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6 Fun Things to Do When You're Stuck Inside

If you’re reading this post, we’re willing to bet that you’re bored out of your mind and have already stocked up on food, binged your favorite Netflix series, and scrolled through your favorite social media platforms a thousand times.

We’re in the same boat as you and we completely understand.

We’re quickly running out of things to do ourselves, so we took a few minutes to brainstorm some ideas that will keep us busy and, more importantly, sane as we wait for the COVID-19 outbreak to subside.

As you’ll read in more detail below, creating personalized prints is a fun way to give joy not just to yourself, but to everyone in your life! Your friends and family are stuck inside too, and their bare walls are probably contributing to cabin fever.

For a limited time only, take 19% off of any order over $100 when you use the code “CABINFEVER” at checkout.

How to Have Fun When You’re Stuck Inside

Journal and Blog

When was the last time you sat down and put your thoughts on paper? There aren’t many upsides to what’s currently going on right now, but being inside all day does present an opportunity for you to get to know yourself and your feelings.

How are you feeling about the situation? How has this affected you personally? Have you come to see anything in a new light? What are you grateful for during this time?

These are just a few of the endless journal topics you could cover.

If you want to stay connected with others, why not share your thoughts with others? You could read them out loud in a video message, or you could create a free blog somewhere and push the links on social media. No matter what you choose to do, we’re willing to bet that you’ll find journaling very cathartic.

Complete a Puzzle

Puzzles are a great way to exercise your mind and keep your attention focused on something other than the news. If you have housemates or a partner with whom you live, a puzzle is also a great way to bond and prevent cabin fever from setting in.

If you don’t have a puzzle tucked away somewhere, see if you can find one from a local artist online — they could certainly use the support right now!


Most of us have a reading list that’s only gotten bigger over the years. We lead busy lives, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you haven’t gotten around to reading every book you’ve purchased.

Now’s the time to start reading through them. Distractions are limited, there aren’t many other places to go, and it’s much more constructive than simply watching TV all day long. We know you won’t regret it!

Take an Online Class

Interested in philosophy? Curious about a certain time period in history? Looking to dive into the perplexing world of quantum mechanics? As students across the country are experiencing first-hand, you don’t need to physically be in class in order to learn.

You don’t need to be enrolled as a student and pay tuition, either.

Many universities have free class offerings that require only your personal information in order to enroll — perfect if you’re trying to save money and improve your skill set while stuck at home!

Clean and Purge

Okay — we know that this one isn’t exactly fun, but it’s probably necessary. Fittingly, today is the first day of Spring. You’ve probably put a bunch of things into storage with the intention of coming back to them at some point, but maybe life has gotten in the way and you haven’t had a chance to circle back.

Well, now’s the time to turn on a podcast or your favorite album and tackle all of the cleaning you’ve been meaning to do! It may not be easy to get started, but we can almost guarantee that you’ll feel much better about your living space once it’s done.

Create Personalized Art

If you’re looking for a fun way to spruce up your living space (and who isn’t right now?), then take a look at the Personal-Prints catalog and create a personalized name art print that brings you joy these dark times.

You don’t have to create one just for yourself, either. We have personalized prints for every taste and style, and we know that you’ll find something you love as you look through our catalog.

Check out the video below for a few ideas and to see how you can use our real-time preview tool to create a masterpiece!

Before we close, we’d like to say thank you.

As a small local business, we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to read today’s post. From the very beginning, we’ve never skimped on quality materials or cut corners in order to save money. We think of art as an investment that brings people together through memories — we’re not changing our minds or our practices in the face of uncertainty.

Times are tough for everyone right now, and we know that people are looking to save money wherever they can. We hope that our 19% off deal for any order over $100 will help you bring some light into your loved ones’ lives. As we noted above, just enter the code “CABINFEVER” at checkout and the discount will be applied.

Again, thank you so much for supporting Personal-Prints.

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