100 things to do at home when bored during the Covid-19 lockdown quarantine

In this video are a list of 100 fun and creative ways to overcome boredom in self-isolation lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic.


In this video, we at Smart and Relentless have compiled a

list of 100 ways to overcome boredom during a season of self-isolation. The

activities listed in this video will help you boost your mental health, reduce

anxiety and keep you positively preoccupied.

So, watch this video and take notes of new hobbies, habits and recreational activities you can add to spice up your life.

Let’s begin.

  • Use the season of self-isolation as an opportunity to reach out and re-connect with old friends and associates by phone.
  • Join an online community of like-minded people in an area of your interest, for example, if you run your own business join an online entrepreneurial community group.
  • Join a WhatsApp group of like-minded people.
  • Start an online Master Mind Group consisting of people who share similar goals.
  • Join an online book club where each participant will take turns to read the selected book online via video web communication.
  • Start a podcast and interview your friend as a first guest.
  • Request to interview someone you admire through webcam, come up with amazing questions to ask them.
  • Find an accountability partner to keep you on track to accomplishing your goals on a weekly basis.
  • Call your relatives to make sure they are coping well.
  • Compliment one person a day on social media by liking their post and leaving a positive comment.


  • Create a food timetable chart consisting of healthy foods instead of junk foods and sugary snacks.
  • Do 20 push-ups a day to build your upper body strength.
  • Do 20 sit-ups a day to gain strong abs and a flat stomach.
  • Do 50 jumping jacks daily in the comfort of your home – this is one of the fastest ways to tone up your body.
  • Take a before and after picture of your body.
  • Weigh yourself weekly on the scale.
  • Post your fitness journey on social media to share with your friends and family.


  • In the evening before you start your day, write a detailed things-do list so that you can start your day with a clear purpose and easily build momentum.
  • In the morning write a gratitude list – of 5 things you’re grateful for. – Doing this daily will make you happier.
  • Say positive affirmations to yourself in front of the mirror at the start of the day – like “I’m more than enough”, “I’m beauty”, “I will succeed” – This is a sure way to start seeing yourself in a positive light.
  • Write down a list of goals you want to achieve with a deadline attached to each goal.
  • Write a list of ways to reinvent yourself.
  • Create a vision board including pictures of material items you want to attain, whether it’s a house or car. Doing this activity will give you something to hope for.
  • Create a step-by-step action plan to turn your dreams into a reality.
  • Set a time each day to write in your journal – journaling is known as one of the best ways to release stress by writing down your thoughts.
  • Form a new habit and monitor it daily by ticking off every successful day on your daily habit chart poster.
  • Compile a list of your favorite inspirational quotes in a Word document to print out and place on your wall for daily encouragement.


  • Signup to Udemy to take up an online course to sharpen up your skills.
  • Alternatively, check out free tutorial videos on YouTube relating to your profession.
  • Read a biography of someone you admire and aspire to be like.
  • Discover new podcasts in the area of your interest.
  • Watch a Ted Talk speech a day to become more knowledgeable.
  • Read a history book cover to cover.
  • Read How to Win Friends and Influence People book by Dale Carnegie to learn how to attract new friends in your life.
  • Read Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz – this book will help you stop comparing yourself to others.
  • Challenge yourself to read a spiritual book – for example, if you are Christian read one Bible chapter a day starting from the New Testament.


  • Start a blog.
  • Launch your writing career by setting up your account.
  • Create a YouTube channel and talk about a topic you are passionate about.


  • Download games from the app stores to keep you mentally stimulated.
  • If you live with a partner, friends or family have fun by playing interactive games, from card games to trivia games.
  • Play connect four.
  • Challenge yourself to complete a 1,000-piece puzzle in a set time.


  • Set aside a day where you can self-evaluate yourself to become self-aware and gain clarity of the changes you need to make to better your life.
  • Take the Wheel of Life self-assessment – to help you improve your life balance.
  • Take a Personality Test on which is a free self-assessment to find out your personality type and why you do what you do.


