Non-Digital Ways to Be Entertained at Home

During these difficult times, you don’t just want to sit on your phone all day or veg out in front of Netflix for 16 hours a day. It can be tempting but unplugging every once in a while is really good for your mental health. Here are some fun activities to do at home that don’t require internet access, a TV, your computer, or your phone.

Adult Coloring Books and Other Art Projects

A good way to be entertained and fill up time at home without using any electronics is to look at more creative activities. Adult colouring books have gotten popular recently since the themes are more for adults (i.e. no cartoons), as well as them being a little more advanced with intricate details. You can pick up a colouring book and coloured pencils for very little.

Also think about other creative projects you enjoy, such as drawing, painting, ceramics, or even something like doing a puzzle. These activities are fun to do at home and can even involve the rest of the family.

Read More – It’s Good for You!

There is nothing quite like a real, printed book. Yes, audio and digital books are convenient, but it will never compare to the feel of a book. If you have extra time at home with nothing to do, turn off your tablet and instead start reading from actual books. There are lots of book swaps going on at the moment but you can always ask your friends and family what they’ve got that they’ve finished with. But chances are, you already have some books at home that haven’t been read.

Journal or Try Creative Writing

If you have a pen and paper, you can write. You might be more of a journaling person, where you want to find clarity, share your thoughts, and set goals for yourself. Other people might want to explore some creative writing, which can be an interesting process when you are writing it down on paper as opposed to using a computer. It takes longer to write than to type for most people, so you will soon learn that moving with the flow of your thoughts is more challenging. But what you often get a more interesting end result.

Play Board Games with Your Family

If you are stuck inside with your family for a while why not turn off the Netflix and video games, sit at the table or in the living room, and play a game. You’ll not only have fun but you’ll get a chance to all sit together and chat too.

Make the effort to have some screen free time as often as possible.