Do you often find yourself bored of doing the same things over and over again?
Do you want to learn about some new things to do?
I get it, it’s just what I feel a lot. So I switch my tasks every two hours. Doing the same thing for a long time really frustrates me. I try out new objects, write out new ideas, perform, discover new things to get over that frustration and boredom.
In case you run out of ideas about what to do, here is a list of ten things to try when you are bored.
I guess I pretty much made it clear that writing is one the best ways to escape boredom (my last topic was about writing too: #7 Writing, and Some Fun ^^), well, at least to me. You might feel the same too. If you feel alone, frustrated, bored – or whatever negative feelings, just write it out. Write whatever that comes out of your pens (or anything you are using to write). Don’t judge yourself with its vocabulary, style or anything. Remember, you are expressing what you feel there. And it can be messy, it’s nothing embarrassing.
“Just write it out!”
Sometimes, you might get bored of writing as well. 😛 Don’t worry, I have nine more options left for you.
2. Listen to Songs and Sing
Here, where we live, singing is a very common hobby. And a very helpful way to overcome boredom. Browse through YouTube, find songs you love and listen, enjoy. Learn new songs, try to understand the lyrics behind them.
You don’t have to be the greatest singer ever to sing. You don’t have to be accurate or even sound good. You are singing because you like it – keep that in mind.
(Also, stop caring much about criticisms; but if you want to be a good singer, you have to listen to the constructive ones. I’m not going to write about that because this is supposed to be a ‘get-out-of-boredom’ post, not a ‘be-a-professional-singer’ post. :P)
If you are a musician-in-the-making and prefer instruments than singing, then try new songs on your instrument.
Trust me, you’ll love this way. 🙂
“Listen to the music, and then feel it in your heart.”
Do you remember your childhood doodles? There were times when you were bored with your classes, and you decided to let it out in your books. Even some older people have that habit.
If you are bored, you might find interest in drawing. Make arts of whatever you like. If you run out of ideas, try some random art prompt generators.
Here is another cool way to do art: If you are bored with studies, try to do artworks of them. I’m sure you’ll find your studies interesting later on! 🙂
“Distribute colours in your life, make artworks!”
4. Learn Coding
This might be a part of studies, but honestly, coding is fun! There are multiple websites and apps where you can learn to code for free! Try to learn HTML and CSS, they are really easy! A detailed list of programming languages to learn is here.
Don’t you love those Disney movies? And the Tom and Jerry episodes from your childhood?
Thanks to the technology, even you can create them!
Once you get the hang of animating, you’ll love to make them. There are two methods –
You can make traditional animations by drawing art in paper, then tracing and editing the art a little by little.
Digital animations are made by various 2D and 3D softwares.
You can check out Bloop Animation if you are curious, they have many interesting things 🙂
Little Note: Scratch is a website where you can code and animate for free ^^
6. Read Books and Newspapers
Pretty straightforward as the title. And I’m not going to explain further, the advantages of these are known to everyone XD
7. Do Household Chores
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Almost everyone can help with daily chores. It’ll keep you fit and make your elders happy. 🙂
8. ‘Thank You’ Letters
I’m sure you appreciate the people around you – your family, friends, teachers.
If you are bored, take a paper and write a letter to them, expressing how happy you are to have them in your life. Design to make them look beautiful. 😀
When you’ll give them, you’ll see how happy they will become. ^^
“Who doesn’t love being appreciated? Show your appreciation using ‘Thank You’ letters!”
9. Make a Video
You can make an interesting video that will benefit everyone. Do you know any tough topics very well? Think you can explain them? Make a video of you doing so. Edit, if needed, then share. Everyone will be benefitted, even you because you enjoyed making it a lot. 🙂
10. Games, Social Media, Chatting
If you can’t find pleasure in those creative options, these are the options left.
Games are fun and they can sharpen your brains. You can play games for some time to get over boredom.
I wouldn’t suggest social networking to anyone (they can be really harmful if you are not mature enough), but if you can handle all the risks, well, go then. There can be educational and inspirational posts as well.
You can call or chat with your friends. Beware, they might be busy, and it’s best not to disturb them at that time.
Hope you enjoyed this article. So whenever you are bored, come, take a look at these things to do and enjoy! ~
Know any better methods? Let me know by commenting, and I’ll add with credits! ^^
Thank you for reading! ❤