Really Simple Things to do to Avoid Being Bored

Really Simple Things to do to Avoid Being Bored

Long introductions are boring, especially when you know exactly what you want from a blog. So, let’s skip that and dive straight in.

Declutter your workspace. If you’ve got nothing better to do, why not clear off my desk (if there’s anything there), and take a critical look at everything in view and ask yourself, “Does I need that? Is it just taking up space?” Having an uncluttered workspace can do wonders for your productivity especially when you’re working from home.

Pursue a hobby. Try out simple hobbies like blogging. Normal life can be hectic and you may not necessarily have had time to pursue a hobby. So what better time than now to give it a shot.

Play Puzzles. You don’t have to try the most intellectual games of all time, or even the most exciting … but simple puzzles can be a lot of fun. Use a puzzle set if you have it at home or download one of the multiple puzzle apps on the phone.

Choose a soothing desktop picture. This is quite a good thing to do when you’re procrastinating. Go online, look for some desktop wallpaper website and browse around until you find a very simple, soothing picture. You can do this whenever you want and feel like you’ve done something productive.

Do some pushups and crunches. If you’re bored, why not start getting in shape? Try out some pushups and crunches right there on your bedroom floor. Or try out some squats and lunges without weights, or dips in your chair.

Drink some water. Dehydration can make you feel tired and sluggish. Water can be refreshing. Drink that water all day long — you may need to visit the bathroom more though. But great news, because now you’ve got all the time in the world.

Call a loved one. What better time to reconnect with your loved ones and catch up on their lives than now. Call them just say hi. It’s a lovely way to stay connected. 

Read. Get going on that ‘To Be Read’ list. Download books from the internet. There are many digital libraries that have made themselves free for now. Take advantage of them.

Take a nap. One of the best ways to kiss time is simply to curl up on your bed and have a lovely nap. Set an alarm so that you can wake after an hour or two and not end up sleeping the whole day away.

Clear out your inbox. This may seem weird but you can get a lot of joy out of an empty inbox. Get  through it until it’s empty — you don’t have to respond to the mails, but just make a note of it on your to-do list if you plan to do it later. Read through the spams, delete all the ones that are unnecessary. Keep going until you’ve got yourself a fresh, clean inbox. This can be oddly satisfying.

Crank up the tunes. Some funky or upbeat music might just do the trick. They can make anything much more fun. You can play it on your speakers if your neighbors don’t mind, or use earphones.