So, it’s a Sunday afternoon, you have the day off work and there is nothing on TV, not even football. It is raining heavily outside, so you’re stuck in the house figuring out how to make use of the next 6 to 7 hours, but your brain freezes with coming up with thoughts, so you decide to instead do the norm of a boring day, which is eating and sleeping. That is a great option if you’re hungry and tired, but spending 7 hours doing nothing will not only make you feel worse than you was earlier, but you will have that feeling of not having the chance of doing something productive, and you will go to bed having to deal with the long work week ahead knowing you didn’t take advantage of all the free time that you had. I will give you some things that any adult can do when you’re stuck at home with nothing to do, that will be very beneficial in the long run.
1. Create a personal spa session.
It can be hard to unwind after a long and grueling work week, let alone a day. But if you have the free time and no distractions, creating a personal spa session will help you. The first thing to do is to go to the bathroom and set up a few candles or change the light bulbs to ones that is less dim than the regular ones. Once you have set up the low light, fill up the bathtub with your favorite soaps and herbs, bath bombs are also a great option. If you’re not a fan of baths, a hot shower transitioning into a cool one is a great alternate. Once you add your speaker to the mix with some calming music or sounds, you have created your own personal spa that you can unwind for as long as you like. This will help you be more relaxed and refreshed, in both a physical and mental way. It will also save you money in comparison to spending almost a hundred dollars at a professional spa.
2. Clean / Rearrange your place.
If you have a lot of time on your hands and is sick and tired of looking at the same things that you have seen for months, now is a great time to clean out and/or rearrange your house or apartment. For example, if you have a bunch of things in your storage room that Is piling up and needs to be sorted out, take the time and organize them. It is proven that throwing out old useless material that has no value will change your mindset positively, leaving you with the satisfaction that you have decompressed and ready to fill that empty space with material that contains positive meaning. The same thing can be accounted for when it comes to rearranging. You will kill a lot of time in the long run, and it will make your space a lot bigger and more comfortable.
3. Meal prep for the week.
Meal prepping for the week can be stressful sometimes, especially when you have to work throughout the week. If you’re at home with spare time in your hands, set out a meal plan and prepare for the week. There are plenty of options you can use such as rice, chicken, vegetables, beef, fish and so on. It is known that meal prepping for the week will not only save you time and money but will also make the time go by faster.
4. Take an online class/skill.
Knowledge is the absolute power of everyday life. Without it, living would be a living hell. That’s why it’s very important to learn something new every day, especially when you’re bored with nothing to do. There are plenty of online sites and apps that will give you courses on a variety of topics for you to learn for free or at a very small price. There is also the greatness of YouTube, as there are millions of great educational contents that you can watch. Not only are you gaining great information, but you’re passing time along the way by doing something productive. It’s a win-win situation.
In conclusion, we all have days when we just want to relax, and that is perfectly fine. However, if you want to use your time beneficially and end the day knowing you have done something positive and productive, then try these 4 options. When you put something to action, you will forget how much time will pass by doing those things, and you will reap the benefits of it. If you have something else that you usually do to pass time, leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and I hope these options have helped you overcome boredom, have a blessed day!
Peace & Positivity.