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Keeping busy at home

Stay home, stay safe, stay sane

As we stay at home and only head out for essentials during this circuit breaker period, we’re all feeling a range of things like restlessness, boredom, frustration, anxiety, forgetfulness, sleep disturbance, and more.

It’s tough to find rewarding activities to fill your days with when we’re all confined to our homes.

If you're struggling to find something to do, take our quiz for a suggestion tailored for you!

Still can't find anything? Check out more suggestions below!

We've heard some cool stories about safe ways you've been keeping entertained, so we've created a place for you to share them with others so they can also partake! If you're looking for something to do, find more activities below - as suggested by others in your community!


 "I crochet all day! Learnt from Youtube tutorials, and all of the equipment can be bought at essential stores!"

- Vanessa, West Haven

"I've been getting outside and back into gardening. The sun is definitely doing me some good!"

- Craig, Port Macquarie

"I recommend having an online game night with your friends. Lot's of fun trivia games you can play over Zoom."

- Aidan, Lakewood

 "Taken this time to redecorate some rooms and get to projects I'm too busy for when life is crazy and the kids have after school activities every afternoon. The changing spaces has been really refreshing."

- Kate, North Haven

"Neighbourhood dinners in the driveway. We did it last lockdown and hoping to kick it off again. We move the barbecue out onto the driveway, and chat with the neighbours across the road. It's a great way to see everyone from a distance, play some music and get some atmosphere in the street."

 - Sarah, Port Macquarie

"Jigsaw puzzles"

- Nicole and Tess, Port Macquarie

 "Diamond art"

- Rebecca, Bonny Hills

"Practicing the Sicilian defense opening by playing 10 games of online chess each day. I'll be unstoppable soon!"

- Marcus, Laurieton

This page was last updated on: 31 August 2021