Now’s the best time to become more productive while practicing social distancing at home! It is easy to fall into feelings of anxiety and stress, or we can put our time to good use by being productive, enjoying the slow lifestyle, and trying out the many things we can do in our own homes.
Here are our #KaminariAtHome activity ideas you might find refreshing and make your #StayAtHome an enjoyable one! Wishing you Leisure Days even in this trying time :^)
1. Start Gardening
Start a new vegetable patch, or make your house feel more like a home by bringing in interior plants. Filling your home with plants help to improve the air quality and give your interior a fresh look. Move the plants from outdoors into your indoor space, and remember to rotate them every few days so they do not wilt from insufficient sunlight.
If you are working from home, you may want to place a potted plant on your desk. You'll be surprised how much more productive and refreshed you will feel with this simple touch!
Kaminari Mist Spray
2. Give Your Home A New Scent
Since you are spending more time indoors, it is important to keep your home smelling fresh and clean. Scented candles are a popular way to add fragrance to a home. Other great options include: steam diffuser, oil burner or the simplest one - reed diffuser. Kaminari has just launched our classic design Aroma Reed Diffuser and they are now available for you to shop online.
Did you know that years ago we made a Fragrance Oil combination blend called 'A Clear Workspace'? You can recreate this blend by mixing 1 part Rose to 1 part Pine & Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil. See more Aroma Blend Recipes here and match the fragrances to different spaces in your home.
3. Spend A Whole Day In Peace
A burning candle, a hot bath, spare some time for yourself. All this can be done while the sun is setting - the time when you are usually fighting the rush hour traffic from your workplace (no more!). When you are done working from home, make a habit of 'flipping a switch' to change from work time, to home time. Having a ritual like this will allow you to separate your work-home-life which is so important now that you are working from home!
Something as simple as lighting candles allows you to step out of your working life and go somewhere totally relaxing to wind down for the day. Time is in your hands, and you can make the best of it!
Kaminari Assorted Dried Flower Package
On the weekends, it may be difficult to imagine being at home all day. But we do not have to be glued to our phones, scrolling mindlessly. Get off the couch, and embrace your creative side. Create an DIY or art project to decorate your home, make a scrapbook or even create your own flower swag.
At Kaminari, we are often working with dried flowers as our craft materials. Here are a few project ideas you can do with our Dried Flowers Assortment Package:
- Handmade potpourri. Pack flowers in an organza bag and add Fragrance Oil to scent any space.
- Place in a small pot/vase for decorating your table.
- Decorating gifts and cards for your loved ones.
- Creating a mini-swag to hang in your car.
- You can use them as props/decorative items for a photo shoot.
5. Fun Activities At Home
It can be hard to keep the entire family entertained at home, especially if you have young children. Some fun activities that we have thought of include:
- Setting up your home-theatre by projecting movies to the wall.
- Cooking or baking together as a family.
- Setting up an exercise schedule to keep everyone fit.
- Purchasing flowers online and creating table arrangements for your home while watching tutorials on Youtube.
For those living alone, even though you cannot physically spend time with your friends and family, you can still do so virtually. For example you can play online games together, share your baking/cooking video, do a fun activity and share them through social media. Challenge your friends to do the same, to keep it fun and interactive!
Kaminari's DIY Wax Sachet Kit is available for those who are interested to learn simple candle-making techniques. All materials and tools are included, with instructions in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
6. Re-organise Your Home
The more time you spend at home, the clearer it seems that you no longer use a lot of things that you've accumulated. A clean, clutter-free space is the best way to promote productivity and reduce stress.
This might be the perfect opportunity to clean out closets, pantries, and other cluttered spaces. Focus on one space at a time - perhaps it is time to unleash all the Marie Kondo techniques you've learned. Donate your unused items to charity instead of throwing them away.
Finish up by adding a natural charm to your space with a Botanical Wax Sachet. It will perfume your wardrobes and small drawers while making it look lovely.
Kaminari Botanical Wax Sachet
7. Update Home Decor
The importance of a clean, beautiful home with an interior that speaks to you - is often overlooked. Your home can be a source of calm and tranquility, and it should be.
- Only display items that you truly like. Store everything else, or give them away. It is better to have empty clean space displaying only your best items, than a cluttered space filled with things you do not really care for.
- It doesn't have to be just family photos that get printed - print a photograph of a landscape, or mood, that will give your home the atmosphere that you want.
- Update your furniture. Or for a simpler and more affordable way to change the look of your home, get new pillow covers, table runners, a sofa throw.
Whether you are deep cleaning, reading books, updating your home decor or perhaps enjoying your homemade tea, why not listen to your favourite music to keep you feeling motivated.
At Kaminari's Spotify account, we have set up several music playlists tailored for different occasions that you may enjoy.
9. Order A Gift For Loved Ones
Send gifts to your loved ones who are having a hard time self-isolating or social distancing period. It’s often difficult to replicate the joy experienced through quality time with friends and family, and while technology has made it easier to stay in touch, gifts will definitely be appreciated.
You can order gifts online and have it sent straight to your loved one's door. It will be a lovely surprise and a reminder that although far apart, you are still thinking of them.
We hope you found this article useful and motivating for the days ahead. Let's encourage fun activities we can do from our homes and enjoy our new lifestyle!
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