Things To Do When You're Bored Home During The Coronavirus


Virginia Bates

As the spread of the coronavirus leads to more school closings, many students are stuck home while the National Guard was activated to help combat the coronavirus. As schools in Maryland are closed for 2 weeks, students are overwhelmed with the number of homework teachers have provided whether it’s online or on paper in a packet, to help meet student’s academic needs. This is laking the physical and social needs schools provide on a regular school day when students go to school. This can cause Anxiety & Stress! A teen needs to express their innovation. It decreases anxiety and improves an anxious mood. There are plenty of other indoor things for teenagers to do and share their imagination, interact with other family members or peers, in addition to school projects.
With that in mind, here are creative suggestions for having fun

Relaxing Things to do When Bored

  • Give yourself a manicure or pedicure.
  • Try out a new hairstyle or experiment with your hair.
  • Take a bubble bath.
  • Try out a new facemask or beauty product.
  • Doodle, color, or draw on some paper.
  • Do yoga (check out videos on YouTube).
  • Write a poem or write in a journal.
  • Take a nap.
  • Read a book.
  • Listen to music.
  • Stretch.
  • Watch some Netflix, Hulu, or Disney +.
  • Look through old photos and videos.
  • Bake some desserts.
  • Go sit or lay outside & watch a sunset or sunrise.
  • Meditate.
  • Eat snacks in bed.
  • Look for a new favorite quote or saying.
  • Write a letter to your future self.
  • Take a long shower.
  • Drink tea.
  • Binge-watching & Playlists

Adventurous Things to do

  • Start a blog.
  • Experiment with new recipes.
  • Find a new podcast to listen to.
  • Reach out to a friend or relative you haven’t seen in a while.
  • Rearrange your furniture or redecorate your living space.
  • Look for your first (or next) tattoo design.
  • Make an effort to learn something new.
  • Make a vision board.
  • Look to adopt a pet (even just a fish).
  • Try and make friends with a stranger.
  • Make slime

Productive Things to do

  • Go for a little bit of exercise.
  • Organize your closet, or do a full-blown closet clean-out.
  • Find a part-time or freelance job.
  • Research dream careers.
  • Clean up your emails.
  • Make a list of personal or professional goals.
  • Clean out your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Clean your phone or phone case (it’s probably very dirty).
  • Watch a how-to YouTube video.
  • Get ahead on schoolwork or future projects.
  • Do your laundry.
  • Prepare dinner for the family

Entertaining Things to do

  • Watch some Netflix (yes that’s on here twice, it’s a good cure for boredom).
  • Online shop.
  • Watch a favorite movie or a movie you haven’t seen in a while.
  • Recruit some friends and play a game.
  • Watch a documentary.
  • Watch YouTube videos.
  • Facetime your friends or family.
  • Make a bucket list.
  • Take some selfies.
  • Catch up on celebrity gossip.
  • Sing & dance to your favorite songs.
  • Host a sleepover (like in the old days.)
  • Play charades
  • Play UNO

Take breaks from viewing news stories, like social media, blogging, or listening to. It may be unsettling to hear about the pandemic regularly. Take care of yourself. Breathe slowly, stretch out or meditate. Start eating nutritious, balanced food, exercising daily, having lots of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs. Take the time to rest. Seek to do other things that you like. Get in contact with others. Speak to people you know about your thoughts and how you feel about it.