Nothing is more frustrating than finally having some free time after a long, hard week of work and becoming stuck in a quandary about what to do! Too often, we are left with very little free time, and when we do have some, we procrastinate on how to spend it.
However, social media during these moments most times doesn’t help us get through because our timeline might be filled with tons of updates that’ll make us even more bored. Check out top 10 ways to knock yourself out of boredom!
1. Find an Instrument
Learning to play an instrument can be both mentally and physically beneficial. For beginners, there are several instruments that can be purchased for a reasonable price, such as a guitar, drums, bass, or a harmonica. YouTube is a great place to start learning an instrument because there are numerous videos to use when learning a new skill. So get some sticks, find a drum set, and start playing your favourite songs!
2. Stream a Podcast
Podcasts are difficult to beat in terms of entertainment value. The genres of crime podcasts, drama podcasts, and educational podcasts have a plateau of podcasts dedicated to them.
Podcasts may also assist you in personal development. Podcasts about personal finance can teach you a lot about budgeting and debt relief. There are also podcasts on time management and productivity, as well as other podcasts. One of the reasons that podcasts are becoming more popular is that they allow people to learn at their own pace.
There are several podcast apps that allow you to download podcasts to your phone or tablet and listen to them while driving, waiting for an appointment, or doing housework.
3. Play a Few Online Games
Gaming is a lot of fun for people of all ages because there are games for everyone. There are plenty of games to choose from, whether you are a racing fan or prefer party games to play with your friends online. If you want a more thrilling experience, you can play real money casino games for real money and have a lot of fun. Of course, you must be of legal age to gamble online, but it can be a fun way to pass the time whether you play skill-based table games or classic slot machines!
4. Watch a Film or a Series
Binge-watching movies or TV shows on the internet is a simple and enjoyable way to kill time while using a computer or mobile device. Anyone who has ever been bored knows how relaxing it is to simply let their mind wander for a few minutes.
There are numerous streaming services available, but many of them require a monthly subscription fee in order to access their content. In our comparison of the best streaming services for original content, Netflix came out on top.
5. Go For A Virtual Tour
Hiking can be extremely enlightening for both the mind and the spirit. Before heading out, find a cool spot nearby, put on appropriate shoes for the type of hike (boots or sneakers), and make sure you have a bag with enough water for the trip. If you are planning to go alone, make sure your phone is fully charged in case of an emergency. It is also a good idea to bring some snacks and a picnic mat in case you need a break from all the hiking!
6. Write Blog Post.
“Consumption without burning calories might lead to OBESITY” – says health experts. Must you continue reading without dishing something out? Instead of letting boredom chop you up, why not choose a topic and write something about it, then submit it to blogs/magazines as “Opinion”.
7. Photography (Take Random Footage And Edit Them).
This time, it doesn’t matter if you’re an expert in photography or not. Thanks to technology, with your smartphone – good camera and tons of handy photo editing apps available on app stores, you can easily perform abracadabra on your photos at ease while laying on your comfort zone.
8. Dance a Little
Dancing is a great way to pass the time while listening to your favourite music! Dancing is not just a great way to stay in shape. For a good laugh, you can also have a mini dancing competition with your partner or friends. There are several YouTube videos available as well if you want to hone your dancing skills so that the next time you hit the dance floor, you can really kill it!
9. Teach Your Pet New Skills
We can have some of the most heartwarming experiences by interacting with our pets. Teaching our pets the fundamentals is critical for good behaviour; however, there are several tricks we can teach them. This not only strengthens our bonds with our four-legged friends, but it also increases the chances that others will notice how cool your pet is and reward them with a few extra treats… Win-win situation!
10. Attend a Cooking Class
Cooking is a skill that everyone appreciates, but you will reap the greatest benefits from it. Cooking can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work, especially if you burn your carefully prepared meal. Cooking can also impress a partner or potential partner, earning you extra points! Taking a cooking class, whether online or in person, can be a fun way to reconnect with old friends or meet new ones!
11. Study Dictionary. (Develop new words).
No, you can’t always know enough, NEVER! As long as you interact with other people in the world, you will always come across words you haven’t seen/heard before. Now that you’re bored, don’t you think it’s time you ponder on new words?
12. Study Programming Language.
Being a jack of all trades is fun, isn’t it? Yes, Programming Language is “a language designed for programming computers.” Still, it’s meant to be deciphered by human, isn’t it? Why not keep yourself busy studying new alien communication codes. 😛
There is a limit to how many things you can do while bored, and some of them are simply ways to pass the time. There are numerous activities that you can enjoy while also being productive.