We’re bored but not for lack of things to do. The coronavirus has tampered with our concept of time in a terrible way, so to create some normalcy and leverage a little extra time, we have a list of activities that can ease your boredom.
- If you’re a writer, search online or via Writer’s Digest for places to submit an editorial, personal essay or even a short story. Query a Facebook writers’ group about opportunities and names of editors.
- Work with a local organization or church in arranging getting people to the polls.
- Create your own 2020 time capsule of photos, article clippings and memotoes.
- Make or shop for fall masks that match your outerwear and that you can also give as gifts.
- Have a Zoom dance party with friends.
- Bake cakes and pies to give as gifts you can leave on a doorstep or mail to friends and family.
- Rearrange your furniture for a better view of the changing seasons. Create a reflective space.
- Plan your socially distant holiday season. Engage family and friends for creative ideas.
- Be a blessing. Buy lunch for someone that can be delivered via an app. Or give them a gift card for food or ride sharing.
- Bless yourself by practicing self-care at least 30 minutes every day. Your body and spirit will tell you what you need to do.
You can also volunteer remotely. Find out what needs your favorite charity has, and set about to assist.
These are just a few suggestions. The hope is that you will be encouraged and have some activity to take your mind off of these uncertain times.