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Life Hacks: 10 Things to Make the Best Use of Time at Home

Apr 02 2020 - Blog

So bars, cinemas and all other entertainment outlets will be shut for a month and that’s jarring news for most of us. But take heart, stay strong and know that we’re all in this together! While you’re homebound with an indefinite amount of time, Sky Premium has got some solutions for you… perhaps when you realise there’s so many fulfilling and productive things to do at home, you’ll start to appreciate the experience!


1. Movie Marathon

Stock up on the popcorn and snacks before you snuggle in for some back-to-back movie marathons. There’s a whole lot of binge-worthy movies and series out there to fill up your night. The magical movie series Harry Potter takes exactly 19 hours and 39 minutes to finish. Not a fan of the fantasy genre? There’s still 22 Marvel action movies and 10 seasons of light-hearted American sitcom Friends waiting for you!
 


2. Reading

Expand your horizons with new knowledge and imagination. Now that you are free from the commute to work, it’s time to pick up that book you’ve been putting away. There’s nothing more therapeutic than spending a few hours getting lost in a novel and leaving behind the humdrum of everyday life. Every book is a gem that stretches your mind because reading gets you to learn new perspectives, think about new concepts and at the same time improves your vocabulary. A great way to keep your mind sharp as you age!
 


3. Home Yoga

Save time and money by creating your own yoga studio in the comfort of your home. Say goodbye to rush hour traffic and fit the practice seamlessly into your life at any hour you desire! You can find a yoga channel on YouTube that suits your personality and pace. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, a healthier Good Life (and your dream figure) awaits.
 


4. Indoor Cardio Workouts

Don’t let the circumstances restrict you from looking fabulous. Keep your fitness level up and sweat it out! There’s a lot of cardio circuits you can adopt online or through apps—calf raises, squats, burpees, climbers and more. Set aside approximately 30 minutes and get your heart pumping with upbeat music. Just make sure you replicate your form perfectly to enjoy the full benefits of the exercise
 


5. Virtual Museum Tour

Embark on a virtual adventure sans the crowd and explore some of the world’s most prestigious artistic treasures. From interactive 360-degree augmented reality “walk-around” tours with voiceover descriptions to zoomable photos of the world’s greatest paintings and sculptures… who says you need to book that ticket to Italy to get up close to art?
 


6. Spruce Up Your Home with a Makeover

Let the creative juice flow and save yourself from working in a lacklustre space. Start small and simple—add on a few green plants to bring freshness to the room, install a new light fixture for a change in atmosphere, swap out your curtains, pillow and bed sheet covers for new colours or patterns. Even just rearranging your furniture would give you a great sense of satisfaction at the end of the day. If you’re more ambitious, consider DIY-ing a wall painting or repaint your old furniture for a new look!
 


7. Home Cooking

If cooking is one of your hobbies or you’ve been meaning to upgrade your culinary skills, now’s the time to whip up dishes you never thought you could! Dig out your cookbooks, plan out a themed menu, select healthy ingredients or simply experiment with your food. Besides the fun of cooking and eating, get your family to pitch in and bond over the engaging time spent together.
 


8. Throw an Indoor Picnic

Forget about Marina Barrage. Virtually anywhere can be a good picnic spot with some planning and imagination—surprise your partner with a romantic indoor date night! Set the scene, pull out your picnic blanket, prepare some light and hearty food, light a couple of candles, string some fairy lights and you’re set to capture insta-worthy photos. The best part? You don’t have to worry about rainy days, mosquito bites or hiding from sunspots!
 


9. Virtual Volunteering

Despite the limit of distance, there are still ways to volunteer online and show your support for the community! Especially for skilled professionals like graphic designers, communication professionals and legal consultants—you can make your time and expertise worthwhile wherever you are.

For a start, learn more about how you can make a difference at Expatgiving, a volunteer-run non-profit organisation that connects skilled professionals from different nationalities and backgrounds to volunteering opportunities in the local community and Asia Pacific.
 


10. Online Shopping

Get in on the latest fashion edits and enjoy easy access to groceries online at your fingertips. Online shopping is more convenient than visiting retail stores because you can opt for home delivery. No crowds, more variety and often at a better deal!

At Sky Premium, members enjoy the privilege of shopping on our member-exclusive eStore. Discover a variety of curated products—luxurious fashion statements, premium seafood and fruits, lifestyle products from Japan—just to name a few. Find out more about our member benefits here.

 

Beyond the ten ideas we’ve listed, there’s so many more things you can do at home! Don’t let mundane routines get you down—think positive, spread happiness around and you might just make someone’s day. Make every moment (indoor) worth living for because this is THE GOOD LIFE.

Discover life’s treasures that await you—sign up as a Sky Premium member today.