How to Have Fun at Home

Five Methods:Playing Childish GamesHaving Creative FunRelaxing at HomeCreating Adventures at HomeLearning for Fun

Your home is your sanctuary. You live, sleep and eat there, but there’s no reason why you can’t have fun there too. You don’t have to limit yourself to sitting on the sofa, although that is an option too. Use your leisure time at home to play and have fun to recharge your batteries, stimulate creativity or even create a sense of adventure. There are almost endless possibilities.[1]

Method 1
Playing Childish Games

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    Play video games. They’re not just for kids anymore -- if they ever were. Pull out the classic games that you love, and play like it’s the summer of 1999 and you have nothing else to do. It might take you a while to remember how to play the game, but be patient with yourself. Remember this isn’t work. It’s play.
    • If you feel like you want more interaction, get someone to play with you.It doesn’t matter if you’re both out of practice, it can still be fun.
    • To get a little bit of physical activity, try the Nintendo Wii.
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    Build a fort. Pull out some sheets. Take the sofa cushions off of the sofa. Stand them up to create four walls. Then use anything you can find like books or chairs to help stabilize the cushions when you stand them up, and toss the sheet over the top to create a cozy ambiance. [2] Now, you have to decide what to do in there.
    • Crawl in and read or watch television.
    • Pretend you’re on an adventure and your fort is a small boat drifting across the sea. If you step out, you’ll fall in the ocean. Looks like you’ll have to stay inside and sleep.
    • Prank call people as you lounge in your fort.
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    Do a puzzle. Purchase them from a toy store or the dollar store if you are low on brain teasing games. Really challenge yourself by doing a puzzle with more than 500 pieces, and if you want to make it even harder, do a puzzle with an image that has similar colors and shapes such as a field of grass. The fewer the identifying marks, the harder the puzzle.
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    Play a boardgame. If you’re not the only person at home, make having fun at home a group activity. Monopoly, Sorry, and Taboo are a few options for family games. Also, try Twister or charades if you want to play a more interactive game.[3]
    • Play cards instead of a board game if that is more your speed. There are nearly hundreds of options: Hearts, Spades, Tunk, Poker, Speed, Blackjack.[4]

Method 2
Having Creative Fun

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    Play an instrument. Dig your old violin out of the closet or sit down at the piano and play. If you have already memorized a favorite song, give it a try. It probably won’t sound like it’s supposed to sound, but that’s okay. This is for fun remember.
    • Review the scales and musical notes if necessary. Start with beginner books if you have some. Since these songs are easier to play, you might feel more at ease and have a sense of accomplishment if you can play at least or two songs fairly decently.
    • If you are a pretty good musician, but feel that you rarely have a chance to play, then now is your chance. Practice and give your own private concert at the end of the night.
    • Playing an instrument for fun also can have benefits in your work life. For instance, it increases memory capacity, teaches perseverance and even helps to create better organizational skills.[5]
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    Dance. You don’t need to go to a club. Your kitchen or living room floor can serve as the perfect dance floor. Dancing at home gives you the opportunity to practice new moves and experiment with new dance styles without onlookers. Put on your favorite music. Let your hair down and just move.
    • Choreograph your own dance moves to your favorite song.
    • Practice dance moves from different decades. Watch a few 70’s or 80’s music videos if you’ve forgotten how to do the dances.
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    Use props. Dance around with a pretend microphone or dress up in your favorite decade and then dance around.
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    Listen to music. If you’re not much of a dancer, or if the music doesn’t give you the urge to jump around -- even in the privacy of your own home -- then lying on the sofa listening to the music is just fine. Have a music day.[6]
    • Work your way through your favorite artists by listening to album after album.
    • Create a playlist for different moods: chill, sexy, lounge.
    • Listen to a wide range of different genres of music.
    • Discover new music on Soundcloud, Mixcloud or YouTube.
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    Draw. Even if you think that only a few are graced with artistic ability, it’s actually to the contrary; everyone is graced with a hint of artistic ability. When you were a child, you weren’t worrying about how good your drawing was because you were having too much fun creating it. Go back to that and express yourself.[7]
    • Have fun with different mediums. Use acrylic paint, watercolors, pastels or charcoal.
    • Set up a still life to paint with some of your items from around the house or paint a self-portrait.
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    Do arts and crafts. No, your home isn’t summer camp, but that’s not important. There are still plenty of creative projects that you can do around the house that don’t involve gimp or beads -- unless you already have those. If not, use a sharpie to decorate a plain mug, [8] or make a dreamcatcher from string and sticks in the yard.[9]
    • Decorate a box for keepsakes.[10]
    • Paint rocks to use as paperweights, or put them in the garden.
    • Search Pinterest for more creative ideas.
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    Bake or cook. You don’t need to be a chef to whip something up in the kitchen. Think of it as a creative project. Look up some recipes online, or try a recipe from one of the cookbooks in your home. If cooking if not your preferred choice, try baking. [11]
    • If you don’t like the stove or the oven, then try your hand at the blender. Make a smoothie or mix some cocktails. You can set up an at home bar lounge/Jamba Juice, but reference a recipe so that your final concoction is enjoyable.[12]

