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by Dianna Ranere

Curing Lockdown Boredom

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Do you ever get those moments where you literally have nothing to do? We’re probably all going to have a lot of these moments during lockdown! With that in mind, below, we are going to take a look at some of the different ways you can cure your lockdown boredom. We hope you find some ideas that appeal to you.

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Try online gaming

There is nothing worse than feeling bored. You sit there and become irritated because you have no way to pass the time. Well, with the different games online today, you have the ideal solution. Whenever you are in search of some quick and easy fun all you need to do is log onto your gaming platform of choice and you are good to go. If you have never played online games before, keep on reading to discover the various reasons why you should give it a go. 

There is only one place to begin, and this is with the fun you are guaranteed to have. After all, this is what curing boredom is all about, right?  The great thing about the online gaming world is that there is something for everybody to enjoy. There are so many different games for you to choose from. This incorporates different types of games, from simulation games to shooter games, as well as various themes too. Even those who do not consider them a gamer will enjoy the experience. The buzz you get when you are waiting to see whether you have defeated the enemy or progressed to the next level or not is something that affects each and every person. 

In addition to this, it is also worth pointing out that you need not pay to play online games. There are a lot of online gaming platforms that have free games and you will not need to buy gems or diamonds in order to progress to the next level. You can take advantage of the demo versions that are out there as well. This is ideal for those who do not have money to spare or for people who simply do not want to get mixed up with spending money on gaming. Nevertheless, if you are someone who has the cash to spend and doesn’t mind doing so, you will have the full range of games available to you. Keep an eye out for bonuses as well. Practically all online gaming platforms offer these nowadays. Capitalising on them will ensure you get more for your money and that the fun of playing is enhanced as well.

On a final note, it is really easy to get started with online games. The games themselves are not difficult to understand and you will have demo versions at your disposal as well. This is important because no one wants to spend hours trying to understand what to do. You will also feel at ease because you can play these games from the comfort of your own home and it is up to you whether you choose to engage with other players or not.

It is not hard to see why online games are a popular choice with so many people. There is something for all to enjoy and you don’t have to spend money if you don’t want to. Thus, no matter whether you are feeling bored at home on a Sunday or have woken up during the night and can’t get back to sleep, you have something that will keep you entertained with online games. Boredom cured!

 

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Learn the ukulele

Learning a new instrument is a great way for you to pass the time while you are in your home over the next few weeks or months. There are a lot of different instruments you can choose from, of course, but we have decided to go with the ukulele. This four-stringed guitar of Hawaiian origin has a beautiful, distinctive tone. We will tell you a little bit more about it below, including what some famous stars have had to say about this instrument.

Let’s start with one of the best, The Beatle’s George Harrison, who once remarked that everyone who players the ukulele is crackers. He advised everyone to grab one and have some fun. So, if you consider yourself a bit crazy, this is the instrument for you. Jake Shimabukuro is one of the best ukulele players, who is known for his complex and fast finger work. He has given plenty of great advice over the years. But one of the best things he has ever said about the ukulele is that one strum is like a yoga session, alluding to just how relaxing playing this instrument is. He says that there is no better way to end a day than strumming his ukulele. Interestingly, Don Henley who is most known for being a member of The Eagles says that the first instrument he was given was a ukulele, claiming to be quite good at it. Last but not least, MAX, an actor and singer from America, whose real name is Max Schneider, says that he takes his ukulele everywhere, often playing it in the park.

So, what about some tips to help you get started? The first tip is to make sure you play slowly in the beginning. This will help you to pick up the basics a lot quicker. If you rush things, you will end up making errors, and these mistakes will be a lot more difficult to correct. By going slowly, you can easily rectify these blunders. Moreover, when taking ukulele lessons online for the barre chords. You should try putting your middle finger on top of your index finger, as this will help you apply the correct pressure against the strings. In addition to this, it is important to remember that throughout each tab there will be numbers scattered. It is the numbers on the lines you are concerned with when determining the fret that ought to be fingered on the string in question. It is also vital to learn how to hold the ukulele correctly. You know you have got it right when you are able to remove both hands without moving the instrument. Finally, once you get the basics right, try to play with other players. Don’t fret if they are much better than you, as they will help you to advance your skills.

 

 

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Start your own blog

Last but not least, why not consider starting your own blog to help you with boredom during the coronavirus lockdown? You don’t need to have any particular skill in order to start a blog. Of course, you need to be able to string a sentence together. However, even if you struggle with this, there are writers available that can help you tidy up your work so that it is in an enjoyable format. 

If you’re wondering what sort of blog you should start, we would recommend doing something that you love. What’s your main interest? This could be anything from a general theme, such as fashion, to something specific, perhaps a game or a certain exercise. You simply need to choose something that you love and feel passionate about, as you will then feel compelled to speak about it and you won’t feel like you’re just forcing yourself to write.

One of the good things about starting a blog is that this is something you can then go onto monetise. Of course, you won’t be able to earn money overnight, so don’t expect this to enable you to make money immediately. However, as time goes on, you may be able to make a good income from your blog. There are many different ways that you can make money from your blog. This includes guest posting. People will pay you to post a blog that they have written or to insert a link into one of your blog posts. You can also make money through affiliate marketing. This is when you recommend different products to people. If someone was then to go and purchase a product from your website, using the link you have provided, you would get commission based on this purchase. So, overall, there are different ways that you can make a bit of money from your blog in the end. 

 

So there you have it: three of the different activities that you can enjoy in order to kill some time during the lockdown. Although we are all going to be confined to our homes over the next few months, this does not mean that we cannot use the time productively. If you find an activity that you can really get your teeth stuck into, you will be able to get yourself into a good mental state during the lockdown and you will be able to ensure that your time is used in an effective manner. Hopefully, this will help you to get through the next few months!