If you really want me to talk about it, the first thing you probably hear me say is ‘omo I don tire’. Then I’ll tell you about how I wish the strike was over, how I wish it didn’t even happen at all and how the coalition of sapa, boredom and loneliness is giving me a triple threat in my small room in Egbeda, Lagos.
If you really want to hear the truth it would come with a lot of hisses and sighs because I AM TIRED. The strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of universities in Nigeria has dampened my morale, killed my vibes and brought me low from the clouds where I rode.
The extension of the strike by 2 months was met with disappointment from students, although everyone saw it coming.
If staying indoors and washing plates is making life bland and unexciting, here are 5 crazy and fun things you can do to free your mind and also bring some zest into life during the strike. Give it a shot!
1. Call a random number
Conjure up a random number and call them. You can profess love 😘 for them or tell them you’re their high school friend or long lost son or daughter. That’s right. You’re already looking at the hilarious conversation that would follow😂
2. Learn a new language
Remember the times you really wanted to learn Spanish, German, or Italian?? Well, Hola Amigo, the time is now. Learning a new language is a very interesting and exciting journey as it keeps fascinating you, drawing you to learn more.
3. Discover a new food recipe
Jollof rice, fried rice and other ways of cooking actually started with someone. Using your ingredients and methods, try out a new food recipe. You never can tell if you would become the originator of the latest spaghetti confetti dish. You can also discover the latest potions too.
4. Learn to Play an instrument
Aside from the beautiful melodies you get from playing a musical instrument like the guitar or keyboard, studies have shown a relationship between musical training and improved brain function.
Learning to play an instrument also opens your creative mind, boosts your confidence and gives you a sense of achievement. Most importantly, IT’S FUN.
5. Make weird videos and snaps
This Free time is perfect for you to come up with crazy positions and locations to take pictures. Make the craziest and most hilarious videos of yourself and things around you. You could also hop on the latest Tik Tok challenges and try out your skill. Go for it!
Remember, aside the whole serious and productive things you can do with the time, there’s also an opportunity to free your mind which would also help you feel much better about yourself.