I’m unfortunately currently in a situation where I don’t have a lot of options for activities and find myself somewhat bored… What do you do when you’re bored?

  • @peto@lemm.ee
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    132 months ago

    There is always self improvement. Read, exercise, meditate. So much philosophy is public domain, if you have internet access and a device to read ebooks on then you can read most of the famous texts. https://www.gutenberg.org/ is great. If you have access to a local library then use that as well. You can access almost anything with a library card.

    • Որբունի
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      72 months ago

      Libraries even have video games including consoles nowadays, in some places. Can’t go wrong with a library card.

      If your home gets too cold for extended office work in winter without massively increasing your energy bill you can also use their premises just fine as long as you stick to their rules.

  • Cloudless ☼
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    102 months ago
    • Post comments
    • Games
    • Watch something on Youtube/Netflix
    • Go for a walk
    • Cook
    • Gardening
  • @StickyDango@lemmy.world
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    82 months ago

    I drive lots on the weekends, so I listen to podcasts. I’m currently listening to “Behind the Bastard” and I’m spending time here and there reading up on very dark history that I was never taught in any level of school.

    So to answer your question, podcasts and reading! I’ve also made lists and info sheets on all sorts of things like what to look for in health food supplements, what my regiment is when I’m sick, list of books to read, ideas for birthday gifts, price comparisons… I also recently bought a Kalimba so that’s keeping me busy, too. It’s an instrument that’s easy to carry, so I dream of being able to play it by a camp-fire since I am hopeless at guitar.

  • Stern
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    62 months ago

    Doomscroll, read, doomscroll some more.

  • @Rolando@lemmy.world
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    62 months ago

    Try to find something that involves physical activity and interaction.

    If you have a community center or neighborhood gym or shared garden, go hang out there, you’ll usually find something to do.

    Call a relative you haven’t talked to in a while. Is there an elderly person in the neighborhood you’re acquainted with? Give them a call, go check in on them.

  • @jet@hackertalks.com
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    2 months ago
    • play tinder
    • Go on casual dates
    • Meet up with friends
    • Travel (drive, train, walk, just get out there)
    • Learn something new
    • Visit a community center
  • SuzyQ
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    42 months ago

    Read, doom scroll lemmy, play casual games on my phone, catch up on my YouTube subscriptions, doodle/draw, listen to audiobooks, take a nap if able

  • @cizra@lemm.ee
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    42 months ago

    Play video games - Cataclysm:DDA or Dwarf Fortress (tho I stayed on the pre-Steam version as it’s lighter on the CPU).

    Learn a new programming language at https://exercism.org

    Read a book - tons of free ones around the interwebs, legally or not, as you desire.

    Install a new operating system. Try Haiku or OpenBSD. See if your phone is compatible with PostmarketOS. If not, Termux + SSH + port forwarding in your WiFi box, set up a webserver and publish something. Host a Gemini pod.

    Learn a craft. Repair something that another person would toss. Start a sourdough culture - it takes a week to mature (read up on how to do this right), then bake a bread. Homemade bread is approx 16× tastier than run-of-the-mill commercial stuff.

    Take a walk somewhere you haven’t walked before. Find the nearest forest lake and arrange a picnic. Take someone with you on the 2nd trip.

  • @Mr_Blott@lemmy.world
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    42 months ago

    Reading or audiobooks

    Ask for recommendations how to start off on the internet and you get the same pretentious wanky comments saying their favourite book is Fahrenheit 451 or whatever that is in Celsius

    Fuck that, get into some rip-roaring yarns, thrillers etc

    Jack Reacher is a good place to start. Spider Shepherd is even better

    The Breach by Patrick Lee is an amazing mini series

    Though my favourite adventure of all time is The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of A Window And Disappeared

    • Tippon
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      32 months ago

      The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of A Window And Disappeared

      Thanks for the reminder. My brother accidentally bought me the second one for my birthday a few years ago, and I stopped reading it when I realised that there was a first book. I completely forgot to start the first one when it was delivered.