5 Ways To Fight Lockdown Boredom Inside Your Condo This Pandemic
It’s been more than a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more hard weeks look to be ahead. Here are a few ways to fight lockdown boredom.
Get out the board games
Board games aren’t exactly the new kid on the block, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost all their luster, especially during this pandemic.
And don’t forget puzzles. They’re great if you’re going it alone and don’t have anyone playing a game. Puzzles keep you busy for hours on end and if you’re not able to visit any of the places you’re revealing in your puzzle anyway, you can at least take some pleasure seeing that site eventually appear right before your eyes!
Computer gaming: Playing together without being in the same room
You’re not able to hang out with your friends or family members in person, so do it virtually instead. Online computer games allow you to play against different people, in different places, all at the same time. Since you can’t meet in person to play chess, poker or gin rummy, try it online with apps and multiplayer consoles. It may not be as fun as holding real playing cards in your hand, but it’s worth a try.
If you’re more ambitious, you can also go online with your friends to hunt monsters, build cities, or play any number of online sports with groups of people you might not even know.
Biking away the blues
Many people have rediscovered bicycling in a big way during this pandemic. Cities like Berlin and London are leading the way, setting up so-called pop-up bike routes all over the city. The idea is as clever as it is simple: If you’re not using the street space anyway, why not turn it into bike paths everyone can enjoy on two wheels? Officials in the two capitals rolled out the red carpet for bikers so to speak according to the motto, “If you build it they will come.”
Gyms and fitness studios are closed and the weather outside can be, well, quite lousy, but there are plenty of ways to keep fit inside.
Knit your way through the crisis
You may not believe this, especially with Netflix and other streaming options out there, but young people are now enjoying knitting and crocheting. For real! So much so that experts say 2020 was a banner year, marked by record sales. Fun online tutorials and free knitting patterns were also a big help.
Singing in your own condo studio?
If singing in the shower doesn’t do it for you, what about setting up a small condo studio and making your own album? Paul McCartney did. Taylor Swift did. Well, she actually made two albums. I guess she had the time.
If that sounds too ambitious for you, starting smaller is fine. Dust off that old guitar, flute, or trumpet you have lying around in the basement and give it a go. You might not be Miles Davis anytime soon but neither was Miles Davis, if that’s any consolation.