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Student Newsletter: Top Five Tips To Avoid Lockdown Boredom

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Student Newsletter: Top Five Tips To Avoid Lockdown Boredom

Student reporter Ethan has put together his top tips to beat boredom blues!

At the moment finding a way to keep busy is getting increasingly harder. Here are a few things to try to keep your mind active during lockdown:

5. Model Making

Making models is extremely fun and lets you see a physical representation of your achievement. There are many types of models you can create. You can make aeroplanes or your own train track with models. You could use construction blocks like Lego or even junk. It is a relaxing way to pass the time during these long days.

 

4. Take part in a reading challenge

Reading a book is one of the best ways of passing the time during lockdown. It transports you to a new world whilst remaining indoors. Books help you to leave this world and enter a whole new one in just the turn of a page. With reading challenges it allows you to try a type of book that maybe you haven’t ever tried before of even heard of. You could try and read the complete Harry Potter series in a month or maybe read a book from every decade.

 

3. Listening to podcasts or Ted Talks

If the previous two don’t float your boat then this may be the best for you. Ted Talks are educational talks on literally anything you can think of (within reason). There is bound to be something for you.  Podcasts are live streams or recordings of people talking or conversing about their specialist subjects in a fun and exciting way. There are podcasts and Ted Talks on nearly every subject.

 

2. Play games with family and friends

If you’re getting bored of playing or talking to the same people then why don’t you challenge friends and family to a friendly board game over a video call. It’s a great way to keep up interactions with family and a great and entertaining way of passing the time. Games like Trivial Pursuit can easily be played over the internet and don’t require them to have their own board. 

 

1. Trying a new hobby

The best way of passing the time is trying a new and exciting hobby. This could be anything you want. These create new skills that even after all this is over could be incredibly useful. Furthermore, once this is over it allows you to meet a whole new group of people who share your interests.


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