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Boredom seems impossible to escape. While this was particularly true in the early months of COVID-19, when everyone was quarantined and social distancing observed, the sentiment holds up even as the world slowly returns to normal, or at least a new normal. While some people have fully returned to the rhythm of their routines, many others are still far away or spend nine to five in their rooms and feel goodincreasingly isolatedand as if nothing could lift her out of her depression.
Don't worry: boredom is a state of mind and we want you to get out of it. Below we've rounded up 60 amazing ideas to lift the spirits and banish boredom that you can try the next time you're feeling down. Good luck and have fun.
1.Watch a new reality show.You might finally want to get indear island, or maybe you've never seen a single episode ofreal housewives? Reality TV is designed for you to watch, which can be a blessing for a dull brain.
2.Watch a classic movie like you've never seen it before.It's time to finally find out whatCasablancais about.
3.Read a great essay.OfYou don't have to look very far.
4.Search YouTube for "Congratulations + [your name]".Technically, it doesn't have to be your birthday to see one.bunch of strangerssing for you
5.Make a playlist of your favorite high school songs.I bet you haven't heard Eve 6's "Inside Out" in a while, right? How about Jimmie's "Do It Right" Chicken Shack?
6.Watch as many episodes of your favorite series as you want.Listen, who cares? Keep watching until it's no longer funny.
7.Start with a book you've always wanted to read.It's time to finally see what (at least the beginning)Swann's wayis about.
8.Play a video game.If you don't have a video game system, there are plentyfree options on the internet.
9.Read some humorous writing.Enjoy the writings ofjack handyÖSamantha Irby.
10Put a puzzle together.If youenjoy something like that.
11Create a music video playlist to play on your TV.It's almost like a bar, more or less.
12Light some candles.Whether you're working in the office or in your bedroom, it's looking fall-readynostalgic¿vela?
13Do manicures and pedicures.one at homeSalon-worthy manicures are possible, trust us.
14Apply a soothing face mask. Your skin deserves it.
15.Do a guided meditation.PossiblyIt's from Puff Daddy?
sixteen.Take a yoga break.If you don't want to go to a studio, there are plentygreat free yoga classesYou can take it online. Whether it's a 15 minute session or an hour, you'll feel great.
17To take a bath.Do you have a nice bathtub Please appreciate your great fortune,go upstairs and take a shower.
18Go for a stroll.Esstill allowed, and it can do wonders for your mindset.
19Practice deep breathing.I know it may seem like it's not going to do much good, but slow down and watch your breathing.can really change how you feelboth mentally and physically.
20Lie down, close your eyes and listen to a podcast.Even if you don't like podcasts, I bet it sounds pretty relaxing. Find an episode that sounds interesting, sit back and listen.
21Cuddle with your pet.It's good foryou and your pet!
22Go to an online art exhibition.If you want to skip the crowds IRL thatNational Museum of Women in Artthere are so many great options!
23Make a fancy cocktail or mocktail.Practice your mixology skills and make a nice drink.
24Try a meal package subscription service.Skip the grocery shopping and relieve your decision-making fatigue with a box of pre-portioned ingredients and hard-to-confuse directions.
25Baking bread.Justcommit to it: Natural yeast is here to stay.
26Meal prep for the week.Could it bevery satisfying!(Although you should consider whetherprepare all the food nowwill take away future cooking facilities to avoid boredom).
27Baking cookies.hmm Now wouldn't cookies be cool?
28Try to recreate your favorite meal at the restaurant.You don't have to be a chef, just a person with the right ingredients and a lot of flair.
29Take a bath.Oh dear God. What is your favorite dive? onion sauce? Guacamole? Artichoke? The good thing about taking a bath for yourself is that you end up with oneChargeImmerse All for you!
30Plan your breakfast for tomorrow.maybe somethingOvernight-Oats?
