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Bored While Self-Isolating? Here’s What to Do When Bored!

What to Do When Bored

COVID-19. The virus that’s changing the world as we know it.
A bit dramatic?

Maybe, but that doesn’t mean that a lot of things aren’t changing because of the novel coronavirus.
I mean, have you seen the stores recently? Every time I go out, I feel like I’m in an episode of the walking dead. No bread, no milk, and no – hey, surprise! – toilet paper!

That’s actually funny. People think the world is ending and the first thing they worry about isn’t food or shelter, it’s how they’re going to wipe their arses. I can go on and on about the toilet paper madness, but that’s a tale for another day. Today,

I want to address something more important: quarantine and self-isolation. Well, I don’t want to discuss them per se, but rather what one can do while he or she is stuck at home. More precisely, we’ll go over what to do when bored, isn’t that exciting?

Yes, staying at home may sound like a dream come true for some (I’m looking at you, introverts), but it can become boring pretty fast. And once you start feeling bored and unproductive a couple of days in, well, that’s when things can go downhill.

Worry not, though, as, once you finish this quiz, you’ll know exactly what to do when bored to make use of your free time at home.

  • Question of

    How do you usually spend your weekends?

    • Doing sports
    • Reading books
    • Going out with friends
    • Engaging in cultural activities
    • Netflix and chill! (alone or with your partner)
  • Question of

    What do you do when you’re waiting for the bus or train at the station?

    • I hold my phone (duh!)
    • I listen to music
    • I stare at people with a creepy smile on my face!
    • I observe my surroundings
    • Well, not to brag, but I love doing pushups while waiting for my bus
  • Question of

    What do you usually read when you go on holiday?

    • Read? Is that a new app?
    • I like romantic novels
    • You know those random industry magazines you find in airports?
    • Mostly thrillers
    • Obscure German graphic novels
  • Question of

    With whom would you want to be when you’re bored?

    • Nobody. I like to be alone
    • Family
    • Friends
    • My partner
    • My dog, of course!
  • Question of

    Do you like to travel?

    • No, no, no!
    • Not really
    • Sometimes
    • I’m impatiently waiting for flights to come back!
    • Well, it depends on with whom I’m traveling!
  • Question of

    What do you do when you wake up in the middle of the night?

    • I go right back to sleep
    • I dance
    • I stare at my neighbors’ house from the window
    • I wake up my family because I can’t be awake alone
    • I drink water
  • Question of

    How far do you feel like moving from your chair/bed?

    • Wait, do I have to move for this?
    • A couple of feet, tops
    • It depends
    • I don’t mind moving at all
    • I’m already moving around out of boredom
  • Question of

    How long have you been online?

    • What is time?
    • It has been hours. HELP!
    • Maybe an hour or so
    • Just a couple of minutes
    • I’m not online. This is an illusion
  • Question of

    Why can’t you just take a nap?

    • I don’t want to
    • Napping is for kids
    • I’m at work
    • I’m at school
    • My mind is too active for a nap
  • Question of

    Pick one of the following items:

    • Key
    • Truck
    • Yoyo
    • Apple
    • Ice
  • Question of

    Where do you usually head when it’s lunchtime?

    • Nowhere. I make my own food.
    • Fast food!
    • The nearest food truck
    • Wherever there are margaritas!
    • Somewhere new.
  • Question of

    What do you usually do when you’re at a family reunion?

    • I hide in the bathroom and use my phone
    • I go for a walk with my cousins
    • I grab as many snacks as I can
    • I listen to the old folks’ stories
    • I don’t go to family reunions
  • Question of

    Would you say you are in good shape?

    • I’m sexy and I know it!
    • I could defo lose a few
    • Nope, and I don’t even care
    • People always ask me if I’m tired for some reason
    • No complaints here
  • Question of

    What’s the one item you could never live without?

    • Coffee, aka my morning jolt
    • My phone, obviously
    • My computer. All my work is in that
    • TV. How would I watch the news otherwise?
    • FOOD
  • Question of

    You are at home, being a couch potato, what do you do?

    • Go outside and play sports
    • Doodle on a notepad
    • Finish my work/homework
    • Stare at the ceiling
    • Eat, of course
  • Question of

    What’s the square root of 555025?

    • When did this turn into a math quiz?
    • Somewhere between 1 and 15616531
    • I refuse to answer
    • Can a friend help out?
    • 745
  • Question of

    Pick a word:

    • Fiasco
    • Voila
    • Nonsense
    • Oyster
    • Angelo
  • Question of

    The ice cream truck is outside. What will you get?

    • I hate ice cream
    • Push pop
    • Disfigured Pikachu
    • Fudge Bomb
    • Eskimo Pie
  • Question of

    What is life?

    • Meaningless
    • An open book
    • An adventure
    • A beach
    • A box of chocolate
  • Question of

    Do you like pineapple pizza?

    • Of course, I do
    • Well, I don’t hate it
    • If I’m drunk enough
    • NO
    • What’s that monstrosity?

Written by Siddhesh Jain

My name is Siddhesh Jain, and I'm the fastest man alive (when it comes to learning, that is). I've been acquiring knowledge and learning new strategies for years, and I'm here to share my vast experience with you. What's my goal? Simple, I want to help every young entrepreneur succeed. Follow me on my journey!