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Here’s 5 Things Anyone Can Do When They Are Bored

Here’s 5 Things Anyone Can Do When They Are Bored

Play Sudoku – Don’t sleep on Sudoku puzzles. It has become one of the games that I play, which makes the time go by fast. It really is a fun game, but I must warn you, you will get hooked.

Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. The goal of Sudoku is to fill a 9×9 grid with numbers so that each row, column and 3×3 section contain all the digits between 1 and 9. As a logic puzzle, Sudoku is also an excellent brain game. If you play Sudoku daily, you will soon start to see improvements in your concentration and overall brain power

The popular Japanese puzzle game Sudoku is based on the logical placement of numbers. An online game of logic, Sudoku doesn’t require any calculation nor special math skills; all that is needed are brains and concentration.

If you have an iPhone, there are three games I would recommend when sitting in hospital waiting areas or hair and nail salons, waiting for your number to be called. 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Anagrams and Word Hunt. For the same reason of jump starting and getting that blood to flow, word hunt and anagram is great.

8-Ball is real entertaining, if you do not really know how to play pool. It’s an uncomplicated way to learn, as its electronic and allows you to line up your cue and bank any shot. Well, with a few misses of course, but after a few games, you’ll get the hang of it.

Send a Post Gram – Who doesn’t love a greeting card, just because. You can download the Postgram App  for convenience, and after creating and customizing a post card to send to family, friends, and/or business associates, to remind them that you are still in business, Post Grams by Sincerely Inc. sends to U.S. Canada and Europe.

I worked as a Realtor for 10 years in Texas. During this time and even today, post cards were the number one seller at the marketing company I worked for. That is because Realtors realized the importance of maintaining contact with prospects, future home buyers and even those whom they have sold a home to before. Postcards remind people of what you do. “I sell houses” “I am an Estate Manager” “I am a Loan Officer” “I am a Chef” “I am a Landscaper” “I’m an Interior Decorator” ETC., Except be creative in how you remind them: “Wanted to wish you a Happy Tuesday, from your local Real Estate Agent” …” Greetings, hope you enjoy the Spring ahead. Don’t forget to Spring forward” …” A little reminder from your local Bake Shop” …

Even if it is not a business that you are running, you can always send a greeting card to people for no reason at all, just to say hello. Postgram is something that you can do right from the comfort of your home, on your cell phone. You never have leave the house. It’s not an email greeting card. It’s an actual plastic post card that will be delivered by mail to the recipient. It takes 5 minutes or less.

Organize and Clean – I used to manage a retail store called Just for Feet, way back when they were opened of course. This was in the late 90’s. I remember overhearing my District Manager tell one of the associates that if there is time to lean, there is time to clean. That stuck with me over the years, and so I made use of all my idle time, just by thinking of him saying that.

If you are home, or work, bored with nothing to do (and you don’t need rest) waiminute, when don’t we need rest as mothers? Ok… anyway, when and if a time comes where you do not need another second of rest, and you need to do something; tackle that junk drawer in the kitchen. We all have one.

Organize the kitchen pantry so that you will stop buying things you already have but just couldn’t find it. Clean out the refrigerator, there’s no use for that 10-day old lasagna that you said you were going to eat, 9 days ago.

Tackle and declutter that closet that you have been telling yourself that you don’t have time to do. You’d be amazed how much you can get done and surprised at the fact that you got it done, once you get started and just take your time. Section it off so that it is not so overwhelming. Focus on one part at a time. It’s not a marathon, so if you get tired just take a break. Pop on some music to get you excited about completing a task around the house.

Fold those clothes that are in the wash room sitting in that basket. You’ve already taken them out of the dryer. Why are they still in the basket?

Wash your car – may be a little hot at hi-noon to do this one. However, if it is in the evening that you find yourself bored, this would be something to do. Even if you’re used to taking it to the car wash, or having the kids do it… try doing it yourself one that when you have nothing to do. If the kids are home, help them with it. It saves you the money of having to drive it to a hand wash and detail center. It’s really a fun thing to do in the summer time with the kids anyway. If you are a single mom, and there isn’t a man around, you’d really enjoy this with the kids. It’s a great bonding moment. My son loves to wash my car, even though he’s just 6- years old. When I help him, it becomes a game to him. We find ourselves in a water war and it has one of your most memorable moments for the scrapbook.

Learn something new – A moment to learn, is time well spent. If you want boredom to take a hike, get back to teaching yourself to be productive in the process. Utilize every moment to get back to yourself. If it is Law that you are interested in, or Baking, or Design, or even learning how to use social media for marketing your brand or product; use this time to get online to find all the answers to your questions. Maybe you have a relative that is facing some health issues. You can get online to research that and become informed on how to deal with it, or find ways of helping them deal with it. Knowledge never plays out.

Lifestyle, Parenting

When one mans dream becomes another mans reality.

A vision that was first conceived in the mind of one man long ago came to fruition in a historical moment, on November 4, 2008; when Barak Obama was elected President of the United States of America. It was at that time, when those who once shared that vision…and the dream, of Martin Luther King, shared in something so surreal.

It was first time in the history of the United States of America, where an African American man was elected president, backed by his inspiring slogan, “Yes We Can” It was evidence of how something, which was once so unimaginable, could be accomplished. By that measure, that there is some truth to the statement: “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

On August 28, 1963, MLK revealed his dream of timeless importance, in which called for an end to racism in the United States and a call for Civil and Economic rights. He described his dream of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred. In doing so, he inspired a country, while leaving behind an encrypted legacy on the hearts of mankind. MLK delivered a message of hope, with love as the code by which we should live, through many generations.

MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, however his legacy lives throughout the year. His dream was to inspire a nation. His messages are put to the test daily, when we have opportunities to respect and love one another, do what is right in the realm of equality for all men and women, and to judge each other by the “content of their character, and not by the color of their skin.” MLK produce content that is stapled to seeds of consciousness, which have been embedded in history, and should be nurtured throughout time.

For me, MLK day is a day of remembrance, where we acknowledge a man who had the courage and audacity to address a nation, and bring a message of hope that all people would benefit from. His message was a quilt for the nation to share, as he expressed his dream for everyone to be treated equal.

As we bid farewell to President Barak Obama, and welcome in our new President, Mr. Donald Trump; the hope and the dream for America will live on. We won’t just remember Martin Luther King’s speech. We remember that even if it was just for a moment in time: The last eight years was the change we wanted to see. It was the dream that came true. Watching Barak Obama make his exit, as we celebrate MLK Day, is nothing short of monumental.

This year, we will celebrate the legacy of both the President Barak Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King; through history programs in the city and parades to honor this moment. We will reflect through the stages that pioneered this moment, in which King and Obama came to exist.

I’m happy to say to my son that he was born during the time that we had a President that looked like him. It is a pivotal moment in history that will be the inspiring message behind the notion that, anything is possible. I want him to remember this day, as a treasured landmark, because it marks a birth of history. As for what I would tell my son about MLK Day along with Obama, is that the both of them had a vision and a path that they did not divert from. Their passion ran deep in their souls and was the priceless ingredient that kept them throughout their journey.

We will lead by example, as we welcome our new President, Donald Trump; giving him the respect that we would like for him to give. We will give him the opportunity to show that he can continue to keep the dream alive. For those who may not be able to see MLK dream inside of Trump, due to the things Mr. Trump has said and expressed throughout his candidacy; with regards to his ideas, thoughts, feelings, and opinions, I invite you to just have hope. Just have hope that President Trump will not leave any one behind during his effort to “Make America Great Again.”

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