10 simple ways to overcome boredom
Are you feeling bored and wondering what to do at home in lockdown? Is Covid time driving you crazy? You are not alone. This is happening to millions of people on the planet. With no vacations, movie theatres, restaurants, and weekend plans, life feels like a drag. Every day feels the same and boring. So, how to come out of this boredom? How to make life interesting? In this blog, I will share with you 10 ways to overcome boredom. When you pick up at least one out of these 10 ways and practice it on a daily basis, you will no longer feel bored. So, let’s get started.
Read inspiring books
There are so many wonderful books out there written by great authors. These books can give you new ideas and experiences. Books ignite our thought process and help us tap into great minds. They expand our thinking and perspective. Below are some good books you can check out.
- Wellness Sense by Om Swami
- If Truth be Told by Om Swami
- Hidden messages in water by Dr.Masaru Emoto
- Ikigai by Hector Gracia
- Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
Plan your life
When we are busy with the daily happenings of life, we rarely find the time to sit and plan our life. But now that free time is available to us, it is a precious opportunity to plan our life. Think about what you want to achieve in the next 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to learn something new? Be clear about your goals. Also, take time to think about why these goals are important to you and how you are going to achieve them. This planning will help you understand what your priorities in life are.
Meditation is a great tool that transforms your life. It gives you the ability to handle stress, find peace within, see life from a new perspective. There are many proven benefits of meditation, like enhanced creativity, better relationships, improved self-confidence. So, use this free time to learn this powerful tool and practice it. Meditation can become your lifelong buddy. Check out these videos to begin your meditation journey now. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWkAe_Daiig and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdZpwQlAitY
Declutter your home
Many times, we have piles of clothes lying inside wardrobes, and we find no time to neatly stack these clothes. Use this time to neatly organize your clothes and belongings in the home. Declutter your kitchen, bedrooms, and all the areas of your home. Enjoy the process. Don’t be in a hurry.
Once you declutter your home, you will feel relaxed and peaceful. Your home will feel like heaven to you. Also, there is a huge connection between physical clutter and your mind. If there is clutter in your mind with too many thoughts running, clutter accumulates in the physical place around you. So, when you declutter your physical space, the clutter from your mind is also removed, and you feel better. This is the reason why decluttering is therapeutic.
Pursue your hobbies
Many of us give up our hobbies after a certain age because we become busy with life. But pursuing our hobbies keeps us happy and young at heart. It brings a spark and magic to life. So, pursue your hobbies. If you love writing, start doing it now. If you love dancing, dance to your heart’s content. Forget time and space by getting absorbed in your hobby. Keep a dedicated time every day to practice your hobby.
Spend time with your family
Use this time to know more and understand your family members better. Know their likes and dislikes. Do some activities together like cooking, painting, dancing, etc. Activities help you bond better. Cherish these times, and enjoy the beautiful moments with your family members.
Build healthy habits
It takes consistency and persistence to build a new habit. So, pick up any healthy habit like exercising or sleeping on time or waking up early, watching Sunrise, etc., and work on it. Once you build a healthy habit, you will feel so proud of yourself. It boosts your confidence and improves the quality of your life.
Learn something new
Life is a big University, and there is so much to learn. You may want to hone your professional skills or learn a new programming language or cooking or yoga, or dancing. Learn something new in this time. Doing this keeps you engaged, excited, and active. Learning keeps boredom at bay.
Indulge in movement
During the lockdown, it is easy to forget movement and slip into a sedentary lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle leads to boredom, dullness, and lethargy. So, every day, spend at least 1 hour in some form of movement like walking, dancing, cleaning your home, etc. Movement keeps you active and energetic.
Connect with your siblings and friends
During such times, it is common to feel lonely and miss the joy of bonding with people. So, make a conscious effort to connect with your siblings and friends. Call them regularly. Have video calls and be in touch with them.
These are the 10 ways to come out of boredom and to effectively spend your time at home.
It’s a precious opportunity to live on this planet. Don’t waste this opportunity feeling sad or bored. Find ways to keep yourself engaged and make the most out of this lockdown time. Someday in the future, coronavirus is going to end, and good times will definitely start. When that happens, all the new skills, new habits you acquire now will be of great help in your career and life. So, use this time wisely.
Stay home, stay safe!