It’s easy to get bored these days, especially since a lot of us still exercise precaution about being up and about outside. For a lot of adults, fun activities may mean doing some of the most extreme things, but that’s not always the case. There are a wide range of boredom busters that can proactively fill your time with activities that meaningful, fun, and can even strengthen your bonds with people who matter.
This activity is popular among all ages–It’s a low-impact workout, which allows you to unwind and reflect on your day while protecting you from obesity, and other chronic illnesses. You can do it alone, with a friend, or even with the whole family. If you care for your mental health, biking helps release chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine (the so-called happy hormones) which will leave you feeling good each time.
Collecting as a hobby
If you think collecting things is kind of boring, think again. A lot of collectors find thrill in seeking, locating, organizing, cataloging, and displaying anything that sparks their interest. There are people who collect watches, dolls, vinyl records, antiques, and even artworks. For fun, other people collect mugs, postcards, magnets, and other vacation memorabilia. The possibilities are endless, and all you must do is to find out what you really like to start with then ask family and friends to help you out.
Note that these could cost you (some) money, but if it makes you happy then why not, right?
Experimenting in the kitchen
Cooking is a must-have skill for everyone, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to try out different food and recipes even in the comfort of your own home. Just whip out your utensils, some ingredients, a laptop/tablet where you can follow recipe videos, and you’re good to go!
You can even crack a cold beer after cooking your meal, or even while you’re at it! Just remember to drink in moderation since you’re still cooking.
Playing online games or having game night with friends
Gaming is not just for the young ones! Studies have shown that playing (in general, not just video games) is said to improve the mental health of adults, so why not start that, right? You can go for a chill simulation or role-playing video game or a simple word quiz or crossword puzzle app that can be installed on your mobile phone.
Maybe even hold a game night with your friends, or gather your family and have board games ready and get everyone to relive the days when things were easier and the world felt like an oyster. Don’t forget the food and beverages for your game night, and sometimes, beer just feels like the best choice for these kinds of things.
Binge-watching your comfort TV series or anything you want
Staying up late may not be for you these days but let yourself chill out for just a day or two and binge watch anything you want. These could be a sitcom you’ve always loved, or a movie franchise you’ve always enjoyed watching, or even an anime or K-Drama you’ve been missing out on. Pair your binge-watching mood with your comfort snack and maybe even a nice, cold bottle of beer. It will be a good way to unwind from a crazy week.
Hold a party or go dance the night away outside while keeping distance
Partying never gets old and it’s a certainly ageless way to have fun! Dress up in your party clothes, meet up with friends, and go dance the night away (safely, okay?) Do it in your garden, roof deck, lanai, or any open-air area in the house where there is a lot of space to breathe.
You don’t need to have anything to celebrate to have a party, you just need to have fun while you’re at it! While your friends bring their own potluck entry, prep the grill to start a fun BBQ party. Of course, no party is complete without fizzy drinks or alcohol! Grab a bottle, or maybe two, then just let loose. Just remember to drink responsibly.
All these things can be done with or without any alcohol, but you know things are twice as fun when you’re merry-drinking! Good thing that San Miguel Brewery has introduced the San Mig Zero, a refreshing beer that has the lowest carbs and calories vs all local beers, with zero sugar, allowing you to live life guilt-free. It’s the perfect excuse to have drinking sessions with friends and family. With low carb, calorie, and zero sugar content, it’s all fun and no worries in every bottle!
Don’t let boredom bring you down. Have a little fun and let yourself live in the moment because life is good!
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