February 27, 2024

We are living in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing like this has ever happened, with people finding themselves having to stay at home and not being able to leave and engage in their usual daily activities.

Governments have locked down to reduce the spread of the virus, and this means we do not have a choice but to stay indoors. For couples, this is a big change. At first, the idea could be exciting, meaning you will have time to bond, but there is a risk that after some time you will get bored of having just the two of you as a company.

Here are some ideas to tackle boredom:

1- Subscribe to a Streaming Service

There is nothing like taking time to bond over some good TV. You can binge-watch movies and series and get to know each other’s tastes in television. There is now a lot to choose from, and thanks to technology, all you need is a Smart TV and a good internet connection.

Streaming services can be a good choice as they come with a lot of variety, depending on what you’re into. It comes with great discounts if you use coupons, which makes the service so much more affordable.

2- Workout together

Fitness has been on the rise during this pandemic, as being healthy gives you a good fighting chance against the virus. It is a good idea for you and your partner to work out together.

Fitness centers are closed, so working out at home is the only option. It is always fun to work out with someone who will cheer you on and encourage you.

During the lockdown, you can set fitness targets for each other and have fun while doing it. There are a lot of workout apps and videos you can follow or even go out running together, as long as you stay safe.

3- Get connected

Lockdowns have cut out a lot of social interactions. If you are a couple that was so used to being with friends and family, going out to restaurants and clubs, or possibly entertaining in your home, then this period is very difficult for you. However, there are ways to get around that.

Thanks to the internet, all you need to do is set the stage in your home and have a virtual party. You can plan it, prepare food, and send out invites. There are a few platforms that can allow you to do just that, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Intrado, ON24, Bizzabo, and Hopin.

You can plan a double date with another couple as well as a game night just to keep things interesting and to feel like you are still connected to the outside world.

Conclusion

This is indeed a difficult time, and it may be difficult to get out of the funk of wondering if life will ever get back to normal. The first thing to be grateful for is that you are not alone. This is the time to start thinking outside the box for ways to entertain each other and help each other through this difficult time.