Method 3
Relaxing at Home

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    Set up a home spa. Purchase a few face masks or make one, and give yourself a steam facial. Boil some water until steam rises. Then lean over the bowl and place a towel over your head. Once your pores are open, put on the face mask.[13]
    • To set the spa mood, burn a candle, put on some soft music and change into a bathrobe.
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    Take a long bubble bath with bath bombs, bath oils, sea salts or whatever else suits your fancy. Soak your feet in a tub of water in preparation for a pedicure. Then, give yourself a manicure and pedicure.
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    Groom yourself. Lounging at home is one of the best times to try a new hairstyle or do some regular body maintenance and upkeep. Listen to some music while you do your routine. Shave, Wax. Dye your hair. Try new make-up and makeup techniques.
    • Play dress up. Mix and match your own clothes to create new outfits. Match shirts and shoes with items that you don’t normally wear together to create new outfits.[14]
    • Give yourself a makeover by changing your hair, makeup and clothing style.
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    Watch TV. Marathon a television series that you have been meaning to watch, but haven’t had the time to do so. Have a movie night or a movie day. Buy your favorite snacks and drinks, and catch up on recorded shows.

Method 4
Creating Adventures at Home

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    Plant a garden. Go play in the dirt. Plant flowers, vegetables or trees. Decide what kind of oasis you’d like to experience.Do you want a flower garden? Vegetable garden? Container garden? If you’re more adventurous, landscape your front and back yard at the same time.
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    Camp in the back yard. Get a sleeping bag and sleep in the yard under the stars.Tell ghost stories and pretend the squirrels are dangerous animals. Make smores in the yard in a fire pit or over the barbecue. (The latter is safer.) [15]
    • If you don’t have a backyard or a court yard, then you can camp out in your living room. Set up a tent or make a fort, and pretend you’re outside in the woods, except there are no mosquitoes or bugs.
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    DIY something. Make a do-it-yourself project. If you are the kind of person work that enjoys building things, then this will be fun. Build a bench. Make a birdhouse.Repaint a room.[16]
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    Work on your house. Some people find it incredibly fun to paint walls, put up fences and refinish the floors. So, if projects around your house interest you, go for it. Although it’s strange to some people, some like to rearrange the furniture in their house and remodel the kitchen for fun.[17]
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    Have a party. Invite your friends and family over to your home, and use it as the backdrop for your fun. Barbecue in the back yard. Dance and hang out in the living room. Have a listening party for some of your favorite playlists. Play poker. Combine any of the elements of creative, relaxing or adventurous fun.[18]

Method 5
Learning for Fun

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    Read a book. Get lost in an adventure by using a book to stir your imagination. Curl up on the sofa or in the bed and have a mini-adventure in your head. If you’re not interested in fairy tales or fiction, there’s always non-fiction.
    • If you don’t care for reading, write in your journal to express your thoughts instead.
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    Surf the internet. There is so much to see and do on the internet. Read the news. Read blogs or websites, or make a blog or a website yourself. If you want something more interactive, shop, play games or discover other things to do.
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    Watch YouTube. There are so many ideas to learn and contemplate. You can watch alternative news, or watch a tutorial on how to do something. Or, you could simply entertain yourself by watching a show published on the platform or one of the many YouTube content creators on virtually any subject you can imagine such as beauty, comedy, books, fashion.[19]
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    Watch a Ted Talk. Ted and Tedx brings speakers together to discuss a variety of topics. Usually, the talks are about 20 minutes or less, and the topics vary from everything to linguistics to design. Watch talks and learn from authors, researchers, scientists, designers and many others.[20]


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