10 Ways to Make Yourself Bored, When You’re Home Alone

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1. Change your perspective

The most obvious reason for deciding to clean is so you will have a clean, organized and clutter-free home. While that’s a bonus, it isn’t the main focus of this article. Instead, this article focuses on getting rid of the boredom of being “in” your home.
I’m sure most of you have experienced that feeling. Perhaps it’s after the holidays, or you maybe just feeling lazy and unmotivated. The best way to get rid of that feeling is to get up and do something. Instead of watching a movie, why not vacuum? Laundry is boring, but folding it isn’t. Why not organize some drawers? Doing these things will give you something productive to do while giving your home a much-needed pick-me-up.
Once you start getting your home in order, you’ll feel much better and will have a great sense of accomplishment.

bored in the house clean
bored in the house clean

2. Get outside

Cleaning your home can be a good substitute for working out, so you should try and do some form of exercise while you clean. Exercising will help end the boredom, get you a clearer head and also increase your energy level. Think of it as a form of “psychological resistance”, an attempt to fight off the negative vibes that may be induced by your cleaning activities (such as, what if it doesn’t get clean enough?). Even though you could use this article as an excuse to buy and install new exercise equipment in your home.
If you don’t have the energy to work out or go outdoors, you can always go outside and do nothing. This is called just being lazy and it will relieve stress. The best way to do this is to lay down in your backyard or on your front lawn and simply look at the clouds. This will allay boredom, because most things we try to entertain ourselves with are not as entertaining as watching clouds float by in a blue sky, or looking at a tree branch blow in the wind.

bored in the house clean
bored in the house clean

3. Play games on your smartphone or tablet

There are a lot of applications on the app store that help you clean your house, without actually having to do it. They’ll help you keep track of things and save you time in the long run. It’s a good idea to play games while cleaning especially if you have a smart TV. If not, take advantage of the free apps and downloadable games on the app store. You can also download Amazon Prime for free to get unlimited online streaming of movies, TV shows and music. While it’s not exactly being productive, it will still help you feel like you’re accomplishing something.
This article will help you with that. Here are some of the best apps and games to download for free.
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Housecleaner Pro ($2.99) – If you’re looking for an app with more features than just cleaning your house, this one is for you. You can track your disposal, water and electricity bills and your mileage on the road. It integrates with other apps to help you track your expenses and see which areas need more work or maintenance.
Tidy Buddy ($0.99) – This is an app that helps you organize all of your items in one place. It’s easy to navigate so you don’t have to worry about going between different apps looking for the things you want to organize.
Plantronics Bluetooth headset ($14.56) – If the cleaning makes you so tired and bored that you can’t stand it anymore, why not try some music? Get a wireless headset and listen to some of your favorite tunes while cleaning for a more enjoyable experience.

bored in the house clean
bored in the house clean

4. Watch a TV show or movie

On rainy days, when your outside activities are limited, you can stay inside and watch a show or movie. Most smart TVs have many channels and apps on them that you can watch from your couch. Another option is to download a movie from Amazon Prime video for free (or Netflix) to watch it on your Smartphone or Tablet. Having something entertaining going on in the background will help make cleaning a little more bearable.
Use this tip and you will be ready for some good old fashioned relaxing on those rainy days…unless you are the type that can’t relax on a rainy day because of all your chores. Then just go watch a movie and forget about cleaning.
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Title:5. Start the day with a good laugh
On the topic of keeping heads above water on rainy days, here is a tip for bringing humor into the mix. Engage in laughter when you are cleaning. Think about something funny that happened last night, or have a good laugh at something with your spouse and children. Try to make cleaning as rewarding as possible. Consider it like doing chores as part of your “job.
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Title:6. De-clutter and reorganize to make things easier

bored in the house clean
bored in the house clean

5. Read a book

There are dozens of free books on Kindle that you can download into your Kindle reader. That way, if you’re bored while cleaning, you can always pick up a book to pass the time and get your mind off the mundane tasks at hand. The problem with everything is that after reading it once, you will have an idea of what to expect when reading the next time. Trying to find new books that you haven’t read will help make reading more fun and interesting. Another option is to download the free Audible app and listen to a book instead of reading it.
Free Kindle Movies that you should also download into your Kindle Reader:
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Special: The Birth of a Legend (2 Discs) – Star Wars Episode 4: The Empire Strikes Back – General Motors Firebird Trans Am, 1956 Series II. Addictive, interesting, and easy to watch (No sound available on the free version): No sound available on the free version of this movie as it is primarily for viewing on your Kindle iOS app. Click here to download it for free on your device.
Amateur Photographer – How to Take Gorgeous Pictures at Night.
Happy Birthday, Mr. President – This is a free movie that you can play in the Amazon Instant Video App and is not restricted like the movies below.
5 Free Kindle books that you can download into your Kindle Reader:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Science Fiction / Romance) (224 reviews) * 4.71 STARS – 4,315 ratings
Gift of a Champion by Bryce Courtenay (Mystery / Thriller) * 4.22 STARS – 445 ratings

bored in the house clean
bored in the house clean