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Twenty Things to do Instead of Doom Scrolling

Updated: May 3

You’ve definitely heard of it, you’ve probably done it, or maybe you haven’t even noticed it: doom scrolling. Let’s be honest, we’ve all had the experience of looking at your screen time for the past week, and noticing that we have spent 3+ hours a day on TikTok. Trust me, I’ve been there too! Here are some things to do to try and limit your screen time, and stop that urge to click on the app:

  1. Read a book: this is not only entertaining, but it is also educational and will help you widen your vocabulary

  2. Learn a new language (Duolingo is a great place to start): this has been proven to protect your brain - reducing the chance of dementia significantly.

  3. Try and create a new recipe: this is really creative and good for the imagination. What’s more, you’ll end up with something yummy at the end.

  4. Go for a walk/run: this is great for your well-being and your fitness levels.

  5. Make a quiz for you and your friends: curious which member of your friend group knows you best? This is an easy way to find out!

  6. Build a fort: this is great fun and allows you to connect with your siblings.

  7. Make a scrapbook: it’s a great way to keep all of your memories.

  8. Make your own version of Monopoly: do this for you and your friends to play - you can include all your favourite pieces and get creative!

  9. Create a time capsule: this is a fun family activity that makes you think about the things that mean the most to you.

  10. Go to a trampoline park: brilliant fun. Nothing else needs to be said.

  11. Go swimming: great for your fitness and wellbeing.

  12. Start a podcast: think of something that you’re really into and get talking. This one’s good to do with a friend or someone with similar interests.

  13. Create a bucket list: spend some time thinking about all the things that would make you happy.

  14. Watch a movie marathon: a perfect rainy day activity to make you feel relaxed.

  15. Paint a picture: painting can be abstract and help you release your anger.

  16. Ride your bike: this makes you feel free and easy, and it’s also great for your wellbeing.

  17. Have a nap: naps are super important for brain development - it is even associated with living longer.

  18. Have a water balloon fight with your siblings: especially if you don’t see them often, this can really help you bond with them.

  19. Build a lego set: it’s really relaxing and great for improving your concentration skills.

  20. Have a picnic: get outside and get some vitamin D whilst enjoying some lovely food.

These are only a few of the many, many things you can do to cure your boredom. Don't be confined by the apps on your phone: let this list guide you and soon doom scrolling will be a thing of the past.

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Mr Coe
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Welcome to The Last Word Tabitha. A cracking first article! Well done.

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