Now i'm REALLYYY bored!
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April 25, 2013 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #609152Bored214Participant
When i created this username it was because i used to get a little bored so i’d check YWN coffee room for some entertainment!
Now i’m seriously bored! my husband is out all day and some nights only gets home at 11. I havent got much to do so i spend hours going backwards and forwards between my emails and a few kosher jewish news websites and the like. But i’m sure there’s much better things i could be doing with my time…ideas anyone?April 25, 2013 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #948796
Reading is great. You should get magazines or books to read. Try baking or cooking something new. I happen to love crafts and can do that for hours, do you like doing any hobby type stuff? Once you sit for too long in front of a screen you will almost have to jump start yourself to get up and do something else. Once you do it though, you’ll get into it. Good luck.April 25, 2013 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #948797VogueMember
get a job?April 25, 2013 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #948798yytzParticipant
It takes a lot of discipline to do it, but I would recommend checking your email (and the CR and the news sites) just once or twice a day. There’s usually no need to be checking these things constantly — even your email. You could easily get by with checking news once a week.
I’m trying to implement this advice myself (though my at-times frequent posting demonstrates that I’m not always successful.)
There are so many things that would be better to do. Do you get regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise? Try going for a brisk walk in nature for an hour each day, and if you’re up to it do an hour of hisbodedus at the same time.
Make a fixed time to study Torah (whether hashkafa, halacha, spirituality, etc.) every day, and learn things you haven’t learned before.
Consider spending an hour or two each day on a new hobby, like learning a musical instrument or developing a marketable skill. Volunteer with a chesed organization.
Anyway, just some thoughts! Hatzlacha!April 25, 2013 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #948799
ooo, thanks for the reminder. Torahanytime has some awesome shiurim online. So does Naaleh. That’s a great thing to do with your time.April 26, 2013 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #948800pou_bearMember
I have a job and I still refresh the page every 5 minutes.April 29, 2013 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #948801Bored214Participant
reading is a good idea i just don’t have much to read..I havent got enough time to sit down and focus on a shiur otherwise i would try, so i go out to a shiur twice a week…
syag – i’d bake or cook but my baby doesnt leave me along long enough to get too much done so i dont bother – got any good ideas for hobbies i’d love to do something…
yytz..ur right it does take discipline and that’s what i should be doing, but for lack of what else to do i just keep checking again so that as soon as there’s something new i’ve got something new to read 🙂April 29, 2013 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #948802
When I was in your situation I used to sit in a room that they could “be all over the place” in and read. Many interruptions, but I still read. I also used to cut out felt pieces for wall hangings and let them have pieces and scraps to hold and destroy. I learned to do these things with major interruptions and while nursing. If they feel they have your attention for a good solid chunk of time, you can always give them half attention for a bit of time afterward. Some kids involved more of my limbs than others so I adjusted. I often gave them a seat right near me and a piece of whatever I was doing and worked in short (or very short) spurts.
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