By Caitríona Ní Chonaill

Summer is well and truly here, and if you’re not working or travelling for the summer, you may be stuck twiddling your thumbs at home. Here are some fun things you can do at home during the summer:

1. Learn a new skill: Pick up a new hobby such as painting, knitting, or cooking. There are plenty of online tutorials available to help you get started.

2. Read a book: Reading is a great way to relax and escape into a different world. You can read anything from fiction to non-fiction or even a graphic novel.

3. Start a garden: Gardening is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. You can grow anything from herbs to vegetables and even flowers.

4. Exercise: Staying active is important for both your physical and mental health. You can go for a run, practice yoga, or even do a home workout.

5. Volunteer: Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and gain valuable experience. You can volunteer at a local charity or even start your own project.

6. Explore your city: There are plenty of things to see and do in your own city. You can visit a museum, go to the beach, or even try a new restaurant.

7. Connect with friends and family: Summer is a great time to catch up with old friends and spend time with family. You can plan a virtual game night or even have a picnic outside.

I hope these ideas help you beat the boredom this summer!