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7 Fun Things To Do When You’re Home Alone

7 Fun Things To Do When You’re Home Alone

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    Finally, the wait is over. Your parents are going out for a day or two, and you are all alone at home. We can understand that many people don’t know what to do when they are home alone.[1] There is nothing to worry about it. We will help you out.

    Spending time with ourselves is one of the best things in the world.[2] With no one around, you can totally be yourself, laugh at yourself, play with yourself and do all those funny things that you might never do when someone is around.

    However, your reading this article makes it pretty sure that you would already have gone through a lot of those things in your mind, but you couldn’t find anything good to do when alone at home. Not all of us know the art of taking the maximum advantage of this time. So, here we will share with you seven fun things that you would love to do when you’re home alone.

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    1. Watch movies.

    Yes, we can understand how difficult it becomes to watch movies when your parents are at home. Not all parents are easy-going. So why not utilize this time by watching all those movies you were dying to watch for such a long time? Moreover, this hardly requires any effort; all you need is a laptop and a good Internet connection. Some of free movie websites are on Crackle, Hulu, Vimeo, Leinster, WolowTube, Movie4K, Streaming-Movies, etc. The other way to have fun is even more simpler: Just switch on the TV and watch your favorite shows or movies.

    2. Enjoy your own concert.

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      Most of us are poor bathroom singers. Alas! No one enjoys our singing. In some cases, the condition is so bad that our family members don’t even allow us to sing even a single song when they are at home. Yes, if you can relate to this, then you’re not alone. But now when you’re alone at home you are free to sing aloud your favorite playlist. Let the hidden talent[3] come out of you. Dance or sing as much as you can. Who knows, maybe these few sessions of singing could give birth to the next Beyonce or Justin Bieber?

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      3. Call, text or video message a friend.

      You were once addicted to your phone, and now your parents have strictly said no to the usage of cell phones. But no need to worry much. Now is the best time when you can talk for long hours to your friends. Make plans for the meeting; discuss the latest talk of the town. The time is even more crucial for the ones in a relationship. When can you get a better opportunity for doing a video chat[4] with your better half?

      4. Play video Games.

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        If you are a gaming freak, to whom nothing seems more adventurous than playing Counter Strike or Overwatch, then this is the time you will surely love. Being home alone is the best time to play video games.[5] No one will be there to scold you for playing games for long hours. You can also download the latest games from the web on your PC, laptop, Mac or smartphone. You could also live your childhood dream of exploring your brother’s favorite collection of video games. Obviously, in his presence, you would never get a chance to do that.

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        5. Get your favorite celebrity look.

        This is indeed the best thing to do when nobody’s at home. These stunning photos of yours will surely rock your image. Getting the celeb look is something we all would like to experience at least once in our lives. Put on some makeup, wear fabulous clothes, accessorize a lot and let your photo shoot reflect the fun you had. Count on us: your friends are surely going to be jealous of your Rihanna or Madonna look.

        6. Homework!

        Many of you might be the ones who love to study. Believe us, the alone time at home is the best time to finish off all the homework or pending assignments. With no one around, you can concentrate better and can even solve those hard and tedious math problems with much more ease. When your parents get back, surprise them with your sincere efforts. That can even get you some gift or tasty candies from them.

        7. Relax!

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          We totally get it. If you are one of those who loves to sleep for hours. You do not care what is going around in the world and can’t even tolerate someone disturbing you while you are sleeping. All you want is a cozy blanket and a soft pillow, and then you are lost in the world of your beautiful dreams.[6]

          Indeed, all of this sounds amusing. So, you now know what to do when your parents are out the next time. (Tho a note of warning: be on the safe side and don’t do anything dangerous.) Do let us know if you have any other fantastic idea. And also, share your amazing ‘home-alone’ experiences with us by commenting in the comments section.

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          How to Keep Yourself Awake at Work Without Caffeine

          How to Keep Yourself Awake at Work Without Caffeine

          Keeping yourself awake at work can be a real challenge when you’re bored, exhausted or sleep-deprived.

          But before you reach for that can of Red Bull, bottle of Mountain Dew, or pot of coffee, try these healthy remedies to stimulate your 5 different senses and help you stay awake at work:

          Sight – Visual Stimulation

          The first thing you do when you wake up is opening your eyes, so your visual stimulation is very important to keeping your energy level high.

          1. Maximize your exposure to light.

          Your body’s internal rhythm is regulated by the amount of light you receive. The greater your exposure, the more alert you will feel.

