keep yourself busy

keep (oneself) busy

To remain occupied (with something); to ensure that one is not idle or bored. I found that I had to keep myself busy while I was grieving. I just couldn't bear to sit still, or else I would start thinking about everything that happened. I bought a bunch of coloring books and board games so the kids can keep themselves busy during the break from school.
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keep yourself ˈbusy

find enough things to do: Since she retired she’s kept herself very busy.
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Keep yourself busy, stay with your friends and move on.
He said: "It is a way to keep yourself busy and also improves vocabulary.
It still sounds vague to me, but I guess it's saying that if you keep yourself busy with things that challenge your creativity, it will help ease your sadness and anxiety.
Being aware of the actions of the limbs; you should guard your tongue from lying, backbiting, and tale-bearing, you should keep yourself busy with remembering and mentioning Allah The Almighty and reciting the Qur'an.
He continued: "You just have to make sure you protect family, protect those around you and keep yourself busy.
She said, "Just keep yourself busy and never allow yourself a moment of dullness.
In order to keep your mind off things, try to keep yourself busy by carrying out tasks and light chores.
Keep yourself busy during the day with archery & table tennis ?
Keep yourself busy in performing beneficial deeds and acquiring useful knowledge.
As you know, not all liaisons last or pan out as you about too much out the you're them hoped, so keep yourself busy with meaningful activities outside the relationship.
If you are half of a duo but your partner has obligations that they can't get out of, try to keep yourself busy by finding something creative to do.
Keep yourself busy because when your mind is occupied, you don't get time to think about it," she shares.
But there's always something going on and it's exciting and easy to keep yourself busy.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-December 21) Keep yourself busy if you want to keep the blues at bay.