I have found myself bored constantly some days during lockdown so I thought why not be productive and write a blog post about what to do when your bored. Makes sense doesn’t it?
Go for walks.
Something that has cured my boredom and helped my mental health massively is going for a walk to clear my head. I’ve never gone on so many walks as I have done as before and I kinda love going for a walk by myself, it’s actually now one of my favourite things to do. There’s so many beautiful places to see around where I live and exploring and finding new walks is amazing to do. I do struggle when the weather isn’t the best and have to really push myself out the door but I know just going for a quick 15 minute walk will do me so good. It’s also a great way to get your steps in!
Start a puzzle
…and when I say start a puzzle, I literally mean start and it’s okay if you don’t finish it if you don’t feel like you can. I’m saying this because this is exactly what I did. I was in a bad state mental health wise when I started one and mainly only did the edges and not a lot more, I just left it for a few days but then didn’t want to finish it so took it all apart. I’m usually one to finish a puzzle but just couldn’t with this one but it’s a great way to stop boredom and concentarte on something for a while.
Watch something new on Netflix
I have been very much addicted to watching stuff on Netflix, I binge watched Bridgeton in one day, finished 6 seasons of Glee and watched so many films I’ve lost count. It’s a great way to pass the time and catch up or find new shows you’ve been wanting the watch for ages. While we are on the topic of Netflix, if anyone has any suggestions for a new series I could watch that would be amazing..
Have a big sort out
There’s nothing like having a big clear out wether that be sorting out clothes, books, beauty products etc. I find it kinda therapeutic getting rid of old clothes and donating them. Obviously right now charity shops are closed but starting a bag for when they do re-open is a great idea. I had a clear out of some old beauty products the other week and actually found couple of products I forgot I had so it’s definitely worth doing!
Play animal crossing
Now this one is kind of niche but I could spend hours and hours on animal crossing and not get bored. To be honest though not just animal crossing, the sims is another game I could play all day long but right now animal crossing is just one game I can’t put down and haven’t since getting it in March last year. if you also play ac then why not follow my twitter (cheeky plug) because I seem to be more active on there more than my normal twitter at the moment. Not sure how that’s happened..
Find new people to follow on your socials
Scrolling through twitter and instagram is a great way to procrastinate and pass the time while in lockdown but turn it into something positive and productive by finding new people to follow and support. Unfollow those who you don’t vibe with anymore and make your feed a more positive and inspiring place!
Start couch to 5K
I know so many people who’ve said they would love to start running but just don’t know where to start or haven’t got the time. Well, what’s stopping you right now? It could become your new hobby and you could absolutely love it. The couch to 5K app is one of the best ways to start running with a mixture of runs and walks until you build up to running the whole 5K at the end of the programme.
Make a list of personal or professional goals
Now we’ve got a plan to come out of lockdown there’s no better time to think about the goals you want to achieve during the rest of the year and years to come. Grab a coffee and have a real good think of the goals you would like to tick off your list by the end of the year wether that be the smallest goal like make sure to go for at least 3 walks a week or a bigger goal like to hit 10K on instagram.
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