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Things to Do When You are Bored or Need a Break from Social Media

Hello! I hope you all are doing well and are safe and healthy. Because of quarantine, many of us are scrolling through social media much more frequently than usual. So, today I wanted to share a master list of what you can do while stuck inside when you need a break from social media or are just bored.

Art class
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  1. Paint
  2. Draw
  3. Go for a walk
  4. Go jogging
  5. Ride a bike
  6. Learn or play an instrument
  7. Bake
  8. Try a new recipe
  9. Make tik toks
  10. Make Youtube videos
  11. Facetime friends and family
  12. Watch a movie with your friends through Netflix party
  13. Play a board or card game
  14. Spring cleaning
  15. Write or journal
  16. Listen to a new album or musical 
  17. Spend quality time with your pet
  18. Gardening
  19. Scrapbooking
  20. Have a photoshoot
  21. Complete a craft project 
  22. Do a random act of kindness
  23. Create a new playlist
  24. Play virtual games with friends like imessage games or scrabble 
  25. Try a new hobby or skill 
  26. If you are an actor: memorize a monologue, learn new music, read a play
  27. Try an at home workout
  28. Reconnect with someone you haven’t talked to in a while
  29. Donate to a charity
  30. Read a book
  31. Make a friendship bracelet
  32. Karaoke
  33. Dance to your favorite songs
  34. Plan an activity with who you are quarentined with (ie: water balloon fight, movie night, game night)
  35. Get organized
  36. Update your resume and linknedin profile
  37. Give your pet a bath
  38. Spruce up your room

Thanks for reading! Have a great day and stay inside!!! 

Graciela is a communications major who is passionate about music, theatre, and giving back to the community. She joined the Her Campus writing team in 2019 and enjoys being a part of such a great organization!
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