5 Ways to Beat The Boredom During Self Isolation

Hey, hey! I won’t lie, I’ve found it really difficult to find the motivation to write. I won’t pretend that I’ve found the last weeks so hard I couldn’t face writing because I haven’t. For me, I haven’t felt inspired and I’d rather not write something I’m not happy with.

For today’s post, I’d like to share with your some things I’ve been doing during “self isolation.” I haven’t had any symptoms, nor has anyone in my household but we have stayed in and stuck to the rules, creating our own fun along the way.

1. Walking and exploring the local area

I mean, it may seem like a silly thing to suggest because I’m sure more people are walking than usual but for me, my area was completely new to me, having just moved in around 6 months ago. It’s been great exploring the culture and heritage locally and I implore you to do the same and share the pictures you take. I have been trying to take more pictures to improve my photography skills.

2. Learn a new skill

Again, I’m sure people are doing loads of new things but I’ve taken the time to enhance my life skills. Personally, I’m cooking more, making things and as you can see above, I’m LEARNING FRENCH! I’m doing this for two reasons. Firstly, we teach French in KS2 at school so I think it’s an important skill to have and after this situation, I’ll never take the ability to travel for granted so I intend to use this language in a real life context soon!

3. Catch up with people you haven’t seen for ages!

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Everyone is guilty of being busy and having loads to do. I’ve made a conscious effort to speak to family and friends, checking in with them and making sure they’re OK because people cope differently with these kinds of situations.

4. Creating and making things!

I’ve been busy making things and trying new ideas out. It’s been difficult to source some ingredients for home cooking so I’ve been turning my ideas to creative things such as making playdough and trying out different science experiments so I can try them with my class when I see them again 🙂

5. Dig out the retro gaming!

Credit: Hello Its Nik from Unsplash

This has been such a boredom buster of an evening! Go into your spare room, garage, shed, cellar or wherever you keep your games and get old school gaming! Tomb Raider and Pandemonium are two of my absolute favourites for the PlayStation.

They don’t have to be console games though. Dig out your old copy of monopoly, trivial pursuit, connect 4 or  uno for some old school fun!
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I’m sure as the lockdown continues, I’ll think of even more things to do and I’m very interested in what you’re up to! Drop me a comment 🙂

Kat xx

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