I probably need to take my own advice if I’m writing this blog post as I have most definitely been guilty of boredom throughout lockdown. Don’t get me wrong, I have been trying to amuse myself but after however many weeks we’ve spent social distancing the momentum and motivation are beginning to dwindle. Here are some suggestions of things to keep you occupied and beat boredom if you find yourself looking for something to do, but also remember, it’s okay to do absolutely nothing and take time for yourself.
Boredom Buster 1: Do Something Arty
Art has never been my strongest subject, I was never awful but also never brilliant (everyone I know will remember the wonderful tree I painted for my GCSE that was promptly cut out by my art teacher) but lockdown has been a time to whip out those old paints again. I made Easter cards for my boyfriend and nan that turned out rather well and I also bought a paint by numbers which I’m slowly working my way through. Equally, if painting isn’t your thing then you could get a colouring book, some engraving or sequin art or just plain old pens and paper. Now is the perfect time to get creative even if it doesn’t go particularly well.
Boredom Buster 2: Read
As an English student I, in theory, read a lot. However, I don’t tend to read books that I actually want to so, with university now online I’ve had plenty of time to read other books! It’s been so nice to pick books that have been sat on my shelf for years and finally read them and enjoy them. Lockdown is the perfect time to read something different and Kindle has some great offers for 99p books, I’ve read some amazing books that I’ve loved having more time to read for pleasure!
Boredom Buster 3: Re-Decorate
There’s bound to be somewhere in your home that you’d like to redecorate or spruce up a little bit and now there’s plenty of time for DIY. At the moment, we’ve been redecorating my room with old leftover paint and finding prints online to add some pizazz to my bedroom. We’ve also been adding little bits and pieces to existing rooms too to spruce and brighten up some areas too! Whip out some paint, shove on some old clothes and start re-decorating!
Boredom Buster 4: Baking and Cooking
Everyone seems to be jumping on the baking bandwagon and making banana bread now so clearly, it is the must-do thing during lockdown. Now is the perfect time to try a new recipe and start honing your baking skills for the next series of Bake Off!
Boredom Buster 5: Learn something new
Whether it be calligraphy, coding or language learning quarantine gives you the opportunity to try something a bit different or something you’ve always wanted to try. I’ve been attempting to brush up on my Spanish again after A-levels and attempting to learn a bit of German in my spare time whilst also trying to kickstart this blog again. It’s been so nice to finally do some of the things I’ve been meaning to for ages now we have the time.
So those are some ideas for things to do in lockdown if you’re feeling bored during lockdown. Whilst these are great ways to keep yourself entertained it’s important to remember that doing nothing and taking time for yourself is just as important! Productivity is not always the answer!