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There’s no getting around it: you’re shut in your house and don’t know what to do to pass the time. Getting bored during a lockdown could be real torture especially with people who are used to having hectic schedules. In this light, it is kind of important to keep busy so as not to feel the state of boredom as it does decrease happiness. So while we all get to observe the compulsory stay-at-home order, here are 10 ways to beat boredom.

Exercise

Provided you are prepared to put a little time and effort into your workout at home, it can be just as effective as a gym workout. At a time like this, the prospect of going into a gym is daunting and therefore exercising in the comfort of their own home is much more appealing. Since you are likely to do a lot more of eating and sitting around, a lot of exercises may be crucial as you need to stay fit and healthy.

Learn to Meditate

If you can learn to calm your mind then you will never be stressed or worried about the changing news again. Lie down with your eyes closed and focus on controlling your breathing: take deep breaths in and out, and try to clear your mind as much as possible. It’s not like you’re doing anything right now anyway, so what have you got to lose?

Tackle Your To-Do List

You know you’ve got one — that mental list of little things that you plan to get around to someday. Well, today’s that day. Call your Aunt Martha, take the comforter to the dry cleaners, and check the oil in your car and the air in your bicycle tires.

Create a Life Plan

Businesses have a plan, why not you? Think about where you want to go, how you want to get there, and then formulate a plan for making it happen. Once you have a clear path, maybe you won’t have time to feel bored.

Send Postcards

It’s unlikely you are holed up somewhere you would normally send postcards from, however, you can still try this unique way of keeping in touch with friends and family.

Try a New Recipe

If you’re struggling to find the ingredients you would usually buy from the supermarket, why not experiment with what you do have in the cupboards and try cooking a new recipe? You never know, you might invent something incredible!

Start a Hobby

Have you always wished you could knit or wanted to build a model railway track? Now is the perfect time to start a hobby. You can order the supplies you need online, and follow online tutorials to learn a brand new skill.

Plan your Next Get Together

This Coronavirus crisis is scary, and it is expected to last for months, but we will get through this. Why not plan a party or get together for when the crisis is over, so that you can gather your friends and family, and spend some real quality time together.

Write a Book

It’s said that everyone has at least one novel in them: what’s yours? If you’ve always dreamt of writing a book, or if you just have a great idea for a story and would love to see where it might go, why not start writing it down? You’ll never have such an empty diary or large space of time to get writing again!

Plant some Seeds

It doesn’t matter whether you have a large back garden or an apartment with a window box, now is the perfect time of year to start planting some seeds and watch flowers, herbs or vegetables grow other the coming months. The new growth will serve as a timely reminder that life is going on outside your four walls, and will make your home look great and smell great too.

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