  • Free up your phone storage by deleting photos and videos you don’t need.
  • Organize your desktop files on your computer or laptop.
  • Unsubscribe to newsletters clogging up your e-mail inbox.
  • Clear up space in your phone by deleting the numbers of people that don’t add value in your life.
  • Minimise the amount of time you spend watching the news to reduce social anxiety and depression.
  • Create a daily routine for yourself to bring a sense of normality and structure to your life.


  • Clean one section of your house daily, for example, you can start with organizing your wardrobe.
  • Pack items you no longer need into a box to send to a charity store once it reopens.
  • Allocate time to declutter your apartment – being that a cluttered environment gives birth to a cluttered mind.
  • Go on a social media detox for at least a day so that you can be more Intune with your inner voice.
  • Quit smoking.
  • If you struggle with porn join the NoFap community and complete the challenge where you abstain from the habit for a period of 90-days to reboot brain.


  • Learn breathing exercises to reduce anxiety.
  • Write a list of things that put you in a negative state of mind so that you can acoid being triggered and as a result live in peace in the majority of your day.
  • Write a list of your victory points. Which is a list of all the accomplishments you’ve achieved in your life – big or small – for example passing your driving test or getting good grades. This exercise can drastically boost your self-confidence and inspire you to take more action.
  • Write a list of 100 things you love about yourself – doing this exercise would teach you to love yourself and build up self-esteem.
  • Write that book you’ve always wanted to write.
  • Publish your first book on Amazon Kindle.
  • Translate your book to audio and sell it on Audible.


  • Use this self-isolation period to sort out your expenses, first cancelling out-going payments that are not a must.
  • Read a beginner’s book on personal finances to learn how to manage your money better.
  • Sell your unwanted items on eBay.
  • Start an online e-commerce business.
  • Learn about the stock market, after all the world’s greatest investors created fortunes in times of a recession.


  • Create a professional LinkedIn page to prepare yourself for future career opportunities.
  • Update your resume by repolishing your CV.
  • Write and memories your own elevator pitch for future networking events.
  • Write down a new word a day to build your vocabulary.
  • Read the dictionary searching for new words.
  • Work on your body posture in front of the mirror.
  • Learn a new language especially of a country you plan on visiting in the future.
  • If single join a dating website, At least try it out for a day or two.


  • Subscribe to Netflix and watch an entertaining series in your spare time.
  • Watch an insightful documentary about how Animals live which is usually fascinating.
  • Watch a biographic documentary of someone you admire to inspire you to achieve greatness.
  • Watch a documentary on the life of a great humanitarian like Mother Theresa to encourage you to be more selfless.
  • Research a charitable cause you can support through sending a small donation.


  • Create a Spotify playlist of uplifting songs to get you in a positive mood whenever you feel down.
  • Create an upbeat music playlist to dance to.
  • Set a specific time to sit-back relax whilst listening to soothing classical music in the background, you can start by listening to a legendary composer like Debussy.
  • Listen to your favourite movie soundtrack.
  • Buy coffee table books filled with inspirational images to read in your spare time.
  • Subscribe to a magazine in the area of your interest to stay current.
  • Join an online church live on a Sunday to give you hope for a brighter future.


  • Get into a laughing mood by watching comedy and prank style videos on YouTube.
  • Learn to play an instrument.
  • Teach yourself how to DJ.
  • Do a freestyle rap over a hip hop instrumental.
  • Learn the lyrics to your favorite song.
  • Learn your favorite poem off by heart.
  • Learn a new dance routine.


  • Make your own jewellery and sell it on
  • Take a bubble bath.
  • Make a smoothie.
  • Learn to cook something new like foods from a different culture.

Hopefully you’ve extracted some ideas from this video to keep you occupied. Share this vide with a friend, family or associate – It might help them.


Stay safe.


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