List of things you can do when bored


In present days, for above average college students, graduates looking for job, retirees’ with no hand work may find themselves in situations where they feel lonely and bored. Plus now with the outbreak of Corona Virus, a deadly disease widely spreading and causing people to engage in self-isolation and to avoid close contact with people who may seem unwell. It will be a huge challenge to stay inside for about 30 days without getting bored. That is quite impossible. Therefore, here is a list of entertaining, adventurous, productive and fun things you can do when you are feeling bored or lonely.

Fun Things to do When Bored

  • Give yourself a manicure or pedicure. 
  • Try out a new hairstyle or experiment with your hair.
  • Take a bubble bath.
  • Try out a new facemask or beauty product. 
  • Doodle, color, or draw on some paper. 
  • Do yoga (check out YouTube for tutorials).
  • Write a poem or write in a journal.
  • Take a nap.
  • Read a book.
  • Listen to music. 
  • Watch some Netflix.
  • Look through old photos and videos.
  • Bake some desserts. 
  • Go watch a sunset or sunrise.
  • Meditate.
  • Eat snacks in bed.
  • Sit or lay outside in good weather.
  • Look for a new favorite quote or saying.
  • Write a letter to your future self.
  • Take a long shower.
  • Drink tea.
  • Cuddle with a pet or S.O.
  • Create a self-love list.

  • Adventurous Things to do When Bored
  • Start a blog.
  • Plan a future trip.
  • Experiment with new recipes. 
  • Find a new podcast to listen to.
  • Make a cocktail.
  • Reach out to a friend or relative you haven’t seen in a while.
  • Rearrange your furniture or redecorate your living space.
  • Create your own website.
  • Look for your first (or next) tattoo design.
  • Make an effort to learn something new. (tutorials or online courses)
  • Make a vision board.
  • Try learning a new language.
  • Write a book or story.
  • Make a movie.
  • Stage a photo shoot.
  • Try and make friends with a stranger online.

  • Productive Things to do When Bored
  • Sit-ups, anything you can for a little bit of exercise. 
  • Organize your closet, or do a full-blown closet clean-out.
  • Update your resume.
  • Find a freelance job.
  • Clean something in your place that you haven’t in a while (inside of microwave, anyone?)
  • Clean your makeup brushes.
  • Research dream careers. 
  • Make a future finances plan.
  • Clean up your emails.
  • Make a list of personal or professional goals. 
  • Start a DIY project.
  • Clean out your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Read up on current events.
  • Start a garden (or kitchen garden).
  • Clean your phone or phone case (it’s probably very dirty).
  • Watch a DIY YouTube video.
  • Donate old clothes or other items to your local charity.
  • Fine-tune your LinkedIn profile.
  • Do your laundry.
  • Make lists.

  • Entertaining Things to do When Bored
  • Watch some Netflix (yes that’s on here twice; it’s a good cure for boredom).
  • Scroll through Pinterest.
  • Online shop.
  • Watch a favorite movie or a movie you haven’t seen in a while.
  • Start an Instagram page for your pet.
  • Watch a documentary.
  • Facetime your friends or family.
  • Do something crafty.
  • Make a bucket list.
  • Take some selfies. A lot of females do this. Sometimes I do makeups and take pictures all day.
  • Plan your dream wedding.
  • Read a magazine.
  • Catch up on celebrity gossip.
  • Sing and dance to your favorite songs.

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    Hi, I’m Bukola. I’m a writer living in Lagos, Nigeria. I am a great fan of Arts. I love fashion, and creative writing. I’m also interested in meeting value added people, acquiring new knowledge, swimming and entrepreneurship. You can see some of my works with a click on the button above. +2349063336609/bukieogun2yi@gmail.com

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