I once read that home is the base where everything begins. It’s a place of relaxation and utter peace where we can simply unwind and rest after an entire week of work. I love staying at home, became a little bit of a couch potato recently – totally not ashamed – and must have my own, personal time.
Usually some of the things to do at home include watching Netflix shows, browsing through the Internet, watching YouTube videos of my favourite Creators and simply clearing my mind. This is all fine, I mean who of you doesn’t do it, right? At some point though, there comes a realisation that spending time watching YouTube might not be the best quality-wise time spent.
Realising an issue exists is a first step to improve. At least that’s what my parents taught me when I was younger, so I analysed and concluded some more things to do at home to spend your time with much more quality.
Enjoy your time with board games
I love playing board games. I bought and was gifted various games, including Catan, Scotland Yard, Monopoly (of course), Colt Express, The Witcher, Board the Train, Dixit and many others.
Both Floret and I have been collecting games ever since we found an old version of the Scotland Yard in his parents’ house and we decided to play together. It’s one of my favourite things during Friday evening when we don’t go out. It’s great; there’s rivalry, fun, all sorts of emotions and satisfaction.
Playing requires focus; it helps to create bonds within the family. My parents used to play cards or the European version of Monopoly called Eurobusiness with us. I loved it!
I remember when I got it for Christmas one year; the entire family played. It was great; I still recall those moments, and even now, at the age of 27, I enjoy all sorts of board games. If you’ve never played, I advise you to try out with something less complicated – like Monopoly. You won’t believe how entertaining that is.
Check out the latest computer games
Ok, I’m not saying slay The Witcher III or God of War, by no means, but adventure games such as Uncharted 4 are great for all sorts of players! I love playing computer games – I was raised very closely with my older brother, and we used to play together. If you’ve never played PlayStation4 games… What I can say is: that’s not what you think.
Many people perceive gaming as a total and utter waste of time. Still, in reality it does improve your cognitive functions; it does make you notice details in the background faster. It definitely teaches you languages: look at me, never ever have I attended additional English classes, and I am convincing you to check PS4 games out.
Let’s take the first example I mentioned above: Uncharted 4. This beautiful game created by Naughty Dog is a perfect example of how graphics improved within the last decade. This is Nate Drake, a treasure hunter who helps his brother pay off his debt to a dangerous Gang Leader – by finding a pirate treasure.
I can’t even describe how entertaining that game is; humoristic, fun, packed with action and great plot twists. I enjoyed it so much I actually played it 4 times already.
The titles I would recommend are: Uncharted series, The Last of Us (although way more aggressive), Until Dawn, Horizon, Dragon Age and of course, the king of all the games: The Witcher 3.
Read a book
Suppose you believe that the art of reading in the computer age waned, particularly among children. If you do believe that, maybe you are a Muggle!
I love reading – I always enjoyed spending a quiet evening with a book. I don’t even remember when I didn’t know how to read – it’s like books were always with me. With age, I shifted a little bit towards the Crime genre, but I love Fantasy still.
I don’t read much of Classical literature, though. When I was in high school, I made it a point to read a book from every single one of Nobel Prize Winners in Literature (which I did), but I can’t remember half of the books I’ve read.
There are, though, pieces that you remember for your entire life. I loved reading Camilla Lackberg and, of course, the queen of crime literature Agatha Christie. I wanted to go now into which books I enjoyed, but I can’t spend an entire year writing one post.
I don’t think I have to advertise reading – it’s common knowledge how great it is for broadening perspective and mastering imagination. Whenever I read, I truly feel like I am in a completely different world – Floret will confirm; even if he talks to me, the sound just doesn’t get to my brain.
Plan your next holiday trip
I am soon planning to go for a short holiday in the mountains. I am a little bit overworked recently and decided to head for a camping trip at Solina Lake in Bieszczady Mountains.
I am currently looking through maps, checking events and flights, prices for renting a car, distance from Dubrovnik to Montenegro and the best beaches on the way.
Finding things in advance might really improve the holidays’ experience and let us see things otherwise we wouldn’t even know of. Search online about what to visit during your trip, what to eat, the prices, the transportation options etc.
Sort through pictures!
I got you, didn’t I? Do you also have a pile of printed out pictures you should sort out, but you never do because Netflix is so damn tempting?
Is the pile stashed in a box from IKEA somewhere in your room and you pretend it doesn’t exist because you feel guilty you were supposed to do something about it ages ago?
Do you pray to God to become Bruce Almighty so you can use your stretching time capabilities to sort your pictures?
Yeah, me too. Sit down and start your album!
If you have plenty of free time, spend it by trying those things to do at home. I surely enjoy all of them from time to time!!