Are you Bored? Are you looking for things to do when you’re bored at home but just can’t come up with any ideas? Do you spend way too much time scrolling through Instagram and find yourself updating people’s Snapchat stories way too often? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, have no fear… keep reading for 10 fun things to do when you’re bored AF at home!
1. Find new music.
iTunes, Spotify, 8tracks, and Pandora are just a few resources that you can use to find new music. Test out a new genre that you don’t normally listen to, or check out the newly released section. You might discover some hidden gems!
2. Start a blog.
Starting a blog might sound intimidating at first, but bear with me… Blogging can be a great way to express your creativity and share your ideas with others. There are many different routes you can take with it (workout blog, food blog, personal life blog, etc).
Tip: Use Pinterest to search for tips on how to start a successful blog. This will link you to tons of articles that will set you on the right track!
3. Reorganize your closet.
Not only will this kill a lot of time, but it’s also extremely productive. Sort your clothes into three piles: keep, donate and toss. Put all the ‘keep’ clothes back in your closet, and get rid of the rest. You’ll be surprised by how satisfied and refreshed you feel.
4. Make breakfast or dessert.
There is no wrong time of day for strawberries and Nutella…whether you’re bored AF or not. Try these easy no-bake dessert recipes for when you’re feeling bored and lazy but also HUNGRY.
5. Watch stand-up comedy videos.
Boredom can’t really exist if you’re laughing. Try checking out Netflix or YouTube for some hilarious stand-up comedy videos. A few of my current Netflix favorites are Ali Wong, John Mulaney, and Louis CK!
6. Take up photography.
Nowadays, smartphones are so high tech that you don’t even need to spend money on an expensive camera to take awesome photos. Read up on articles and watch videos on how to take better pictures on your smartphone. Then go ahead and practice in your own home or around the neighborhood.
7. Pamper yourself!
Paint your nails, take a bubble bath, or attempt a makeup tutorial from YouTube. You totally deserve to feel fabulous.
8. Get ahead on gift shopping.
Have friends or family with birthdays coming up? Need a Father’s Day present? Use your boredom time to think of super thoughtful gifts. There’s no danger in online shopping if it’s for other people!
9. Make yourself smarter.
Listen to podcast, watch a documentary, or even try an audio book. Not only are these productive things to do, but they will also give you something interesting to talk about if friends ask you what you did today!
10. Download a meditation app.
Meditation is definitely not a modern thing, but lately, meditation apps have been trending. Search the app store and find an app that suits you best. Meditation lowers risk of diseases, reduces stress and overall increases happiness!
Bonus: Online Shop (If you have the funds, of course).
The one thing that always makes time fly (especially when we don’t want it to) is when we’re online shopping. So if you’re looking for a surefire way to pass the time, start searching for a new pair of fall boots or find a new clothing brand that you absolutely love!
What are your favorite things to do when you’re bored AF? Comment below for our readers and share this article with friends!
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Sophie is an Editorial Intern at Society19 and a current junior at Bucknell University. Raised in San Francisco, she can't live without yoga, music festivals and gourmet coffee.