Hello again. I am writing this post because, even while you are reading this, you are probably very bored. I don’t blame you. We have to stay at home (almost) all day like chickens in a chicken coop. Well, chickens in a chicken coop probably have quite a good time. Just eating and clucking and playing all day. No homework for them. I wouldn’t mind being a chicken actually. Except for the being eaten bit.
But that’s not the point. You are probably very bored, so I would like to fix that. Here are my top ten tips for not going mad with complete and utter boredom:
- Read my blog. It’s kinda obvious, I know, since you’re already reading it, but if you hadn’t noticed, there is also a school tips page with lots of tips for secondary school. Since not many people are going to school any more, the tips won’t really help you now. Sorry. But you should still read them! Plus, I publish a new post every three days.
- Get stuck in a book. Books take up LOTS of your time. One minute, it’s 7:00 and you’re reading in bed, and the next it’s 1:00 and time for lunch! Even if you’re not a big fan of books, you could always ask a family member to read to you, or a sibling. Also, graphic novels are good if you want an easy read. (In case you didn’t know, graphic novels are like comics but much longer.)
- Start a project. A project could be about almost anything you want. It could include researching something, and maybe writing down the information you have found out. Some ideas to get you started: research your favourite animal, research a famous person, find out about your family history or maybe an era of time (e.g. the stone age or victorian times).
- Try a new food. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be lettuce. Bleh. I hate lettuce.
- Stay active. It’s important to get exercise, so don’t stop moving! You could do yoga, or go out for a jog, or just run up and down your stairs singing at the top of your voice. Warning: if you do that last one, your neighbours will most likely think you’ve gone bananas. I would recommend PE with Joe, which is a 30-minute workout every morning (Monday – Friday) live at 9:00.
- Learn a new skill. This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! You could learn how to bake (a great excuse to eat cake), plant some seeds and watch them grow, teach yourself how to rollerblade, write a play or invent a new type of coffee table that can transform into a sofa at the click of your fingers. Unfortunately, I can’t even click my fingers, let alone build a revolutionary coffee table.
- Explore! As we’re only allowed one walk per day, why not make it exciting? Just walk out of your house, and go in any random direction: for example, left, left, right, straight ahead, right, left, right, straight ahead, left. Or even: left, left, right, left, right, right, straight ahead. And then just see where you end up. Trust me, it’s fun!
- Get arty. Some ideas: how to draw with Chris Riddel, drawing with Nick Sharratt, how to draw 3D shapes, DIY easter cards.
- Keep in touch. Just because you can’t see your friends in person, doesn’t mean you can’t still keep in touch! You could FaceTime them, call them, text them, email them or even just write them a nice letter. It’s amazing how much a chat with a close friend can cheer you up when you’re in a bad mood! (Unless, of course, the close friend is the reason you are in a bad mood in the first place. But then they wouldn’t be a close friend at all. Oh no, I’ve gone off topic again. I must stop doing that.)
- Read my blog. Yes, I already said that. But please do.