By Elizabeth Dubos
Just about all of us has experienced a time where the power has gone out. Most of the time Mother Nature is the culprit due to dangerous weather. Before the storm, people are racing around gathering bread, water, or gasoline. Often, they don’t think about what to do after the storm has passed and the power is out. The electricians are working long, hard hours to restore power, but it can take time due to the amount of damage the storm has done. After a few hours, you start to get bored or antsy because you’re without TV, computers, phones, tablets, and video games. Here are a few suggestions to help keep you busy when the power goes out.
1. Make a Lego creation.
2. Crossword puzzle.
3. Word search.
4. Write a story.
5. Draw or paint.
6. Mad Libs.
7. Paint your nails.
8. Re-arrange furniture.
9. Clean out your closet, bureau, or nightstand.
12. Exercise. (I recommend checking out Cassie from Blogilates because of their helpful and fun.)
13. Knit, crochet, or embroider.
14. Play a board game.
15. Play a card game like War, Solitaire, or Cards Against Humanity.
16. Have a fashion show.
17. Play charades.
18. Adult coloring book.
19. Play “Never Have I Ever.”
20. Play “Truth or Dare.”
21. Tell Ghost Stories.
22. Read a book out loud to friends, family, pets, or stuffed animals.
23. Re-arrange your bookshelves.
24. Read a book on your TBR (to-be-read) list.
25. Re-Read your favorite book.
26. Write down your favorite quotes.
27. Write down your review, so you can put it on Goodreads when the power returns.
28. Read a magazine.
29. Read a graphic novel.
30. Journal your power outage experience.
Edited by Emily Chance