20 Things To Do When You're Home Alone

Even if you don't live by yourself, hopefully you are afforded a little alone time every now and than. My partner and I are both solitary beings, we can be heard cheering "ME TIME!" when the other is going out, yes we can be a little odd sometimes! Don't be offended if the ones you share a home with enjoying being by themselves, I believe this is really important for everyone to re-calibrate and be with your own thoughts and feelings.

Because this time is precious we should use it wisely, yes sometimes that means chilling on the couch to catch up on Netflix, but sometimes I want to do a little bit more and connect with myself in a meaningful way. The following is a list of 20 kind things to do for yourself when you capture some alone time.

20 Things To Do When You're Home Alone

1 Bake something delicious just for fun
2 Meditate and be still
3 Make a care package for someone you miss
4 Find a quiet spot to watch the sun rise or set
5 Do a yoga session in your lounge room, my favorite app is Yoga Studio
6 Journal about your wildest dreams
7 Learn a new craft or rekindle an old project
8 Listen to an audiobook while doing the above craft, I use Audible to listen to audiobooks
9 Start a herb garden
10 Declutter your wardrobe, I'm sure you'll find plenty to donate
11 Treat your hair to a beautiful treatment, I love Flora Remedia Lavender Hair Oil
12 Take a lovely guilt free nap
13 Watch a thought provoking film or documentary
14 Plan your next holiday
15 Tend to your pot plants; re-pot, fertiliser, water and chat
16 Take a long bath with your favorite oils and candles
17 Have a picnic for one in the backyard, take your rug, cushions and snacks and dream the afternoon away
18 Re-arrange a room or two, I love doing this to make my home feel fresh again
19 Turn up the music and dance and sing your heart out
20 Start writing that story you've always wanted to tell

The Giving Guide

Giving is good. Really good. Putting the giving-kind of energy out into the world, in my opinion, is the best thing we can do with our money; especially if we are fortunate enough to be educated, safe in our home and country, have a means of supporting ourselves and family and have love around us.

There are so many amazing organisations that provide assistance to those who need it most, so please share with me your favorite charities or companies that give back and I can add them to The Giving Guide. Comment below, tag @homebeing_ on Instagram or Twitter, hashtag #givefridays, shoot us an email or send a carrier pigeon (prefer method of communication) to share the giving love.

Happy giving kind beings x

THE GIVING GUIDE

Who Gives a Crap Donate a box of toilet paper from this awesome company direct to the Asylum Seeker Recourse Center. Who Gives a Crap also donate 50% of profits from toilet paper sales to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.
This is the only loo paper we use in our house.

Tsuno Choose from four worthy organisations to donate a box or three or even more of sanitary pads to women who don't have access to this essential item. Soon tampons will also be available from Tsuno to purchase for yourself or to donate. By buying your monthly period needs from Tsuno you are contributing to One Girl, an organisation educating women in developing countries. Tsuno also donate 50% of their profits!

Hope For Health is an amazing grass roots organisation based in north east Arnhem Land helping to close the gap on the life expectancy rates between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Hope For Health is seeking 1000 monthly donators in the next 60 days, because without secure funding traditional health retreats will not be able to run this year and the orgaisation with struggle to continue. This program is changing peoples lives, what a wonderful way to use your money.

Nationwide efforts to address this epidemic of disease have not produced significant widespread results. The Prime Minister’s 2017 “Closing The Gap” Report states that Australia is “not on track” to close the gap on life expectancy by 2031 and that in order to meet the target, Aboriginal life expectancy would need to increase by 16 years for females and 21 years males! Hope For Health

The School Project made me cry the first time I visited the website. The realities of domestic violence in Australia and the children that are put at such an awful disadvantage because of this all came crashing down on me. The School Project aims to make sure these children displaced by domestic violence, can return to school with the items they need for class and homework.
There are a couple of ways to donate to this wonderful project; money donations or stationary donations, which can either be hand delivered to their warehouse in Melbourne OR go internet shopping and have the goods delivered directly.
 

 

Quinoa Slice

This is a lovely little slice to make when you have friends popping in for a cuppa and chat. Chewy and sweet, I love it with a milky mug of earl grey. Add nuts and seeds to make this into a delicious muesli bar slice.

Enjoy x

Quinoa Slice

Quinoa Slice

    1/2 cup plain gluten free flour
    2 cups quinoa flakes
    2 tablespoons chia seeds
    1 teaspoon vanilla powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
    150g butter
    1 cup rice malt syrup
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    2 tablespoons boiling water
    Optional
    1 cup mixed raw nuts and seeds

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a 20cm x 20cm slice tin with baking paper.

Combine flour, quinoa flakes, chia seeds, vanilla and cinnamon powder (and optional nuts and seeds, if using them) in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

In a small saucepan melt the butter and rice malt syrup on medium heat. Remove from heat once melted. Combine the baking soda and boiling water in a cup, mix well and pour into the saucepan with butter and rice malt syrup. Add this mixture to the well in the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.

Transfer to the prepared slice tin. Using the back of a spoon press down and smooth the slice so it is evenly distributed in the tin.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Once cooled cut into desired size and Store in an airtight container for a week.