30 Conscious Home Activities
Every challenge in life also brings along new opportunities. Yes, many of us are stuck at home right now, feeling a bit bored, useless and lazy at times. In those moments, remember yourself how you could use this free time to have fun, learn something new, expand your knowledge and wisdom. In a few weeks some of us might crawl out of this experience like a bear waking from a long winter’s sleep, but we can also jump out of the house radiantly and light, having enjoyed ourselves and grown with our daily adventures at home.
Here is a list of 30 fun and simple things you can do at home that can entertain, educate and expand yourself.
1. Board or card games
I am a total game lover and the only thing holding me back from playing card or board games every day is the lack of people around me that are crazy about games as much as I am. Some of my favourites are Wizard, Take 5, Settlers of Catan and Scrabble.
2. Jigsaw Puzzle
3. Playing or learning to play an instrument
4. Singing along your favorite songs
6. Listening to music
7. Drawing / Coloring
8. Play with your dog, cat or other furry friend
9. Calling someone you haven’t talked to in a while
10. Writing someone special what you appreciate about them
11. Discuss questions of life with your friends or family
Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? Where will we go? What’s the meaning behind all of this? Is there something bigger than ourselves?
12. 5 Days of You challenge
The conscious media platform Collective Evolution (CE) developed a free challenge including meditation and worksheets to get in touch with your own truth and start living your life more authentically. Access the whole challenge here.
This can come in so many shapes and forms and there are no rules about how to start. Nevertheless, here are a few things you can play with: Writing down your challenges of that day, what you learned from them, something that inspired you, what you are proud of, things you are grateful for that day.
14. Your perfect day
Think about how your perfect day in a perfect life would look like. Visualize it in great detail as if you would have already achieved that life and think about how it would feel, how you would show up, how other people would approach you. All that accompanied by a blissful feeling of gratitude.
There are many forms of meditation with so many different benefits. We can highly recommend the Twin Heart Meditation developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui for inner peace, physical and emotional healing as well as more loving kindness towards others.
16. Reading a book
Our favourite kind of books are spiritual adventures. A few that really inspired us are the book series “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield and “His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman as well as “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Browse through further book suggestions in our Explore area.
17. Soaking up the sun and deep breathing
This not only feels good but also helps you to strengthen your immune system and to regenerate on many levels.
18. Listening to an inspiring podcast
We really enjoy the Rich Roll podcast for its diversity in featured guests. The plant based ultramarathon runner invites people to discuss topics around plantbased nutrition, athletic performance, spirituality, lifestyle design, conscious business and more.
19. Learning a new language
Current apps make it very easy and affordable to learn a new language at home in an entertaining and light way.
20. Lucid dreaming practice
Include small practices into your day that help you to intentionally induce lucid dreams. Learn more in our recent Lucid Dreaming post.
21. Writing with the non-dominant hand
While writing in your journal you can train writing with the hand you usually don’t use. This not only improves your visualisation skills, it also teaches you patience and mindfulness. If you are not into journaling, you can also grab a book or article that you want to learn something from and copy its content.
22. Trying new raw recipes
Not only help fruits and veggies to boost your immune system, they can also be very uplifting. This is a perfect time to create some new recipes like a comforting raw apple cake or exciting cauliflower sushi.
23. Going on a cleanse
No matter if you feel super fit and healthy or in need of some healing powers right now. A detox can help you to reboot your system, remove any constructions and help your body work in more balance again. Check out our blog post about detoxification and how you can approach it.
24. De-cluttering your closet
If getting rid of some of your belongings seems like a scary thought for you, check out our post about how minimalism can create more abundance in your life.
25. Cleaning up your house
The windows could need some more clarity and your fridge already got sticky? Not everybody might enjoy cleaning the house, but remember how clear-minded and fresh you feel after giving it a good cleanse? Put on some happy music and let’s get started.
26. Cleaning up your desktop and email inbox
In many countries the gym is closed, some people are not even allowed to leave the house except for grocery shopping. We always loved online videos for exercising since it gives us so much flexibility and is much more motivating than doing your own thing. Since Johann and I are both into yoga, he enjoys getting fitter with “Yoga with Tim” while I like to follow the downward dogs of “Boho Beautiful”.
28. Take a long bath
For a calming effect, you can add sea salt and a few drops of lavender oil and as a natural hair treatment, I like to smear some papaya into my hair, let it sit for half an hour before rinsing it out.
29. Cuddling up in bed with your partner
30. Watching an inspiring documentary
When you are feeling like relaxing big time, but don’t want to fall into the binge watching trap, dive into some exciting documentaries and learn something important for your life. Check out our documentary suggestions here.
Stay bright and light, everyone!