Beating the Teenage Boredom Blues: Keeping Them Entertained as They Endure the Indoors

*A collaborative guest post on beating the teenage boredom blues *

Teens can begin to feel pent up and cooped up when they’re stuck inside the house. Boredom doesn’t have to ruin those indoor days, however. When teens are encouraged to try indoor activities, they may develop new hobbies that can enhance their lives. Keep these ideas in mind the next time your teenager complains that they’re bored and there’s nothing to do in the house and beat those boredom blues.

Beating the Teenage Boredom Blues: Keeping Them Entertained as They Endure the Indoors.

Audio Books

headpohnes on white blanket for listening to audio books for beating boredom blues

Teens typically have to do a lot of reading for school, so many of them simply aren’t inclined to read when they have free time. Even so, many teens do enjoy a good story. Consider stockpiling some audio books so that teens can relax on the sofa while listening to a narrated novel. Teens can develop a love for literature and for learning when they realise how interesting life can be when they share it with books. Consider audio books like Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien or Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.

Colouring

Both kids and adults love to colour, so there’s a good chance that teens will enjoy some colouring time too. The mandala colouring book app makes colouring fun with its diverse designs. Colouring is a great way to reduce stress. If your teen has been dealing with homework stress or stress with friends, invite them to do some colouring when they have some downtime so they can unwind and relax in a healthy manner.

picture of coloured infeathers as an example of beating boredom blues

Homemade Goodies

Cooking and baking are important life skills that can get lost in the shuffle in a teenager’s busy life. Yet, even though it might be convenient to microwave some store-bought mac and cheese, it can be gratifying to learn how to make their favourite comfort foods from scratch. Cooking is important for both girls and boys. Check out some cookbooks from your local library or encourage your teen to find some tasty recipes on Pinterest and turn the kitchen over to their budding cooking talents.

Fitness Fun

From aerobics to yoga, teens can enhance their fitness regimen right at home. There are many educational videos that can help teens learn to stay fit and focused on healthy activities. Even on rainy days, teens can practice meditation and stretches along with their favourite yoga video. Like colouring, yoga and other fitness activities can reduce stress and complement a teen’s overall well-being.

Makeover the Bedroom.

boredom blues picture of decorated room in yellow

Pick up a can of paint and paintbrushes and have your teen get to work making over their personal space. Maybe your teen doesn’t enjoy cleaning their room, but they might enjoy transforming it with a brand new look that suits their current interests. If their bedroom is up to date, maybe they wouldn’t mind helping you make over yours!

Teens can combat boredom with these helpful ideas. Being home can be filled with a myriad of interesting pursuits when teens open up their minds and try new ideas that can be both gratifying and personally fulfilling. They might even learn a new hobby that will follow them throughout their lives.

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