10 WAYS TO STAY BUSY AT HOME

Hey loves, hope you’re all staying safe and taking social distancing very seriously. It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you follow me on instagram you will notice most of my content is created indoors. That’s mainly because I’m a freelancer and work from home a lot.We are all anxiously waiting for some good news on the COVID-19 pandemic and to know how soon we can go back to our regularly scheduled lives.

I know being indoors for days can leave you wondering what to do with yourself. Getting into a rhythm or routine can actually make it easier to keep yourself occupied with things that matter because the devil finds work for idle hands. If you’re not sure how to stay productive while indoors, I have come up with a few ideas to help.

  1. CLEANING AND EDITING YOUR CLOSET

Getting rid of clothes can be very hard. I like to think of it as making more space for pieces that fit me better and also reflect my personal style goals. Keeping an organised closet has become such a priority for me after my closet sale a few months ago because I realised it made getting dressed easier. I grouped my things into 3 parts; the keeper, the donation and then the sale. When you’re cleaning out your closet it’s best to ask yourself a few questions and be honest with it. I always start by pulling everything and grouping similar items which allows me to take stock of what I have. If it’s not in good shape, make me feel great or doesn’t play well with the rest of my wardrobe then I’m definitely taking it out. If there are certain pieces that I do not reach out for anymore because it no longer fits my style, I’ll let it go.

2. ORGANISE YOUR MAKEUP AND CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

It’s time to get rid of all those products you’ve had in your kit for over 2 years, you know it has expired. Let it go as it can be harmful to your skin. Besides the 2 years and over makeup, there’s also those products you never in a million years reach out to when it comes to your daily routine. Most importantly wash those makeup brushes.

3. SELF CARE

This has easily become one of my favourite things to do at home. I’ve been trying to take better care of my skin by spending more time on at-home/DIY facial mask regularly. I recently added turmeric and honey to my bentonite clay mask routine and its been amazing. Also try out some hair masks and a little manicure and pedicure at home. It’s actually very relaxing.

4. WORK ON THAT PLAN

If you’ve thought of starting a new business venture, now is the best time to plan and develop it. Since most of my work has been put on hold I revisited my to-do list of business ventures I would like to dive into and I have been able to do quite a number of research to help.

5. EAT HEALTHY

This is the best time to eat healthy. Usually when I go out I’m tempted to try all sorts of things but now that I’m stuck indoors I want to make a conscious effort to eat my fruits and vegetables and also foods that boost my immune system. I’ve gotten a few recipe ideas through @nanakonamah and @bestbodybybry on instagram. They always share recipes on healthy juices and foods you can make at home to boost your immune system.

6. READ A BOOK

I’m not that much of a reader but I have made an attempt to read a few interesting books. Read one of the books from a favourite ZANE. Currently I’m on ” The subtle art of not giving a fuck” and I relate so much to it. You can also try audiobooks as well.

7. NETFLIX AND CHILL

I think this goes without saying. Just finished NEXT IN FASHION. Currently I’m watching SELFMADE which is inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker, an African American washerwoman who rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become the first female self-made millionaire. This is based on a true story. I’ve been so hooked on this one. Super inspiring!!

8. EXERCISE AT HOME

With all the food and Netflix and chill you’re most likely to put on weight without even realising so it is very important to keep in shape as it also contributes to your health.

9. LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

I studied at Alliance Francaise for a year before I started university. My French is a bit crusty but I’m starting all over again. This should be fun. I’m using duolingo to learn. It is FREE!!

10. YOGA

I’ve always been curious about it and wanted to try it but never started. In times like this I think it’s best for me to just start so it not only helps me to keep in shape but also help with my mental state. There are so many free walk through yoga sessions on youtube that you can try.

17 Comments

  1. Zizi
    March 23, 2020 / 1:51 pm

    Hi Debbs! I love love this! Could you please do something on room decor as well?! Am renovating my room and I really like the all white background!
    Cheers

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      March 23, 2020 / 11:14 pm

      awww glad I could help. I was actually thinking of a bedroom on a budget post. will definitely post that soon.

      • Nana
        March 24, 2020 / 6:20 pm

        Please do that!!!

  2. March 24, 2020 / 11:36 am

    Totally love this piece and definitely going to be adding a few things to my daily routine. I really wish I cando yoga but I do hope you upload some videos when you start.

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      March 24, 2020 / 6:25 pm

      definitely!

  3. March 24, 2020 / 11:37 am

    I started learning Korean also but I’ve also always wanted to get better at my French! I was quite good back in secondary school but now I can’t remember simple phrases so thanks for that! 💜

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      March 24, 2020 / 6:25 pm

      oh wow great.. let get it girl!!

  4. Mary Semako
    March 24, 2020 / 1:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Debbs. I’ve been doing many of the things on the list. I think I need to start exercising. LOL

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      March 24, 2020 / 6:26 pm

      very necessary.. it’s so easy to lose track in times like this

  5. Emefa
    March 24, 2020 / 9:50 pm

    The room. So beautiful. Room tour/tips to renovate on a tight budget please. And also longer YouTube videos. Tenxx ❤️

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      March 24, 2020 / 9:56 pm

      thanks hun. I’m working on posting on how I did my bedroom on a budget so will be posted soon… thanks for stopping by love.

  6. Momloki
    March 25, 2020 / 3:33 pm

    This has been very helpful and coincidentally, my best friend and I were speaking on how to make the best of this solitude period.

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      March 25, 2020 / 4:16 pm

      awww I’m so glad I could help… we really need to stay productive.

  7. Lawrencia
    May 18, 2020 / 8:54 pm

    Will definitely be waiting for the room decor ideas,with stiff we can find here in gh.And also keep the clothes hacks coming…love ya

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      May 30, 2020 / 11:11 pm

      awww thanks love

  8. Jackline
    June 18, 2020 / 1:53 pm

    Super informative♥️♥️♥️

    Currently reading “we are going to need more wine “by Gabrielle Union

    • debbsbjuku
      Author
      June 19, 2020 / 8:34 pm

      awwww thats nice.. glad you loved it

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