The threat of coronavirus has caused a tremendous change in our daily routines. From waking up, getting ready, and reporting to our offices every day, we’re now waking up, turning on our laptops, and attending online meetings. This is all to avoid physical contact with others, which will help prevent the spread of the virus.
It’s disappointing that this pandemic came at the time of the year when we look forward to going out and having fun under the sun. We’re going to have to hit pause on our summer plans until all this boils over. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun during this summer season. Here are some ways you can make the most out of summer at home.
Have an indoor picnic
So the main idea of having a picnic is to enjoy your meals outdoors, but it’s definitely something you can do at home. Instead of preparing the dinner table like you usually do, turn things up a notch and set up a picnic site in your backyard (or in your living room). It’s probably something you haven’t tried with your family, making it a new experience that everyone will enjoy.
Improve your garden
If you can’t go out and mingle with nature, then why don’t you bring nature to you, instead? Your garden might be in dire need of maintenance and improvement, and this is the best time to do it. Do your research on the best plants to grow in your backyard, shop for seedlings online, improve your deck with waterproof coatings, and have fun in your garden.
The best way to relax and pass the time during summer is to do some reading. But instead of reading on your couch or while lying in bed, create your own hub for the summer. You can throw a bunch of comfy pillows and blankets in a corner or install a hammock in your backyard and enjoy hours of reading and relaxation.
Camp in your backyard
You might have a lot of camping gear you prepared for your ultimate summer adventure. You can still put those to use! Pitch a tent in your backyard, set up a bonfire, and enjoy a night around nature (while in the comfort of your home, too).
Convert your bathroom into a spa
Summer means pampering yourself and getting the ultimate relaxation all season round. Though you can’t go out on a spa day with your friends, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a spa day at home. Turn your bathroom into a spa by adding some soft rugs, buying bath bombs, and lighting up scented candles. Take a nice, long bath every day and experience ultimate peace and relaxation.
Host a themed movie night with your family
You’re probably sick of watching movies on Netflix all day, considering it’s been your go-to activity this whole quarantine. But you can make movies exciting again by hosting a themed movie night. Pick a movie genre your family will enjoy and decorate your living room according to that theme. Then enjoy a night of binge-watching movies. Oh, and don’t forget the popcorn, soda, and snacks!
The quarantine may be hindering us from enjoying the beach and having fun under the sun this summer. But that doesn’t mean we can just sit around and watch the season go by. We can still make the most out of it and enjoy it at home! Get creative and think of fun activities you can do with your family this summer season.