Boredom Sucks! Have you ever thought what to do when bored? It’s really tough to overcome such periods of time and convert those boring moments into something funny and really enjoyable. I too feel low in my bored times and start utilizing by brains for finding out the stuffs that I can do. Here I have compiled a list of things to do when bored that really helps me when I am alone and bored:
Watch Youtube videos
First on my list of things to do when bored comes watching Youtube videos. Youtube videos are really a great pastime. They have a huge collection of videos that can help one come out of boredom. It is also one of fun things to do online as this site’s huge collection of videos also has many funny videos that can make you laugh till you die. You can also make your own video and upload it on Youtube (and if you really want to do this seriously, check out my post on How to make money on Youtube?). Youtube is indeed one of very handy and random things to do when bored online. In a nutshell, you can do following things on Youtube when you are bored:
- Watch Funny videos
- Watch some video clips of your favorite sports or movie
- Watch recording of live concert of your favorite singer
- Upload your own video
- Watch trailers of recent movies and lot more!!
Start watching a new TV series
If you like watching TV series, you must be aware of the fact that nothing is more addicting than TV series. If you have a complete season of TV series with you, you can’t even think of leaving the show before you complete the entire season. So if you are thinking of what to do when bored, why not start a new TV series? Sitcoms can be a great option because they are funny and addicting too (Watch out our TV show reviews section for some great TV shows you can watch!). Watching TV shows is really one of best things to do when bored. Here are some of my recommendation for TV shows that you can start watching (if you haven’t watched before):
- How I Met Your Mother
- Game of Thrones
- The Office
- Breaking Bad and the list goes on & on….
Do crazy stuffs
Have you ever tried out doing crazy stuffs like just glaring at something and making funny faces? Or do you think it to be childish? Well, stop thinking that because it indeed is one of great random things to do when bored. Believe me I have tried such stuffs and it really is funny (and embarrassing too if someone watches you). Here I have put some crazy fun things to do when bored:
- Pretend to use the Psychic power in yourself
- Imagine yourself to be a superhero or something
- Try holding your breath as long as possible
- Make funny noises
- Watch a foreign language channel that you don’t understand and infer random things
- Scratch or pinch yourself and keep tolerating the pain
- Act like a drunk person
Write a diary or something
Writing is really something that can keep your mind occupied. So how can it not be in the list of what to do when bored? No doubt it is one of best things to do when bored; all you need is a pen and paper. Start writing diary for yourself, like what you did the whole day or write a poem or story. Maybe you find a passion for the same and it may also become your hobby. Apart from writing diary, you can also write following things:
- Start writing an article which you can send to some magazine
- Start a blog of your own and write for it
- Write an article for your loved one expressing your feelings
Do something fruitful
If you are really bored and you are also one of those who doesn’t like to waste time in crazy useless things, then try doing some fruitful things in your boring times. Fruitful things to do when bored can include these things:
- Meditation – You would really not feel how the time flies by once you start meditation. And apart from that it will also calm you and help you relax. If you have not done mediation before, try searching for some guided mediation audios that can help you through it.
- Clean your home – It might not sound one of fun things to do when bored but it really is a fruitful one. Cleaning your home can really be a good thing to do as this is not what young bachelors tend to do more often!
- Study a topic that interests you – Have you ever wondered how many galaxies are there in the universe? Or which is the deepest cave on earth? If yes, then why not search out these things when you are bored? It can also prove out to be one of really fun things to do online. Because believe it or not. Learning is fun!
- Learn how to cook a new dish – This is also a great pastime when you are bored. You can try to learn how to make a new dish by searching the recipe for dish online.
Listen to online radios
Internet radios are also one of many things to do when bored. You can listen to popular songs that are being played on the internet. Android Apps for internet radio are also available that you can download to your phone and keep listening to songs. By listening to internet radios, you can also get to know that which songs are popular and if you like them then you can also download them for yourself. You can also listen to your favorite songs on internet radios. Sites like Grooveshark can be of great use.
Many online magazines and news site are coming up every day that provides really interesting stuffs that you can read when you are bored. Well known sites in this genre is Mashable and Independent an they can be an answer to your question of what to do when bored. But it does not end here, if you want to know of some other great sites, you can try surfing sites like Reddit and Stumbleupn to find great articles on the web as authors often post their articles on these sites. Based on the votes of readers those articles are ranked, therefore you can be sure of the quality of the articles too. This way by using these sites, you can try your hand on some really amazing stuff to read and thus it is definitely one of fruitful things to do when bored. You can also read e-books or novels that you have always wanted to read but couldn’t get time to read. And who does not know that how addicting reading novels can be!
Use online chat website
Free online chat websites is also a great way to talk with other strangers who are bored with you. By using these websites, you can talk to people at any place in the world and know about their culture country and other things. Video chats are also available if you want to look at the person you are chatting with. Omegle is a good website for online chatting.
Play online games with someone
Online games websites are fast becoming famous among the gaming freaks and if gaming is a thing of your plate, then online gaming can be the answer of what to do when bored for you. There are websites dedicated to online games that you can play alone or with other players from around the world. Even Facebook provides this feature of playing online games. Zynga provides great online games for facebook like Farmville. Playing online games is also one of fun things to do when bored online.
Do some freelancing
If you would like to earn a few bucks in your bored times, why not do some freelancing? It can really be one of great fun things to do when bored. There are many people who need to get their work done and need talented freelancers for the same. Find out what you are good at and you can get the job for the same. Freelance projects vary from designing projects to writing projects to programming projects. Freelancer.com is a good website for searching such jobs. What else can be better things to do when bored than earning a few bucks too while you pass your time too?
What to do when bored is really a very difficult question to answer. But I hope my article helped you out to find things to do when bored. You can try any of the above things when you are suffering from boredom and believe me, you will not even know how the time flew by. So, never again ask this question to anyone: “What to do when bored?”.