Summer is finally here, and though we can’t go rushing to the beach just yet, there’s plenty to keep us busy in the great indoors. We’ve rounded up 9 activities you can enjoy whether you’re safely checked in or staying cozy at home.
Dig into your movie bucket list.
Oscar nominees, foreign language must-sees, old Hollywood classics, that documentary on global warming. We all have films we keep saying we’re going to watch but have never actually sat through. Now’s the perfect time to dust off those DVDs or clear out your Watch List. You might even pick up some travel inspo from what you watch!
Settle in with a good read.
Remember all those books you hoarded at the fair, posted on your Instagram stories, and immediately dumped on your bedside table? Time to pull a good read off the shelf! Or if you’re looking for something to listen to while cleaning up or cooking, audiobooks are a great way to multitask.
Try a new recipe.
Speaking of cooking, it’s time to contend with your market haul (shop responsibly, folks!) Look for inspiration from online food magazines, YouTube channels, even your favorite celebrities firing up their stoves and keeping their kitchens busy. Besides, you’re going to get tired of the same pasta recipe at some point.
Can’t go outdoors? Not an excuse to not exercise. Staying healthy involves sweating it out too. Download a fitness app, watch workout videos online, or even sign up for the livestream classes that some studios offer!
Put on your thinking cap.
Staying indoors shouldn’t keep you from flexing those brain muscles. Learn a new skill or sign up for an online class! There are plenty of free workshops and other resources you can look into that will certify you in a field of expertise over the course of a few weeks.
Start planning your next trip.
You don’t have to wait another month before setting things in motion for your dream destination! Pristine beaches in Boracay and Coron are going to be perfect for filling in your wanderlust gap. Try looking at a possible itinerary too so you can prepare arrangements for activities and know who to call as soon as you can. And of course, Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan will be waiting to welcome you warmly for your summer holiday.
Go on virtual tours.
You don’t have to hop on a plane to get your culture fix! Museums all over the world are opening their virtual doors so you can still enjoy exhibits right from your couch. You can also check out plays and concerts streaming online for free!
Start a new passion project.
If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at painting or have been keeping that screenplay idea in your notes for years, now’s the perfect time to jump on those! Let those creative juices flow and stop feeling bad about never acting on that passion project. Tend to your garden, start that Instagram account for your pet, make new music–better late than never!
Help those in need.
Even if you can’t go out and extend a hand to those in need right now, there are ways to help! Reach out to organizations putting together donations for supplies if you can, stay tuned to the news for updates on areas and industries that need the most assistance, and try to uplift those around you with positivity and words of encouragement!
There’s plenty to keep you busy in the weeks to come! In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. We’ll see you soon!