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Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by dre11(m): 3:15pm On Apr 02, 2020
By Funmilola Olukomaiya

Getting bored during a lockdown could be real torture especially with people who are used to having hectic schedules. In this light, it is kind of important to keep busy so as not to feel the state of boredom as it does kill happiness.

When boredom sets in, it becomes really tough to kill time, as it will seem that it has stopped. It is pertinent to know that you cannot sleep all the time nor can you scroll Instagram feed which has people supposedly “enjoying” their life and not being bored.

But then, learning to kill time depends on your interests and what you really enjoy doing while bored.

That said, it is already day 3 of the 14-day lockdown ordered by the Nigerian government in some states of the nation and it won’t be wrong to say some of us are already going bananas and are already getting bored out of our minds!

So while we all get to observe the compulsory stay-at-home order, here are 10 ways to beat boredom, number 10 will amaze you.

1. Exercise

Provided you are prepared to put a little time and effort into your workout at home, it can be just as effective as a gym workout. At a time like this, the prospect of going into a gym is daunting and therefore exercising in the comfort of their own home is much more appealing. Since you are likely to do a lot more of eating and sitting around, a lot of exercises may be crucial as you need to stay fit and healthy.

2. Read a book

When was the last time you read a book? Now is a good time to revive your reading culture, at least, for leisure. It is often said that there is no better friend than a book. Truth is a lot of us aren’t book lovers, but since we’re about killing boredom, you can try page by page reading on topics that interest you. The internet has also made e-books available to us, therefore, it won’t hurt to look out for books on topics that interest you. Besides, it is always good to gain knowledge especially when you have nothing else to do.

3. Learn something new

Because lockdown isn’t a vacay, you should work at adding value to yourself at this time. Learn a new skill or add to you your existing knowledge by taking a new course online. It won’t hurt to try one of the many online or self-study options. Many are even free, so there’s no excuse for not broadening your horizons. There are tons of online courses you can take from and get certification for at the end of your learning process. Remember, it’s all about adding value to yourself while you can.

4. Watch Movies

Of course, Netflix is the only thing popular than Coronavirus right now and catching up with your favourite movies, series or soap operas wouldn’t be a bad idea. When you’re glued to watching an array of interesting movies, several hours would be passed just like that and you wouldn’t know it. Just make sure to have some snacks handy by the side.

5.Play Games

It might have been years since you last played a video game, they can be addictive but it is a great way to definitely kill time. When power fails, you can help yourself with other indoor games – ludo board game, chess, scrabble, your card games, etc. It is worthy to keep in mind that you do not start doing it all the time, every day.

6. Cook a new recipe

To keep bored at bay during this lockdown, improving your culinary skills will be an interesting activity to engage in. If you have been the busy type whose work schedule wouldn’t allow to try basic new things, now is the time to explore. For ideas, you can look on the internet and learn how to prepare what you have been craving for or that special cuisine that tickles your fancy. It might not be as tasty in your first try, but you will be proud enough with a new skill in your hand.

7. Dance

Boredom can be exhausting and when you’re at loss for what to do, dancing is an easy way out as it is a fantastic mood elevator. You can decide to learn a few steps online and dance to the beats of your favourite music. While at it, sing along too, this will keep your mind refreshed as the happiness that comes with it cannot be explained.

8. Meditate

Do you know that meditation is one of the most common ways to reduce stress? Many of us are not just not sold to the whole “Mind-Body-Spirit” thing. When you meditate, it gives room for fresh ideas and rejuvenates your mind. You are better focused as your being is involved in mindfulness and you are able to focus your mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – like starting a new business, improving your relationships and other positive things. It’s not like you’re doing anything right now anyway, so what have you got to lose?

9. Clean up

At this time, you can kill time by cleaning up. This could be your closet, garden, kitchen or the whole house. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but since you have so much time on your hands, you can make a roaster that will help you achieve your goal. Another good thing is you don’t have to do it alone (for those who are married or have children or wards staying with them). Trust me children love to work and they will willingly help you out while making it a fun time as well. You will feel much happier and prouder after completing the task. However you see it, cleaning almost always results in finding things you have forgotten about, and while you are at it, you will most definitely find a few forgotten treasures.

10. Have plenty of sex

Sounds funny right? but then this cannot be overemphasized. The lockdown has provided a lot of time for us to bond as couples/families. It’s not unlikely that before now, a lot of couples have had serious marital issue, and this time seems the best time for them to sort out their differences. So once the issues are sorted out, please feel free to explore all you want. And really, can you think of a better way to occupy your free time?

