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Great Ideas to Beat Weekend Boredom

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Today we want to share a nice list of ways you can beat weekend boredom.  For the last few months most of us have been stuck at home trying to fill the day with fun things to do, but it can be difficult to find things to do when we are in the same place. 

If you are feeling bored this weekend and you are looking for something to do, we want to give you some ideas. There are lots of ways to have fun at home this week, and you’ll feel more productive when you spend the day doing things you enjoy.

Here are some ideas for activities and jobs you can do this weekend to kill that boredom. 

Watch sports 

Even though the rest of the world is still uncertain right now, sport still goes on and provides us with entertainment and comfort. Check out the latest NFL Update or the baseball, make some game snacks and sit down to watch a game or two this weekend. 

Weekend Boredom

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Play board games 

Board games are the kind of thing we mostly break out during the holidays but it is not only a holiday activity. You can also enjoy a good game on a weekend evening with your partner or your family. Sit down with a beer and some snacks and have a games night with your loved ones. It’s a good way to pass the time doing something a little different and it will allow you all to distract yourselves from any boredom you might be feeling. 

Some great board games to play are: 

  • Trivial pursuit 
  • Monopoly 
  • Frustration 
  • Ludo 

Go for a walk 

Being stuck in the same four walls for many months has likely sent a lot of us loopy, and now is a great time to take a walk outside and get some much needed fresh air and sunshine. Take the time this weekend to set off from your house and take a walk around your hometown. You’ll often discover little green areas you never knew existed and it can be a great excuse to make the most of your home neighborhood. You can make a walk as short or as long as you want and if it rains you’ll never be too far from home! 

Try a workout 

If you are looking for something different to do this weekend and you haven’t done a workout for a while ; why not try to do one in your living room? There are tons of workouts online to try and you can even get your family involved as a fun activity. Try a body combat session, a dance workout, or even practice some relaxing yoga and feel better physically and mentally after doing it. 

Do some gardening 

Weekend Boredom

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If you have a garden at the back of your house, autumn is a good time to do some important jobs. In the autumn there are several ways you can prepare your garden for winter such as pruning shrubs, cutting the grass one last time, and clearing out leaves and debris from your flowerbeds. Working in the garden has the added bonus of giving you some fresh air, and it can be a great way to spend a whole day during lockdown. 

Clean up 

Have you been cluttering up your home recently with online orders and random clothes? Now is a great time to clean up. If you are bored this weekend consider doing a full house clean from top to bottom, making sure that everything is spick and span. Some of the jobs you can do are: 

  • Vacuum the house 
  • Bleach the bathroom and kitchen 
  • Clear out old bathroom products 
  • Clear the pantry 
  • Dust and polish
  • Clean the windows 
  • Wash your bedding 
  • Wash the carpet 
  • Declutter 

If you can do all of these jobs over the weekend your house will be clean and fresh and feeling great for the winter.

Do some DIY 

There are a lot of small DIY jobs you can complete over a weekend that will freshen up your home and make a difference to the space. You could redo the gloss paint around the house, change your feature wall colour, fill in small holes in the walls, and even regrout the tiling. Any of these small DIY jobs will make an impact to your house and will make you feel happier at home. 

Bake tasty treats 

If you have some time at home this weekend and nowhere else to go, why not make the most of it and do some baking? We have a simple treat for you to try and bake this weekend:

Triple Chocolate Cookies 

weekend boredomTriple chocolate? Yes please. These cookies are decadent and yummy and easy to make. 

Ingredients: 

  • 180g flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped 
  • 150g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 150g white chocolate, chopped 
  • 150g butter 
  • 175g caster sugar 
  • 1 medium egg 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. 
  2. In a bowl, place dark chocolate. Heat up a pan with simmering water and place the bowl over the top, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Melt the chocolate and leave to cool. 
  3. In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter with an electric whisk. Once creamy, add egg and melted chocolate.
  4. Stir in your dry ingredients and mix into a batter. Stir in the chunks of milk and white chocolate. 
  5. Use a spoon or scoop to take bits of dough and form into a circle. Place on a greased baking sheet and press down slightly. Bake for 12 minutes.  
  6. When ready to eat, simply pop in the microwave for 10 seconds and you’re good to go! 

Try a new hobby 

If you are bored this weekend and looking for something new to take up your time, why not try a new hobby? There are lots of fun hobbies to try such as cooking, painting, sports and more. Try something new and see how amazing it makes you feel. Sometimes the best way to get out of a slump is to do something out of your comfort zone and this can be a super fun way to spend your day. 

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4 Fun Ways to Exercise This Summer

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The summer months provide unique opportunity to get up, get going and get fit. All it takes is some creativity, a dash of motivation and maybe an adventurous work-out buddy, and you’re set to explore the endless activities available under the sun. Here are 4 Fun Ways to Exercise This Summer:
1. Get in the Water
Whether you’re a novice or a pro, have an indoor or an outdoor pool, prefer the lake or the ocean; if you’re swimming, you’re doing something right. Swimming raises your heart rate and tones every muscle in your body. This activity can be altered to your desired intensity, and is well loved for the refreshment it brings in mid-summer heat. According to HealthStatus.com, a person weighing 150 pounds will burn about 414 calories during a 60-minute moderate-intensity swimming workout. Swimming may, hands down, be the brightest way to exercise in the summer.
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2. Tend to Your Lawn
For all the nature inclined people out there, spending time in the lawn is simply a habitual pastime. But did you know the health benefits of gardening, weeding, and mowing are extensive? Gardening is a great stress reliever, bringing peace to the soul and gratification over time. And knowing the amount of calories you burn while making your yard beautiful, you’ll feel proud of your lawn and look good doing it. Mowing the lawn, you can burn up to 200 calories; weeding, 270; and digging or spading dirt, 300!
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3. Whip Out Those Skates
Looking for a fast, fuel efficient way to get from one place to the next during your upcoming visit to the boardwalk or flat beach town? Rollerblading may sound old school, but there’s a reason it’s been around so long. Those little shoes with wheels require constant stabilizing from your core, and the repetitive forward motion of each foot gives your lower body a killer perpetual contraction. According to MayoClinic.com, a 160-lb. person burns 913 calories rollerblading at an average pace for one hour. That’s a lot of calories!
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4. Go For a Climb
Finally, for the high reaching go-getters out there, there is a brilliant activity you simply must try this summer. Rock Climbing increases muscle mass and tone in especially the arms, back and chest. This heart-pumping thrill of an exercise can be indoor or outdoor, based on your location, making it easily accessible. Not only does rock climbing do wonders for your cardiovascular system, but it boosts your self confidence, sense of achievement, spatial awareness, and concentration. And according to www.fitday.com, rock climbing at a moderate intensity for around one hour will burn around 400 calories, making this activity one worth strapping in to.
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How To Grow An Organic Garden

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You have a busy life and the thought of adding another hobby to your ‘to-do’ list is not an appealing one but we bet that the thought of growing your own healthy, tasty and nutrient-filled food is a lot more appetizing.  Learning how to grow an Organic Garden can be extremely simple and gratifying if you know how to get started.

With only a little work, creating your own organic garden can become a lifestyle choice which could benefit you for years to come.  It’s also a way to involve partners and children, knowing that you have seen the journey from laying a few seeds to the food on their table. In case you need to take out a tree or a tree stump to make way for your garden, consider consulting https://www.thelocaltreeexpert.com/ne/lincoln/ as they are tree experts. 

Take a look at this incredible infographic from Agrarian Organics to find out how to get started with your organic garden.

How To Grow An Organic Garden