16 Fun Things To Do To Fight Boredom During Lockdown and Self Isolation

16 Fun Things To Do To Fight Boredom During Lockdown and Self Isolation

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Laughter is the best medicine, so watch comedy shows, series, and videos.  It can significantly reduce stress and anxiety levels and bring lots of joy.

Yoga and meditation can kill stress hormones like cortisol and release happy hormones in our body like Dopamine. Practicing simple breathing techniques and mindfulness are powerful enough in improving endurance, peace, focus, positivity, and other aspects of personal wellbeing.


In a study published in the International Journal of Yoga , meditation, yoga, and other muscle relaxation techniques have been shown to boost immunity and reduce the psychological and physiological effects of stress in cancers and HIV infection.

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6. Get good looks

“Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.” —Unknown

If you’re going to sit at home and do nothing, you’ll get fat!

Why not work out and stay fit?


Flaunt your cool abs on Instagram and motivate others too. Let social distancing make you and others more social, handsome and healthy. 

Even if you’ve never pumped iron, there is nothing to worry about!

A lot of gyms and fitness companies in the USA are offering online workouts for free to help people during the quarantine.

You can also check out Instagram live workout classes by Ted McDonald, Tony Horton (creator of the P90X workout series), Joey Gonzalez (CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp) and others. 

Simple home-based exercises like plank, back extensions, squats, are good options if you lack space and gym equipment.

7. Gardening

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. –Oscar de la Renta

Growing plants and herbs is another great way to keep yourself sane during self-isolation and social distancing. Isn’t it a good idea to regrow food and maintain food supply during the coronavirus pandemic?

If you have a large backyard then you may grow edible plants that can yield quick returns such as salad greens, microgreens, turnips, radishes, carrots, and so on. You can also invest your time in growing indoor herbs like Mint, Chives, Basil, Rosemary etc. 

8. Have a movie race

Make a list of all the great good movies that you couldn’t watch due to your hectic schedule. I assure you this is surely going to blow away all the Coronavirus panic. This is the easiest and fun way to fight boredom during lockdown. Have a race with your friends and cousins. Let see who watches more movies.

Well, some of them on my list are Moonlight, Birdman, Marriage Story,  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Princess Bride and many more.

Since I’m heavily into horror stuff I’m going to dig out movies that I’ve missed out. Few that’s on my mind right now are Sleepy Hollow, Interview with Vampire, The Fly, Misery, etc. I’ve got a separate list for NetFlix.

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Harry Potter is one series that can entertain people of all ages. I think this will be on everyone’s list for reconnecting and turning to families. It’s impossible to feel bored no matter how many times you’ve watched it already.

9. Read before it streams on Amazon

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

There are many book series that can keep you hooked until the end and get you through quarantine. For those who find pleasure in reading rather than watching movies, please gear up.

read books

Few books on my list to fight boredom during lockdown are –

The Glass Hotel, Victim 2117, The “Queens of Infamy” series, The Other Side of the Coin, Newsflesh etc. 

Are you planning to read Robert Jordan’s 14-book “Wheel of Time” series? Start before it streams on Amazon starring Rosamund Pike.

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