Beat Boredom With These Tech-Savvy Suggestions

Two focuses of my blog are Health/Wellness and Technology. Boredom is something we all must deal with and manage. It could turn into something bad, but boredom can also be managed in a positive way. The following contributed post is entitled, Beat Boredom With These Tech-Savvy Suggestions.

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Over the last year or so, many of us have experienced staying at home because of COVID, and the boredom associated with it. However, the good news is that in many cases, tech can help us beat boredom. Read on to find out more.

Learn a language

One of the best ways to beat boredom is to improve yourself, and learning a new language fits well into this. The good news is that some great techy items and services can make learning a language not only easier but even fun.

In particular, look out for apps that offer an interactive approach to language learning. Ones that combine listening, speaking, reading, and games. Indeed, these are likely to be the most enjoyable, so you will go back time and time again, and will see much better progress too.

Watch a movie

It’s a simple option, but watching a good movie can banish boredom very effectively. There are plenty of streaming options to choose from as well including Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, and the good news is they can be accessed from a range of devices.

Of course, streaming movies in this way may not be an option if you don’t have such services or access to the internet is the place where you find yourself suffering from boredom. Luckily, you can use apps like the Vidmate – HD video downloader to make sure you can access them offline. Something that can be very useful if you know ahead of time that this could be the case.

Take a class

If learning a language isn’t your thing, then what about discovering many of the other skills that are available in class format online? You can pretty much learn anything you like from how to make delicate watercolor pictures, to how to sew your own clothes and curtains.

Many online classes are accessible via apps which means you can use your phone or tablet as well as your computer, making them a very convenient option.

Video chat with friends

There is no better way to spend your free time than to use it to catch up with loved ones and friends. Of course, using tech to access video chat enhances this experience and makes it even easier to do.

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There are a range of options you can use for video chat as well, including facetime, zoom, skype, and Google Hangouts. Just be sure to research which one will suit you best!

Listen to a podcast

Finally, if you are finding yourself bored, or if you have something tedious to do, why not make it a little easier on yourself and listen to a podcast while you do it? The thing about podcasts is that the really good ones are a great mix of entertainment and education. They come in many varieties too, which means if you love finding out about the wild west, cold cases, or the latest reality TV show there will be something for you.

Of course, many podcasts like Ologies also have a thriving community online, which means once you are done listening you can connect and communicate with other like-minded individuals too. Now, if that doesn’t squash your boredom, nothing will!

Supply And Demand To Boredom

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. A major aspect of all our lives is managing boredom and the need to fill time. Fill free time when desired is a in important consideration for everyone. The following contributed post is entitled, Supply And Demand To Boredom.

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You are a creative being. You invent, innovate, build and teach. But why the ingrained urge to do so? One thing you can’t stand is to be bored. So if there is some free time in your day, you are already thinking about filling that gap. Even if it’s something you classify as “doing nothing” like binge-watching on Netflix. Realizing this need to fill free time, entrepreneurs and big corporate organizations invent and innovate ways to fill it. Therefore creating the supply and demand to boredom.

Invent

There were great successes in the area of inventing ways to satisfy the demand for boredom. Netflix, whose revenue just for 2020 alone was over $25 billion, is a simple yet brilliant concept. They saw the need to satisfy boredom from consumers who flick through TV channels, not finding something to watch, turn the TV off, sigh, and say, “I am bored.” Now they supply those same consumers with hundreds of options of TV shows, movies, documentaries, etc. Social Media satisfies not only the need to connect but also the need not to be bored. The average person spends just over 2 hours a day on social media sites. With over 103 social media platforms available, the choices are endless. Not only can you connect with others (Facebook), but you can share (Instagram) and be entertained (TikTok). The entertainment and writing industry flourished under the demand to create new content, movies, and novels to satisfy your need to fill your bored time. There were 792 movies released in 2019 and over 2.2 million books published per year.

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Innovate

You have a few hours of “free” time and want to make the most of it. And this means not being stuck in traffic or showing up early, and wasting time by being idle. This escalated the innovation of extracurricular activities, tutoring, and even gym classes by offering them online. They are now easily accessible, flexible, and convenient (because you can do them anywhere in the world). A wide variety of options is still available to you. If you have your favorite coach, just view the Coach Calendar, and select the time and date, which will fill your “free” time gap. Your boredom is now satisfied. If you feel like mixing this up, you can still join face-to-face classes.

Hobbies

Boredom not only plays on your psyche but on your emotions too. You do not want to feel unhappy because you don’t have anything interesting to do or, worse, nothing. On the contrary, you want to think that you accomplished something with your time. Hobbies are another way to fill your bored time—anything from fishing, hiking, cycling, to even writing. The bulk of the economy is made up of stores whose merchandise caters specifically to your chosen hobby.

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The demand to fill your boredom will never be quenched. Your taste will change, ditching the hobby you were so enthusiastic about and looking for the next trendy thing. You can only read the same book or watch that movie so many times before you can narrate it back word for word. Thus the supply will always be the most lucrative business venture any entrepreneur can be in.