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-lockdown-10-ways-to-beat-boredom/

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nobody: 3:17pm On Apr 02, 2020
Nice one. I notice say my belle don dey shoot out small small. Exercise is key at this moment. I detest pot belly

Btw, the new faces I've been seeing at the gym lately are quite amazing...it's also an avenue to meet new friends. I never knew we had such amazing faces in the neigbourhood. Lagos life is such a funny one, once you leave home for work in the morning, it would be too early to recognise people around you and by the time you're back, hardly would you have time to socialise again. Weekends are fully booked for chores.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by chariisGRACE(m): 3:18pm On Apr 02, 2020
OP, this does not apply to everybody naa.

This kind of thing is for those that leave in Lekki and the likes.

What will you suggest for those people living in Makoko, Ajegunle and the likes?

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nobody: 3:19pm On Apr 02, 2020
30minutes workout
Baff
Chop
Play scrabble
Browse
Sleep
Repeat.
grin grin grin

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nehyooh(m): 3:22pm On Apr 02, 2020
Cool !
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by nakaman: 3:27pm On Apr 02, 2020
no 5 is the best.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Oluwasaeon(m): 3:34pm On Apr 02, 2020
cruxgemmata:
30minutes workout
Baff
Chop
Play scrabble
Browse
Sleep
Repeat.
grin grin grin
Online?

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nobody: 3:43pm On Apr 02, 2020
Oluwasaeon:

Online?

Nope, offline tinz oo. Normal board games with guys. Online dey zap data die.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Aplaudez(m): 3:43pm On Apr 02, 2020
The have plenty of sex part got me grin grin grin

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Oluwasaeon(m): 3:46pm On Apr 02, 2020
cruxgemmata:


Nope, offline tinz oo. Normal board games with guys. Online dey zap data die.
Think say na online, I for say make I beat you small

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nobody: 3:49pm On Apr 02, 2020
Oluwasaeon:

Think say na online, I for say make I beat you small

grin. Would love to play u oo. Make i use u shine grin grin

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by 24kmagic: 4:20pm On Apr 02, 2020
11. Do soapy

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nobody: 4:36pm On Apr 02, 2020
Oshey scrabble crew cruxxxxxx and oluwaxxxxx cool
I am craving a game (or ten cheesy) like mad now.
I hate playing online scrabble but may have to resort to that soon.
On my next shifts I am carrying my board along...I may get lucky!

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by MiracleJ: 6:17pm On Apr 02, 2020
hunger go kill me here o
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by HeadNigga: 11:24am On Apr 03, 2020
This is Nigeria. A hungry man does not complain about boredom.

Tell us how to beat hunger

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by YorubaKinging: 11:24am On Apr 03, 2020
11. Prepare for the worst
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by NotBeenPaid: 11:24am On Apr 03, 2020







How do you beat boredom when there's no always light? Abi generator noise no dey tire you?







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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by BarrElChapo(m): 11:24am On Apr 03, 2020
There should be a general census after this pandemic in Dec, Jan & Feb I'm quite sure the population of the world would double grin

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Nobody: 11:25am On Apr 03, 2020
11. Chillax on a couch, bed or whatever and watch how Abba Kyari's whereabouts would remain unknownangry

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Shellsploit: 11:25am On Apr 03, 2020
angry
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by StrikeBack(m): 11:25am On Apr 03, 2020
tongue
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by TOPCRUISE(m): 11:25am On Apr 03, 2020
A lot of ladies including teens go get Belle tongue.
So many naming ceremonies will happen within the next 9 months.

If you get daughter for house don't allow her visit a bored brother who is alone and forced to sit at home doing nothing but looking for an opportunity to lockdown any waka-waka lady

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by NaijaOlosho(f): 11:26am On Apr 03, 2020
cool
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Bacteriologist(m): 11:26am On Apr 03, 2020
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This channel can help you out:

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Watch Atheists and theists debate on the Atheist experience:

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Bonus tip: Bertrand Russell. Do you know him? One of the men that shaped today's world as we know it.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by gidoskiaustino(m): 11:26am On Apr 03, 2020
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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by visijo(m): 11:27am On Apr 03, 2020
Nothing last forever
Even the breasts that's looking at your face today will be looking at your shoes tomorrow.

������ Boredom?

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by crazycrypto710: 11:27am On Apr 03, 2020
Day 4
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown: 10 Ways To Beat Boredom by Cholls(m): 11:27am On Apr 03, 2020
my brother bull shiit! here is the way to beat BOREDOM according to your Headline.


1, By flogging with cane

2, By flogging with belt

3, Beating administered with a whip or rod

4, Knock the hell out of it, with rum+juice+alcohol

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