Saturday 21 April 2018

Keep Yourself Entertained For Hours With These Genius Ideas*

Having just been through the Easter break, it’s dawned on me that life at home gets very boring, very quick. Normally, I’m a big lover of the upcoming summer holidays as they offer a break from education and let you unwind a bit. However, I’ve recently been a bit worried that spending too much time off will lead to me feeling very bored after about a week or two.

So, bearing that in mind, I started thinking about different ways in which I can keep myself entertained for hours on end - regardless of what the weather’s like. As it turns out, it’s pretty easy to find things to do when you really think about it! So, here are a few of my genius ideas that will keep you entertained for hours and hours without fail:

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Get A Netflix Subscription

No doubt a lot of you probably already have access to a streaming subscription of some kind. For me, Netflix is the best because it has a lot of shows worth watching. I can usually find a good series to binge watch and take up hours in a day when I’m really bored. I’m not saying you should stay indoors all day and watch TV, but it’s a great idea for those lazy days where it’s raining outside, and you’ve got nothing else to do. Plus, it’s a nice way of staying entertained in the evenings when you don’t have any other plans. My idea is to make a list of all the series and movies on Netflix that interest you the most, and then make your way through them whenever you’re bored!

Teach Yourself Card Games

It’s amazing how one simple pack of playing cards can present you with hours of fun. There are so many different card games you can teach yourself - some of which only require one player! From the classic snap to more complicated poker games, you’ve got loads of things to learn. What I love about this idea is that it gives you some new games to play with friends if you ever go out or have them around for drinks. Also, the learning process takes up some time as well! So, even before you know how to play, you’re still keeping yourself amused and straying far from the boredom path. What’s more, as it shows on, you can get custom decks made too. So, you can personalise your playing card experience to make it even more fun for you and everyone else involved.

Learn How To Cook
If you’re in your twenties, like me, then you should probably know how to cook by now! Unfortunately, it’s fair to say a lot of us have very poor cooking skills. Now, some of you may be on your way to university after this summer, which means you desperately need to learn how to cook. As luck would have it, teaching yourself to cook is a great hobby to undertake during your time off! It takes up a lot of time and is endless fun. You start to learn a valuable life skill, while also improving what you eat. As it shows on, there are lots of healthy recipes you can make with hardly any cooking experience. So, spend your time cooking healthy meals, feeling great, and never being bored.

Get Fit
One of the worst things you can do is sit around all day doing nothing. Aside from being endlessly boring, it’s just not great for your health. In fact, it details on how dangerous it is to be sedentary and not move around. It leads to many health problems, including excessive weight gain. So, when you have a lot of spare time on your hands, why don’t you do something practical to keep yourself happy and entertained? Join a gym or start doing home workouts whenever you have time to spare. It makes the days go a lot faster and puts you in an incredible mood as well. Combine this with your new healthy cooking skills, and you’ll be amazed at how much your body changes in just a couple of months. If you’re looking for something to do this summer, then why don’t you get fit?!

Find A New Book Series

Reading is a great way to entertain yourself and let the hours melt away. Everyone should read at least one book during the summer - make that your personal mission! For me, I like to find a new book series and then make my way through it. This is a perfect idea for those rainy days as well, or to help you get to sleep at night. There are loads of new and old books out there that are well worth getting your teeth into. Why don’t you pick up a classic series that everyone’s always talking about? Or, fish out the next best thing and choose a new book instead? Either way, reading is good for you and helps you stay entertained.

Learn Another Language
Are you going away in the summer? Well, why don’t you use your spare time wisely and devote a couple of hours a day to learning another language? Heck, even if you don’t go away, it’s still a brilliant idea. Learning a language takes a fair bit of time to do, which is why it’s such a great idea. Plus, there are endless benefits to speaking two or more languages. If you’re thinking more long-term, then being bilingual can open the door to many different career opportunities when you look for work.

I came up with these ideas with the long summer holidays in mind. However, nothing is stopping you from using them at any time in the year. If you ever feel super bored, then think about doing one of the things mentioned on this list. Each one is designed to keep you entertained in different ways, and they’re perfect for certain scenarios. Consequently, don’t sit around doing nothing and feeling depressed because you’re bored. Try one of these ideas, and you’ll feel a lot happier and more fulfilled.

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  1. I can spend hours on end watching netflix, I love it!! I also love to bake but watching movies/TV shows is for sure my top way to spend time! xx

    Angela |

    1. I'm hooked on baking/cooking shows right now! xx

  2. I am a Netflix addict.. so a Netflix subscription is a must have for me. I love the idea about teaching yourself card games though. I only know solitaire and that's it. I might have to try that if I can find games for one!

    1. I only know games for 2 or more people, so it's fun to learn new ones!x x

  3. I'm trying to use my spare time to get fit for summer right now. I just got myself a Fitbit so am trying to do lots of walking, even sometimes just walking on the spot to get my steps up. Is that cheating? Nikki x

  4. Learning to cook is on of my favourites, I love trying out new tasty meals. I'm never bored, I just don't have the time!

    Corinne x

    1. I've been baking cakes a lot recently, but need to try some dinners that are healthy to balance it! xx


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