When “Stay Home” became a thing, I was so excited to give myself a break, sit in front of my TV screen and catch up on all the shows I never had time to watch. It was nice… for awhile, until I began feeling an emptiness - my lack of creativity. My soul was literally itching to create which is not always easy to do when staying inside. So. . . I’ve summed up my new list of 15 ways to be creative while staying at home. It's either this or go mad right?
1. Indoor Photo Shoot
I am a content creator and my job revolves around social media for myself and for other brands. Getting creative with indoor photoshoots was a fun new challenge for me. Whether you create content for fun or for work, you can create fun indoor photoshoots to spark some creativity. I hung up bedsheets, used flowers, took bedroom pictures, and used the beautiful natural light in my home.
There are so many different ways you can paint, that I had to make this one it’s own category. You can paint your living room a new color, you can paint canvases for your living room, or learn to watercolor. I’ve really been enjoying spending time outside painting! Last week I went on a date where we drew each other without looking at the page and then painted the picture we created! It was a silly idea, but made for a lot of creative fun!
Writing for me is so therapeutic and I since I suddenly had the time, I wanted to start writing more often. I have made it a goal to write at least one blogpost a week. You can start a blog, write poetry, get up to date on your journal, or write letters to loved ones. There’s something about putting pen down to paper that helps unlock more creativity.
4. Learning a Language
I’ve been trying to learn French for months and I have been loving the extra time that I have had to learn this stunning language. There are so many resources to learn a new language. You can purchase an online class, you can chat with other people from different countries, you can download apps like Duolingo & Babble, or watch movies in the language you’re learning.
5. Learn New Words in Your Native Language
In your native language you can learn new words to improve the creativity and quality of your speech. There are apps and websites that you can use to give you words you never heard of that you can start implementing in everyday conversations.
6. Develop New Skills
You now have the time to become the new best at a new talent. I’ve been seeing a lot of people try out TikTok dances! You can choose to dance, develop your singing abilities, or write with your bad hand. I’ve been playing a lot of tennis, I’m definitely not heading to Wimbledon anytime soon, but I’m having a lot of fun learning to play. Develop some new skills and at the very least you can have a good laugh!
7. Try New Hair Styles
Now is the time to put your Pinterest hair skills to use. Get creative with new hair styles, fun new braids and updos. Learn to do your hair in a different way everyday and try out styles you never thought you would!
8. Indoor Games
I have recently become the queen of puzzles. It sounds like such a grandma thing to do, but I have loved it! There are so many indoor creative games that you can add to your self isolation itinerary. There is an endless amount of board games, puzzles, nerf gun wars, balloon tennis, and so much more. Have a little fun with a new creative game.
Staying home sometimes means all the days start blending together, but creating new dishes has been a fun way to make my evenings a little different! I’ve been trying new recipes a few times a week to make new fun creative dishes! Whether you decide to make new meals for dinner, lunch or develop your cake decorating skills, I hope you have fun creating something new!
10. Meditation/ Yoga
This last one has been a creative lifesaver for me. Sometimes when I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed creativity becomes the last thing on my mind. With all the craziness happening in the world right now, meditation and yoga have really helped me to relax! You can do self meditation/ yoga or guided meditation/ yoga on youtube!
The extra 5 ideas are written on a blogpost I wrote for Lost World Wide Magazine! Check out my post here for a few more fun ways to get creative at home.
Creativity literally makes your body and soul happy and I hope that during your quarantine you can find a little more time to be creative. Try some of these new tips and tricks out and share in the comments which one was your favorite.