Power outages happen all the time in the world. It can be from a storm, random occurrence, accident, tree issue, and so much else. Chances are we all have had a power outage at some point in our life, and if that’s the case then we’ve probably felt alone, bored, or had no clue what to do. It seems like the options for things to do for ourselves or for entertainment get very limited without wifi or electronics. So what can you do when this occurs? Here are some things to do while the power is out to help you get some ideas for your next power outage.
Clean and Organize
Organization can help make our lives so much easier, but it’s easy to lose track of when you have a busy lifestyle. You can still see during a power outage through lanterns, flashlights, or candles so why not get something useful done? You can spend a bit of time cleaning your area and organizing your schedule or surroundings.
Relax With Yourself
Taking time for ourselves to just be alone and relax is something millions of us avoid every single day via excuses of our lives and time needs. But you don’t have much else to get done without power, so why not spend it just taking some you time? Find somewhere comfy and meditate, reflect, or just get comfortable in your own company.
Learn Something New
If you have instruments at home you’ve wanted to learn, you have time to now! The same rule applies for almost anything you’ve wanted to learn about or are curious on, take the time in this darkness to learn something new and enrich your mind. You can read a book, try a new hobby, get creative, or play instruments for some ideas.
When our minds are too jumbled to keep track of things we can feel panicky or upset a lot more. If you feel this way about a power outage getting yourself lost in a way of expression like writing can help a ton. Open up a notebook or journal and start writing! It doesn’t have to be personal either, you can just write about any prompt or thought.
Spend Time Together
Households that have family members or friends can take this as a chance to bond more and spend time together overall. You all can be together via doing activities for distractions, just chatting about anything, playing games, or just being close to one another while each person does what helps them cope with the power outage.
What gets you going, keeps down stress, and can heal our entire souls if you listen to what helps the most? Music. This is such an amazing coping tool for if you feel stressed during outages and it also helps lighten the overall mood among house members or individuals. You can also dance and have fun instead of just relaxing.
If you have some ideas or some supplies already in place before you experience a power outage it’ll be a lot easier to make it through one, no matter the length, without feeling lost or getting too bored the whole time. This is why this list can be really helpful for getting a starting point before you’re in the middle of having no power. You can also share this information today with friends and family for them to make their own household ideas, or to help your home agree on some things that can be set in place for power outages.