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6 Ways To Enjoy the Outdoors At Home

Some offices and businesses may have opened, but we all know that safety is still the top priority. We’re talking about social distancing. One of the good things that happened during the pandemic was that we were able to spend more quality time at home. We’ve learned to develop a deeper appreciation for our homes and the people we live with.

On the topic of staying at home: It’s important to be able to get outside each day — not just to breathe fresh air, but also to enjoy our outdoor living space. In this article, we’re going to explore some ideas to make the most of it. Keep reading.

How to Enjoy the Outdoors At Home

Check out these cool ideas:

1. Take cooking outside.

Grilling in your backyard is an amazing experience. You can cook anything you like — chicken, potatoes, corn, steak, and more. It’s the perfect time to explore new recipes as well especially that you’re spending more time at home!

2. Set-up an outdoor lounge space.

Turn your outside space into an additional “room” where you can relax or bond with your kid. Start with the furniture. Is there a sofa, comfortable chair, and table that can be used outside? Add some outdoor lighting to improve the ambience especially in the evening.

Take it to the next level by adding greenery. Incorporate flowers and plants that complement your space.

3. Turn your garage into a meditation room.

Not sure what to do with your garage? The key to turning it into a meditation room, aka your “zen den” is to not make it look like a garage.

Clean out the mess. For stuff that’s still useful, make sure to place them in containers. Repaint the walls with relaxing colors such as blue or green. Consider installing comfortable flooring. Plyometric rubber rolls will benefit your workouts (if you want to workout in your garage as well). If not, a carpet or meditation rug will do.

4. Plant a veggie.

Growing your own food at home has never been more important. Dedicate a small outdoor space for planting vegetables. Start with tomatoes, peppers, peas, or another option that you can grow depending on where you live and how much space you have. 

Gardening does not only offer you and your whole family organic food, which is beneficial for health, but the activity itself relieves stress.

Related: 10 Best Indoor Plants for Apartment Dwellers

5. Create an outdoor play area.

Children love having space to move around. To keep your kids busy and happy at home, why not build a backyard play space? Here are some ideas: 

  • Outdoor chalkboard for drawing
  • Music wall (using recycled materials)
  • DIY playhouse
  • Sandbox
  • See-saw or swing (using recycled materials)

A quick search on Google will provide you with dozens of creative options!

6. Go backyard camping.

Backyard camping is something that most families love. It’s really simple: Take out your camping tent, create a fire pit, hang string lights, and prepare some hot dogs. See this article from Country Living for more inspiration.

Final Thoughts

Reconnect with your loved ones during this time by trying any of these 6 outdoor activities at home. Things like these help us realize that we can make the most out of the space we have even when we’re not going out that often!