Now that exams are over and the summer holidays are approaching, you may find that you have plenty of time on your hands but not many things to do. Although the idea of sleeping all day… every day seems appealing, it can quickly get boring. So today I thought I would give you some things to do when you are bored.
Organise a day out
Leaving the house is the first step to socialising and not sit in front of the t.v all summer. Meet up with some friends, or family and do something whether it involves watching a film or going to the park. The activity doesn’t even have to take the whole day, as being occupied for a few hours can quickly make the rest of your day more interesting.
Find a new hobby
You can start a new hobby if you get bored and this doesn’t have to be expensive. Try self- teaching yourself a skill using the resources around you (A.K.A the internet). Learn an instrument, be creative, play a sport… There are many different hobbies! Here is a list I compiled:
- Cooking- learning a new skill and getting to eat food.
- Play a sport- exercising and having fun.
- Art- being creative and creating pretty room decor.
- Photography- capturing moments in life and using them for things (like a blog).
- Music- learning an instrument and creating music that you can listen to.
- Language- you can speak in a different language which can be useful in many ways.
Do your jobs
Tedious as it sounds, when you have nothing to do, complete all your jobs. Normally when you have little time you only complete the urgent jobs and leave the rest until a random day. Do the ‘rest’ and get it out the way so that when something does come up, you can go enjoy that rather than wasting your day on those jobs you left.
This is a great way to pass some time and also keep active. I am very busy but at the moment because I have a huge amount of time, I’ve been working out more and it makes me feel really good (although it can get tiring). You have no excuse not to do this. Be productive!
Remember the good times
Most of the time we are told to forget the past and live in the present. Although I believe that this is true, it is nice every once in a while to reminisce about the good memories. You can look through photos, yearbooks, meet with some old friends. It’s also a great reminder to keep making more beautiful memories.
Read a book
Before my busy schedule, I used to read tons but I simply had time for it, until now. I borrowed a couple of books from the library and have been really getting back into reading. With the hectic world moving at 100 miles per hour around you, it’s nice to slow down and escape with a book. Since nowadays there are plenty of activities available online such as blogging, television and social media, it is nice every once in a while to be plucked away from a screen.
I feel like a hypocrite saying this, but watch a t.v series or a film to pass time. I don’t recommend sitting all day every day in front of your t.v, but an episode or film here and there can keep you fairly entertained for a few hours. I have plenty of good t.v show recommendations if any of you are interested!
There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available wherever you may be that can not only occupy you but give a purpose to that time spent. I have volunteered before and it feels great to give back to the community by helping those in need. Whether it be a care home, a charity shop or an animal shelter, you can improve the world and do your part.
Get a job
If you are old enough, then get a job and earn some money, get some experience and even make new friends!
I have brought up Pinterest plenty of times but honestly I spend so much time on it scrolling through all sorts of inspiration and ideas. I talk more about Pinterest in my post: A guide to staying inspired, go ahead an check it out!
It doesn’t have to be an online game or a games console; try a board game! If you have a few people to play it with then you can have fun and again peel yourself away from the online world. My personal favourites are Cluedo and Monopoly!
Start a blog
With the advanced technology, it has never been easier to start your own blog. You can do what I did and use WordPress, or there are plenty of other sites that will host your blog. It is a way to use up your time but also to express yourself. I can’t remember who it was but a blogger once described it as “my little corner of the Internet” which is exactly what it is. If you are thinking of blogging and would like any tips, then let me know although I am still quite new to this (a few months old)!
Message of this blog: my mum always told me to never complain about being bored as there is always something to do and this list just proves it.