Most people find it hard to think of something to do when they are bored. If that's you, we offer 17 ideas you can use when you're bored.
There are a lot of different reasons you could be stuck at home, lack of money, cruddy weather, or illness. But don't let the boredom bring you down.
There are plenty of things you can do to stay busy and happy with a positive attitude!
And who knows, you may decide you like staying home and enjoying a little bit of me-time!
Home to-do Lists
I know, this doesn't sound very fun, but it's fun when you're finished!!
Whether it is finally painting your bedroom, or fixing that wobbly chair leg, you will feel a sense of accomplishment when you are done and glad you finally took on the task.
Take a Bath
Taking time for yourself is so important! A nice hot bath can be very relaxing (if that's your thing).
You can even read a book, catch up on some Netflix, or just shut your eyes and enjoy!
Learn to Sew
Sewing can be very relaxing, and when you are done you have something new to enjoy.
Plus, you don't have to sew clothes. There are so many cute home decor items you can sew too!
Do a Puzzle
When was the last time you completed a puzzle? They are great to keep your mind busy and occupied!
What is your fancy when it comes to games? Do you prefer card games, board games, or strategy games?
If you are completely alone and no one else in the house, you can play games with friends over Skype, or on mobile apps.
Break out the Craft Supplies
When was the last time you created something? You can paint, make jewelry, or go onto YouTube and learn a new craft!
You can even find easy crafts on my YouTube Channel!
MMMMM! Freshly baked cookies are a favorite of mine. Try a new recipe or go for a family favorite.
Do a Scavenger Hunt
Grab a free printable like this one, and see what you can find! Don't have kids, that's ok. Go for it. I won't tell anybody if you don't! It might be fun to see all that you still have in your house!
Write a Letter
What? When was the last time you actually sat down to write a physical letter? I bet Grandma would love to hear from you, and everyone loves to receive happy mail!
Build a Fort
Get out the blankets and chip clips and create a fort any soldier could be proud of. This is also a great place to watch a movie or snuggle in with your favorite book.
Dream with Your Eyes Wide Open
What do you want for your future? Where do you want to be in 5, 10, or 20 years? Dreaming can be a fun adventure!
You could even do something crazy like write down your goals and how you are going to achieve those dreams.
A goal not written down is only a wish. - unknown
Do a Science Experiment
Science is for all ages and Pinterest is FULL of fun science experiments! You may even find out how something works!
Call a Friend
Yes, I mean actually talk to someone, with your voice! Texting has become the norm, but a great way to not lose touch with friends and family is to talk to them on the phone.
Or you can talk face to face via Skype or Facetime.
Take a Nap
Yup, I am giving you complete permission to go crawl under those comfy covers and close your eyes. Not every moment spent at home has to be productive!
Throw a Dance Party
Turn up your favorite jams and let loose. It's ok, no one is watching! Plus it gets the heart pumpin' and that is always a good thing!
Go for a Walk Outside
Go outside and enjoy the sun. I bet Fido would like to go too!
Rearrange your Furniture
Moving your furniture around can really change a space! Plus it can be fun to play around with the different arrangements.
Which idea is your favorite? Do you have some ideas you think I missed? Share and leave a comment below!
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