Sitting at work we dream of being at home and relaxing. but as it turns out just sitting at home is quite boring.
In case you have already watched all the interesting shows, won all free slots, made a big cleaning and are tired of talking to your family, we have prepared 10 interesting ideas of what to do at home.
1. Cook dalgon-coffee
You can set up your own mini-cafe at home and make trendy Korean coffee. You may have already seen this lush and aesthetic drink in TikTok or Instagram. It is named after Korean sugar candies.
It is very simple to prepare and you only need three ingredients: instant coffee, sugar and milk. You will also need boiling water. Sugar, coffee and hot water are mixed in a ratio of 1:1:1 and whipped to a caramel-colored foam.
It is easiest to do it with a mixer – you will need 1-2 minutes. If you whip with a whisk – about 3-5 minutes. You pour the mass on the cooled milk.
Water should be very hot, then the mass will foam better and faster. It is better not to pour water by eye, but add it with a spoon or a measuring cup, so as not to overdo it – if there is too much water, it will be more difficult to foam the mass, and the foam may quickly “blow away”.
2. Prepare beet hummus
It is delicious, beautiful and less caloric than the classic one. Usually hummus is prepared quickly and simply: you need to add all the ingredients to a blender and grind until the desired consistency. During the grinding process, you can add the broth left after boiling the chickpeas if you want to make the hummus more liquid.
There are many recipes with different ingredients, we suggest this one:
- 2 small cooked beets (200-250g)
- 1 cup of boiled chickpeas (do not discard the broth)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 pinches of sweet paprika
- 2 pinches of coriander seeds
Place chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, paprika, coriander in a blender and whisk until smooth. Add the tahini and beet, whisk everything again until smooth. If the paste seems too thick, add the broth left from the chickpeas.
You can dip corn chips in hummus, or serve it on bread or galettes. Goes well with avocado, eggs, pumpkin seeds, and parsley.
A couple tips:
Hummus can be made more creamy, for this you need to get rid of the shells of chickpeas – boiled chickpeas are peeled under cold water. The process is long, but not complicated. Beet hummus will taste better the next day. If you are in no hurry to serve it, let it infuse.
3. Call a relative you haven’t talked to in a long time
Do you have brothers or sisters you haven’t talked to in a long time? What about aunts, grandfathers, mother-in-law? Perhaps you haven’t had a heart-to-heart with your parents in a while.
Take a few minutes to call your loved one, see how you’re doing, and tell them the important things. Chances are, they’re thinking about what to do at home, too, and would welcome the call.
4. Color a mandala
Coloring mandalas increases mindfulness and reduces anxiety. This has been proven by a group of British psychologists. Mandalas have a positive effect on the psyche: anxiety, insecurity, sadness go away, a new look at oneself appears, ideas come, a state of peace and contentment comes.
A mandala can be colored in one evening or stretched over several days. Inner experiences manifest themselves in the choice of color, symmetry, the strength of the pressure on the pencil.
You can move from the edges inward or start coloring from the center, go clockwise or counterclockwise, randomly fill with color in several places. The most important rule is that there are no rules. You can use pencils, felt-tip pens, pens or a combination of all in a row.
You can download and print mandalas for free on Pixabay, Pinterest or select any picture on Google by searching for “mandala download”.
5. Start a calendar of good habits
The excuse that you don’t have time to start a new good habit doesn’t work anymore. If you’re already wondering “What to do at home?”, remember what you’ve wanted to start for a long time but never got around to?
Yoga in the morning, reading books, taking a contrast shower, eating right, learning a language… Now is the opportunity to develop at least one new good habit. This idea has three main rules:
- Set a day and time to start and set a reminder in your phone. You can start right away, too.
- Start an electronic calendar, print out a template, or use an app to track your progress.
- Don’t miss a day for 66 days. That’s the amount of time it takes on average to form a habit according to British scientists. Not 21 days, as marketers like to assure you.
6. Reread the book “The Little Prince”
Most likely you have read this fairy tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupery in your childhood, but you don’t remember what thoughts this book pushed you to. The very text of the Little Prince parable seems incredibly simple at first, but a closer look reveals that it is full of deep and important symbols.
Why do we recommend rereading or reading it specifically? This is one of the few books that people read at a young age and reread as adults with equal pleasure. Each time you find something new in it. The book can be read in one evening.
Even those who have not yet discovered “The Little Prince”, know that “it is good where we are not” and “we are responsible for those we have tamed”.
7. Learn to massage your face
Start this healthy habit. Massage prevents wrinkles, improves skin tone, improves blood supply, relieves swelling, improves color. For men, massage is no less important than for women. On average, the procedure takes 3-7 minutes a day. You need massage oil or vegetable oil and one of thousands of YouTube tutorials.
8. Master calligraphy
Calligraphy is the art of writing in clear, beautiful handwriting. It trains nerves, stimulates mental abilities, and develops motor skills. Calligraphy makes the brain feel the correctness of lines, symmetry and rhythm, develops attentiveness, observation and imagination.
It is ideal if you buy a pen or a soft marker, but a simple pen or a felt-tip pen will be enough to master basic skills. To begin simply – take a pen and paper and train your brush with circular strokes: The next step – print out a sheet of paper and perform basic exercises.
9. Visit the virtual museum
Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt…. Paintings of these and other famous artists without queues and even without tickets – sounds tempting. You can watch it on youtube or on the websites of the museums themselves.