Stay-at-Home Life Hacks: How to Make Your Time More Fun


During this difficult time, the best we can do is to #StayatHome and practice social distancing as much as possible. But we might feel bored and uninspired after staying indoors for a long period of time. Don’t worry. There are so many things you can do to make yourself feel alive and well. Furthermore, you can achieve self-improvement by doing these things without having to worry about going outside and making physical contact with other people.

1 | Stock up on food supplies

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The government has urged us to #StayatHome for a long period of time. Therefore, it is a good idea for us to stock up on a reasonable supply of food, water, and staples so that we can avoid going out for lunch and dinner. Of course, it’s very convenient to get food delivered, but since we will be having so much free time on our hands while we stay at home, we can try to cook and learn new recipes to keep ourselves busy and active.

Good news: There are many delicious Indonesian foods that you can store for a long time without having to worry about them getting expired or spoiled, such as rendang, dried tempeh, sambal, and beef or chicken Abon. You can also buy the ingredients for Indonesian traditional drinks like ginger milk, herbal drinks (Jamu), coffee beans, and tea leaves.

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Here are references for you to explore new recipes:
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2 | Make a to-do list every day

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Staying indoors for too long might make us lose our sense of time. It is not surprising if we forget what day it is and how fast time has flown by. In order to keep track of time and be productive, we should plan our daily routine by making a to-do list every morning. Schedule your day and add tasks like exercising, cooking, working, engaging in a hobby, and sleeping to your to-do list. You can do it manually through a planner or you can do it via your gadgets by downloading planner apps such as Trello, Evernote, or Microsoft To-Do. You can also assign a priority level to each task and make a list of daily achievements so that you can treat yourself every time you accomplish a specific goal. This can make life meaningful again, can’t it?

3 | Learn some new skills

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Staying at home means you’ll be having more time to discover what you’re good at. There are various interesting online courses on offer, including academic and non-academic courses, such as visual arts and many more. If you feel like returning to college, you can explore many free online classes from 8 Ivy League schools (Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Cornell) or take a course from Coursera, an online learning platform which collaborates with more than 190+ leading universities and companies. Sign up for lessons, follow the schedules, and keep track of your achievements. Once things get back to normal, you will be very proud of yourself.

Here’s a list of online learning platforms you can explore:

Ivy League Free Online Courses


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4 | Enjoy your favorite entertainment

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This is the time for movie buffs and cinephiles to finally watch everything on their watchlists. Luckily, some of the most popular online streaming platforms are providing free access to new users in the midst of COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak. Besides being able to explore and discover new movies every day, you can also make recommendations to your fellow cinephile friends. Music lovers, you can also compile playlists for your friends to listen to and let them know how you feel about them. It’s going to be exciting and wholesome at the same time!

5 | Create something every day!

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With everyone staying at home, it’s time to do some positive things. You can share your knowledge, skills, and capabilities to educate and entertain people around you via the internet. Are you good at cooking? Create your own recipe, post it on your blog, and share it on social media. You can also make a video and upload it to YouTube. The same goes for those who fancy playing musical instruments. Record yourself playing your favorite songs, upload the video, share it with others, and find out how much they like it. In these hard times, you can maintain positive vibes by doing small things!

Here is a list of online Craft Stores that you can explore:

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There are so many things you can do while you #StayatHome. So say goodbye to boredom and be a part of something positive for the present and the future.