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100 Things To Do When You’re Bored

At this particular point in the semester, it’s hard to find a time where you’re actually bored. We’re all busy with studying for finals, preparing for presentations, and cramming to write whole essays in one night. Pretty soon the semester will be over, and you’ll enter winter break for some much needed rest and rejuvenation. Sometimes, in the weeks and weeks of break between semesters, we become lost with the lack of work to be done, and end up very bored. 

Here’s a master list of 100 things to do when you’re bored, hope this helps! 

25 Relaxing Things to do When Bored

  1. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure. 
  2. Try out a new hairstyle or experiment with your hair.
  3. Take a bubble bath.
  4. Try out a new facemask or beauty product. 
  5. Doodle, color, or draw on some paper. 
  6. Do yoga (check out YouTube for tutorials).
  7. Write a poem or write in a journal.
  8. Take a nap.
  9. Read a book.
  10. Listen to music. 
  11. Stretch.
  12. Watch some Netflix.
  13. Look through old photos and videos.
  14. Bake some desserts. 
  15. Go watch a sunset or sunrise.
  16. Meditate.
  17. Write a poem.
  18. Eat snacks in bed.
  19. Sit or lay outside in good weather.
  20. Look for a new favorite quote or saying.
  21. Write a letter to your future self.
  22. Take a long shower.
  23. Drink tea.
  24. Cuddle with a pet or S.O.
  25. Create a self-love list.

25 Adventurous Things to do When Bored

  1. Start a blog.
  2. Go for a hike somewhere you have not been.
  3. Try out a new restaurant. 
  4. Plan a future trip.
  5. Experiment with new recipes. 
  6. Find a new podcast to listen to.
  7. Make a cocktail.
  8. Reach out to a friend or relative you haven’t seen in a while.
  9. Rearrange your furniture or redecorate your living space.
  10. Create your own website.
  11. Look for your first (or next) tattoo design.
  12. Make an effort to learn something new.
  13. Try out a new coffee shop.
  14. Visit a museum.
  15. Make a vision board.
  16. Plan a party.
  17. Try learning a new language.
  18. Write a book or story.
  19. Make a movie.
  20. Plan a last-minute road trip.
  21. Join an intramural or recreation sports team.
  22. Look to adopt a pet (even just a fish).
  23. Stage a photo shoot.
  24. Drive somewhere you’ve never been.
  25. Try and make friends with a stranger.

25 Productive Things to do When Bored

  1. Go to the gym, go for a walk, a run, sit-ups, anything you can for a little bit of exercise. 
  2. Organize your closet, or do a full-blown closet clean-out.
  3. Update your resume.
  4. Find a part-time or freelance job.
  5. Clean something in your place that you haven’t in a while (inside of microwave, anyone?)
  6. Meal prep for the upcoming week. 
  7. Clean your makeup brushes.
  8. Research dream careers. 
  9. Look for a place to volunteer.
  10. Make a future finances plan.
  11. Sign up for a class. 
  12. Clean up your emails.
  13. Make a list of personal or professional goals. 
  14. Start a DIY project.
  15. Go grocery shopping.
  16. Clean out your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  17. Read up on current events.
  18. Start a garden (or kitchen garden).
  19. Clean your phone or phone case (it’s probably very dirty).
  20. Watch a how-to YouTube video.
  21. Donate old clothes or other items to your local charity.
  22. Get ahead on schoolwork or future projects.
  23. Fine-tune your LinkedIn profile.
  24. Do your laundry.
  25. Make lists.

25 Entertaining Things to do When Bored

  1. Watch some Netflix (yes that’s on here twice, it’s a good cure for boredom).
  2. Scroll through Pinterest.
  3. Online shop.
  4. Watch a favorite movie or a movie you haven’t seen in a while.
  5. Recruit some friends and play a game. 
  6. Start an Instagram page for your pet.
  7. Watch a documentary.
  8. Go to the movies.
  9. Write love notes for your S.O.
  10. Tye-dye clothes or bedsheets.
  11. Watch YouTube videos.
  12. Facetime your friends or family.
  13. Get lost on Tumblr.
  14. Do something crafty.
  15. Go mini-golfing.
  16. Make a collage.
  17. Make a bucket list.
  18. Take some selfies.
  19. Go bowling.
  20. Plan your dream wedding.
  21. Read a magazine.
  22. Catch up on celebrity gossip.
  23. Go to a play or musical.
  24. Sing & dance to your favorite songs.
  25. Go to a sports game or big event.
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