10 Productive & Fun Things to Do When You Are Bored

We often come across a situation when there is a holiday and most of our friends are occupied with their own plans or pending work. Stuck in boredom we fail to decide what to do with this enormous amount of time, even when we crave for such free time when the workload is at its best. Strange isn’t it?

This is the reason human beings are the most complex species on earth. Coming back to this problem of boredom here are few suggestions on how to make good use of the boredom. We have shortlisted top 10 productive things you can do while you are feeling bored or you have a lot of spare time.  Check them out and trust me you would not regret doing these.

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1. Invest Time in Yourself

It is never a bad idea to invest your time in the betterment of yourself because who would not agree that self-love is necessary as well. You can use this time to build a good physique. Go for online tutorials on fitness trainings, buy necessary things online and get started. You can focus on any particular body part like arms or you can go for an overall fitness session. Google and save necessary info and videos. After few boredom sessions, you are bound to notice some good change in your body. For improving memory and concentration you can go for yoga as well.

2. Complete Pending Works

Make a list of your pending important works, it can be errands, it can be a pending chat with an old friend, it can be rearranging clothes in the wardrobe for your own good. In our busy schedule, we often skip important work adding them to ‘we will do it later’ list which is actually not right. Organizing habit helps in everyday life and saves up a lot of time. So get up, make a list and be an adult.

3. Embrace Your Long Lost Talent

Have some long lost childhood hobbies like painting or cooking? Then it is the best time to go and catch up with them. Try on something new, check videos for inspiration. Planning something creative not only brings out the best in you but also you get a reward out of it as well. Imagine while fiddling with colors if something beautiful and unique comes up you can frame it and put that up on the wall. If you are into cooking trying a new recipe would be entertaining and delicious at the same time. So the next time any guests visit you, you get to brag a little more about your hidden talent. Boredom can be turned into praises in no time.

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4. Love Book Reading?

How can we forget Books? Reading is an indispensable part of our lives and there is no other better way to utilize that boredom leisure than reading a good book with coffee. These days you do not have to have a physical book for reading, e-books are there at the rescue. Just select your favorite genre and dive into the sea of books, you would lose track of time guaranteed. Well, there is a bonus, you would have an upgraded vocabulary with awesome stories and knowledge to share with your loved ones.

5. Try Something Else

Do not like reading much? No issues, go for movies. These days many movies are inspired from novels. Other than that, there are a lot of good movies out there. Not only movies, online series these days have taken the internet by storm. Just good wifi and nachos with cheese dip, you are ready to get set go. It is relaxation with ultimate entertainment. You can go out to watch a movie alone in the theatre. Many people have done this or do this on a regular basis. Going alone for a movie makes you watch the movie with much more attention.

6. Getaway from Routing Boredom

Do you get this boredom vibe on a daily basis? If yes, then you can try learning something new like gardening, or playing guitar and piano if you have an interest in music. With passing days more and more innovative learning courses are coming up. Consider going for a short fashion designing course if you have an interest in that. Learn a new language, a language which interests you. There are plenty of things and if you search at least one would match your interest. There is no age limit for learning new things.

7. Return the Favor

You can consider doing something for your loved ones, like surprising them. Write to your grandparents, in our busy schedule we barely give them time. Surprise your parents, buy and send them gifts. Plan something for your partner, maybe cook something for them, or plan a dinner. There is no perfect time to make anyone feel special. You can also surprise them by leaving short notes in their bags, an old school way of expressing love and gratitude. Investing time in our loved ones is also important, they make life beautiful and worth living. So go ahead and turn around the boredom.

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8. Reset & Refresh Your Mind

If you have not gone for a holiday in a long time, plan a trip. Trust me it is no joke to plan a proper trip and making arrangements, especially if are going abroad. Starting from checking dates according to the people you would be going, to hotels, best places to visit these all come under the umbrella of proper planning and if any one person in the group has chalked it out, it gets easier and faster to actually arrange the whole thing. Strike boredom out of your vocabulary.

9. Renovation & Redecoration

Need a change in the house environment? You can plan a re-decoration of the house. This is a huge task which needs proper planning for great utilization of the resources available and let’s be honest, we do not re-decorate house every month or every year. You can start by gathering ideas from the pinterest according to your preferences, or according to the idea which is already there in your head. Trust me it is going to take a good amount of time, choosing, saving, deleting pictures.

10. Relax Your Mind & Body

Do not forget to pamper yourself. Taking care of self is the most important thing to do. Go for a bubble bath, a spa, or a walk in a beautiful garden leaving behind your phone just to enjoy nature. You can go for a long nap as well, whatever makes you feel relaxed.

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There are plenty of other things to do when you are bored. Apart from these ideas, you can chalk out your expenditures to see if you can save more, or invest in some other financial plans for the future. You can start writing your own blog. This world is full of options so strike of that ‘bored’ word and enjoy the leisure.

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Rebecca Howell
After working 5 years as a Software Analyst in reputed MNC, Rebecca decided to settle down and work from home. Having an expertise in business & being a life motivator, she loves to share similar stuff on our website by the means of her articles.