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Things to do when bored at home! I have had to be creative these couple of weeks of social distancing due to COVID-19. Schools are closed and the kids are home. . . all day! Everyone is home! Here are things we do when bored at home!
Yes, I love social media and to binge watch TV shows but I still get bored. Boredom helps you be creative and innovative. It is okay to be bored! Let’s tackle the COVID-19 by staying home, staying safe and having safe fun! Here is the list of fun and creative things to do when bored.
Fun things to do when bored
1. Play some music and dance! Dancing is a fun exercise that lifts your mood, reduces stress and anxiety. Play music by your favorite artist. My daughter loves K-Pop and was looking forward to the BTS concert which has been postponed so she has been listening to a lot of K-Pop. We love AJR, Bridget Mendler, Willow Smith and Billie Eilish. Feeling adventurous? Download Tik Tok, join a challenge or just enjoy the app. Learn a new dance. Do you know how to do the Renegade?
2. Sing along to your favorite song. Singing is a natural antidepressants. It works the lungs and improves your posture and sleeping. Wondering what to sing along? Disney songs are my favorite. Let it Go from Frozen 1, Into the Unknown and Lost in the woods from Frozen 2, I can’t wait to be King and Circle of Life from Lion King, Christian Hymns, Worship songs and whatever you fancy. Just sing!
3. Read a book. Reading is relaxing and helps develop your brain. It reduces stress, makes you smarter and increases your vocabulary. Reading transcends you to whole new dimension. What to read? What interests you? Find a genre, pick a book and enjoy! Local libraries have online books and there are tons of free ebook websites online.
4. Play a Board game. Board games are a fun way to spend time together as a family. Playing board games stimulate your brain and aids critical thinking. There are a bunch of board games to choose from. Some family favorites are Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, Ludo, Twister and Uno. Some of these favorites are also available as Apps to be played virtually.
5. Spend time with family members. Build that connection, make that bond. Spend time praying together, talk, watch a movie together, go on walks or ride bike. Draw on the sidewalks with chalks. Build memories at this time.
6. Call a Friend. Call a friend you have not seen or spoken to in awhile. Catch up on audio or video calls. Calling friends lift your spirits and make other people happy as well. We draw strengths from positive friends and talking to friends break the feeling of loneliness and builds togetherness.
7. Play video game. Get in on the action with your kids. Play their favorite video game with them. There are loads of game consoles out there. Xbox, PlayStation, Ninetendo. We love to play OverWatch, FortNite, MineCraft and of course some sports games.
8. Take a Drive. Take a drive with your family. With the social distancing and everyone being at home. A drive around the neighborhood will brighten your day. You can also participate in your local neighborhood bear challenge. Kids have fun by counting bears left on front porch or the window sill.
9. Go Outside. Play ball with your family members. Play some football, volleyball, basketball or soccer. You get your blood pumping, create laughter and bonding moments. Have fun and create some priceless, wonderful memories. We love to cool off after a ballgame with a water hose game.
10. Take a Nap. Taking a nap reduces stress and increases your alertness.I love to take short power naps during the day whenever I am stressed. I wake up refreshed and gingered with renewed energy to tackle any task. Napping also increase your creativity.
11. YouTube. watch funny videos on YouTube, learn a new skill or improve on existing skills. What skill do you want to improve on? social skills? self confidence? Makeup application or even writing skills? There are tons of free videos to help you improve skills. Do you want to help people improve on something? Now is the time to start a YouTube Channel. My Daughter has a YouTube channel on drawing and animation.
12. Indulge in self-care. Pamper yourself by taking a bubble bath, paint your nails, do a body scrub, use a face mask, wash your hair, do a yoga exercise or a workout session online. Self pampering improves your mental health, reduces stress and soothes your body.
Creative things to do when bored
13. Draw something. If you are like me, you draw stick figures! Lol. Now is the time to improve on your drawing skills. There are several step by step tutorial videos on YouTube on how to draw simple things as well as the more complicated stuff. Drawing is a good stress reliever, increases your hand to eye coordination and it is calming.
14. Cook or bake something. Try out a new recipe, treat yourself and family to a home-cooked meal. There are loads of recipes out there to try. Do you have an instant pot? I love this instant Pot beef tips recipe from RecipeVibes. Feeling Perkish? Bake some fresh hot cookies using cookie mix, or bake a cake from scratch using this easy Victoria sponge cake.
15. DIY Project. Do some DIY improvement around the house. Get the Drill out, put up a wall art. Tend the garden or organize your garage. I have always wanted to stain my fence and some other diy stuff but never seem to get around to it. I have been gradually making my way through my list of DIY projects and will share a few with you soon.
16. Do a TikToK Challenge. Tik Tok formerly musically is the new social media rave. I love TikTok. I can spend hours going through all the different videos and watch other people being creative and join in the fun. Dontrushchallenge is a fun one to join in with friends, colleagues or even acquitances on social media.
17. Write a short story. Get creative! Write a short story. or a Poem. We all love a happy ending with prince and princess. Really, there is no time to be creative than when you are social distancing. Be sure to send me all your stories or Poem, I will love to read them.
What to do when bored at home alone
18. Indulge yourself. Now is the time to eat some of your quarantine snacks, cookies and ice cream and spoil yourself a little. I love to snack on M&M’s when bored.
19. Social Media. Interact with others on social media. Leave a comment on your favorite blog, (Me), leave a comment on Instagram, Like a post, Go live on Facebook or Instagram. Socialize with people within your network and out of your network. The world is flat! You can connect with friends all around the world with social media.
20. Learn a New Language. Hola! Learn a new language. Personally, I would love to learn a bit more Spanish words to communicate effectively in the language. You can learn a new language online and there are a few apps to learn another language. Duolingo and Babbel are popular. Now is the time to download Duolingo or Babbel. Learn Spanish, French, Italian or Mandarin.
Is your boredom as a result of not having a daily schedule? Set a daily schedule for yourself and commit to it. A daily schedule motivate you and ensures that you do more by giving you a sense of purpose. It helps you manage your time and ensures optimum productivity.
This is no one size fit all when it comes to a schedule and each person’s schedule will be different. Encourage each member of your family to create a daily schedule and stick to it. Here is one just for you!
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