Like many of us, you may have found yourself self-isolated due to the COVID-19 chaos. And, although a couple days on the couch sounds dreamy, the boredom can set in pretty quick. However, let’s not be a wet blanket – we’re here to inspire and indulge while encouraging a bit of self-love. Cue the sunshine, lollipops, rainbows and…you know the rest.
We may not have a corona cure, but we sure do have some boredom busters to see you through self-isolation with fun, productivity and home improvement. Let’s bunker down and get busy (or not so busy…DREAM).
1. Netflix and Chill
Surely, this is the first task for everyone? Finish that series! Watch that bad TV show you’ve always wanted to! You can do it, you got this! The time is nigh dear friends to be a couch potato and proud. While you’re at it, you may as use the free trials of Stan, HeyU, Amazon Prime and all the other platforms. What if you never get this opportunity again? Make the most of it!
2. Board Games
Or shall we say bored games? Time for a Monopoly sesh or a bitta’ Cluedo? Dust off the games and battle yourself or a fellow at-home-self-isolator to some competitive fun. Just remember, if Scrabble turns sour, there’s not much escaping you can do to cool down… I could be speaking from experience here.
3. Marie Kondo Your Crib
Like me, if you love the concept of Marie Kondo, the minimalist Netflix lady helping people de-clutter, but am yet to actually act on it, maybe today’s the day? Out with the old, in with the same, but do it differently. Maybe cull your pantry, cupboards, clothes or re-arrange your lounge and living areas? Forget spring cleaning, it’s Corona Cleansing time in our books. On that note – may be a good idea to disinfect everything?
4. Werk It
Whether you’re working from home or not, it’s time to werk it. Although day one, two, three and four of self-isolation makes for a great excuse to skip the gym, you could be heading into cabin fever territory. Engage those endorphins and get your A into G with some home workouts. We’re talking lunges, squats, weights, push-ups – do weights with your cat or books if you have to. I mean, if you really want, you could work out in your jarmies; no one’s going to know! Follow our guide on the ultimate home workouts to stay fit while self isolating.
5. Read On
Do you have yourself a mini library of un-touched books like I do? Once you’ve finished watching Netflix, turn over a page, literally, and pick up a book. Channel the vibes of a fireplace, velvet robe, glass of scotch and a cigar and get comfy. Perhaps even join a book club? There’s plenty of celeb book clubs out there to get you going.
6. Handle The Heat
If Huey’s Kitchen or Ready Steady Cook prepped you for anything when you were home sick from school, it was viral hibernation and now it’s time to don an apron and make Huey proud – get yo’ cook onnnn. By incorporating the cleaned-out pantry aforementioned, put the soon-to-be-expired stock to good use, whip out an old Women’s Weekly cookbook and turn up the heat.
7. Camp Out
You may not be able to immerse yourself in the great outdoors or head off on a holiday at the moment, but you can go on a camping trip in your own backyard! Pitch a tent and sleep alfresco to spice it up a bit and get outside without heading into the wild. Cook some marshmallows, gaze at the stars and breathe in the fresh, non-Coronavirus air.
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