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23 March 2020

I'm Bored - What Can I Do?

Disclaimer - in no way am I going to encourage you to panic buy toilet rolls and baked beans in this post. 




Unless you've been hibernating in a cave these last few weeks, there's this thing called the Coronavirus dominating the headlines, newspapers, social media feeds, small talk and even dogs and cats are beginning to guess what's going on.


I'm Bored - What Can I Do?



I don't want to base this post all around the virus. It's already ingrained on our brains as it is and I'm all for trying to keep positive and putting things into perspective!




Some people are fortunate that they can work from home. However, for people like me, that's not possible as I work in customer service which means I can't exactly make people lattes or cappuccinos in my kitchen. Now, if you're beginning the self isolation process (which I'm just starting to do) and you're already going bat shit crazy staring at four walls all day, I've got a few little ideas on what to do to get yourself out of that boredom and tediousness -




1) DO  AN  ONLINE  COURSE
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It could be something as simple as learning a new language, something which I'm looking into. It's so easy to sign up to a course online and it's relatively affordable. I'd love to learn Spanish or Portuguese. Not Welsh. It's my country's national language but it's too frigging hard. Too many double L's and words I can't pronounce.
It doesn't have to be a language course, it could be a short course in knitting, writing, accountancy, business, jam making, the list is endless!

I'm Bored - What Can I Do?


2) BINGE  WATCH  SERIES  ON  NETFLIX
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That series on Netflix you've been meaning to watch but literally haven't had the chance to? Now is the opportune moment to settle down and binge watch 10 episodes of that series you've been eager to get stuck into!



3) SPRING  CLEAN  THE  HOUSE
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This is the perfect opportunity to get your Mrs Hinch on and blitz the house with Flash, Bold, Dettol, Fairy Liquid and Zoflora (all other cleaning brands/products are available) . I know I'll be doing that during any self isolation I'll be put in. A tidy house is going to give me a great satisfaction, surely it does for a lot of people?



4) HAVE  A  GOOD  SORTOUT
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This one kind of ties in with the above idea. Have a good sort out of your clothes, attic, cupboard under the stairs, garage or even your saucepan cupboard. Saucepan cupboards are a nightmare to sort - and it's a noisy job.


I'm Bored - What Can I Do?

5) WORKOUT
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A good chance to get your gym mode on at home and start the day with a morning workout. The gym may be out of bounds for you right now so it'll be a great time for you to discover workout videos on YouTube. I usually do Joe Wicks, Blogilates or Yoga by Adrienne workouts on a daily basis as they're the ones that challenge me the most. Obviously there are so many other workout videos out there, you'll always find the best one for you!



6) READ
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There's no better time to sit down with a cuppa and engage yourself in a story. I have a couple of books I need to get through and I'm sure I shall be purchasing more over the next few months. Any recommendations welcome! Also I think reading can definitely taker your mind off everything that is going on right now. No books contain a story about the Coronavirus, so no books are off limits right now.



7) START  A  NEW  PROJECT
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That book that you've been meaning to write, I'm sure you got plenty of time to write a chapter or two. Got a new business idea? Start the ball rolling on your idea and reach out to your demographic (I think that's the right word) . You want to start decorate your living room? Get the paint brushes out ladies and gentlemen!


I'm Bored - What Can I Do?


8) FIND  A  NEW  HOBBY
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Knitting, crocheting, doing jigsaws, cooking (if you can find anything in your local supermarkets right now) DIY, you name it, find that hobby that interests you and learn new skills. It'll definitely stop any boredom!




The next few months are going to be tough on us all. But if we stand together (hypothetically), we'll get through this tough period together! As long as panic buyers AKA selfish twats stop overstocking on loo rolls and if we follow the Government's guidelines, we can get through this. Please don't treat self isolation as a holiday, because it's not. It isn't for me anyway, as someone who is high risk, I've got to be very careful (I nearly said 'dead careful', but I think that would have been a little distasteful) . Stay safe everyone!




