I can easily get bored, especially when I’m on my own all day trying to write my dissertation meaning I turn to social media to keep me company so to say. I’m trying to not spend as much time on my phone, so I have decided to try new things to occupy my brain and these are my favourite activities to do.
Read a book
There’s something so magical about reading that I just can’t explain. Getting lost in a story and building a relationship with characters is just the best feeling. I would really recommend reading a book to occupy your mind, check out some of my favourites here and my latest reviews here.
This is something that I have only just started doing but I’m really enjoying it. Seeing outlines of black and white come to life with colours engages the creative side of the brain and before you know it, hours have passed by. Procrastination at its finest.
After reading a book, this is my next favourite thing to do to occupy time and my mind. Putting pen to paper and creating doodles, quotes and illustrations whilst planning and keeping track of things going on in your life can help organise the brain. If you want some ideas for your bullet journal, take a look at my June setup here and watch this space for more bullet journal posts!
Start a new series
Whether that be on TV, Netflix or Prime, starting a new series can easily occupy your mind and keep you off social media – apart from tweeting about the latest developments in the show! If you want some new series to watch, my post here tells you what you might want to watch.
Go for a walk
This is the best thing to do when the weather is good like we have been experiencing recently in England and the best way to get those 10,000 steps in! I love just taking myself off into town, to the park (where I would read or sunbathe) or just round the block making the most of the weather. The only thing that I miss about home is the countryside walks I could have all the time – don’t get much of that in Northampton town centre!
What are your favourite things to do to occupy yourself?