While we’re spending extra time at home, there’s often extra space in our schedules to fill, especially if you’re used to being out and about a lot. There are all kinds of ways you can fill up your time while at home that you may not even think of, so today, I’m going to give you some ways that you can fill empty time at home.

1. Arts or Crafts

Even if you’re not the most creative soul, making crafts or art can be a great way to take up plenty of time for any age group. It can be a great family bonding time at home, and the possibilities for creating art are limitless. For some online options for art lessons, the Artful Mind, a Raleigh area art studio now offer virtual art lessons! Here’s a link to their schedule: https://www.theartfulmind.net/virtual-classes.html


2. Read or Learn Something New

Do you know how you’ve been too busy to sit and read a book or learn about that hobby or interest? Well, with the extra time you definitely can now. Reading is great for your mind and no matter how much you know you can always learn something new. Need new books? There are many local Raleigh and Wake Forest area book stores who are offering online purchasing!! Be sure to SHOP LOCAL during this time!!


3. Talk to Loved Ones

If you aren’t isolating with your loved ones close, you can always use technology to your advantage to spend some virtual time with them at least. Maybe a video call with a family member can be a great change of pace.


4. Pick Up Hobbies

Whether you already have hobbies you’ve set aside, or you need to find new ones; there are so many out there to take up time. Pick up a hobby or two to fill up your time at home. 


5. Work Out

Working out may not be your cup of tea, but it can take up time and keep you healthy while you’re unable to leave home much. Working out can also be really simple and low impact like yoga, take it slow if you’re not used to it. If you need a local gym to join, and need an online option right now since gyms are closed, Find A Way Fitness in North Raleigh has an online membership option! Find them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FindAWayFitnessLLC/ 


6. Take Care of Yourself

It’s important to take care of yourself or even pamper yourself during these times as well. Take a bath, make your favorite food (if you can), anything that helps you unwind. It’ll not only take up time but it’ll help improve your living.


Maybe one of these ideas fit perfectly for you. Hopefully, they can at least start to give you ideas about how you can fill up open time. The list of things to do can really never end considering everyone’s tastes, but this is a great start.

Make sure you stay safe and healthy! Wishing you all the best!