Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Rouse Life Enrichment Department
Thursday Mar 19th, 2020

 

We just wanted to share a list that has ideas of things to do while we are social distancing right now.  Originally this list was primarily for the Life Enrichment Department to utilize with residents.  However, it has a variety of fun ideas that you might want to try yourself or share with a friend  or relative who is experiencing feelings of isolation.

These are all free things that are able to be accessed online.  This list is geared for adults and seniors but some items may also be interesting for children.

 

ABC’s of Combating Isolation

https://www.pioneernetwork.net/resource-library/

 

Virtual Museum Visits

Smithsonian:  https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/understanding-the-natural-world-and-our-place-in-it/MgJSJH1tyZNELQ?hl=en

National Gallery of Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-of-art-washington-dc?hl=en

Guggenheim:  https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum?hl=en

 

Low Impact Seated Exercises

Seated Exercises for Older Adults:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BcPHWGQO44

Easy Seated:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaYDK_LH_uk

Low –Intensity Seated Cardio:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRI9obPG_aE

Chair Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEjiXtb2hRg

 

Art Lessons

Abstract Landscape Painting Demo:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xofQUSZYJyk

Simple Landscape from Dots:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHu1soo6sMI

Nature Scenery Drawing for Beginners:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VJJSCVH_Wk

How to Draw a Cat:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpbFZV7KlgA

Knitting for Beginners:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_R1UDsNOMk

 

Free Learning

Ted Talks:  https://www.ted.com/talks

Open Culture History Lessons:  http://www.openculture.com/history_free_courses

Stanford History Lessons:  https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessons

Harvard Extension School:  https://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative

Yale Open Courses:  https://oyc.yale.edu/

 

Meditation

Yoga Journal Guided Meditation:  https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/best-free-online-guided-meditations-for-beginners

Healing Brain Sounds:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8N9UR6OTCs&t=3172s

Bedtime Meditation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIL8FSlGxo4

Mindset of Gratitude/Morning Meditation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwrnKkLO0lQ

 

Printable Puzzles

Crosswords, word search, number puzzles, logic puzzles, Sudoku, quizzes, word play, etc.

https://www.printable-puzzles.com/

https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/

http://www.puzzlechoice.com/pc/Puzzle_Choicex.html

 

 Other Boredom Busting Ideas

https://www.nobiggie.net/25-boredom-busters/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/things-to-do-when-you-are-bored-out-of-your-mind

https://thoughtstipsandtales.com/2016/08/02/bored-with-life-ultimate-adult-boredom-buster-guide/

 

….. and Finally Some Really Fun Looking Science Experiments!

https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/unfinished-20-fun-science-experiments-you-can-do-home/

 

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