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9 Ways to be Un-Bored

A Guide to Fighting the Inevitable Summer Boredom

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9 Ways to be Un-Bored

If you’re anything like me, you’re a busy bee. During the academic year your schedule is chock full because you’d rather be busy than bored any day of the year. Then that first day after finals week hits and you find yourself already laying on your futon asking the question “how many times is too many times to watch the entirety of The Office on Netflix”. This would be okay if it was only for a day or so, but if you’re like me, your job doesn’t kick in until a month after school ends, so what are you going to do with those 30 days? How are you going to occupy yourself? Well, here’s 9 Ways To Be Un-Bored: A Guide To Fighting Summer Boredom

  1. Clean Everything. If you’re anything like me, stuff gets messy during the school year, because your focus is the homework and the classes and the relationships, not the fact that your laundry is basically the carpet of your bedroom.
  2. Pick up a hobby. My best friend told me I needed to get a hobby. He said that I should pick up knitting, which I hadn’t done in a really long time. The same day I went to AC Moore, bought needles and yarn and proceeded to knit a hat. Seriously though, get yourself a hobby and use that to occupy your time.
  3. Start watching Grey’s Anatomy. I did this last summer and have begun rewatching. Since there are 12 seasons of Grey’s on Netflix (I’m impatiently awaiting season 13) it’s quite the commitment to begin watching; the summer is the perfect time to do so. I highly recommend it.
  4. Exercise. Go for a jog! Or go to the gym if that’s your thing. Or pull out your yoga mat in your living room and do some downward dogs and child’s poses. Endorphins make you feel good, and exercise gets those endorphins pumping.
  5. Call all of the people you have not talked to in a while. Call your mom, your brother, your best friend who goes to school way far away. Catch up with the people you love. We aren’t on this earth forever; let the people you love know that you love them. Also, if it has been a while since you’ve talked to them, it’ll be a long phone conversation, so that will fill a bunch of time.
  6. Go adventuring. There must be a part of the place you live that you haven’t been to. Go there. Explore! Take your camera with you. The hidden nooks and crannies of a town or city are often the most exciting. You never know what you’ll discover.
  7. Go to Barnes&Noble and buy yourself a good, long book. Books are great and have become underrated in our day and age, so go and invest in exercising your brain.
  8. Find a cute park to read your book in. Parks are great and books are great and they’re great together. You’ll get some sunshine and you’ll get to read a good story.
  9. Spend as much time outside as you possibly can. The last thing you want is to get stuck in your bed or on your sofa every day. Get out of your house, out into the world and the sunshine. Walk a dog, adventure, read in the park, whatever it takes to get you out of the house.

I hope that these 9 things help you to be un-bored this summer. Have fun! Adventure! Be in the sun! Comment if you can think of another way to deal with boredom!
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