For months now, we've all learned how to be creative and innovative to beat the boredom from staying home. So, we asked our staff, "what are your anti-boredom hacks?" Perhaps you have some of your own, but in case you need some inspiration, here are our highlights:
"Two activities I do every day are listening to an episode of a podcast when I wake up and drink my tea, and read at least one chapter of a book before bed (with more tea). Right now I'm rotating between
for podcasts; and I'm currently reading
by Joanne Ramos."
"Because 6 cats, 3 dogs, and 2 kids weren’t enough to ward off boredom, I decided to buy my girls 3 guinea pigs. We like to watch them “popcorn” and run around while we try to make them like us (they don’t). Another thing I like to do is contemplate “how many cucumbers can I add to dinner tonight?” since we have an overabundance in our garden this year. Luckily, I have 3 guinea pigs to help with that."
"To help with boredom, I’m trying a couple of things. I like to cook and bake, so I’m experimenting with one new recipe each week and it’s been fun. My favorite so far is a cold pasta salad with spinach, mandarin oranges, cranberries and pine nuts….YUM! I’m also trying to get out of the house a few nights a week for a walk or a short bike ride with my husband. If the weather is bad, we pull out a board game or a deck of cards!"