Most of these activities can be done for free and without staring at screens.
Whether it's 100 pieces or 1000, puzzles are a mind-working hobby that gives your eyes a much-needed break from screens.
Some alternatives are word searches, crossword puzzles, or Rubik's cubes.
2. Practice/Learn an instrumentman playing acoustic guitar selective focus photography Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash
If you have an instrument that you haven't played in years, dust it off and get to playing! If you don't have one, you could easily make one out of household objects.
3. Write somethingfountain pen on black lined paper Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
Whether it's a letter, diary, poem, or song, writing can be very therapeutic. Sometimes it can be relaxing to just let your feelings out on paper.
4. Learn a new languageletter wood stamp lot Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash
Now, I find it easiest to use Duolingo. Yes, it is on a screen, but once you have gained basic knowledge, you can make vocabulary lists and practice with friends.
5. Read a bookphoto of library with turned on lights Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash
Books are amazing! There are books for everyone, no matter their age or interests.
6. Meditate/Yogawoman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash
Meditation and yoga can be very uplifting experiences. You can find peace with your inner self and just ignore worldly issues for a little while.
7. At-home spa dayGardener votive candle on table Photo by Nico on Unsplash
Some ideas for this activity are taking a hot bath/shower, doing a foot bath, relax in a robe and slippers, paint your nails, light some candles, or do a full skin routine.
8. Do an art projectthree silver paint brushes on white textile Photo by Anna Kolosyuk on Unsplash
Paint a room, do paper-mache, up-cycle some old clothes, follow a Bob Ross tutorial, or sketch your dream house. There are endless varieties in the world of art.
9. Play some gamessix assorted-color dice Photo by Robert Coelho on Unsplash
Board games or card games are excellent for some quality family time. There are even some single-player games like solitaire for when you don't want to be around family.
10. Clean or Organize Somethingassorted-color container lot Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash
You could start with just a cabinet or go for cleaning the entire house! This is also a good time to try on ALL your clothes and make a donation pile. Marie Kondo would be very proud!
11. Bake or cookwooden ladle and spatula on top of table Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash
Pull out those old recipe books and get to work! For a little bit of "risk", flip to a random page and bake or cook whatever you land on.
12. Work outorange and black usb cable on brown wooden surface Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Follow some home workouts to get yourself back in shape after months of downtime!
13. Make a fortwww.youtube.com
This is a nostalgic experience to change the rooms you have been staring at for WAY too long.
14. Change your hairPhoto by Luis Quintero on Unsplash
Mild: part it the other way, braid it, curl it, straighten it, try a wig
Extreme: cut it, dye it, shave it all off
15. Make a scrapbookflatlay photography of stuffs on white surface Photo by Estée Janssens on Unsplash
Fill a book with all your favorite pre-isolation memories.
16. Make a listperson writing bucket list on book Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash
List ideas: bucket list, favorite movies/TV shows, friends/family, to-do list, etc.
17. Rearrange your furniture
Rearranging your furniture can give an updated feel to your current coronavirus prison.
18. Train your pet (or child)dog balancing on wheel Photo by Kevin Jarrett on Unsplash
Pet: teach them to shake, roll over, sit, speak, or anything else that is relevant to your pet
Child: potty-train them, or teach them how to get a cup of water, or do the laundry (varies greatly on the age of the child)
If you don't have any pets or children, teach yourself something new!
19. Build somethingJengga blocks during daytime Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
Whether it is a lego set, Jenga tower, or a piece of IKEA furniture, building can be a productive use of your time.
20. Switch hands for a dayperson's left palm Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash
Try using your non-dominant hand for some basic activities, or challenge yourself to try something difficult.