Being bored is worth your health

Published 6:18 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020

We understand that everyone — especially children — are probably getting to the point of being bored out of their minds.

Many of us are still working, but for those who aren’t, life is a bit boring at the moment.

That’s unfortunately what happens when restaurants close their dining areas and many businesses close.

Many churches throughout Troup County are holding virtual services.

All of it is extremely necessary as we all work to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it overwhelms our healthcare system.

It seems repetitive by now — wash your hands, keep a six-foot social distance and stay at home if you feel sick.

It was disappointing to hear that a few weeks ago large groups of women were meeting across town to physically fight each other on multiple occasions. There’s no telling if any one of them could have possibly spread the virus to another person.

The  law enforcement division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has had to break up boats who were tied up and boaters not following the social distancing guidelines.

We hope that people understand the severity of these situations and do what they can to follow the guidelines given.

And we understand that there are only so many reruns on television, and that even video games and movies grow stale after a while.

The disease will probably continue to spread as each person in that large group returns to their families and jobs.

That’s what we don’t think people are getting.  You may feel fine.

Everyone in your house might feel fine, but you could have COVID-19 and not have any symptoms.

And yes, it’s great if that’s the case and you have no symptoms.

Four-fifths of people who get this disease are fine.

But senior seniors and people higher in age are highly susceptible to other complications, which makes this virus deadly.

We all need to do our part for a short time to flatten the curve, which means stop the disease from overwhelming what our hospitals can handle.

Be bored for a few weeks, maybe even longer. It’s worth it for the health of our society.

Find new hobbies to do in your yard or home. Learn a new language, or maybe ever learn to sew.

Finish that project you’ve been working on forever but could never find the time to actually finish it.

This is the season to take advantage of what we all complain about of never having time.