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Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong
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Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 23 Mar 2020 20:59 #348024

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We all know that many people are sitting home and going nuts... I keep on getting complaints about renewed nisyonos and falls..
please help with ideas to combat boredom and keep strong....
If i may suggest, if someone needs a remote chavrusa  they can go to chavrusamatch.com or torahmates.orgOther ideas might be doing exercise, listening to or playing music, hobbies...
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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 23 Mar 2020 21:49 #348026

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GYE has started a special bi-weekly email series to help us stay inspired in these trying times. The emails contain inspiration, stories and practical tips to help us in our struggle - and a joke at the end to keep us smiling :-)

See the last 3 editions in our archives here: guardyoureyes.com/articles/archive

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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 23 Mar 2020 23:15 #348027

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yes I fully agree, Boredom is a major problem now, for those of us who are temporarily at home, not working, not going to minyan, not going to yeshiva or learn w our chavrusas.

what we need is structure.  we still must somehow maintain the same schedule every day.  daven shacharis at the same time, try to set up chavrusas over the phone at the same time.  to keep a schedule like this requires motivation & effort, which in itself is a challenge.

I dont have any more suggestions at the moment.  I myself am bored, unmotivated, & lacking structure.  I'm looking for solutions.

Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 24 Mar 2020 00:28 #348031

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DavidT wrote on 23 Mar 2020 20:59:
We all know that many people are sitting home and going nuts... I keep on getting complaints about renewed nisyonos and falls..
please help with ideas to combat boredom and keep strong....
If i may suggest, if someone needs a remote chavrusa  they can go to chavrusamatch.com or torahmates.orgOther ideas might be doing exercise, listening to or playing music, hobbies...

Thanks David for starting this important thread. Too many guys who came so far having a rough time. Your remote chavrusa idea is very wise.
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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 24 Mar 2020 00:46 #348032

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Here are some Pesach activities for the kids to download

Also see this https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1842180/covid19-activity-list.html
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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 24 Mar 2020 10:56 #348040

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People are asking where they can find the GYE ebooks... 
guardyoureyes.com/ebooks

I also would like to recommend listening to theshmuz.com/series/the-fight/ or the other great free lectures there or  www.torahanytime.com

if you are looking for inspiration on bitachon you can call the life of bitachon hotline which is updated daily 732 719 3898
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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 24 Mar 2020 13:47 #348041

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Hundreds of GYE shiurim: https://guardyoureyes.com/articles/shiurim

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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 27 Mar 2020 15:11 #348135

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https://www.turesponse.org/pesach/
An amazing collection of activities for kids 
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?"
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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 29 Mar 2020 19:34 #348163

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Shiurim
  1. Large collection of shiurim https://www.torahanytime.com/
  2. Large collection of shiurim
    1. (718) 701-5157
    2. http://www.kolhalashon.com/
  3. Hashkafa/Mussar: Chovos Halevavos – Shaar Habitachon
    1. Speaker: HaRav Simcha Bunim Cohen Rov in Lakewood NJ
    2. Time: 1:25-1:35pm, daily
    3. Call in number: 205-825-9057
  4. OU live  – ou.org/oulive.
    1. Each afternoon at 1:00PM EDT – Recitation of Tehillim (chapters 20, 27 and 130) and divrei chizuk (words of inspiration) from our rabbanim.
    2. Monday-Thursday at 8:00 PM EDT nightly hour-long program, bringing you front row seats to our conversations with some of our community’s most inspiring and uplifting personalities.
  5. Daily shiurim via zoom from 4:30-5:00 pm –  www.2ndseder.com
    Next to each speaker is a link to the zoom info for that shiur
  6. Mishnayos phone system for men and boys ages 9+. Shiurim, tests, weekly raffles
    Call: (929) 299-6700
  7. Night Seder America – Nightly Gemara learning program via zoom for boys 6th-8th grade. 8:00pm-8:45pm. Gemara Meseches Tamid – celebrating a siyum on Erev Pesach
    Zoom meeting ID: 897-063-4419
  8. live שיעור on the סוגיות of ערבי פסחים given by גדולי ראשי ישיבה and מגידי שיעור.
    The number for the live שיעורים is:646.726.9977
    All throughout the day you can call732.363.6713  Or  718.766.4572    to hear a שיעור הכנה for this שיעור, as well as the מראה מקומות for the שיעור itself.A.Sunday night’s – live shmues and shiur will be given at:
    *8:45 – Divrei Chizuk from Harav Mendel Slomovitz
    *9:15 –Shiur from Harav Aryeh Sherwinter
    *10:00 Shiur Harav Tzvi BerkowitzB.Monday night’s – live shmues and shiur will be given at:
    *8:45 – Divrei Chizuk
    *9:15 –Shiur from Harav Michel Handelsman
    *10:15 Shiur Harav Avrohom Bromberg

Online Libraries
  1. Otzar HaChochma (tons of seforim for viewing/searching) is currently free for everyone: https://tablet.otzar.org/
  2. Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/
  3. HebrewBooks.org has many seforim for download; you can easily get any Masechta in Shas here or Mishna Berura here
  4. Halacha Academy has a bunch of clear, concise Halacha summaries in English: http://halacha.academy/
  5. Artscroll digital library – free 30 day subscription http://kb.artscroll.com/article/AA-20714
  6. Otzar Chachma – currently free http://www.otzar.org/otzaren/indexeng.asp
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Re: Ideas to combat boredom and keep strong 02 Apr 2020 15:17 #348255

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Here are some good things to download and read...
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