Do a jigsaw puzzle for adults

Take your eyes off a screen for an afternoon while you tackle a tricky 1000-piece jigsaw. "" has plenty to choose from, and stocks puzzles for all ages.

Do a crossword/Sudoku

Looking for something a bit more challenging? Put your brain to the test and do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle and see how far you can get. There are lots of online crosswords or word puzzles.

Learn to play an instrument

Dedicate your new-found time to music and learn an instrument that you've always wanted to play.

Watch Disney movies

How often do you get a chance to sit around and watch Disney movies? Disney+ has officially launched, so prepare to be obsessed!

You'll need: A Disney+ subscription
Here's the LINK = "DISNEY"

Let your creative juices flow

Embark on a creative arts and crafts challenge, from sketching and mindful colouring to pottery. Stuck for ideas? 64 Million Artists have some great suggestions to get you started, launching a two-week daily creative challenge you can get involved in.

Here's the LINK = "DO * THINK * SHARE"

Plant some flowers

Introduce some welcome colour to your house or garden and plant some flowers. Now that the sun is shining, it's the ideal time to get out in the garden and watch your flowers bloom.

Make a photo album/back up your phone pictures

Remember that holiday you took a few years ago or when you swam in Lake Ontario? Ensure that memories like this are treasured by taking the time to compile a photo album or scrapbook. Similarly, make a back-up of photos on your phone, to ensure you don't lose them in years to come.


There's Gotta be something on line you can follow. Or, get a coach

Here, try This One LINK = "Danielle Peazer"

Learn a language

Challenge yourself to learn a new language in just a few weeks, ready for your next trip away. With a ton of apps and websites that give you lessons for free, you've truly run out of excuses not to.

LINK = "Free Online Language Learning"

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Call your Family

With self isolation people appreciate a friendly chat or text message to let them know you're thinking of them.

LINK = "______ -Oh, you'll have to grab your phone"

Play board games

We're lucky enough to be in quarantine with company, embrace some old school entertainment and crack out the board games for some light competition. Monopoly should be chosen at your own risk.

Make cheese from scratch

These simple Cheese Making Kits contains everything you need to make fresh, delicious types sometimes in 40 min. All you have to buy in addition is milk.

LINK = "Cheese Making Kits"

Start a blog

Are you the modern-day Carrie Bradshaw or Bridget Jones? Or does your fashion taste rival that of Olivia Palermo and Estée Lalonde? Use your down-time wisely and start a blog to share your thoughts or favourite hobbies. WordPress is a favourite with most bloggers and it's very simple to use.

LINK = "Wordpress"


Indulge your sweet tooth and try a Bake Off masterpiece of your own at home.

LINK = "Bake Off"


Blast out some of your favourite tunes and get dancing in your bedroom, living room or bathroom. Hairbrush microphone optional.

Make a travel bucket list

Write it down in black and white the places you've yet to explore, the trips you want to take and the food you've got to sample. Similarly, "Pinterest" is the perfect place to find inspiration and pin places you want to go to.

Learn how to knit

Pick up your needles and take the time to hone a new skill like knitting. Not just for grandmas, knitting is considered incredibly therapeutic and practical.

LINK = "Knit Yourself Calm"

Get your DIY on

Take the time to tackle some interior improvements – be that painting your walls, upholstering old furniture or rearranging a room. Remember health and safety at all times!

Have fun on TikTok

Everyone is on TikTok right now; from the Beckham kids to Olly Murs playing pranks on his girlfriend, the social media platform can provide hours of entertainment. Be warned: The dance routines aren't as easy as they look.

LINK = "TikTok"

Camp Out

You may not be able to immerse yourself in the great outdoors or head off on a holiday at the moment, but you can go on a camping trip in your own backyard! Pitch a tent and sleep alfresco to spice it up a bit and get outside without heading into the wild. Cook some marshmallows, gaze at the stars and breathe in the fresh, non-Coronavirus air.

Visit a museum.

Wait, what? Doesn’t self-isolation mean we have to stay home? Exactly so! But to visit some of the best museums in the world you no longer have to travel as they offer online virtual tours!

LINK = "12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online"

Take an online course

Sign up for an online course, now is a great time to learn that skill you have had no time to learn before. There are so many websites with FREE and paid options, or you can simply go on YouTube and find tutorials for free. So many possibilities.

LINK = "2500+ Online Courses"

Spring Declutter

Staying home gives you a chance to Spring Clean your place at your own pace. You can start slowly, find old toys the kid’s don’t play with anymore, donate baby books, look for things you don’t use and have stored somewhere and forgotten about. Collect all unwanted items to donate and give away.

Work on your taxes

Taxes needs to get done anyway. Maybe this is a good time to organize all the receipts and get those taxes done.

Meal plan for the next few weeks

We usually don’t have the time to sit down and meal plan, try it now. You can go online and look for new recipes, shop for ingredients online, and have all your meals for the next few weeks planned.

LINK = "20 Best New Recipes"

Organize your computer’s desktop and files

If your computer’s desktop is filled with random files, photos and documents, take some time to go through them and organize everything. Having a clean desktop feels so good.

Descale your coffee makers

If you have never done this, or can’t remember the last time you did it, then go and do it now

LINK = "Clean your Coffee Maker"

Vacuum your vehicles

Time to head to the garage and clean your car, pick up all the garbage your kids have left in the car and vacuum underneath their car seats. Great use of your time.

Clear your inbox

Perfect time to go through all your e-mails and respond to those that have been waiting to hear from you for a while. Get that inbox to zero and feel the satisfaction.

Work on your Will and other important documents you have been waiting to get to

Don’t have a Will yet? You can work on that right now. Time to organize all those documents you have been waiting to organize. There are online websites that can help you with that as well.

Create detailed playlists of your favourite music

This one is fun and productive. Create a playlist of your favourites and enjoy them while you work on it.

Optimize your desk and workspace

Is your desk a mess? Time to file and organize those bills, documents and kid’s crafts.

Vacuum the inside of your clothes dryer lint filter

You should be doing this regularly anyway.

Check your medicine cabinets for expired products

A great time to sort through old expired products and medications and get replacements if needed.

Go outside for a walk or go on a hike

Don’t forget to go outside and enjoy some fresh air. Find spots that are not busy and walk. We all need the fresh air and vitamin D right now.

You can watch TV.

Be careful not to watch too much news because it creates panic.