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The Student Guide to Beating Boredom

The Student Guide to Beating Boredom

Hey everyone.

How are you doing? How are you feeling about the easing of the lockdown and getting back out there? Well, this is the life of this student mom – I’m still kind of in lockdown, at least until the kids go back to school and I’m OK with it for now, maybe because I’ve accepted that this is just how things are for now! It doesn’t mean that I don’t get bored sometimes and I’m sure some of you can relate?!

Anyway, today I wanted to talk about how to beat boredom because in all honesty, this lockdown has proven to me that it’s not just children that get bored, adults do too, and when you do, what do you do? I mean, besides talk to yourself – hehee.

Here are some of the things that have kept me going (and are still keeping me going – hehee):

Cleaning

This is a good one for rainy days and it won’t cost you much either!

OK, it doesn’t sound like the most fun thing to do and if you’re bored, I guess you have to be in the right frame of mind to be motivated to clean, but this is one of my favourite things to do to divert my attention away from boredom.

Cleaning deserves your time now more than ever before, and keeping your place dust-free, dirt-free and clutter-free will not only keep your environment clean but will help you to breathe easier. So, go ahead, open some windows, get out the vacuum and disinfectant, and bust that boredom!

Indulge in a Film Night or Play Bored Games (or Board Games)

Get it, bored games? Hehee. Well, I thought it was slightly funny and the typo was deliberate!

Moving on…

Binge-watching TV isn’t really my thing but I do like a good film night… and popcorn? Uh, it gets me every time *covers eyes and shakes head*.

As a student, do you know that you can get a 6-month free trial with Amazon Prime? So, as well as bagging exclusive discounts on university essentials, health and personal care items etc, you can take advantage of video and film entertainment, super fast delivery and music streaming too.

Board games are good for evening entertainment in my house, whether it’s draughts, playing cards, snakes and ladders or another one of my children’s favourites – it’s just all round fun.

So, what are you waiting for? Bust that boredom!

Give Yourself a Manicure or Pedicure

With the non-essential shops being closed for months and places just starting to open back up, I bet most of us have become experts at doing our own nails?! So, why stop now?

If you’re still battling with assignment work or revising for when you’re able to take exams then you deserve a little reward after studying, so get your mani and pedi kit out and bust that boredom!

Read a Book or Listen to a Podcast

Reading and listening to podcasts is something that can be done while you’re cleaning or just at the end of a busy day, to unwind – any time of day is good really as long as the content is engaging. Find something that you enjoy and bust that boredom!

Go for a Walk

So, it was National Walking Month in May and I posted about it then. This activity is good for rainy or sunny days as long as you’re prepared for whatever the weather conditions might be – I prefer the sun but I’m not put off by rainy days as walking never gets old!

A few months ago, I posted about some of the best parks in Birmingham and aside from some of the hotspots that I mentioned, your local area might also do the trick.

Walking is good medicine for the mind and staying active, will definitely bust that boredom!

Thanks for reading.

Have a lovely weekend!

SBS



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