- Play dress up
- Spa day with simple nontoxic ingredients: salt and scent make a great bath soak; oil in sugar makes a great scrub; rosemary and Thyme as fresh herbs can scent the bath
- Change perspective – sit in different chair, on back of couch, upside down – sketch it
- Create a new Pandora station with bands that are new to you /different genre than you usually listen to
- Go outside and use whatever you find to make something, even if it is drawing in the dirt with a stick, or arranging blades of grass on the side walk
- Browse online art catalogs
- Go to museum websites, especially those in other countries
- Use Google maps street view to wander the streets of another city, especially one you never considered going to before
- Jump on the bed
- Walk in your backyard barefoot. Go slow and observe all the little things
- Google your favorite childhood cartoon. Draw your favorite characters
- Learn something from YouTube: belly dancing, singing, spinning etc
- Create a memory box – put in things that represent you, photos, rocks, an earrings, etc
- Decorate a corner of your room to be your happy place/ clubhouse /fort
- Listen to Buddhist chants
- Watch a movie in a foreign language with no subtitles. Optional: make up what they are saying
- Marathon watch as many unwatched movies from your Netflix queue as you can
- Pick an unwatched movie from your Netflix queue. Watch to the very end. When it’s over, select one of the suggestions Netflix offers. Watch to the very end. Repeat.
- Play with your food. Create edible or even inedible art! Explore textures, colors, scents and flavors
Suggestions from other spoonies:
Collect #quotes that resonate with you on a topic with meaning to you, no telling what’ll be #inspired. @coffeesister
Super-luxe bath, with candles, music, bubbles, and poetry. @NomTweet
Faux-travel. Randomly pick a place on a map. Google accordingly. Find music from there, and visual art, and historical tidbits. @NomTweet
Take your artist-child self shopping. Budget for a small amount on Amazon prime. Nothing practical allowed. Toys, bubbles, etc. @NomTweet
Make your Spoonie-nest into an actual blanket fort… like, clothespin up some sheets. Read a YA book by flashlight. @NomTweet
Watch an old black-and-white movie. Something you wouldn’t usually watch. Make popcorn. Put on lipstick- it’s a date. @NomTweet
Find a short story that’s a “classic” by an author you’ve never (or hardly) read. Read it out loud, to yourself. @NomTweet
Browse free online at books from the MET. [I don’t read the text, just look at the pictures.] http://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online
Spoonie friendly ideas from other websites :
- Make an image board of where you would like to go on your next holiday – find a pile of old magazines, tear out any images you like, and stick them on a big piece of paper
- Buy a colouring book and some pencils, and spend an afternoon colouring in.
- Go to a restaurant and try a dish or cuisine you haven’t tried before. [or order in]
- Anonymous love letters http://lifeislimitless.com/have-i-told-you-lately/
- Put a key word like ‘inspiration’ or ‘courageous’ into TED and watch 5 of the videos that come up.
- Go out and take photos of everything that you see that is red (or blue etc). [or take screen shots of images] Make a collage on your computer or better still, print the photos out and make a collage in a frame.
- Make a fort/den out of blankets, cushions, pillows, chairs and tables. Snuggle into it and read a book and drink hot chocolate or herbal tea.
- Send 10 postcards even though you’re at home.
- Make your own ‘scavenger hunt’ – decide on 20 things you need to find and then head out for an afternoon to take photos or bring them home. [or find them online]
- Take a self-portrait everyday for a week.
- Create a piece of artwork entirely with things from your recycle bin
- Read poetry aloud… to yourself