Is life in quarantine getting you down? Do you find yourself aimlessly walking around your house or lying in bed wishing for something to do? Well wish no more! Your guide to eliminating boredom is here.
Now, before you get too excited, be sure to practice safe social distancing at all times and consider your health and the health of others as a top priority. That brings us to point number one:
With all this extra time, opportunity for your personal physical health to grow and optimize is at its peak! Try an online follow along video workout or go for a jog outside. Many of us work indoors and lack time to spend outside, so for now, take advantage of the wonders that nature has to offer.
If you find that you lack the right exercise equipment, I challenge you to get creative. Water jugs, backpacks, dogs, and more can be used to add a little edge to your workout.
Remember, there’s nothing better than a nice home cooked meal after a hard workout to replenish fatigued muscles. That leads us to idea numero dos.
If you haven’t already taken a headfirst dive into becoming an award-winning chef during your time in quarantine, well, you should. Trying to recreate beloved dishes from restaurants and whipping up coffee provides great ways to kill boredom in its tracks. I recommend hopping on YouTube and giving Gordan Ramsey a watch. Hopefully it will inspire you to try and do it yourself. Oh, and as for the “whipped up coffee” I mentioned, enjoy the easy recipe below:
Whip together the following until thick:
- 2 tbs hot water
- 2 tbs instant coffee
- 2 tbs sugar
And pour over hot or iced milk of choice.
Another way to ease stress and feel productive is to clean and organize. Going from room to room or drawer to drawer can help remove unwanted clutter and allow new ideas to form.
For example, you can start by cleaning out your closet. Any unwanted clothes can be sold or even donated. Other fun tasks can include creating storage space by either building a shelf or decorating a container. Another option for your closet is to turn it into something more useful like a prayer or meditation closet.
If you have a backyard, cleaning up the yard or shed can also spark some exciting ideas. For instance, my family and I cleaned the side of our house where a boat used to rest and turned the area into a garden.
Get Caught Up
Finally, if stress still seems to find you and boredom has yet to stop knocking, get caught up. This can mean something different for everyone. Whether it’s an online certificate you’ve always wanted or 3 weeks of statistics homework, getting caught up on life is a good way to stay clear minded and on track. For many of us, the chance to get caught up likely wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the virus.
So what do you say? Let’s try and make the best out of a tragic time and use our days wisely.