes for charity
Write a short story
Try some of the prompts on this website, or write a story that you have been thinking about for a while
Get in touch with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while
Try yoga or tai chi through tutorials on YouTube
What are you going to try this weekend? Let me know in the comments below.