10 Things To Do When There’s Nothing To Do

by Au Pair in America

We’ve all been there. That feeling when you have no social plans, and you’ve got a whole day (or more) ahead of you, with not much on the agenda. Don’t sweat it! We asked our social media followers what they do to entertain themselves when there’s nothing much to do.

The results?

Plenty of cool things you can do within your home to keep yourself occupied! Stuck at home? Bring it on 🏠

Start a Journal


Starting a journal is a fun way to become super organized, as well as creative too. By having one place that you could keep your to-do list, a mood chart, diary entries, dates and events, and anything else that suits you – it’s a great way to de-clutter the mind and start feeling productive!

Take a look at this bullet journal from our German au pair, Marie (Above)! Total journal goals! ✨

Practice your English

To be an Au Pair in America, it’s required to have a good standard of English speaking skills. One of the best ways to improve on your English is to watch some English speaking TV shows or movies! So…I guess watching Netflix DOES count as studying, right? πŸ€“

Be a star baker!

Your household will love you for taking up this activity, and if you live by yourself, then more delicious treats for you! 🧁

Exercise your mind…

Putting your mind to an activity can be great for your mental well-being, especially if you find a hobby that suits you! If you want a challenge, try doing puzzles, playing video games, reading books or learn a new skill like knitting. 🧢

Or, get your creative juices flowing by doing some painting or drawing, making crafts, or finally getting round to writing that novel! ✍️

…and your body!

Get your body moving by doing some light exercise. Go for a walk if you can, or stay indoors and do a workout. Maybe find a tutorial for Yoga to get some zen in your life…

Namaste! 🧘

If you’re a future Au Pair – Work on your Au Pair in America Application

Staying in gives you the best opportunity to get your head down and whizz through your application process. Before you know it, you’ll be fully prepared for the best year of your life! 😍 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

If you’re a current Au Pair – get creative with the kids!

There’s tonnes of creative activities you can do with the kids that don’t require much work! These are some activities our Au Pairs suggested:

Lip Sync Battle, Dance Party, Scavenger Hunt, Hide and Seek, Fashion Show, playing board games, making a den, help them with homework.

You got this! πŸ™Œ

Tidy home, tidy mind

They say that tidying up your environment around you can have a huge impact on your mind and productivity.

It can be something as little as organizing your desk, or as big as giving your home a deep clean! Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to feel more relaxed and de-cluttered when you’re done! β˜€οΈ

Plan your next USA Road Trip!

We know, the USA is too big and too beautiful to choose just one travel destination. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – check out our top suggestions on places to visit in the USA during your au pair yearπŸ§­πŸ—ΊοΈ

Good times lay ahead! 🚘

Video Chat with your loved ones

To hear the familiar voices of your family or friends when you’re stuck at home is always a huge comfort, and to see their faces can bring a lot of happiness. Stay connected to your loved ones, and you’ll always have a little bit of home with you ❀️🏠

Keep Well! APiA x

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