How to Cure Your Lockdown Boredom


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Jillian Para, Writer

Orange County and many other places across the world are experiencing fear and loss due to COVID-19. Orange County officials released a notice to the public about limiting contact with anyone outside of your direct family. School is out, sports are cancelled, and teenagers are locked inside with their parents for weeks, possibly. Boredom has the perfect opportunity to develop during this time. 

The first step to stopping the growth of boredom is to make a bucket list. This bucket list can contain silly or serious activities. It could be something you’ve always wanted to try or something you need to get done. Regardless, it will help you plan out your days and motivate you.

Spring break is just a couple weeks away, so why not start spring cleaning early? Clean that shower! Organize that closet! Put on your favorite song and make this task fun. You are going to be home a lot these next few weeks so just make it feel more at home. 

Another way to make your next couple weeks feel more like a routine is to exercise. All gyms are closed, but there are plenty of ways to get in shape without weights or a treadmill. YouTube has almost unlimited resources to find the perfect workout. Exercising keeps the brain busy and the body healthy. 

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Lockdowns are the perfect escape for artists. It allows your creativity to flourish without distractions. Whether you prefer simple doodles or complex realism art, taking time for yourself to let imagination loose always feels good. 

If life is just feeling too out-of-control and you need something different to satisfy your needs, try rearranging furniture. This will make you feel a little more in-control with yourself and your home. Do this with your family’s permission, of course.

Lastly, the best way to pass the time is to stay connected with friends and other loved ones. We live in the more technologically advanced time. There is no excuse to not pick up the phone and chat with a friend. People are worried about the virus and need reassurance from one another that everything will be alright.