This summer, it's not just kids who are moaning about being bored. Adults are faced with an unusual amount of time on our hands, too. And along with this extra time at home, we've got a double helping of stress. How can we fill the time and soothe our nerves? Here's an idea: Learn a new hobby or skill. Amazon has lots of DIY hobby products that'll get you started.
For example, instead of watching more TV (not that I'm judging; I think I've decimated Netflix), why not take up painting, playing the keyboard or shooting hoops? Or maybe you want to learn something that'll help you in your job, like speaking a second language or learning to build a website. Not only will these activities keep you occupied, but they'll decrease your stress level and boost your mood.
Speaking of mood, this book on mindfulness is what we all need right about now. It's an eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world. Yes, please!