          Open the shades and let in the sunlight. Step outside or look out the window. Turn on all the artificial lights in your office or around your work space.

          2. Exercise your eyes (or give them a break).

          Roll your eyes up and down, side to side and diagonally. Rotate them clockwise and then counterclockwise. Squeeze them shut and then open them wide. Do this several times.

          Reading and sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods can lead to eye fatigue.

          Take regular breaks with deliberate blinking and looking out into the distance.

          3. Take note of your environment.

          Learn to enjoy people-watching. Observe their activities, speech, body language and interactions with others. Notice the details of building, trees and other objects around you, including their color, shape and size.

          By doing this, you’re not only relaxing your eye muscles but also calming your mind.

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          Hearing – Auditory Stimulation

          What you hear or listen to have direct effect on your brain. This is why we feel so annoyed and sometimes angry when we hear construction noise when we’re working.

          4. Engage in conversation.

          Talk to a friend or colleague. Trade funny stories. Discuss your business venture, a creative idea, the latest political scandal, or any other topic that interests you.

          Practice mindful listening to what you and the other person are saying. Tune into the tone, volume and content of the conversation.

          Learn how to practice better listening from this guide:

          Why Listen to Reply Instead of Understand Is the Key to Failure

          5. Listen to upbeat music.

          Try hip hop, rock or jazz to keep you alert. Instrumental, non-distracting music works best.

          Sing, whistle, and hum along if you can. Plug in the earphones if you must.

          Smell – Olfactory Stimulation

          If you’re feeling sleepy and suddenly smell the coffee, you’ll probably feel more energetic. This is why smell is an influential stimulation.

          6. Work your nose.

          Aroma therapists recommend essential oils of peppermint (to boost energy), rosemary (to build awareness), eucalyptus (to increase oxygen), cedarwood  (to activate your mind), and cinnamon (to improve your reaction time).

          If you don’t have essential oils on hand, you can use lotions or burning candles that provide the same scents.

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          Citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are also natural olfactory stimulants. Get a whiff of these citrus scents to stay awake.

          Taste – Gustatory Stimulation

          If you want an energetic day at work, you can’t let your tongue feeling plain and flavorless.

          7. Have a good breakfast.

          Start off with the most important meal of the day.

          Think fresh, light and healthy: bran cereals, wholegrain breads, fruits, and yogurt.

          Nix the heavy stuff like sausages, greasy eggs or pancakes.

          Need some breakfasts inspirations? Check out these ideas:

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          8. Drink lots of water.

          Keep a glass or bottle of H2O near you and sip from it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling tired, sluggish and sleepy.

          So make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Not sure how much to drink? This can help you:

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          Think that you’ve been drinking too little water? Try these friendly reminders:

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          9. Eat energy-boosting snacks.

          Nuts and fruits (like bananas, apples and strawberries) are sure bets. Pairings with staying power include baby carrots with a low-fat cream cheese dip; celery sticks with peanut butter; red peppers with hummus; and plain yogurt with granola.

          Avoid carb-filled, sugary snacks that make you crash and leave you feeling tired.

          Here you can find some healthy snack ideas:

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          Touch – Tactile Stimulation

          Last but not least, your sense of touch will make you physically feel more energetic and less stressful.

          10. Splash cold water on your face.

          Do this in the morning, during bathroom breaks and in the afternoon. Being exposed to cold water pushes your body to adjust and regulate its internal temperature, which in turn keeps you alert.

          This works the same as you take a cold shower to increase mood and alertness. Take a look at this article to learn more about it:

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          11. Use acupressure.

          Apply pressure to, massage, or tap on the stimulation points of your body. These include the top of your head, the back of your neck, the back of your hand (between the thumb and index finger), just below the knee and your earlobes.

          Watch this video to learn about the acupressure points you can try:

          12. Get moving.

          Move away from your chair and stand, walk, run or climb the stairs. Feel the earth under your feet. Stretch and twist. Do jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups and back bends.

          And if you need to move more discreetly, wiggle your feet, bounce your knee up and down, scrunch your toes, or cross your legs.

          You can also try some simple stretches and exercises at your desk:

          Unlike addictive caffeine fixes, these remedies activate your senses, engage your attention, amp up your energy and prevent morning grogginess and afternoon slumps without the side effects or health risks.

          Pick a few ways from this list of suggestions and practice them consistently. And when you do this consistently, you’ll soon see the positive results — a more energetic and productive you at work.

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