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So the other day I wrote a post here on things to do when alone and people loved it. Then I thought maybe I should also compile an incredible list for you on things to do when bored.
Since we all get bored at some point and run off ideas about what to do, here are exciting new ideas to try the next time you get bored.
Productive Things to do when bored
Create a meal plan for next week's meals.
You can use services like “5 Dollar Meal Planning” if this is a struggle for you.
They’ll send you a list of food to cook and the ingredients that you’ll need for a week’s worth of meals.
Give your closet a makeover;
I do this all the time I'm bored. I go through the wardrobe for anything I haven’t worn in like six months, plus check out what can't fit me anymore, and once I have that all set I choose what to donate and throw away.
Click here to see my list of 100 things to declutter.
Take some time to treat yourself with some self-care tips.
Here are a few ideas regarding self-care for any random day, and self-care ideas for the summer season.
Be kind to someone.
There are a million ways in which you can show an act of kindness. Here are 40 ideas for random acts of kindness to perform.
Improve your life.
There are tons of different ways in which you can improve your life and become a better person.
If you want to learn some exclusive ways to improve yourself,
Here are 20 self-improvement or personal growth ideas that will change your life.
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- How To Be A Happier Person By Doing This 6 Things
- 8 list of bad habits you need to stop.
- 8 Habits Of Successful People We Can All Learn From.
Learn more about sleeping habits.
For instance, learn about what happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep.
Here are more interesting articles about sleep.
Take a walk.
Let this be a chilled calm walk; think about happy moments you've had, goals you want to achieve, where you want to be 5 years from now.
To spice it up, you could even listen to music /podcast or an audiobook while taking a walk.
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Listen to old school music.
At times, when imbrued, I like listening to music that I liked 5 years ago. It refreshes my memory from years back.
Get into list-making.
Make lists of things. This could range from things you want for yourself, things to do in summer, etc.
Here is an example of lists to make
There will always be something that needs to be organized like your bras, socks, and underwear; here are some organizational hacks to use.
Also, Read more on organisation.
Take a slow bath
If bored, why not just take a long bubble bath?
Practice some self-affirmations.
On some days, we need some positive self-talk, and positive self-affirmations help us become more confident, improve our self-esteem, and make us more positive and brave in life.
Start a blog.
Share ideas or pictures of your pet or makeup tricks; there are so many things you could share with the world via a blog.
And even better, it only costs $3.95 per month and takes 20 minutes max to set up –no technology needed.
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Clean up your Facebook account.
Tidy up your friend list on Facebook, go through your old photos or updates, and delete anything you find incriminating or makes you cringe.
That way, it will never appear again in the Facebook memory.
Identify and quit bad habits.
Give yourself 10-minute self-talk and think of bad habits that you need to quit to become a better you and live your best life.
Then once you have some ideas, try and think about how can you replace these habits with better habits.
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Sometimes you don't need to go to the mall; you could just order things online and be done with it.
Here are a few money-saving tips for shopping online.
Call someone you miss.
Like an old high school friend or work colleague.
Spend your weekends wisely.
Do doing productive things. Here are some articles that list productive things to do on Saturdays and Sundays.
Revamp your routines.
If they are not, try to plan out what will work for you. Here are some examples of good morning and nighttime routines.
- 5 proven ways to become a morning person
- The Best Night Routine for a Productive Day
- How to create a morning routine
Learn money-saving tips.
Like how to cut your electricity bill, spend less in the supermarket, and save money on a tight budget. See below articles
And maybe complete a jigsaw puzzle. You could even compare your skills to those of your best friends.
Take a productivity class online for free.
Some of them only take about 20 minutes. This way, you get to expand your knowledge as well as kill your boredom productively.
Review books on Goodreads.
If there are some books you have enjoyed reading in the past, you could give brief reviews of the books. Who knows? You could probably get some fresh ideas for your next book guide.
Join a recreational sports team.
You will find most of them play on weekends. This is also a nice way to meet new people.
Paint all your jewelry with clear nail polish.
If you have faux gold or silver and want to keep it looking new, best practice would be to apply some clear nail polish like this on here.
Do sit-ups at times.
A little mini-exercise could do you wonders.
This could be your a best friend/family member you text all the time but who lives in a different city and have a quick catch-up chat
Take a power nap.
Set up a timer for 20-35 minutes max. Get an adult nap. Adult napping comes with some health benefits such as improved alertness.
Write in your journal.
If you don't have a journal, then its time you get one. There are so many health benefits that come with journaling: journaling can help with stress management and at the same time, increase your productivity.
If you are wondering what to write in your journal, here are some ideas.
Write what is going on in your life at the moment, how you’re feeling at this moment. Or create some lists and write them down.
Related Post: Things to write in your planner or bullet journal
Figure out a way to make more money.
There are so many things you can do on the side to make extra money. Here are four legitimate ideas.
- Become a virtual assistant and get paid $35/hr. Want more details? Here is a post explaining everything you need to know.
- Become a freelance writer. Writers are always in high demand these days. Anyone can become a writer. All you need to figure out is what you are passionate about. Here is a post giving more details on how you could make money, within a month, from writing.
- Alternatively, start a blog for $3.95/month and share whatever you want with the world.
Make a bucket list.
List things you wanna do and places you wanna go. This could be alone or with your boyfriend or a friend.
Update your personal finances.
Check the state of your finances: do you need to make some adjustments, like cutting back and saving more?
Here are some money-saving ideas.
Re-arrange your bookshelves.
And while you are re-arranging, who knows? You might get yourself lost in a book.
Clear out your refrigerator.
Chances are you have missed something that has expired in your fridge. Take this time to free it up, and organize your freezer at the same time.
Deep clean your bathroom.
Give your bathroom a good deep cleaning and leave it smelling sweet. Here are some of the best products for bathroom cleaning.
Make a list of people for whom you are grateful, then text them a heartfelt message telling them how you appreciate them and what they mean to you.
Clean your makeup brushes.
Take 15 minutes and get rid of buildup and bacteria in your makeup brushes. Leave them out to dry in a cool environment, not under direct sun.
Sign up for a class.
Maybe you have been wanting to learn a new skill but haven't done it yet, and have been waiting to book it.
This could range from swimming classes, learning tennis, boxing—whatever you are into. Get into it and make sure you finish your goal before you stop.
Visualize your next week's task.
Plan what you want your next week's tasks to be and write them down so as not to get mixed up.
Writing them down helps in tracking them, then cross them out once they are accomplished.
Free up your phone space.
Go through your phone and do a mini de-clutter. Delete apps you no longer use or old photos. Delete anything that you don’t need.
Upgrade your bathroom storage.
Here are some affordable pieces to spice up your bathroom storage situation.
- Sometimes it's just perfectly OK to do nothing.
- Read a personal growth book.
- Practice random acts of kindness.
Final words on Things to do when bored
I hope this list of things to do when you are bored gives you ideas you can use. Tip: Print out this list and use your scissors to cut it into separate items. Place the pieces of paper in a mason jar.
The next time you get bored, pull something from the jar or box and do it. You can save the infographic of this post on Pinterest or Facebook, so please share this post with others.
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