What To Do When Your Bored At Home
Need ideas for what to do when you're bored at home? There is no reason that you need to deal with boredom. All that you need to do to ensure that you never get bored is to set up your house so that you always have things to do. Here is a list of the top five things to do when you're bored at home.
- Exercise. People are always saying that they wish they had more time for exercise or that they wished they worked out more frequently, but there is no reason to head to the gym every time you want to get a quick work out. Install a pull-up bar in a door way near a place in your house where you spend a lot of time. Near the kitchen or living room are good places. Next time you get bored, challenge yourself to knock out a few pull ups. Keep a set of dumbbells (or, even better, kettlebells) nearby as well. When you get restless, take 15 minutes and do some bicep curls, squats, and lunges.
- Home Improvement. Keep a list of small tasks that you'd like to accomplish on your house or apartment. These should be small, easily accomplished tasks, so don't put "paint the bedroom" on that list. Instead, put things jobs that take an hour or less to complete, like "oil the door hinges," "organize the office," "replace the light switch cover," or "re-caulk the bath tub." When you get bored, knock off a few items on this list. You'll feel occupied and accomplished.
- Take some personal time. When you take "me" time, make sure taht you're doing something that relaxes you and gives you pleasure. Indulge in a hobby. You know what you like to do, so go do it already!
- Take a nap. In the United States, we tend to think of habitual nappers as unproductive and lazy, and while that's true in some cases, recent studies have shown that naps can actually increase productivity. A 20 minute nap will recharge your brain and make you more energetic for the rest of the day. Try not to snooze longer than twenty minutes, however, as sleeping longer than that will put you into a deep sleep and make you feel groggy.
- Read something good. This doesn't mean go check out a copy of Hamlet from the public library and puzzle over the poetic language (though, if you're inclided towards that sort of thing, go for it). Reading for pleasure has many benefits. It's relaxing, it stimulates your imagination, and it makes you a better informed person. In a way, it really doesn't matter what you read - it could be the newspaper, it could be a novel, it could be a book about the history of NASCAR - as long as you enjoy it, you'll reap the benefits of whatever you read.