Bored in the House…


If you’re anything like Tyga (or the rest of us), you’re currently bored in the house, in the house bored. We’re now in our third week of government-mandated social distancing and our second week of distance learning. Let’s face it: we miss our friends, we miss our school, and we miss having freedom. But, as the great Larry David put it, this is probably going to be our only chance to help our country by staying home and binging Netflix. If hours on the couch aren’t exactly your social distancing style, here are some more ideas to keep you from getting too bored. 

Staying Active

  • If you’re allowed to go outside around your neighborhood, use this as an opportunity to go for walks or bike rides. This is a great way to increase your endorphins and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
  • Build a (mini) home gym. If like me, you’ve been wanting some home gym equipment for a while, this is the perfect time to get it! And it doesn’t have to be expensive, either. You can set up a punching bag or a pullup bar for less than $100. 
  • If neither of these sounds like you, you can always take advantage of the free online pilates and yoga classes being offered. Both yoga and pilates can be done in any open space in your house, and they’re great ways to stay in shape and feel good!

Feeling Productive

  • Organize, organize, organize! If you’re like me, you enjoy staying organized, but it’s difficult to do so under the time constraints during the school year. You can organize your clothes (and pull out old ones to donate or sell post-corona, of course), clean your room, redo a desk space, and more! Just don’t forget to watch the Queen of Cleaning and Organization, Marie Kondo, first. 
  • Home improvement projects are another great way to feel productive (and earn some brownie points with your parents). If you have a yard or garden, offer to help with tasks like weeding or mowing. Inside, you can help with tasks like painting, redecorating, or doing any minor repairs. It feels so good to actually be able to see the results of your hard work!

Refreshing Alone

  • Reading is a perfect way to separate yourself from the current crisis our world is facing. Whether it’s on your Kindle or a paperback book, reading is sure to help calm your nerves. If you have a device that can access the internet and a Seminole County Library account, you can even borrow e-books and read virtually.
  • Got any puzzles lying around the house? Put on some of your favorite music and open them up! Puzzles are a great way to challenge yourself and feel accomplished. Plus, we never usually have time or reason to complete them.
  • Art is another great way to relax. It’s time to pull out your coloring books, paint supplies, and anything else you have lying around. Focusing on creating something is a great way to take your mind off any stress. Add some cool music and you’ve got a perfect relaxing and enjoyable activity.