Lucy

38 comments:

  1. do an online course is a great idea!
    Hope you stay healthy and safe
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  2. Having a good clear out and Netflix binge is what I plan on doing!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope you get those things done Amber! x

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  3. I've got so many books on my kindle!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. I used to have a Kindle but sold it a while back as I had no use for it! I wish I still had it now! x

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  4. I started a new podcast today and have been trying to get ahead of school work before my online classes start. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy during this time!

    - Avalon from www.simplyavalon.com

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    1. Ooh a new podcast sounds exciting! Stay safe too lovely! x

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  5. Spring cleaning my house is one that I'm starting today! I never have large amounts of time to do lots of cleaning so thought why not now? I'm also putting a lot of effort into Pinterest! Hope you're keeping safe girl x

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    1. I need to up my Pinterest game again, I've lost a little interest lately so I'm determined to get it back on track! Keep safe too Kayleigh! x

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  6. I'm going to be spending the time playing animal crossing, blogging and learning to play the guitar. I've wrote a similar post of things you can do inside https://bryonybaker.com/2020/03/24/50-things-to-do-whilst-youre-stuck-inside/

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    1. I remember playing Animal Crossing on my Nintendo DS when I was a kid! How time flies! I shall be blogging and learning new languages! x

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  7. Great tips and ideas, I'm looking into finishing a few courses soon :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Thank you Nic, I hope you get to finish those courses! x

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  8. Love it! I'm currently writing a post similar to this & It's an inspiring time to do new things. Keep safe lovely! X

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    1. I look forward to reading that post when you've finished it Louna! Keep safe too lovely x

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  9. I'm making a move on my reading pile at the minute - tried to pick up the Flat Share the other day because I've heard such good things! Would you recommend?

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    1. I've only just started reading it but it seems a good read so far!

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  10. I'm quite glad that I have a little bit of a backlog of recipes half typed up that need finishing for a future series so I'm yet to find myself bored with nothing to do. However, I'm expecting to be there by the end of the week if I have a productive few days and I'm dreading it. I enrolled on a new course today so hopefully that can keep me busy for a little while! I'm trying to figure out ways I can adapt my workouts for home life too so hopefully I can stick to some sort of routine soon. I hope you're doing well x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

    Sophie

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    1. Ah that's good, you won't be too bored then! I hope you enjoy your new course Sophie! Stay safe lovely x

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  11. Having a good sort out is something I plan to do very soon! I love that YouTube offers so many great workout options for staying fit at home. I currently do Yoga With Adriene everyday as well, I also find that PopSugar do lots of fun fitness classes :) Thank you for sharing your suggestions, I hope you are staying safe and well <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. I love Yoga by Adriene videos, they're so good! I used to do the PopSugar fitness videos, I might start using them again now so I can have more variety in my workouts! Stay safe Bexa xx

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  12. Thanks for these tips! i've actually signed up to a blogging course so hopefully that passes time and i learn some new things!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the blogging course Ellie!

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  13. These are such great ideas! When you think about it there is so much to do. It's a great chance to do those tasks you'd be putting off or things you didn't feel like you could make time for but now can xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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  14. Thank you for this. I'm planning to do a few online courses

    Kriti
    musingsofkriti.wordpress.com

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  15. Such a good post -probably the motivation I need to actually start that online course, rather than watch reruns of Dragon's Den as entrepreneurial "research". Love your blog by the way <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Nothing wrong with watching Dragon's Den reruns! Ah thank you Goergia! xx

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  16. Great suggestion: tske an online course!!

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  17. Love this! I've been reading so much during self isolation - its such a good time pass and so nice to be able to escape the current situation! Xx

    https://www.flolavita.com/2020/03/book-review-i-know-why-caged-bird-sings.html

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    1. Exactly Flo! Reading is such a great form of escapism! xx

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  18. Great tips and advice!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  19. These are a some really great ideas. I feel like I’ve Declutter my whole flat but I’m still finding things that need doing and organising. I have been loving just watching loads to stuff on Netflix! X

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    1. There’s always something to organise isn’t there?! I think Netflix has been a godsend for a lot of people! x

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