It’s typical among Cebuanos these days to automatically scroll through their newsfeed and see the latest trend. When packed with so many things to do, spending time on social media usually provides much-needed stress relief, laughter, and inspiration to get through the day.
But while mindlessly going through the pages you’re following and seeing the updates of your friends may seem harmless, digesting the latest trends, falling trapped into fake news, watching those silly short videos, and knowing the latest update about those celebrities actually lead to a content-crammed rabbit hole that is quite difficult to exit.
Bored? Here Are Some Interesting Things That You Can Actually Do Online
While it’s difficult to admit, it’s quite difficult to take out social media from our systems. It has become a part of our lives—something that has helped but can also potentially harm us when not used properly. As physicians put it: moderation is always the key.
So, in case you are bored and you find yourself online, here are some interesting things that you can actually do instead of thoughtlessly scrolling through social media:
- Motivate yourself to tidy up.
Netflix is not just about movies and K-drama series. It also has a huge number of documentaries, series, and shows that can motivate you to reevaluate your lifestyle and way of living. Instead of fighting with keyboard warriors in the comment section, why not watch Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo? This home makeover reality series featuring the author herself allows you to examine the possessions you have, how you organize your room, and what better ways you can improve.
If you enjoy tidying up, you can also help Gumball Watterson clean up the house in a cute game found on this site! This house-cleaning game will test how keen you are with your surroundings and make sure that everything is in order, clean, and organized.
Another alternative is The Loud House Germ Skirmish, where you get tasked with disinfecting the house of Lincoln and preventing it from getting overly infected by a dangerous virus.
- Plan your next adventure.
Put ‘colors’ into those ‘drawing’ plans and start creating your itinerary for your next trip with friends or family members. It’s about time that you make the trip yourself and not just spend all your days following the adventure of other people.
If you’ve got nothing to do, look for wonderful places that you can visit for free in Cebu (there are plenty!) and how you can get there. See our curated list of places to visit here.
- Listen to podcasts.
Another great source of entertainment online is listening to podcasts. Spotify is not only a great platform for music. It also holds a wide range of resources for daily inspirational talks, stories, and personal sharing of finances, life events, and getting productive. Some of your favorite celebrities are even here, like Kryz Uy and Slater Young, Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro, TV host Bianca Gonzalez, and YouTube sensation Team Payaman.
Podcast is like modern-day radio that you can enjoy listening to while on long and boring commutes, doing household chores, or waiting for friends or appointments.
- Get creative!
The internet has plenty of space for creatives. In fact, digital creatives earn a lot these days! Some even average a whopping $53,386 per year (that’s P2,908,202 for you!). The owner of the Australian graphic design platform used to create engaging social media graphics and presentations, Fil-Aussie Melanie Perkins, has become the third richest woman billionaire in Australia!
Why passively consume other people’s output when you can nourish that creativity within you and come up with something useful—and probably income-generating in the future?
Tickle your mind and be as creative as you can. Feel free to explore sites that will unleash the potential you have, like VSCO, Afterlight, Tumblr, Canva, Procreate, and Lightroom, or start from scratch by playing games that will entice your creativity, like Hero Elementary Treehouse Trouble, Merge Blocks, and other games available at mortgagecalculator.org.
- Read Pinoy comics.
Did you know that we have a huge collection of online Pinoy comics? If you want to take a break from reading Japanese manga series or Korean webtoons, you can explore and discover the awesome Filipino creators publishing their works online! There’s the typical Filipino romcom, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, and, of course, horror stories!
If you have stories to share, you can also upload and publish them for free!
See? There are a lot of things that you can do online aside from mindlessly scrolling over Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and all the other social media platforms. Use your time wisely and be as productive as you can be!