Avoiding Boredom…is it possible in lockdown?

The cases for COVID-19 are going up, just as everyone predicted. It’s going to be like this for the next few months because as the virus is part of the flu virus family, it was always going to be worse in colder months. However, this poses a challenge to our sanity, because boredom is going to become normal! How on earth can we avoid it?

The classic crossword

Sometimes you just need to go back to the oldies but goldies. The crossword https://www.pennydellpuzzles.com/crosswords/subscriptions/ is incredibly fun because you get to do something new each time. The crossword puzzles can be themed, so you can choose the topic you like the most and do the crossword puzzles with particular subjects in mind. It’s also something that you can share with your children, and bolster their knowledge about a particular subject. It’s kind of like scrabble, so if your family loves to play this game, it’s just in reverse! 


Snowball io

This game can be played via the app on your smartphone, or it can be played online on your desktop as it has a dedicated website. It’s a game whereby you control a character. The aim is to roll a snowball large enough to boot off the other competitors, which are all on a platform. You are thrust into the platform and slowly, the pieces begin to melt. So your time is limited. You have to run around, dodging the opponent’s snowballs and trying to stay alive. It’s fun, it’s free and best of all, you’re actually facing off against other real people. You could be playing with someone in Germany, or Denmark, or Mexico. It’s harmless fun and terribly addictive.

Go winter bird watching

If you have a field nearby your house or if you can drive to a countryside field, you can go winter bird watching. Did you know that birds of prey don’t have the same internal clock as other birds? They are the sports cars of the air, they have to keep performing at a higher rate, as they need more calories to function. Therefore, they will continue to hunt throughout the fall and winter. Unlike other birds which tend to sleep for multiple days before venturing out. You can also watch migrating birds as they lift off and begin their massive journeys to warmer climates. They will be flying thousands of miles almost non-stop. So if you’re early, you can watch giant gaggles, taking off together.

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8 Ball

One of the most popular games on the internet, 8 ball pool has drawn millions of players to its screen. It’s quite popular because it’s multiplayer, so you can face off against anyone in the world. You can build up a profile, meet challenges, unlock bonuses, make an avatar and take part in tournaments. It’s fun, free and yes, very addictive.

Boredom is not something you have to get used to, while in lockdown. You can make light of the situation and find a way to be entertained if you really look hard enough.

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