The novelty of being home is wearing thin. I know, because I’m hearing complaints of “I’m bored.” Nothing annoys me more. I have zero patience with boredom, even when I have nothing to do. Boredom is a sign you lack a good idea. At the first hint of trouble, I strap on my thinking cap and get creative. If you’re bored, you aren’t trying. There are plenty of options, many of which don’t require shopping. Besides, it’s more fun to do what you can, with the supplies you have, where you are. There are no excuses.
Some ideas include virtual check-ins with friends or relatives you’ve not seen in a while. Give yourself a manicure, a pedicure, and treat yourself to an in-home spa day complete with bubbles. Get active, try yoga or any of the new YouTube at-home exercise videos. Embrace deep spring cleaning and organize a full-blown closet purge.
Start a garden. A tiny kitchen nursery can provide entertainment with tasty results. Speaking of food, bake, explore different recipes, plan home-cooked meals, followed by your favorite cocktail. Make kiddie-cocktails for the wee ones. Doodle, color, or draw, write a poem, or journal to record your coronavirus quarantine. Produce a movie. Update your resume, you might be needing it. Clean up your emails.
In the last week, I joined four online classes with twice-weekly assignments and discovered interesting podcasts. And I am writing.
How will you fill your day?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer