It’s ‘shelter in place’ time here in Oklahoma due to the COVID-19 virus. While we’ve mostly already doing just that it certainly doesn’t take long for boredom to set it.
Part of it is anxiety, not knowing what’s coming, anticipation and worry because you know there’s really plenty to do.
Tolstoy said “Boredom: the desire for desires.”
It’s true. If you’re bored, imagine what your children must feel! Self-isolation can be really boring or it can be a time to get some stuff done!
Surely you have some household projects that need to be done, or finished.
You’ve time, start a bigger project. Suggestions? How about a backyard chicken coop? Lots of municipalities allow a small amount of chickens and having at least a couple hens puts you a step closer to self-reliance. Got space for a garden? Get to preparing the garden beds, it’s about time to plant! Build a fort in the backyard, pitch a tent for backyard adventures.
Dig out the board games and puzzles. The more pieces to the puzzle the better. Get the whole family involved. Don’t have any? Look on Ebay and Amazon.
Got books on your shelves collecting dust? Start reading. OR… start writing that novel!
Take an online class. There are many alternatives for online learning and MANY of them are currently free! Can’t beat that! Many are focused on children, or business matters but there are a lot of online learning opportunities you just have to look for them.
Set a daily exercise time.
Cook from scratch.
Do crafts with the kids.
Plan your next vacation.
Or just binge watch your favorite shows and catch up on all those you’ve recorded but haven’t had the time to watch.
Whatever method you choose to keep busy be sure to be open to trying new things. It’s a great time to start a new hobby and it’s spring… time to start a garden.
Stay upbeat, stay occupied with some down time.
Play in the backyard. Have a backyard picnic. See nature in your own backyard.
Take the time to just ‘take time’ and we’ll all be better for it in the long run.