This year has been one for the books. We have all had to adapt at a moment’s notice. I hope that you and all of your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Hopefully soon we can all reunite and do the things we love.
You may have just kept on working or you may have discovered that you have a lot of free time on your hands. Whatever the case social distancing has forced us all to look for new things to do when we are bored.
While I love being alone, I do find myself missing the social interaction, especially now after suffering an injury I have been searching the internet for things to do when you are bored .
I’ve compiled a list of 50 things to do when you’re bored. I hope these help to keep you occupied.
1. Start a new tv show
Check out my post to find a binge worthy TV show
2. Watch a new movie
3. Make a playlist of your favorite songs
My favorite music streaming app is Spotify.
4. Read a book
Pick up a book at the library and start reading. Also if you have a Kindle check out the eBooks available on Amazon like the book YOU, which i just recently started after watching the tv show
5. Make a puzzle
I love doing puzzles and you can find lots at your local thrift.
6. Do your nails
If your bored why not pass some time by painting your nails.
7. Do a face mask
Pick up a face mask at your local drugstore and have a spa night.
8. Deep condition your hair
Pair this with a face mask and a good movie.
9. Listen to a podcast
There are tons of podcast on Spotify as well as on Youtube.
10. Try yoga
There are tons of videos on YouTube to practice some yoga right in your living room.
11. Go for a walk
Put on some sneakers and go for a walk outdoors.
12. Try a new recipe
Check out Pinterest for some great recipes. I’m always pinning new ones here.
13. Draw a picture
I absolutely love drawing and doodling and it’s a great way to fix boredom.
14. Paint a picture
Grab a canvas and some paint and try an art class with Bob Ross on Youtube.
15. Start a bullet journal
16. Learn a Tik Tok dance
I have shamelessly spent to many hours trying to learn all the new Tik Tok dances. They are definitely harder than they look.
17. Deep clean a room in your house
Check out my easy tips on how to clean your bedroom.
18. Clean out your fridge
There is nothing more satisfying than completely emptying your fridge and wiping it out. You might even find a few gross surprises.
19. Take a nap
Sometimes there is nothing better to do when your bored than taking a nap
20. Care for a plant
Now this is definitely not for me but if you have a green thumb you should go get yourself some plants.
21. Color in a coloring book
I will admit I have a few adult coloring books and they are very relaxing.
22. Knit a blanket
There are a lot of great resources on Pinterest to knit a blanket. I even once knit one using my arms.
23. Learn a new language
Duolingo is a great app if your looking to learn a new language.
24. Find a DIY Craft on Pinterest
This speaks for itself and I am always pinning new ideas here.
25. Do a workout video
If your into fitness check out some at home workouts on YouTube. My favorite are Whitney Simmons.
26. Reorganize your closet
Why not take everything out of your closet and dresser and organize by item and color.
27. Play a board game
There are tons of fun board games out there. My favorite that passes time is Monopoly.
28. Play a card game
I love card games! There are so many to choose from and you just need a deck of cards.
29. Try out a new hairstyle
Check out YouTube and Pinterest for new hairstyle ideas
30. FaceTime a friend
Call up a friend who lives far away and chat for awhile
31. Delete photos off your phone
If your anything like me you probably have thousands of pictures on your phone and some of them are probably accidental pics or random screenshots.
32. Go through your stuff to donate
While your reorganizing your closet why not donate stuff you don’t wear to your local thrift store.
33. Create a bucket list
I’m sure you have plenty of things you’d love to do. Write them down and get to work on completing them.
34. Create a monthly budget
Write a monthly total of your income and your expenses to help you save money.
35. Clean up your email
My email is full of stuff I’ll never read but I never clean it out. You should though.
36. Do some karaoke
Get on YouTube search your favorite song followed by karaoke and have a karaoke party
37. Rearrange your bedroom
Clean your room and move around your furniture to give your room a makeover
38. Watch a documentary
Check out some of the most popular documentaries on Netflix.
39. Have a bubble bath
40. Listen to an audiobook
I don’t listen to audiobooks, but Audible has tons of books and a 30 day free trial right now.
41. Clean out your purses
I shove absolutely everything and anything into my purses so that would definitely keep me occupied.
42. Clean your makeup brushesI love cleaning my makeup brushes it is so satisfying. All I do is take a dish filled with half dish soap and half oil (olive is my choice), run your brushes under hot water, dip in the soap mixture and swirl your brush on one of these cleaning mats from Amazon .
43. Clean out your junk drawerI don’t know maybe other people don’t have junk drawers but I have 2 and it would probably take me a couple hours to go through them.
44. Call your grandparentsI’m sure your grandparents would talk to you all day if they could, so give them a call.
45. Do online surveysThis is a fun way to pass the time. My favorite is Swagbucks. You can earn points to use towards gift cards including PayPal cash. Sign up
What are some things you are doing to stay busy during these crazy times?
Comment them down below.