Whether you decide to stay indoors to avoid going out in harsh winter conditions, or you are still minimizing trips outside your home to keep every member of your household healthy and virus-free, you might be experiencing a bit of cabin fever. When it feels like you’ve exhausted everything on your Netflix queue, what are some new ideas for sober indoor activities that will bust boredom?
1. Have a Themed Dinner
By this point in the pandemic, cooking every meal at home might have lost its luster, even if you’re an accomplished home chef. If you’re dreaming of the ambiance of your favorite restaurant, but you don’t want to expose yourself and your family to the high risks of indoor dining, get curbside takeout or contact-free delivery and recreate the experience at home. You can even dress up, style your hair and put on makeup for the occasion if you want to make it seem even fancier.
2. Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
If you’re feeling higher-than-average anxiety levels, an at-home spa day could be the ideal sober indoor activity to help you relax and release stress. Draw a bubble bath, make yourself a cup of herbal tea or some fruit-infused water, light some scented candles and put on calming music. If you want to take the pampering a step further, you can find recipes online for making DIY face masks, body butter and foot scrubs using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Don’t forget to pop your towel or bathrobe in the dryer for a few minutes, so it’s warm and ready for you when you get out of the bath.
3. Get Lost in a Good Book
When the weather outside is cold and dreary, diving headfirst into a book can whisk you away to another location. Curling up with a book can also help you unwind. If you’re busy with housework or other tasks and you feel like you never have time to read, audiobooks let you enjoy the latest bestsellers on the go.
4. Build a Blanket/Pillow Fort
A blanket/pillow fort is a fun sober indoor activity for a winter’s day. Even if you don’t have kids, making a fort in your living room is a nostalgic activity that will connect you to your inner child. Round up your coziest blankets and fluffiest pillows, then make yourself a cup of cocoa and settle in for a movie marathon. You might never want to leave!
5. Bake Something
Baking fills your home with tantalizing smells, and using the oven warms your living space on chilly days. It’s a win-win! Try a new recipe for bread, cookies or cupcakes, and you’ll have something tasty to snack on when your homemade treat cools down enough to eat.
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