Boredom is something that everyone struggles with from time to time. Although some people are slowly heading back to work, there are still some who are spending 95% of the time in the house, looking for something to occupy themselves. Sometimes figuring out what to do when you’re bored can be uninspiring and leave you feeling at a bit of a loss. So today I’m going to share a few ideas with you from a variety of topics, that might keep you busy when you’re at home feeling like you have nothing to do.
Skills and Hobbies
- Research your heritage online and see what you find out about your ancestors
- Look for an online course to do – I did a Level 3 Travel and Tourism course and also a Level 5 Business Management course during lockdown. I found them on Reed.com at a really affordable price so I figured why not? I’m really glad I decided to do this as it was so fun to learn about some new topics. Plus it’s something else to add to the CV!
- Experiment with different make up looks
- Try your hand at drawing or scrapbooking – we may not be able to get away on holiday right now, but that’s not to stop us from reminiscing about previous trips. I love scrapbooking, because it’s such a gorgeous way to present our memories, and it’s so relaxing too. I’d much rather look back through old photos in the form of a scrapbook, instead of just scrolling through the camera roll on my phone
- Learn a new skill through Skillshare (if you’re a member) or YouTube
- Start a new hobby, like knitting or a blog! To read Jess’ blog post on how to knit, click here: https://www.emgoingplaces.com/2020/06/knitting-a-baby-blanket-an-easy-beginners-guide/
- Make a budget plan/sort through your finances
- Start planning what you’ll get people for their birthdays/Christmas (you can never be too prepared)
- Write out your goals – these could be weekly, monthly, or yearly. Sometimes it’s just really nice to have your goals in front of you so you can really envision them
- Make yourself a to-do list for the day/week
- Start planning your next trip
- Make a vision board/inspiration wall
- Organise your laptop – this is one thing I seriously need to do myself! Go through and sort out all of the documents and photos on my laptop and phone. It’s another one of those tasks that I keep putting off haha
Around the House
- Declutter the stuff you no longer need
- Try a new recipe for dinner – there are so many amazing recipes all over the internet to try, and most of them will probably include ingredients that you already have in your home
- Rearrange your furniture – you might even like it better
- Baking – I love baking personally. Partly because I find it so satisfying, and also obviously because of the treats at the end!
- Call a grandparent or elderly family member and check how they are
- Message/call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while – it’s always nice catching up with old friends, especially in uncertain times, it’s good to check in on your loved ones.
- Play card games/board games
- Netflix Party or zoom call your pals
- Take a relaxing bath
- Switch off from social media and practice some self-care, e.g. meditation. We have some self-care content on our blog if you wanted to check it out: https://www.emgoingplaces.com/category/well-being/self-care/
- Do a home work out
- Go for a walk in your local area and try to find a hidden spot
- Write a letter to your future self
- Watch your favourite movie, or look online for the best recommendations – Find our recommendations for TV shows/films here: https://www.emgoingplaces.com/2020/05/100-tv-and-film-recommendations/
- Read the book you’ve always said you’d read but didn’t have time
- Look for new YouTubers or Bloggers to subscribe to
- Make a new playlist on Spotify
I hope this list has given you some ideas of what to do when you’re bored. How have you been keeping busy during lockdown? We’d love to know, so feel free to tell us in the comments.