Spring is almost over: summer days maybe longer, but they may also be more boring. Because it’s very hot outside, going there is lazier and less desirable, and there aren’t many fun plans to look forward to.
If you are stuck at home for any reason, there’s always something to do when you’re bored. We give you some options with which the hours will fly by and you will keep yourself entertained and busy.
Read that book you kept putting off for later:
Due to work and social demands, it can be quite difficult to find time in everyday life to read. Therefore, you could use your ‘bored’ hours at home as a perfect opportunity to finally immerse yourself in that great novel that you have been avoiding for a long time.
Let yourself be carried away by escapism when reading great science fiction and fantasy work. On the other hand, if your thing is to experience thrills and chills, you have horror books.
To satiate your romantic side, read a novel with love overtones. And if you just want to learn, you have a wide range of non-fiction options. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to keep yourself entertained for many hours.
You may even watch a movie based on that book right after reading it and see if you agree with the director’s vision.
Video games and other online games:
The world of entertainment is more accessible now than ever, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of it. In your phone’s app store, you have access to a large number of games from developers all around the world.
These range from classic arcade games to shooters, adventure games, or even sports ones. In any case, there are options for all tastes, and it will not take long to find the right ones for you that will make your time pass in a blink of an eye.
Many games nowadays allow you to chat with other gamers while playing. That is also an incredible opportunity to make new friends and socialize while staying at home.
Bet on puzzles to stimulate your mind:
One of the worst things about being stuck at home is that your brain is not as active as it is at other times. You just stare at the ceiling and feel the clock tick-tock without much to do.
If you want to keep your mind not only engaged but stimulated, brain teasers are a great idea for that. You can resort to classic options such as crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles, or you can even search your phone for an alternative of interest. You can do puzzles or find brain teaser games on the internet – there are plenty of them there.
By immersing yourself in any of such activities, you will keep your brain active while having fun.
Get hooked on a good series:
Today the possibilities are limitless. With Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO, and the rest of the on-demand television services you can watch up to the entire season in one afternoon.
You just have to find a series that hooks you and you will no longer doubt what to do when you are bored alone at home. There are shows for any taste, be it comedy, drama, horror, or documentary.
TV and movie offerings now are so vast that you can spend more time trying to decide what to watch than watching the content itself. Therefore, it should not be difficult for you to find something that suits your tastes.
Thanks to the magnificent offer of current streaming platforms, you have at your disposal a vast variety of quality content. You are facing the ideal solution to spend your rest time.
Watch videos on YouTube:
If you have not contracted any of the on-demand television portals mentioned in the previous section, you will always have YouTube. You start watching a video clip and end up watching clips of puppies yawning with music in the background for several hours. The magic of YouTube is irresistible and will kill the most boring hours of the day with a hit of play.
The advantage of Youtube is that it has content for any demand. You may even watch some educational courses or science videos. Thus, you will not only pass your time but learn something valuable as well.
Find your childhood friends:
Remember those childhood friends you used to spend all the time with? Or perhaps the classmates you used to see every day? Maybe even a distant relative you haven’t talked to in a while?
Do you know where they are now and how they’re doing? Take the chance to find out!
Search for them on Google, and try to find them on social media. Use Nuwber to find their current whereabouts and contact information or check if their old phone number still belongs to them on PhoneHistory. And connect! They will probably be happy to receive your unexpected message and find out how your life is going.
You don’t need to go to the gym or go for a run to tone up your muscles. Take advantage of those days at home to do sit-ups, some dumbbell weights that you have at home, or aerobics.
And if you don’t have much money, you can always use water bottles or milk cartons to substitute them. If you need some inspiration – again, you have Youtube with plenty of sports videos for any level and experience.
Take a distance course:
Whether you’re still in high school or college, or well into adulthood with a full-fledged job, there’s sure to be something for you to learn. Nothing mandatory, but something that you would like to know in-depth.
Look for a good online course to which you can dedicate time in those slower moments you have at home. There are paid courses as well as free ones, so you don’t even have to spend a penny to gain knowledge.
A little ‘online shopping’ to lift your spirits:
A classic that never fails, especially when you have a credit card full of happiness. Give yourself a treat that suits you for this season, you can spend hours browsing online stores in search of the perfect purchase.
Progress on pending tasks:
It may not be the most entertaining thing in the world, but at least you will be proactive and take advantage of that downtime. Put back laundry, clean the kitchen, update the resume, sort bills, and update the software on your computer.
Surely there are hundreds of things in the house that you have been postponing because you did not feel like doing them.
Thus, it doesn’t matter if you’re a homebody or if you love being on the streets and you climb the walls on days you can’t leave home. With these options, the hours will pass as if they were seconds.