Ways to spend your time alone

At present quite a few of us are in the same boat in terms of the fact that we are out of routine at home. This may be due to a number of different reasons for example perhaps you are furloughed from work, maybe your children are back into full time education or just started nursery school; getting back into a routine can be challenging and if like me, you are not used to being at home by yourself what the heck do you do for those hours by yourself?


I would continually say “If I could just have an hour to myself” and now I have five of them I’m just being honest, it can be boring. There is only so much cleaning and ironing you can do until you are just plain fed up with it. I launched a freelance business back in July and that does keep me occupied but again I like to mix things up at home and not sit in front of a computer all morning. I am fortune to have that luxury just at the minute.

I started to compile a list of things you can do if, like me, you have some free time between school drop offs and pick ups that can bring a little bit of variety to your day.

  1. Go out for a walk
  2. Paint your nails

  3. Try cooking a new dish

  4. Read a book

  5. Take a long bath

  6. Write in your journal

  7. Catch up on your favourite show

  8. Meditate

  9. Organise your room/wardrobe

  10. Book a massage

  11. Experiment with your makeup

  12. Try a new workout class – check out YouTube videos

  13. At-home spa day

  14. Listen to music and create a Spotify playlist

  15. Write a handwritten letter to someone you care about

  16. Visit your local library

  17. Head to a café for coffee/tea – Ask another parent from your Childs class

  18. Research something you’ve been meaning to learn more about

  19. Set a small amount of time to take care of chores you’ve been putting of

  20. Declutter your inbox

  21. Fix up your resume

  22. Listen to a podcast

  23. Spend time doing something creative

  24. Check in on someone you haven’t spoken to in a while

  25. Take a nap

  26. Meal plan/ prep

  27. Browse your favorite website

  28. Colouring in for adults – A great Mindfulness technique

  29. Practice yoga

  30. Write a creative story

  31. Bake something sweet

  32. Make a vison board on Pinterest

  33. Spend time with your pets

  34. Try a new hairstyle

  35. Redecorate a room in your house

  36. Sign-up for volunteer work

  37. Take an online free class

  38.  Join a local book club

  39. Do a social media detox

  40. Organise your photos into scrapbooks

  41. Plan your next travel adventure

  42. Meal prep for the week ahead – Even school lunches

  43.  Start researching your family tree

  44. Start doing crossword puzzles

  45. Go swimming

  46. Start scrapbooking

I hope this gives you some food for thought but be sure to join in with the discussion over on my Instagram page to see what others are up to during their new routines.


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