10 Fun things to do when you are bored
We’ve all been bored out of minds. We’ve all napped for several hours during the day just to pass that time. We’ve all had three showers in one afternoon “just because.” We’ve all taken the dog for countless walks against his will simply to entertain ourselves somehow. We’ve all scrolled mindlessly through Facebook until darkness has fallen and we haven’t remembered to feed ourselves for eight hours.
Boredom is tough, particularly in a world in which technology has somehow made us forget that we’ve got a brain. Instead of doing something fun and creative to satisfy ourselves, we simply can’t think of doing anything.
And when the Internet shuts down, things get even worse.
But fear not, lovelies! Because we’ve got a list of some fantastically fun things to do when you are bored. Let’s take a look!
Do A Puzzle
When I was a child, video games were just becoming the new big thing. My brother got one for Christmas off our parents and he literally played it for twelve hours per day whenever he wasn’t in school. I didn’t like video games, though. And when it was raining, what on earth was a gal to do?
I entertained myself with jigsaw puzzles. It’s one of the best things to do when you are bored. Today, a lot of us have forgotten how awesome these kinds of puzzles are. They keep you going for hours on end, and the thrill gets better and better when you can see the picture emerging before your eyes.
Play Board Games
If you’ve got your friends round, it’s probably best that you don’t sit yourself in a corner and work on your jigsaw puzzle. It’s something of a solitary art!
But if you and your friends are all bored, why not have a board games night? You could dust off your old games and have a ball! Popular games include Scrabble and Monopoly, but a quick peek on the Internet will tell you that there are all kinds of weird and wonderful board games around the world that require different kinds of skills. They’ll never leave you board!
Draw A Funny Drawing Of Someone – And Stick It On Facebook
A really fun and amusing way to pass the time is draw a purposely funny drawing of one of your friends and then tag them in the picture on Facebook. If you pretend that the drawing took you a long time and that it is meant to show your appreciation for your friendship, you’ll find yourself struggling to breathe as you read their horrified comments.
Start A Vinyl Collection
Vinyl is definitely making a comeback. Everyone has got that one friend who has got into the vinyl revival; they’re collecting all kinds of obscure records from all kinds of obscure shops. Previously you might have thought it was just a bit kooky, but now that you’re bored it could be the most fun that you could do, too.
Hunting down super cheap records is a great way to spend your day. You could make it your mission to track down a particular record, and scour your local record stores as well as flea markets and car boot sales.
Re-arrange Your Books
Another one of great, as well as useful things to do when you are bored is re-arranging your books, it might sound like more of a chore than a fun thing to do when you’re bored, but it’s definitely a fun thing to do if you like your books.
Let’s face it, if you’re anything like me your bookshelf will be chaos. Jane Austen will be next to The Zombie Guidebook and Tolstoy will be next to Home Cooking. This, of course, makes finding a book you want to read really difficult. So why not spend your day re-arranging your shelf?
You could rearrange your books by colour, by letter, or by genre. You’ll probably also come across a book you haven’t read yet and spend the rest of day flicking through it.
Host A Karaoke Night
One of cool things to do when you are bored is to host a karaoke night.
Why not invite some friends over, get some drinks in and have a karaoke night? Everyone might be a bit nervous at first, and they might groan that they can’t sing. But once the drinks are flowing and the first person has stumbled their way through Tina Turner, the evening will flow with laughter and joy.
Download A Podcast And Go For A Walk
Another one of fabulous things to do when you are bored is to download a podcast and go for a walk. Podcasts are great things. They’re digital audio files that you download, and they’re usually informative and really entertaining.
There is pretty much a podcast for any subject, too. All you need to do is find ones you love, download them, and then go for a long walk.
This is a great way to spend the day; you’re not simply passing the time because you’re also taking a walk and learning lots of new cool stuff.
Text Message Your Friends Backwards
One of cool things to do when you are bored is to text message your friends backwards. This is something to do if you’re REALLY bored and don’t feel like being productive, but it’s super amusing!
Text your friends backwards and see how long it is until they realise what’s going on. Their replies will surely be hilarious!
Make A List
Making lists are actually really cool, and if you check out a few dating profiles I can guarantee that a few of them will list “making lists” as one of their hobbies.
Let’s face it, there are all kinds of things you need to get done in a week and especially in a year, so why not make a neat to-do list that gets you motivated and organised?
You could also make a list of all your favourite music, your favourite movies, and anything else you can think of.
Make A Mix CD Of All Your Favourite Songs
Another one of good things to do when you are bored is to go back in time and remember the music you used to listen to when you were younger and make a mix CD of all the songs that shape your memories, from now to then. The best bit is when you listen to a song that you haven’t heard since prom and you find yourself singing it at the top of your lungs.
Especially if you do this in the office.
This activity will make you wistfully sentimental and nostalgic, and it will also stave off boredom.
What are your favourite things to do when you are bored?