With the world rapidly moving around us, it is almost impossible to think that you will ever be bored. Yet, with the world having changed so drastically over the past year, “I’m bored” is a phrase we have all either been using or hearing way too often. You could have piles and piles of office work left, and a stack of assignments you need to finish and submit, but that can all get very, very boring at times – what do you do to cure your boredom? Our team of experts have put together an elaborate list of the top 10 things you can do when you are bored – whether that means you are bored at home, at school, during your college break; we have got you covered!
Continue reading to rid yourself of boredom once and for all!
Top 10 Things to Do When You Are Bored at Home
If you are stuck at home and don’t know what to do, we are here to help. You are probably wondering what you could do at home when you are bored, but trust us, the list is endless!
1. Wear an Apron and Cook Yourself a Feast
Okay, perhaps not a feast (unless you are up for it), but you can definitely put your culinary skills to use and cook a lovely dish for yourself. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a professional at cooking – as long as you have gotten into the kitchen and are willing to make something for yourself, you are good to go. Even if you make a bowl of noodles or perhaps even a sandwich, it’s perfectly fine!
2. Go on a Virtual Shopping Spree
Of course, we don’t recommend you actually shop, unless you want to. But sometimes, heading over to your favorite e-commerce stores and just browsing through the various different clothing pieces that they have, or even home décor, can help you feel better. Along with that, you won’t even realize how fast time will go by. Perhaps you can pick out or choose a few birthday gifts or Christmas gifts from your friends and family, and pop them into your wish list. If you ask us, our team thinks this is a great way to avoid the stress later on, and it will save you a lot of time in the long run as well. After all, time is money!
3. Bring Out the Painter Within You
We are sure that you won’t find a single child that doesn’t enjoy bringing out the crayons and markers and scribbling away. On the same note, our experts suggest taking out a coloring book and color your way out of boredom. As a matter of fact, adult coloring books have been recommended by many doctors and researchers as they are a great form of stress busters, and also allow you to calm down and forget your worries for some time. Let’s not forget to mention that they are a great way to pass your time, and you will be proud of what you create after.
4. Watch a Movie or Your Favorite TV Show
This is almost a no-brainer. When we are bored, one of the first things that pops into our head is to watch your favorite movie or TV show. This will surely cure your boredom, and you will be taken to a different world for a short period of time. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
5. Solve the Puzzle
You must have surely seen those 500-piece puzzles around somewhere or the other. Have you ever tried solving one? Jigsaw puzzles are really fun (and frustrating at times), and help you to not only pass your time, but to also relax and distract yourself. Having said that, our experts recommend doing the 100-piece puzzle first and then gradually stepping it up to 200-piece puzzles and then 500 and so on. If you start your puzzle-solving journey with a 500-piece puzzle, we are sure you will give up within the first 50 pieces!
6. Indulge in Cleaning
Cleaning up your room, work space or house is a wonderful thing to do when you are bored. There is no denying the fact that you will definitely thank yourself for it later. A decluttered room and home helps declutter the mind too. You will find that you are in fact more productive and seldom get bored as often.
7. Meditate Your Way Through Boredom
Meditation is a great way to calm your mind and brain, and stop all the thoughts from buzzing through. Play some calm and soothing meditation music, light your favorite scented candle and close your eyes for 10 minutes. Concentrate on your breathing and meditate peacefully. If you are up for it, you can try some guided meditation sessions. You will find an endless list on YouTube.
8. Read a Book
Whenever you are bored, start reading a book. Doesn’t matter if it is a research paper, a fictional book, a novel or even an encyclopedia – just read! You won’t realize how quickly time will pass.
9. Speak to Family and Friends
If you are living with your parents, siblings or grandparents, now is a great time to socialize with them and find out what is going on in their lives. You will be astonished to uncover so much about them. Why not solve a jigsaw puzzle with them? If you are staying alone, give your best friend or your family members a call – you have no idea how happy they will be to hear from you.
10. Take a Nap
Yup, that’s right. That’s all we have to say. Nap. As an adult, you will realize how much you love naps, but how infrequently you get a chance to sleep it out. If you are bored and can’t figure out what to do, sleep on it!
Top 10 Things to Do When You Are Bored at Night
Here are some interesting tips for our readers who don’t get enough sleep:
1. Consider Stargazing
If you are bored at night and can’t figure out what to do, pop your window open and stare at the beautiful night sky. Look for different constellations and shapes, using the stars. It truly is a mesmerizing experience and one of our favorite things to do when you are bored at night.
2. Journal Your Thoughts
A great way to get rid of your boredom at night is to pen down your thoughts at the end of the day. Journaling is a wonderful outlet for you, and you will find that writing down about your day and your thoughts will really help declutter your mind.
3. Practice a Skin Routine
After a tiring day of work, there’s no better feeling than scrubbing away all the dirt and bacteria that accumulates on your skin. Put on a face mask, exfoliate your skin and do a little manicure or pedicure session. Your skin will thank you, and you will find that you will sleep better at night too.
4. Take a Hot Bath
If you are unable to sleep at night and can’t figure out what to do because you are bored, our experts recommend taking a nice, warm shower or bath. This will calm your body down and relax your muscles. You will find that you will gradually begin to feel tired, and will be able to fall asleep in no time. While you are at it, why not light some scented candles and treat yourself to a spa night?
5. Listen to Music
Is it just us or does music sound better at night? Play your favorite playlist, but ensure you’re using the most comfortable headphones or keep the volume low. After all, we don’t want to be giving anyone else a sleepless night just because we are having one. Also, there are many other interesting things to do when listening to music.
6. Go Through Old Photo Albums
Look for an old photo album that you may have lying around somewhere in your house and flip through the pages, living each moment one picture at a time. If one of your family member’s is also bored, get them to join you as you go down memory lane. If you don’t have a physical photo album, you can always go through the numerous photo albums in your phone.
7. Clean Out the Junk in Your Laptop or Phone
Remove any unwanted documents and files from your laptop and place everything into their respective folders. On your phone, delete any images and videos that you no longer need, or even any games or applications that you haven’t opened in months. Clear out your memory and make space for more things.
8. Connect With Friends
If you have any friends on the other side of the world, drop them a message! We’re sure you will find that you’ve missed out on a lot in each other’s lives, and will be able to not only pass time quickly but also get in touch with an old friend.
9. Play a Video Game
Many people find that they enjoy playing video games more at night, than during the day. If you are someone like this, why not get playing? However, keep in mind not to get too carried away – you won’t even realise it’s become dawn, when you are busy playing your favorite video game!
If you are bored at night, and aren’t really in the mood to do much but still want to find some way to keep yourself occupied, you could definitely give doodling a try. Play some soothing music, grab a piece of paper and a pencil and scribble your time away. Many of our team members find that doodling and aimlessly drawing on a piece of paper can help you distract yourself and in a way release your thoughts without any exchange of words. Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself!
With so many things changing around us every day, the one thing that remains constant is boredom. No matter how busy and hectic your daily routine might be, you are bound to feel bored at some point of time. Try to keep yourself as occupied as you can in order to avoid falling into the deep pits of boredom. Of course, give yourself some time to just sit back and do nothing.
In fact, why not try doing some of these things when you are bored at work during your lunch break, or your summer vacations and school holidays? Bored at your grandparent’s house? We got you! Try these out and you will be amazed at how much fun you can have doing some of the simplest activities.