50 Things to Do When Bored
50 Things to Do When Bored
How do you deal with boredom? What are you doing when you have time? Here's 50 ideas to do when bored!
1. Use weBelong
weBelong is new social media app launched in 2021, if you have friends there already or invite friends, it could be fun but also when you got bored and need someone to talk to, this is the best app to use as well to find like-minded friends. Mostly, people share funny memes, things they need tips, or get to know questions to make connections deeper.
2. Watch Netflix
When you got bored, movie and shows will be one of the option.
Senior Year is one of the fun commedy movie reflecting the age current we live.
Diversity and inclusion, the best adolescence and lgbtqia show.
The end of the fxxxing world
Funny, weird, and relatble. When you are bored, time to watch this.
This is the creepiest drama show I've ever seen actually.
Ginny and Georgia
If you like school shows, ginny and georgia is the best!
The umbrella Academy
Sci-fi lovers? then you should watch the umbrella academy
3. Listen to a Podcast.
I highly recommend you to listen to Criminal, where you can listen to criminal stuff actually happened.
4. Check Wikipedia, never get bored
Wikipedia is one of my destination to obtain new trivial or knowledge to tell. There are so many links related so you will go to deep inside of it.
Theory of Love is one of the most interesting wikipedia content!
5. Colouring (It's not boring)
Sometimes I use colouring app which is so fun, you can use them for free. I sometimes do colouring and just 15-30 min to finish, but if you want to make it better, it could take so much time so be careful!
6. Attempt to break a world record
Here is a list of world record from guinness! Just checking this website might be fun but you can start breat the record! There are several things which you might be able to, for example, Heaviest vehicle pulled by shoulder blades is 1,070 kg!
7. Start posting on Tiktok or weBelong
Consuming content on tiktok itself is useless and just time-consuming, but why not starting to post some creative and inspirational content on tiktok? Instead of getting bored all the time, you can be an influencer!
8. Read Animal Farm
Animal farm is great book written by George Orwell, a short novel written during World War II and published in 1945. It tells the story of a group of farm animals who revolt against their keeper. They want to create a place where all animals are treated equally and where they can be free and happy. However, they are eventually betrayed by one of them, and the farm returns to its previous state.
The narrative is an allegory, which means the author intended it to symbolize true events. It is one of the most well-known political allegories. It is based on the betrayal of the Russian Revolution by Joseph Stalin.
9. Text someone to avoid boredom
Open your social media and text to someone. Those are top social media emerging recently find someone to talk to.
- weBelong app: Install from here
- F3: Install from here
- Yubo: Install from here
- Poparazzi: Install from here
10. Subscribe HBO!
Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media.
11. Experimental Cooking
When I was a kid, I used to mix eggs and some of the ingredients with cake flour. Sometimes it explodes inside microwave oven but it is so fun!
12. Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
Set up a little puzzle station in your room and start it!
13. Play an instrument.
Playing guitar is so fun and cool, if it seems too complicated and too expensive to start, the Small Drum Set would be great to start.
14. Start journaling.
Journaling is good for mental health. Write down what you are greatful for, someone you are greatful. Then contact someone you want to cherish.
Knitting is not as much complicated as it seems. All you need is to buy kit and check youtube how to make it! You will be never bored if you start it!
16. Learn a new language.
With free apps, like Duolingo, now is a great time to learn a foreign language for your next trip. Or you can meet new friends on weBelong and get to know friends there.
I'm bad at drawing, but I love drawing. It just makes me feel so creative, just bored? so why not just getting a pen and paper?
18. Sing a song
Singing a lould is so fun and reducing stress! The best song to sing is break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored from Ariana Grande!
If you hate cleaning, but you cannot start, what would you do? I listen to some favorite songs and sing it during cleaning!
19. Play games
Whether it’s a board game like Clue or a video game like GTA, playing a childhood favorite game will not only kill some time but also bring back some serious childhood nostalgia.
20. Create a song
You may feel it could be difficult, but it is not too complicated. If you use Mac, open garage band. If you need some instructions, this youtube will be helpful.
21. Make mixed playlists.
With music-sharing apps like Spotify, create your own personalized playlists and share them with friends.
Use Mercari and Do KonMari! Spark of Joy!
** Mercari is your marketplace. It's the perfect place to declutter and discover items that are uniquely you.
23. Join some communities to find like-minded friends
There are several online communities in this world! As I introduced in this article before, weBelong is one of them, but better.
There are so many active communities such as Anime, Astrology, Art, K-POP, and so on, your feed will never be boring.
On weBelong, you might not feel so much pressure, not like other social media. weBelong is focusing on mental health and diversity, we can say weBelong is the most diverse and inclusive social media. There are a lot of Black, Hispanic, LGBTQIA+, or people who talk about mental health.
24. Learn a tabletop role-playing game.
Back in the day, games like Dungeons and Dragons may have been only for nerds but, it turns out, it’s a great way to kill some time. All you need for the game are some dice, friends, and imagination.
25. Write a wish list and do them!
When you are bored, what about creating a list of what you want to achieve, obtain, want in you life? Boredom kills your life, but you have a choice to start something! It could be about just buying some clothes, being good parents, meeting new friends, being entrepreneur, going to hawaii, or meeting celebrities.
26. Go through a drive-through and pay for the meal of the car behind you.
Sometimes you can feel like you’re in a slump when you’re stuck in your everyday routine. Change things up by going through a drive through and making someone’s day by paying for their food. It’ll be nice to do something kind for someone else, even though you’re doing it at a distance.
