01 things to do when bored

things to do when bored

 

If you are looking for 101 things to do when bored then you have come to the right place!

 

Ask my kids and they will tell you: I seriously hate it when anyone says they are bored. My response is always this:

 

ONLY BORING PEOPLE GET BORED!

 

Yes they hate it but I honestly feel like there’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

However, if you do ever feel bored, I encourage you to nip this feeling quickly in the bud for as Arthur Schopenhauer so wisely said:

 

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

 

Or to quote William Ralph Inge:

 

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.

 

If you or your children ever catch yourself feeling the boredom blues I encourage you to check out the following list of 101 things to do when you are bored.

 

If nothing takes your fancy then please remember this:

 

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH JUST HAVING A REST AND LETTING YOUR MIND WANDER WHEN YOU ARE FEELING BORED.

 

Daydream. Relax.

 

Being bored won’t kill you!

 

There isn’t a rule in any life book that says YOU HAVE TO BE DOING SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE OR FUN OR SPECIAL EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF THE DAY.

Life is a balance of activity and downtime. If you are truly bored then great. Scroll down for our comprehensive Boredom Buster ideas list and pick something from our 101 Things to Do When Bored List.

If your body and mind is however really seeking a break, give it one. Trust your intuition.

Silence is never empty. Instead it is full of answers.

 

 

Without further ado, here is our list of 101 Things To Do When Bored (some just for moms and some just for kids):

 

1 – Bask in the sunshine

2 – Binge-watch a TV Series on Netflix

3 – Build a house of cards

4 – Build a fort or cubbyhouse

5 – Call a friend

6 – Catch up on news and current events

7 – Challenge yourself in some way

8 – Clean out your closet

9 – Color-in

10 – Cook your favorite meal

 

 

11 – Create a vision board

12 – Create a time capsule

13 – Create your own website

14 – Dance to music

15 – Do a crossword

16 – Do some gardening

17 – Donate old clothes to a charity

18 – Draw a picture

19 – Draw with sidewalk chalk outside

20 – Dress up in fanciest clothes

 

 

21 – Eat dinner by candlelight

22 – Enjoy a warm tea

23 – Exercise

24 – Explore nature

25 – Explore your city

26 – Experiment with new recipes

27 – Experiment with new hairstyles

28 – Finish a puzzle

29 – Finish an old project

30 – Finish your schoolwork/

 

 

31 – Fly a kite

32 – Give yourself a manicure or pedicure

33 – Go for a walk

34 – Go for a bike-ride

35 – Go grocery shopping

36 – Go outside for some refresh air

37 – Have a picnic

38 – Have a photoshoot

39 – Have a massage

40 – Help someone out

 

 

41 – Invent something

42 – Knit

43 – Learn a new language

44 – Learn a new skill

45 – Learn magic tricks

46 – Listen to a podcast

47 – Listen to the radio

48 – Discover new music

49 – Make jewellery

50 – Make a friendship bracelet

 

 

51 – Make origami

52 – Makeover your room

53 – Meditate

54 – Organise your pantry

55 – Paint a picture

56 – Perform  a play

57 – Plan a holiday

58 – Plan a scavenger hunt

59 – Play a board game

60 – Play balloon volleyball

 

 

61 – Play Hide and Seek

62 – Play Name That Tune

63 – Play Truth or Dare

64 – Play Would You Rather

65 – Play with a pet

66 – Play video games like Just Dance

67 – Practice yoga

68 – Read a book

69 – Read a magazine

70 – Record a home movie

 

 

71 – Redecorate your house

72 – Rediscover a classic film

73 – Research a random country

74 – Research your family tree

75 – Check out that random country on Google Earth

76 – Run a bath

77 – Send a handwritten letter to someone

78 – Sew

79 – Sign up for a new class

80 – Sort out old photos

 

 

81 – Start a business

82 – Start a DIY project

83 – Stretch

84 – Swim

85 – Take a nap

86 – Take a long shower

87 – Teach yourself sign language

88 – Use your imagination!

89 – Visit a friend

90 – Visit the library

 

 

91 – Volunteer to help the needy

92 – Watch a documentary

93 – Work on a scrapbook

94 – Work on your goals

95 – Write down your goals

96 – Write a bucket list

97 – Tick an item off your bucket list

98 – Write a letter to your future self

99 – Write a story

100 – Write a poem

101 – If all else fails, watch funny You-Tube videos!

 

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