Feeling bored? With physical distancing recommendations, more people working from home and ongoing cancellations of social events, many of us don’t know how to use our time.

So why do we experience boredom?

Psychologists suggest that we experience boredom when we don’t have control of a situation. Now you see why you may have been so bored during COVID-19.

Check out this video and the tips below for some inspiration on how to conquer boredom during quarantine.

Tip 1: Keep a schedule: make a to-do list to give yourself a sense of accomplishment

Tip 2: Keep a weekly schedule: routine reduces stress and increases productivity

Tip 3: Learn a new skill: get creative!

Tip 4: Declutter and organize: fill your time and occupy your mind

Tip 5: Practice self-care: there are many forms of this (physical, spiritual, personal, social, household, emotional)

Remember if you’re experiencing boredom, you can change that! This pandemic is temporary, and you are in control of how you feel today.

Do you need some extra support? Feeling overwhelmed from the weight of COVID-19?

Show Me Hope is here to help.

Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
Tri-County Mental Health: 816-468-0400