27. Take a virtual trip
Go to google map and drop human on somewhere you wanna visit someday. You can visit there virtually. Sounds like boring but if you go to somewhere in Europe, it is beautiful. Trust me!
28. Write a book about your life (Your life must be not that boring)
Even if your life seems boring, if you start writing about it, you can find something intresting, or you can start something to make your life more fun!
When you start wrting your life, you will notice that
29. Watch YES MAN
Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future - until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything. Sounds silly but if you start to say ues to everything, it could be more adventureous.
30. Make a time capsule
It should be fun to do with your friends or family. Don't forget to open it after 10 or 20 years!
31. Buy gift cards online from your favorite neighborhood shops.
With uncertain times, most local businesses are being forced to close without knowing if they can re-open. Support your local neighborhood by buying gift certificates now and then use later.
32. Host a virtual meet-up on spatial chat
Covid makes us seperated, it could be difficult to meet with some of your friends. So it is time to start a host virtual meet-up!
33. Work on a puzzle.
This is also a great time to have conversations with loved ones in your home! I just ordered this double-sided puzzle from one of my favorite photographers of one of my favorite places on the entire planet. I can’t wait to try it!
Even if you’re not feeling sick, one of the best ways to give your immune system a boost during this pandemic is loads and loads of rest. Being sleep deprived can weaken your immunity cells and increase your chances of getting sick. Taking a quick nap whenever you’re looking to pass the time can give your immune system a fighting chance.
35. Watch Anime
When you are bored, and even you don't like anime, Attack on Titan will definitely catch your heart.
36. Practice yoga
Yoga is not only good for health but also coping with anxiety. When you are bored, highly recommended. Here is what I'm watching everyday.
37. Learn calligraphy.
Calligraphy and hand-lettering are relatively easy, unfussy, and affordable (though there are plenty of fun things to buy and additional areas to explore if that's your preference!). And turns out, writing letters is also incredibly relaxing and helpful for anxiety! https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Calligraphy-Complete-Lettering-Design/dp/0767907329
38. Check KickStarter
There are so many projects fundraising, and you can see what people think to the world.
39. Paint Your Nails
Everyone has a few colors stashed around the house. Grab your favorite and give yourself a manicure. Throw in some filing and buffing to really get the full experience.
40. Strengthen Your Brain
Whether you grab a crossword, a Sudoku book, or just plan on practicing your general knowledge for the next trivia night, taking a few minutes for brain games will do your whole body good. For a group activity, get your trivia team together to practice in person or over Zoom, so you'll feel confident next round.
41. Study not to get bored
What is your favorite subject? I tend to get bored when I'm in literature class. And math and history is my thing. Open textbook, starting to solve one problem.
42. Practice breathing technique
Wim Hof is one of my favorite breathing technique just check and try it.
“It has been shown to help with depression, anxiety, mood, mental focus, and pain management.” The goal of the Wim Hof Method breathing technique is to teach you to develop mastery over your nervous, immune, and cardiovascular systems to help you be happier, stronger, and healthier.
43. Tye dye T-shirts.
Tye dye white T-shirts in a matching color scheme. When the shirts are dried, have an inside photoshoot and post the photos to instagram, weBelong, or send it to your friends.
44. Use 2048
Image result for 2048 app 2048 is a single-player sliding tile puzzle video game. The objective of the game is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them to create a tile with the number 2048!
45. Go for a walk.
Walking is not only fun but also good for your health. Just go out now and feel the wind, and be yourself. It could be refreshing
46. Check photos
Photos are memorable, It's great to reminisce about good memories from photos.
47. Take an online course on Udemy
On Udemy, you can learn psychology, programming, design, and more! If you have nothing to do and get bored, starting to invest your time to acquire new skills or knowledge! https://www.udemy.com/
48. Plan your weekend
Here is the step to make it happen. a) Make a list of things you want to do b) Check your savings and make sure you can do c) Ask your friends with your plan!
49. Play a prank
Call a friend and tell them that their food has been placed on their doorstep, if they get confused, state that you are a food delivery driver and reiterate that their food is dropped off. This may want to be done on someone you know the address of so you can make it seem more believable. (or even if you know their favourite food) Once they sound like they are checking outside tell them you left it at their back doorstep or even in front of their garage and frantically hang up! This one for sure will have your peers running all around their house in hopes of getting a delicious snack!
50. Learn magic skills
Here you can Learn some of skills! https://ponly.com/harry-potter-spells/
Why we get bored?
We now understand being ‘bored, as defined by Lexico, as:
“feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity”.
But this definition somewhat underplays the importance of boredom.
If not properly addressed, research has shown that chronic boredom can have serious consequences, ranging from depression and feeling alone to problems with your physical health.
Just 3 things to avoid to get bored
1. Magic word "WHY"
You might be easily getting bored because of your lack of curiosity. Just be curious, thinking about "WHY" would be important.
Why is the sky blue? Why is Coke so addictive? Why do people discriminate each other? Why did Russia start to attack Ukraine without any good reasons?
2. New place New Friends
New environment and new friends will bring you new perspective. Meet global friends online might be helpful to make it happen.
I am Japanese and of course I have very different background. When I started to talk with Indian guy or Nigerian guy, lives are so different, I never get bored to listen to them.
That's the reason why I recommend you to use weBelong app. You can meet many different people from mostly US but all over the world.
Challeges make your life not only fun but also meaningful by contributing to someone. Your challenge inspires you, and by doing that, you will feel the meaning of the life.