THINGS I DO WHEN I AM BORED | netflix shows, books, podcasts, etc

Boredom… a blessing and a curse. I personally hate being too busy. I love having down time to do absolutely nothing. I even schedule time during the week for 'me time'. Due to the pandemic, we have no choice but to have alone time. I am realizing that it is all about balance. I like staying busy but also like having time to relax. Too much of everything is bad. Since, we are all stuck at home I wanted to share a few things I do to pass the time.

1. TV SHOWS | Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime,

Elite - if you are looking for a show with a lot of 'WTF' moments. This is the show for you. It is the perfect mix of preppy teen drama and murder mystery. 

The Witcher - missing Game of Thrones? When it was good... let's not talk about the last season then this is the perfect filler. It is a great medieval era show and it is hilarious. 

Westworld - I LOVE Sci-Fi and this show is one of my favorites. If you like shows that make you question, 'what makes a human consciousness or what is humanity?' then this is for you. It is also beautifully shot and the graphics are amazing. 

Watchmen - I didn't expect to like HBO's watchmen the way I did but I was shocked in the best way. It is an interesting take on the classic comics. There are also a lot of 'WTF' moments. 

Ramy - truly comedic gold while addressing important topics. This show had me laughing through out. Being Nigerian American I could relate to a few situations the main character, Ramy was going through being Egyptian American.

The Boys - looking for an action packed show with a good amount of comedy? Then this is for you. I love how they portray superheroes in a very realistic way. 

Children of Virtue and Vengeance -Tomi Adeyemi 
"After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too."

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
"Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland."

Becoming - Michelle Obama
*I recommend listening to the audiobook because Michelle Obama writes it to you and it feels like she is telling you her story on a personal level
"In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare."

*I love storytelling podcasts and these are my favorite right now. I recommend listening with headphones to truly feel like you are a part of the story.

The Left Right Game

The Edge Of Sleep

Pretezels & Hummus Dip
Natural Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter
M&M'S MINIS Milk Chocolate Candy

5. MISC.
Tik Tok
Sims 4