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6. Play a board game.

Turn off the TV and challenge the family to a board game. Introduce the kids to a classic like Chutes and Ladders or Monopoly, or try a newer one like Settlers of Catan that you can all learn together.

10. Plan your next getaway.

Don't just daydream about getting away from it all. Do one better and actually look up plane tickets and hotel rooms.

2. Write a short story.

Or an essay. Or a play — anything that's out of your comfort zone.

3. Do a deep dive on a subject that interests you.

If you find yourself continuously drawn to a specific subject like Impressionism or the animals of Amazon rainforest, set up a queue of documentaries, articles or books on the topic to check out one evening.

4. Fill out a crossword puzzle.

Go solo, or ask your family for help if you find yourself particularly stumped by a certain clue.

5. Try Origami.

It's harder than it looks, but there are plenty of online tutorials to give you a hand.

7. Put together an epic puzzle.

When you've got lots of time on your hands, get your hands busy. It'll take your mind off boredom, and completing a big puzzle feels great.

8. Sing along to some Disney songs.

Get your endorphins flowing by taking it back to childhood. Belt out your favorite Disney songs!

9. Watch a rom-com marathon.

We'll admit it, romantic comedies have stolen our hearts.

1 .Play an instrument.

If you don't know how, this is the perfect time to learn how to play your favorite tune on the piano or guitar.

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