Because the winter months usher in cold temperatures and frequently dreary days, many of us are stuck indoors until springtime. But just because you’re cooped up inside, that doesn’t mean boredom is inevitable. Avoid getting stuck in a rut by exploring some fun indoor activities for adults.
Fun Indoor Activities for Adults
Many seniors have the blessing of flexible time and resources that allow them to explore a variety of hobbies. Don’t miss out! We love all of these fun indoor activities for adults:
We don’t always think of exercise as fun, but if you find a workout you like, you might surprise yourself. If you’re looking to move in a relaxing way, put down a yoga mat and try some tai chi poses. If building strength is your goal, consider trying some simple bodyweight exercises like chair-assisted squats. There are literally hundreds of great indoor workouts on the internet. Plus, exercise isn’t just a fun way to pass the time – it’s also essential to your health.
You might be surprised to see gardening on this list. Who has ever heard of an indoor garden? And yet, you probably know people who keep plants inside all year round. Indoor gardening is a fun, relaxing activity that lets you enjoy the benefits of greenery no matter where you live. Why not spice up your food with herbs you grow on your own windowsill? Or brighten up your space with some popular air-purifying plants? Enjoy the fun of learning about your plants as well as the satisfaction of helping them grow.
Puzzles are amongst the most popular fun indoor activities for adults, and there’s no question why. The joy and challenge of putting one together can keep you occupied for hours, and the result is always a beautiful work of art. If you’re already one of the many people who love a good puzzle, take it to the next level with a 3-D puzzle, or a mystery puzzle. You can even learn how to frame and keep your favorite puzzles forever!
Catch Up on the Classics
You might already be a reader, or a big fan of cinema. But have you read every book on the New York Times’s Best of the Year list? Or seen every Academy Awards Best Picture winner? Maybe there’s a new genre of media you’d like to learn more about, like the best podcasts from 2020? Working your way through best-of lists can remind you what you love about your favorite things and also introduce you to some surprising new favorites. Pick a list you’re curious about and give it a try!
See the World (Virtually)
There’s no reason to stay home just because you’re staying indoors! Did you know that many museums and sites of cultural interest offer virtual tours? Through Google’s Arts and Culture collection, you’re just a click away from the Eiffel Tower! Spend the afternoon at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the British Museum without having to put your shoes on. If you’re more of a nature fan, the National Parks Service is now offering virtual tours of many of America’s most famous parks.
Rediscover Your Creative Side
When you were younger, you may have enjoyed a particular craft: drawing, knitting, woodworking, embroidery, origami, etc. It may feel like we’re supposed to put those things aside as we get older, but studies show that adults who craft are actually happier than those that don’t! To get started, do some internet research to explore your options and the supplies they require. Once you know what you want to try, order your supplies online or purchase a beginner’s kit that will give you everything you need to get started. Don’t worry about making it perfect. Just have fun!
This is just a small sample of the many fun indoor activities for adults that are out there. If nothing here appeals to you, take a look around the internet and see what does. Your new favorite hobby is waiting for you!
At Springhouse Village, we know how important it is to enjoy your retirement in a lively and welcoming environment. We make it easy for our residents to be active participants in our community and we strive to help our residents thrive. To learn more about the amenities and services we offer, contact Springhouse Village today.