Hi, my name is Chris and I’m the Administrator for the GREAT Project. At the moment I am continuing to work from home during the week, which means I only need to find stuff to do to pass the time and relax on a weekday evening and at the weekend. As we have been advised to stay at home I am doing a variety of activities in my house to stop myself getting bored.
I was fortunate to recently get NOW TV entertainment and cinema passes for a couple of months for really cheap, as I was emailed special offers. I went through the complete lists of movies and TV shows available to watch and made a note of those I would to watch over the coming weeks. I am working my way through them and will usual watch either a movie or a couple of episodes of comedy series each day.
I love getting cheap board games and books from charity shops and as I have a few books I have still not read before, I have started working through them and spend about an hour an evening reading. I might also play one of the board games each day and I rotate through the games I have available to stop myself getting bored of playing the same one too much.
There are also a few jobs that I have not previously got round to doing in my house and garden and so I have started to tick these off. This week I have done one garden task each evening, such as pruning a hedge and fixing a tatty fence panel. My home is quite cluttered, so I am slowly working round each room of the house and tidying up the cupboards and drawers and moving somethings to a more sensible location. On a weekday these tasks make me feel like I have achieved something other than just working.
By doing a combination of the above activities each day, I easily fill my free time and feel relaxed and a continued sense of achievement.
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