People Are Posting Tips On What To Do During Self-Isolation To Prevent Boredom
Millions of people around the world have been plunged into self-isolation due to the coronavirus.
Two weeks in your home can sound like a dream to some people.
But for others, it can be a prison cell that can make time feel like it's going much longer than normal.
If you have some housemates or a partner, you can enjoy quarantine together, but the fun times could still run out after a couple of days.
One person on Reddit has posted a load of tips on what you can do aside from binge watching Netflix all-day everyday.
u/flowersontrees admits that she gets bored pretty quickly so she wanted to give people some options.
One was 36 Questions to Fall in Love, with the Reddit user saying: "If you ask these 36 questions with your eyes locked on each other, apparently you fall in love. If you're already together, it claims to strengthen your relationship. Only one way to find out."
While gamers will no doubt have loads of stuff to enjoy, others who don't have a console or a decent gaming computer can still sink their teeth into some online fun.
u/flowersontrees said Google Fued (a trivia game you can play with different people online), GeoGuessr (a game where you have to guess where you are based off Google Maps), Space Team (a game where you work with people on a ship) and Boxhead (a zombie survival game) are some of the best ones for people dipping their toes into online gaming.
You can learn a new recipe, a new dance routine, complete an exercise challenge, and learn about photography all on YouTube. You can also give the 'Try Not To Laugh Challenge' on YouTube.
Literally, whatever takes your fancy, this is the time to delve into that hobby that you've been meaning to explore.
There's an Awkward Silence website, which allows you to 'practise the art of deep conversations with these thought-provoking conversation starters'.
You can ask your housemate, partner or even yourself things like 'What warning sticker should you come with?'
Some people have even started offering helpful guides, like Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski hosting cooking lessons.
Other people in the thread have also thrown in some ideas.
One person wrote: "My partner and I have been surprising each other by sticking googly eyes to random objects."
Another said: "Board games are amazing, and now is the perfect time to be getting into them!"
Someone suggested now is the time to do a massive spring clean or even go through all your photos and get rid of the ones you don't like and edit the ones you do like.
There's loads more options out there for people who might not like the above but it's a start. If you've got a handy tip then add it to the comments section.
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