Plan Ahead to Combat Boredom

There are plenty of things that you can do to stay entertained at home, especially if you don’t feel like going outside. But, sometimes when we’re bored, we waste time, trying to decide how to spend our time.

Planning for times of boredom can really help! Here are a few suggestions that might help you plan for times of boredom.

Keep a List of TV Shows

Watching favorite shows is an obvious answer to boredom, but preparing to watch your favourite TV show on Netflix, etc. can make the process more fun. Keep a list of the shows you want to watch next, instead of trying to remember them. By planning ahead, you’ll have more time to enjoy your shows and less time choosing them.

Choose Some New Video Games and Keep a List

Playing video games that are fun and not too serious, like motorcycle games, can be a great way to pass the time and reduce stress. Planning ahead with some new games will keep the fun alive.

Just as you keep a list of TV shows, learn about some new video games and keep of list of those you’d like to try. You’re never too old for video games!

Plan a Puzzle Day

One of the best ways to beat boredom is with a puzzle. Puzzles are fun and good for your brain, too.

Jigsaw Puzzles – Shop for a few puzzles to keep on hand, preferably of varying difficulties. Obviously, the more pieces there are, the more difficult the puzzle. Sometimes you might be in the mood for a real challenge, but other times you might just want to relax and complete a pretty pattern or scene.

Crossword Puzzles – Has it been a while since you’ve done a crossword puzzle? These are great for keeping your mind sharp. There’s some evidence that crossword puzzles can help with memory and thinking skills.

Completing a puzzle not only passes time but can provide a real sense of accomplishment!

Keep a Book List of Books You Want to Read

Keeping a book list is a great way to plan for boredom, and a book can be the ultimate form of entertainment. Getting lost in a story and being taken away to another place or time is always a good way to pass the time. And, when you’re too exhausted for anything more strenuous than reading, it’s always nice to curl up with a good book, isn’t it?

Reading improves brain function in many ways, so if you have ever thought about making reading a daily habit, to combat boredom, this is the perfect time to start.

The key to avoiding boredom at home is setting a goal for yourself. If you have something planned, there will be less time left in your day to be unproductive. Even if the plan isn’t perfect or doesn’t work out, it still gets you thinking about what you want to do. And that’s the first step to feeling less bored.

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  1. Books are one of my favorite ways to combat boredom. Window shopping is another way to get out of the house and find decorating inspiration. Nice post!

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