There are so many people that get the misconception that staying home with the kids all day is an easy feat. Although the start of the day may be hectic and you can’t wait to get your “mom break,” by the time you actually sit down and relax – you realize you’re all out of options to keep yourself entertained. As if binge watching Netflix isn’t enough, some of us need more stimulation than that. Here are a few things you can do to get yourself out of boredom and actually enjoying the time you have to yourself.
Play A Game.
It may sound silly at first, but there are tons of games available for download that are proven to boost your IQ, improve your memory, and boost your vocabulary. Games like Words With Friends 2 do all of these things mentioned and also provide exercise for your brain and improves your response time, knocking boredom to the pits! WWF2 allows you to connect with your family and friends from all over the world, giving you the feeling of connecting that we all crave as stay at home moms.
You can play this game anywhere boredom strikes- during nap time for the kids, while dinner is roasting in the oven, or even right after you put the kids to bed.
You can gain some personal empowerment by playing Words With Friends 2. Having to come up with multiple words, using only a few letters, is challenging and by the time you look up, nap time for the kids is over. You’re left to tackle the rest of the day feeling sharp as tack and when you finally give the game a rest, you’re not left feeling as if you’re rest time was wasted.
I also like to let my kids in on the fun. Words With Friends 2 helps them with letter-recognition, improves their vocabulary, and also exercises their little brains as well!
There are so many thoughts that cross our minds daily, why not spend a few minute writing them down. When you can intentionally put your thoughts on paper, it creates a healing experience, allowing you to release all of the emotions you may be keeping inside. Similar to playing words games as mentioned above, writing can improve communication skills and stretch your IQ.
Learn A New Skill.
There are so many fascinating things to learn. Learning something new engages your brain and builds new connections in your neurons. Finding something new to learn doesn’t have to be hard- it can be as fun as learning to play a new instrument, or learning to draw, or paint. Whatever the tasks, it sure beats boredom!
Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring, there are so many things you can do to not only pass the time, but enjoy the time. I hope you found these tips helpful.