It’s, well, boring.

As I sit here on my couch scrolling through Facebook for the millionth time today, I can’t help but think about all the other cool things I could be doing right now. Until I realize that it’s midnight so my options are limited. So I decided to write down a few was that I try to motivate myself to get up and do something productive when boredom strikes. Hopefully it’ll help you too!

  • Clean out or organize that one room or area of your home that absolutely drives you insane on a day to day basis.

Mine area is my kitchen. Specifically, the pantry and cabinets. They basically resembled my closet as a kid when I was told to clean my room; items haphazardly thrown in places, precariously balanced objects, door wedged shut. Cabinets were basically the same. I wish I’d taken before and after pictures because it was terrible.

Go through and toss or donate the things you haven’t used in forever or know you won’t use in the next month. Next, you need to group together items that make sense. Trash bags don’t need stored with your soup and extra condiment bottles don’t need stored next to your drink mixes and cereal. It just doesn’t make sense.

Now, you can wipe down your cabinets (because seriously, who does this frequently?) and begin placing those grouped items in your pantry and other cabinets in a way that makes sense to your needs and helps with the flow of things when you are busy in the kitchen.

  • Find a simple yet effective workout that you can do at home a couple of times a week.

This is the area I struggle at the most. I like working out, I really do. I feel so accomplished and productive after a workout. I just really hate getting up off the couch to start.

This is one of my pins from Fit&Fab from an article called “Never Miss a Monday Workout Again!” The workouts are easy to do and you can easily modify each one to do however many reps you need or for how long you want to do each move. I was doing really well with this plan until I was too busy to do it one day and then I just never did it again. Shame on me, I know.

  • Get crafty!

Now before you head to Hobby Lobby for glue guns, tissue paper and twine, just stop. This can be as simple as a coloring book for adults. I LOVE mine and I just find it so relaxing and a great way to just stop thinking after a crazy stressful workday. You can find these everywhere lately as they seem to be the newest craze. I got mine at Target in their sale aisle for less than $5. It looks like this:

  • Rearrange a room

This can be any room you want. I find that once hubby and I are in a funk and just feeling lazy, we switch our living room or bedroom furtniture up and it gives us a little boost of energy and seems to change our whole mood. Plus, changing the furniture up leads to cleaning the floors really well and we typically end up deep cleaning that room plus one more before we run out of steam.

There you have it! A few of the ways that I try to cure or prevent boredom! I probably should have added “make a blog post” on there since that exactly why this one was created, but it is 1a.m. which means it is way past time for this OkieMama to call it a night. Cheers!

-Kristen Tatum ❤

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