31Try a TikTok cooking hack.salmon rice,Feta cheese spread,Healthy cola, whatever you want. just noPollo NyQuil, Please.
32.Soak some dry beans.Then you can latereat some beans.
33.make apple puree.it's seriousso easy.
34.Draw a portrait of your cat.Or your dog, or your rabbit, or your bookshelf! Then you get an extra activity: choose where to display it.
35.write a songDo you have musical instruments nearby? It might be time to dust off and write a song about how you're feeling right now.
36.Experiment in the artist's way. It's never too late to start journaling, and this method of writing a few Stream of Consciousness "morning pages" each day is designed to open up your creative flow. As a bonus, Bella Hadid does.
37.Teach your dog a new trick.Teach your dog to roll over, paw, or "play dead." It's a fun and rewarding activity for both of you.
38.learn to doApart.work on yoursflexibilityA few minutes a day can lead to fewer injuries and better posture. Plus, it's a cool party trick.
39.write a poemNobody ever has to read it.
40learn to juggle.You can imagine how impressed your friends will be when you reveal thatYou taught yourself to juggle?
41.To write letters.As a kid, there was absolutely nothing more exciting than getting a letter from a pen pal in the mail. Why do we let time change us? Why do we let age rob us of our youthful wonder? Send a letter to a friend. Maybe they will answer you!
42.Start an album of photos and memories.If you're like me, you keep lots of little scrap pieces as souvenirs. Movie clips, theatrical performances, particularly notable recipes. Why not collect all this junk in a photo album? You can even insert photos.
43.Turn a t-shirt into a top.Do you have a shirt you like but never wear, maybe because it doesn't look right or isn't the right size? Maybe cutting off the sleeves is a little better.
44.Read a play or write one.It's like watching a movie, except you read (or write).
45.Sew a mask for a friend.Eact of loveand the creativity.
46.Design your future tattoo.Are you thinking of getting a tattoo? Why not one that you designed yourself? Draw something, play around, imagine where it could be tattooed permanently on your flesh.
47.Learn to read tarot cards.Here it isa simple guide for beginners.
48.Learn more about swamp bodies.They arewill be surprised.
49.Make a COVID time capsule.Possiblysomedayyou will wantRemember that?
50Thoroughly clean your bathroom.When you're bored, it can help to just let go of the idea that you'll find something "fun" to do and work on something you really need to do. I'm sure your bathroom needs a good scrub. Why not now?
51.Organize your closet.An organized space helps you know what you have, find things, and feel relaxed. Go ahead and organize that closet.
52.Clean your fridge.Something smells there.
53.Start learning a new language.Does Duolingo really work?I don't know, but you can try.
54.wash the windowsYou look pretty dirty. Let the sun in!
55.Hand wash your clothes.A good thing to check the to-do list.
56.Take an online training course.It's really good to have some training. Unfortunately, the only way to have done a workout ismakea workout. so go ahead andGet the serotonin.
57.Clean your makeup brushes.trust usYou are disgusting.
58.Organize all those papers.You know you have a large stack of paper. Or maybe you have a few small stacks of paper. What are all these papers? accounts? Or something else? It's time to organize them.
59.Clean your window air conditioner.Ugh, god, this is getting so boring, but you gotta do it, so. Maybe just do it now.
60raiseOn the web.It's a hobby for all seasons. Don't you want to make your own sweaters for spring and summer and your own blankets for autumn and winter?
61.Clean your computer's hard drive.There is no doubt that there are tons of files cluttering up your computer that you downloaded a long time ago that you have absolutely no use for. Delete them and make room for more things that you won't need later.
62.Make us pisos.Oh god, wouldn't it be nice to have clean floors?
63.Turn your mattress.I personally have never done that. Butmaybe we both should?
64.Organize your pantry.Oh, can you imagine that? An organized pantry where you can see and grab everything you need. Does it seem like an impossible dream? It is not.Here's some inspiration.
- Boredom Busters
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