75 Unusual Things to Do When You Are Bored…
Here are 75 unusual things to do when you are bored. I didn’t want to create a typical list so a lot of these suggestions are bizarre (just a warning), but hopefully, you’ll find something. Yes, this took me a while to come up with. I can be shite at making suggestions at the best of times.
Learn sign language – This is the first on my list of unusual things to do when you are bored, as this is definitely something that a lot more people should take up (me included!). Why not give it a go?
Become an expert in a field of your choice – E.g. in psychology, or a historical period. One of my friends was interested in South American gang culture and it was fascinating to hear about.
Play a sport – E.g. golf, darts, badminton, horse riding, ice skating, archery, hockey, snooker, table tennis.
Learn a new language
Watch a new genre of film
Listen to a new genre of music
Create a short film
Write a play script or dramatic monologue
Visit an animal shelter
Knit or sew
Do some colouring (this is a very therapeutic activity for adults. Just saying.)
Write a bucket list
Create your own dot-to-dot book
Write out the alphabet down the page, and try to create a short story using each letter as a new sentence
Start a scrapbook
Go bird watching
Do some photography
Try some new and unusual foods – e.g. sushi
Try to learn how to pronounce words backwards
Create your own language
Do some gardening
If you’re into fashion, why not create some new clothes?
Attend art classes
Or, join a pottery class
Alternatively, why not attend creative writing classes?
Try out some online recipes
Create some mini ice sculptures from home
Walk your friends’ dogs
Do some babysitting
If you’re an artist, try using a different medium
If you like reading, find a new genre to read
Go to a car boot sale (loads of bargains!)
Create your family tree
Research your ancestors
Go to a museum
Visit an art gallery
If you’re a student, join a chat room – I love this one. There’s always some random shit in the chat threads – from politics to relationship advice.
Go for a manicure or pedicure
Go to the spa for a massage
Get your hair done
Make a thoughtful gift for your partner
Learn the tarot
Watch tarot videos for your star sign on YouTube (I always watch Carol’s Universe. She’s so down to earth. I fucking love her!)
Watch Dr Phil or Jeremy Kyle on YouTube
Take an online course
If you’re a writer, try writing in a completely different genre
Write an autobiography
Interview someone on a topic that interests you – E.g. if you’re interested in the experience of single parenthood, talk to single parents!
If you’re going somewhere, plan for the trip
Make a list of all the cool places that you want to visit – Don’t know where you want to go? Research travel destinations.
Get a tattoo – Although this is on the list I would think carefully before deciding to do this! Remember, a tattoo is for life.
Research a topic that you’re not sure about – E.g. become more aware of social issues and world events.
Download some new games from the Play Store, onto your phone
Make a list of things you want to buy in the near future
Get a new piercing
Go to the arcade
Order a takeaway – I always eat when I’m bored, and food is good, so… Although, I probably shouldn’t be recommending this! Oops.
Create your own jigsaw puzzle
Read some ghost stories – You can start here!
Watch an interesting documentary
Decorate or ‘redesign’ your room – You can look on Pinterest for some ideas.
Sort through your stuff and give away what you don’t need to charity
Learn how to photoshop
Design your own jewellery – A few years ago, I went with a family friend and my sister to a place that allowed us to create our own necklaces and bracelets and we had a lot of fun! Maybe you could search for something similar that’s in your local area?
Go rock climbing
Start a blog – If you want to do this, I’ve got loads of blogging tips!
Go for a film spree at the cinema
Go for a day trip somewhere nice
Those of my 75 unusual things to do when you are bored. Some are strange, I know. But hey, I tried! What do you like to do when you’re bored?
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