COVID-19 Lockdown: 8 Most interesting things students can do to escape boredom during house arrest

In this electronic age and internet era, students rarely have time to get bored. But what if you are tired of all your gadgets and want to try something recreational and rejuvenating. This article talks about how to get rid of boredom by practicing some interesting activities.
Gurmeet Kaur
Things to do when bored

These days, most of us are under house arrest due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the Government to prevent the spread of the disastrous Corona Virus epidemic. At such time, students can be seen as the most anguish as they have no classes, games or sport. Though, technology has made our life easier as well as entertaining. However, sometimes it is a lack of interest that we feel bored even after being occupied by electronic gadgets. Boredom is actually an opportunity for you to improve your life in some or other way. A student's mission should be to make the best use of the leisure time and other resources spent in learning to create value for oneself and to society.

Here are 10 things a student should do if he or she is getting bored:

1. Reading all new stuff

The first thing you should do is reading. Read and read a lot. Study about something you find exciting. Change the genre of books you usually read; not just fiction, try to read the autobiography of famous and inspirational personalities, like those of Barack Obama, APJ Abdul Kalam, and Jawaharlal Nehru.

2. Learn new things; Craft, Paintings or may be Sculpturing

Next, you could take up a craft. Like crocheting, knitting or loom knitting, this is simple. Look up Knifty Knitter on Google and it will show you what it is. Get some yarn, learn how to make hats and donate them to the homeless and persons in need. Giving back to the community where you live helps alleviate boredom and give a sort of pleasure.

3. Open your artistic side

Get some colouring books and colours. It’s a good way to open up the artistic side of yourself, and it is fun. Express your thoughts and fantasies with paint and brush. Believe me, drawing and painting is the most soothing way of helping your brain evacuate all the junk and refresh for all new learning.

4. Sing, dance and explore new tunes

These can be the best activities to keep you fresh and enthusiastic. Open yourself to better things in the world and realize that there's more to life than what you have. Learn a new form of dance from youtube. Sing your favuorite songs, record, listen and share with your friends. Believe me, it will be all fun. If you have any musical instrument at home, then it's the best time to play with it. Learn to play new tunes. Hopefully, you will discover something to do that will take away your boredom.

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5. Make realistic goals, think about future plans

Yes, this is the most important and helpful thing to remove the boredom. Ask yourself about what your aim is and what exactly you are doing in order to achieve your goals. For a student, time is the most valuable resource; thus, one has to identify the most important tasks that add value to one's education and focus on them.  You should try to set aside a specific period during the day/night when the energy levels are high to perform the most important tasks. Make a full-proof plan for your career, reaching the goal and achieving that feat.

Start working: Identify your strengths, your weaknesses, your hobbies.  Find out where you want to be 10 years down the line.

6. Make some travel plans for future

Though at this time, you should not even think of stepping out of your home but you can think about it for future vacations. You can make a list of places you would want to visit during your winter vacation. You can read about your favourite destinations, it'll make you ecstatic.

7. Meditate

This is the biggest stress reliever given the fact that we people have to deal with a lot of stress daily in our life. Our brain is mostly like a boiling pressure cooker and it definitely needs rest so that the body can rejuvenate and heal itself for oncoming activities.

8. Talk to people

We are social beings we need to talk to people. Start conversations online, even with strangers but in a constructive manner. When you interact with people you don't know, you get the chance to break out of your comfort zone and change your view of reality altogether. This can spark creative ideas, give you new ideas to think about, and plenty more and in the end you will get a new friend. will end up saying that, Remember! A student should have only one motto in his/her life; "To achieve excellence in whatever I decide to do!"

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