For some reason or another you might find yourself bored and not know what to do. Here’s a list of 10 things to do when you’re bored so that next time you when you find yourself bored you know exactly what to do.
1. Write a song.
You aren’t looking to become the next Taylor Swift here, you’re just looking for something to do with your time. Write about any topic you want. You can even write a song about being bored. If you don’t know how to play an instrument that’s fine. Just write lyrics that can be sung. If you can play an instrument try writing lyrics and music and record yourself doing both. If you really like what you made, post it onto YouTube.
2. Cook a new recipe.
Try something new. Either find a recipe for a meal you’ve never cooked or find a recipe for a treat you’ve never baked. Have fun experimenting and tasting a new dish. You can try selecting one cookbook and cook a new recipe from it every time you get bored so eventually one day you’ll have cooked the entire book.
3. Rearrange furniture.
Every now and then it’s good to reorganize your living space to make the whole entire place feel new again. When you get bored this is a great time to take on the big project of rearranging furniture. If you don’t have enough strength to move the bigger furniture pieces around just try rearranging smaller things such as decor accents, clocks, pictures on the wall, etc.
4. Watch several episodes of a TV show.
Is there a TV show you saw previews for and never got around to watching it? Netflix and Hulu are just two on-demand streaming websites where you can watch several episodes and seasons of a large selection of old and new TV shows. If you’re really bored subscribing to Netflix or Hulu will keep you occupied.
5. Take a class.
If you find yourself being bored often it may be because you have too much time on your hands. Fill up your schedule by taking a class. This can be a recreational class offered through your community or a college class at your local community. Pick something that will be fun for you and won’t be considered work.
6. Take up a skilled hobby.
Instead of doing a hobby that doesn’t take too much effort, such as building a puzzle or playing a video game, take up a skilled hobby. This may include canning , building and painting an advanced model, wood carving, etc. The point is to pick a hobby that takes skill so you’ll need to learn about it first before doing it. This will definitely take some time but it will be very rewarding.
7. Learn a new language.
Just like learning a skilled hobby this will take up some of your time. This is good though because whenever you are bored you can just learn more of a new language and keep learning it until you become fluent. There are many programs like Rosetta Stone or apps for smartphones where you can basically teach yourself a new language. Try one of those out or seek out a local language class in your community.
8. Learn a new physical activity.
Some physical activities that are great to learn include roller skating, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. These all can be done just by yourself so you can learn at your own pace. If you really want to learn one of these but are having a hard time getting the hang of it you might want to try and get lessons from a professional.
9. Go window shopping.
Go by yourself or take some friends with you. Go shopping but don’t buy anything. Try clothes on that you know are way out of your price range just for fun. Have fun just looking at things and it’s even OK to day dream about owning all of it. For more added fun take pictures of various “outfits” that you try on and post them to Instagram or Facebook.
10. Write a bucket list.
Sit down and write a bucket list when you’re bored. This is a list of things you want to do before you ” kick the bucket “. Now every time you get bored again you can look at this list and do something that is on it. Add more things to the list from time to time so you never run out of things to do.