All of us have experienced extreme boredom at some point! We aimlessly scroll through YouTube and Netflix looking for a new show or funny videos to watch but nothing seems sufficient. Well, July is Anti-Boredom Month and we’re here to help you combat that boredom! Try some of these new hobbies and activities to keep you from being bored this summer:
Gardening can be rewarding and fun, so turn your clicking thumb into a green thumb! You can also do it on a small scale relatively easily. There are even plenty of plants and herbs you can grow from the comfort of your own home without having to set up a garden outside. This gives you fresh herbs for cooking (can’t beat that) and you’ll have the enjoyment of taking care of something from seed to finish. For help getting started, check out the Luv Your Life app, under Pass the Time, select Plant a Garden and we’ll help you figure out what, where and when to plant!
Cooking or Baking
Cooking and baking are great hobbies to have, as you can always impress friends and family with a great dinner or a beautiful cake. Don’t let the fear of messing up a dish stop you from exploring the wonderful world of food. Even Gordon Ramsay messed up food when he was starting out. Although cooking and baking can be a challenge at first, especially if you have a busy life, it’s worth the effort because nothing beats a good home cooked meal. A great way to get started is to pick a part of the world where you enjoy the cuisine and start making simple dishes inspired by that culture. Or you can sign up for a meal delivery service, like HelloFresh or Blue Apron. With all the ingredients and easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll be a pro in no time.
Art is a great way to express yourself and it isn’t limited to drawing or painting. Art can be anything you want it to be. Glue together some pinecones you find on a walk and now you’ve made a sculpture! Grab a canvas and paint along with a Bob Ross tutorial and see how much fun it can be. You can even order a customized paint-by-number online from one of your own photos and you’ll be amazed with the result. Art can be intimidating but really, it’s about expressing yourself in whatever way you want. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a hidden talent you didn’t know you had?
Between board games, video games, and card games, there’s a game out there for everyone. Games are a great way to have some fun with friends and make great memories. You can become a detective in Clue or become the richest person in Monopoly; games give you so many options! A great game that only needs 2 players and a deck of cards is Rummy. You can find the rules in the link and you can play to whatever point value you prefer. Grab some games and break that boredom!
Need more ways to not be bored this summer? Check out the Luv Your Life app for plenty of great ways to pass the time!