When it comes to staying indoors, most of us have a stronger preference for it than others. When we're living busy lives and feel as if there are countless things to complete, time spent inside our homes can feel like a godsend.
Nonetheless, even the biggest homebodies can admit that after a few days stir craziness begins to set in. When you're forced to stay in because of weather, sickness, or unprecedented circumstances, then figuring out how to handle all the extra time can feel overwhelming.
Our zodiac signs can give us some ideas on how to handle our boredom and restlessness when we're forced to stay at home for a while. Check out your sign below to see the best way to manage your unexpected time at home!
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18th): Take Care of the Tasks That You've Been Putting Off
Your mind is often elsewhere, but while you're at home, now is the best time to deal with those things you've placed on the back burner. You usually put off doing mundane (but still important) assignments because you can always find something that seems more worth your attention and mental capacity. If you're stuck at home, your distractions will be far less than usual, so you might as well get everything accomplished.
Pisces (February 19th to March 20th): Turn Your Creative Energy into Something Tangible
You tend to have a large amount of activity swirling around inside of you. That doesn't necessarily mean physical energy that needs to be worked out, but mental and creative ones that need to be engaged. The world seems to demand your time more often than you would like, so why not use this time to turn your creativity into something tangible? Whether it's a poem or a song, or another creative DIY project that you've been meaning to start but never got around to, this is as good a time as any.
Aries (March 21st to April 19th): Clean Your Place Until It's Sparkling
I know that being stuck at home is an absolute drag for you, but that doesn't mean you have to be bored out of your mind. If you're unable to get out and do the things you normally enjoy, use this time to clean your home from top to bottom. While others might find this lacking in entertainment, you know how to bring excitement to anything you choose. Plus, your determination and desire to avoid boredom at all costs means that you will get everything done, instead of making excuses.
Taurus (April 20th to May 20th): Relax and Unwind in the Coziest Way Possible
Truth be told, being stuck at home is honestly kind of a dream for you. You don't require much to entertain yourself; as long as you have a great book, a comfy chair, or a television show to binge, then you're set. Take the time to engage in all the relaxing activities and new you often wish you could give more time to. Now's your chance!
Gemini (May 21st to June 20th): Have an Ultimate Movie Marathon
Your mind is always searching out fresh takes and new angles to the things you know. You have a knack for taking something that others view as one-dimensional and showing all the nuances it carries. Your social desires may be limited if you're locked in the house all day, so why not have a movie marathon with all your favorite films? You've got plenty of time to kill, and once you've finished one, you can text your friends your latest theories and little details you missed before.
If all your friends are also staying in, you can have a virtual movie marathon. Decide on a start time for the movie(s) and video chat with your friends so that you have social interaction without having to go outside your home.
Cancer (June 21st to July 22nd): Take Some Time to Care for Yourself
You already know you'll constantly be checking in on everyone else to make sure they are okay and if there is anything you can do. You can't help but worry when you're used to being the caretaker. Yet if you have to spend some time staying indoors, then take the time to indulge in activities you often don't get to do for yourself. It's a forced self-care time for you, so cook your favorite meals, watch your favorite shows, curl up on the couch, and try not to stress out too much.
Leo (July 23rd to August 22nd): Pamper Yourself
Given that you are used to being around others often, being stuck at home can feel annoying and unfair. However, instead of being bummed about it, try to pamper yourself with what you have available. You know you deserve some attention from yourself, so now is the time to put that into practice with a makeshift spa day or a small scale photoshoot. Being stuck inside can be draining for you, but you don't have to be around others to know your worth or have a good time.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd): Invest Yourself in a New Project
While others may use this time to clean or work on themselves, those solutions don't work for you. You're always doing those things, whether you're staying inside or not. Rather than stress about having to cut down on your average productivity, find a new project or hobby to take on. Youtube videos and other websites are full of DIY projects, and you love being able to take on a new challenge!
Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd): Stay Connected With Loved Ones Through Social Media
If you can't be out with your friends and family, it's no surprise that your next best option is to connect with them via social media. You'll be posting funny tweets and taking silly selfies with captions about how bored you are, even though this is entertaining for you. Honestly, it won't shock anyone if you download the other three social apps that just came out and figure them out too. As long as you feel connected to the outside world, you're okay with being indoors for a while.
Scorpio (October 23rd to November 21st): Get Out That Physical Energy
Most might assume that being stuck inside is ideal for you since you typically prefer to be alone. The catch is that you want your alone time to be on your terms, not because you don't have another option. The best way to distract yourself is to physically find a way to get your energy out. You hate the idea of feeling limited or trapped. Whether it's exercising with an intense new routine or keeping yourself busy with dozens of new tasks, you have to be proactively doing something so you can forget that you didn't choose this particular isolation.
Sagittarius (November 22nd to December 21st): Watch Traveling Videos/Documentaries at Home
Being trapped in your home is a nightmare, but you can make the best of it. If you can't be out in the world, create an atmosphere at home. Watch YouTube videos of others traveling and exploring places that you've been or would like to go. You might be a tad jealous, but it will give you ideas and make you feel slightly less stir crazy. You can also write down all your thoughts in a journal, too. You light be surprised to find what comes out when you've taken some time to reflect instead of always staying on the move.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19th): Schedule Small Tasks to Keep Yourself Busy
While you don't mind working alone, you do typically prefer things to go according to schedule. If staying at home wasn't part of your plan, it can be agitating and can make you a bit stir crazy waiting until things are back to normal. To ease your mind, try to create as many small tasks as you can to make you feel productive. You can always find a new project that could use some touching up, but once you've done that, take some much-needed rest time. It's okay to take a break, and if you are given time to relax, then you should take advantage.