The current crisis is a tough time for many for various reasons. If you’re used to being sociable or having lots of plans to keep yourself busy and distracted you may be struggling even more, so here are a few ideas to hopefully beat the boredom and take your mind off things.
Whether its blogging, baking, crafting or even just putting some interesting outfits together now is a good time to get your creative juices flowing. I’ve been blogging more often, planning instagram posts and making playlists on iTunes and Spotify. Being creative is also a good outlet for stress and can give you a sense of achievement.
Reorganise your space
I’m ashamed to say but my bedroom was an absolute tip before we all had to stay at home. Stuff was everywhere, had been able to pile up and it needed a good dust and hoover. Tidying is not exactly one of my favourite things to do and I’m not a neat freak so it had fallen to the bottom of my list. To have a much tidier, less dusty room has been really nice though! I’ve also organised my dressing table and make up drawers so it’s much easier to find things. If you have a cardboard beauty advent calendar leftover from December the little boxes are perfect for organising make up, brushes and beauty products.
Sort out life admin
We all have those boring tasks we keep putting off. Well, now is probably the best time to get them done. I’ve used the time to contact companies who send me letters in the post, asking for the information to be emailed instead and it feels good to tick something off my to-do list. Next task: organise my document drawers (Can’t wait!)
Read a good book (or 5)
I love reading and there’s nothing like curling up with a book that you can’t put down. I often get a couple of books for Christmas and buy the odd one occasionally but I only usually have the time to read them when I’m on holiday so being able to enjoy books has been a treat. The last book I read was ‘And the Stars Were Burning Brightly’ by Danielle Jawando which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s aimed at teenagers but can definitely be enjoyed by adults too. It’s something I wish I’d read at 13 years old. I also recently read My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult (I know I’m late to the party) and I really wasn’t ready for that ending 😦
There are plenty of other things you can do at home such as watching much loved programmes or discovering a new series or film, reading magazines, completing puzzles, quizzes, contacting family & friends, cooking, exercising, writing, drawing, colouring, journaling, the list goes on. Just do whatever gets you through this unusual and uncertain time (within reason of course)