It is quite difficult to keep busy by staying at home for days, knowing that by leaving everything is closed. In order to avoid a total boredom, I have concocted small ideas of activities to do at home.
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Having fun while stimulating creativity
Entertainment is I think for many of us the number one solution not to get bored. And yet for years I had this habit of entertaining myself in one way. Surfing social networks. What makes that in the end it is no longer an entertainment but a habit. So what to do to be entertained while being productive?
Call a loved one
Calling a loved one can rekindle links, check in and make sure everything is okay. It also allows you to tell gossip and listen to each other’s stories. To let go of his nerves by expressing yourself on your little problems and simply reconnect with his relatives, friends, family and friends in general.
Share content with your community
One of the things we often do is surfing on social networks to see what others are doing. But sharing content can be a good activity and can create links within a community, or even create one. It enables a community to discover your world, discover new things and also learn in return from others. As someone who has had trouble making friends, I have this tendency to share my life on social networks. And I admit that returns usually make me feel better.
Write a story, a poem
Time passes and memories do not necessarily stay. And yet we live things every day. Putting things on paper keeps track of everything that is experienced, the emotions felt and simply occupy ourselves. Personally, I’ve always had a diary and I read it over and over again in everything that I have experienced and that I forget over time. Writing is an entertainment but also a trace of experience.
These are activities that require a great deal of time, patience and concentration. And yet if we get started we can do little wonders like tabletops, gloves, scarves. Objects of all kinds that can be kept or offered.
Paint and draw
I don’t know about you, but when I get bored, I scribble on little pieces of leaves that often end up in the garbage. And yet we could draw something cooler and not throw it away. For those like me who do not have a good grasp of drawing but who want to continue scribbling, mandalas are an alternative since they allow coloring while having an expected result. I still want to remind you that drawing or practicing an art is a way not to get bored, to stimulate your creativity but is above all a stress reliever.
Play board games
We can never repeat it enough, but board games are the ultimate way to pass the time. And especially with family or friends. Playing board games makes pass the time but at a phenomenal speed. Okay, I’m abusing it, but it’s a hobby that’s entertaining and effective enough to fight boredom. And in addition there are for all tastes and colors, there are games of strategy, auction building etc. Are you bored? Get your games out of the closet!
Baking, when I’m bored is my favorite activity. I have plenty of time to think about the recipe, choose the ingredients, apply myself to the gestures, respect the cooking times, to end with a bite of flavor. There is nothing more satisfying. On top of that there is a variety of dishes, recipes, dessert to make. You can improve a recipe you know or simply adapt it according to your wishes (gluten-free, vegan etc.). Personally, I love making pancakes in my spare time.
Staying at home while doing sports can seem complicated. Especially for those who live in apartments and even in a shared apartment. Lack of space, not making noise and also lack of equipment can be an obstacle to the practice of physical sport. Yet there are many sports which can be practiced while avoiding these obstacles. For example yoga, fitness. With a little imagination we can do almost the same exercises again.
Take care of your body
Personally, I almost never have time to take care of my body. I usually take a shower, I put cream all over my body and it stops there. And yet there is time to do. Try a new haircut, a pedicure, manicure, a massage and even improvise a spa session with treatments. Again it’s time to spend time with yourself and reconnect. Like they say, being good in your body is being good in your head.
Pamper your pet
Even if it sounds obvious, pamper your pet is an activity. You can clean it up, care for it. For lovers of games, you can also spend a little time playing with it. They don’t need to either.
Make an insect shelter
The ecological cause is a growing cause. Many people are gradually becoming aware of their impacts on the planet. If you’re bored and you want to keep busy while doing good for the planet, what better way than building an insect shelter? It doesn’t take a lot of materials, it’s simple to do and it’s for a good cause.
Staying at home is also the time to do cures throughout the day. Taking a cure while staying at home allows you to be in the most favorable conditions possible. You can fast or adopt a particular diet such as a vegetarian diet, a juice diet or a sugar-free diet. Personally I take the opportunity to eat products that are a fresh or at least not modified by the industries. Staying at home is also about taking up a good habit and not spending time eating unhealthy foods.
Storage and cleaning
Quite often, because of the busy lifestyle we have, whether it’s work, courses, children, housekeeping, outdoor activities, we have this tendency to clean up superficially. And yet, there are many things to do in terms of storage. After cleaning the dishes, vacuuming, drying the clothes and throwing the garbage, there is still a lot to clean. And yes Storage is one of those activities which never end.
Clean your mailbox
But why do we need to mailbox and unsubscribe from newsletters? For the simple reason that e-mails contribute to the pollution of the planet. One of the ways to reduce pollution, would be to empty your mailboxes by deleting the e-mails. Obviously this concerns e-mails which aren’t important. Intrusive e-mails, newsletters which we doesn’t know where they come from, and also all the things that are usually intrusive and don’t serve us well by being intrusive. Emptying my mailbox is an activity I do quite often when I am bored during my courses or even when am watching videos on YouTube for example. It’s simple, fast and efficient and it makes the time pass.
Sort clothing, pharmacy and objects of any kind
Normally with a loaded schedule this is not obvious. But when you have nothing to do, you can take 2 hours to sort everything in your living space. Whether it’s clothes, decorations or even dishes. It allows you to see what you’re using or not, to find valuables that remind you of memories. But in the end you throw away (give, sell, recycle) what you doesn’t. So you fight on the one hand against waste, pollution and at the same time, can allow other people to access objects at lower costs.
Take care of your plants
Having plants also means spending time so that it is as fit as possible. As soon as I see that I have time to spend, what I do is that I fill plant in bigger pots and I take advantage of it to add the nutrients they need. For those who have a garden and more, you can even mow the lawn and prune your trees.
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