No one enjoys being bored, but that’s what sometimes happens when you’re not engaged with the world and the people around you. Many people will tell you to learn a new skill or spend time with friends, but if that’s not your thing then here are some reclusive ways to cure boredom.
Play a Game on Your Phone
The amount of games available on phones today is endless. It’s almost overwhelming. There are strategy games, puzzles, arcade games, word games, adventure games, virtual reality games, and the list goes on and on. Many of these games can be addicting, so there’s never an excuse to be bored once you find one you like. Even better if you find several you like that keep your attention.
Organize Your Cabinets
These can be your kitchen cabinets, your bathroom cabinets, or both! It’s amazing how much expired food you can find once you really look. Maybe there’s food in there that you know you’ll never eat, food that’s about to expire, or simply just food that you forgot all about. Maybe you’ll even find that pack of noodles that you bought a while back (perfect for snacking when you’re bored).
The things you might find in the bathroom could be even more exciting. Women are always buying makeup and skincare products and then losing them because they have so many. And men, maybe you’ll find that cologne you’ve been looking for since you bought it months ago. You would think that in such a small space, you wouldn’t lose things so much, but it happens.
Write a Letter
Letter writing is a lost art, but you could make someone’s day by sending them a personal letter. Maybe you haven’t talked to your grandparents in a while because you know that calling them means you’ll be on the phone for hours. Instead, let them know that you care and that you were thinking about them through a letter in the mail. It’s both kind and sentimental. An added bonus is that you’re helping to keep the postal service in business.
Another option is writing a letter to a complete stranger. Write an encouraging message and tell this person how great they are. Tell them that they are important and you hope they have the best day ever. You can leave a letter like this in any public place where any random person could find it. You never know who you might help this way.
Stay Up-To-Date on Current Events
It’s important to know what’s going on in the world around you so that you know how things are now and how things might change in the future. It also helps with everyday conversations. People love to talk about current events. Even people who say they hate it still complain about everything that’s going on. They can’t help it. If you’re up-to-date, you’ll never be left out of the conversation and you’ll be able to add your own valuable opinions… that is if you decide to leave your house.