The self-isolation bucket list: 10 things to do if you’re bored at home.

We don’t know how long we’re going to have to adhere to the coronavirus self-isolation rules for, so we may as well make the best of a bad situation and do something productive with our time. After all there is only so much Netflix we can binge!

Whether you love to cook, are keen to learn a new skill or want to get creative, adding these 10 things to your bucket list will keep you busy during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn a language

Ever wanted to learn another language? Well now is the time. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are some great options available ranging from beginner to comprehensive courses teaching you the language of your choice for free!

Grow a vegetable garden

Get off your screens for a day and get out into the backyard and start creating your dream vegetable garden! Not only does consuming more vegetables keep you healthy, it can also save you money on buying groceries from the shops, plus gardening is also known as a natural stress reliver. Bunnings have all you need to start your vegetable garden and are open 7 days.

Start a blog

Could you be the next Arriana Huffington or Peter Rojas? Use your down time wisely and start a blog to share your thoughts and ideas or even document your life! WordPress is a favourite with most bloggers and it’s very simple to use.

Write your travel blog list

You might not be able to book that flight to Italy right now, but you can research where you want to go, where you want to stay and what you want to do. Spend your time in isolation researching and planning your dream trip and have something to look forward to once the coronavirus has diminished.

Learn to play an instrument

Learning an instrument makes you happy, develops creativity and reduces stress. Don’t have an instrument? Concept Music have a range of instruments for you to purchase online. They also have a “pick up in car park option” to observe social distancing rules.

Paint a canvas

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration for your bucket list, then get in touch with your inner Picasso or Monet and paint a canvas. Create a masterpiece with a brush in one hand and a drink in the other with Cabernet and Canvas’ online painting classes.

Write a book

If you are one of those people who always said they would write a book if they had the time: now is the time. Whether it is a memoir, a novel or a short story, now might be the opportunity to finally get your story written.

Make your own pasta

Spend some time in the kitchen making your own pasta from scratch. Not only does it taste delish – there is something very satisfying about making your own pasta. Don’t want to brave the shops – call on one of these Perth businesses who will deliver groceries to your door.

Start a podcast

The popularity of podcasts continues to rise – they are informative, enlightening and entertaining.  You don’t need to be a very technical person, nor does it require a lot of money to start a podcast. Shopify have all the tips and tricks on how you can start a podcast in the comfort of your own home.

Do a 30-day social media detox

Being stuck at home no doubt will result in us spending more time on our social media accounts. The amount of energy we give our phones and our social media accounts could be put to much better use (see above), so why not do a social media detox to give yourself a chance to clear your mind and be more productive with your time.