So what does one do when they are bored? Don’t know what to do? Check out this list to know what and all you could do while being idle, simply because an idle mind is a devil’s workshop and we don’t want that, do we? So come on, read this article to find out what and all you could do to pass time in a fun manner.
Finally, my favorite thing to do, sleep. At any opportunity I get, I sleep. Honestly, I feel the current generation is working so hard in making their careers that they don’t get time to rest their body, hence, I feel helping your body recuperate to work better is a fantastic way to spend ones time. Sleeping reenergizes one’s body. It’s a less expensive way of giving your body Redbull honestly. Also, did you know that your brain sorts out your thoughts and puts them into little sockets rather folders to help you pick out the right document from the right folder if and when you require it? Yeah, that is something pretty awesome according to me. Sleeping is a key point in a healthy lifestyle. It boosts ones mood and makes them happier, for all those girls who get worried with “dark circles” sleeping is an instant method of reducing them. You will be surprised at what and all benefits one can actually get by just sleeping. You know what during your free time, find out what benefits you can actually get out of it and go ahead and snooze cause I’m sure you deserve it!
2. Run Errands
We all land up having loads of pending work which we keep postponing, how about doing that now? Finish off all your excess work so that you would be shooting two birds with one stone, that is, finishing off your incomplete tasks as well as pass your time away. That has to be one awesome way of saving time for other stuff, like eating, sleeping, etc. Remember the clothes you put last week into the machine? Yeah, how about starting the machine this week? Seems like a good idea right? So, finish off the laundry, cook something new for dinner, finish up those assignments that have been pending for the longest time or even revert back to those emails that have been filling up your inbox for decades now.
Nothing can entertain a person more than our very old friend, ‘the idiot box’. You could watch TV to entertain yourself. If you want you could even watch a movie. If you feel like enriching yourself with knowledge, try watching Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel or even the news! If you feel like just relaxing, watch a sitcom, want to go back to your childhood, how about Cartoon Network or The Disney Channel (I promise you the quality of cartoons is not what it used to be during our day and age so be prepared for disappointment). If you are in the mood to groove, VH1 and MTV shall always be at your service.
So, if you don’t really like to shop, this may not interest you but, shopping is a cool way to spend time. It’s a win-win situation, you go out, you spend time and get yourself something new! Unless you are broke, well then window shopping must be your go to move. Go shopping for something you enjoy, it could be clothes, accessories (don’t restrict yourself to bags and shoes, how about a new skin for your laptop? Or a new phone cover?) , get creative with what you shop, stop being clichéd. How about getting something for someone you really love? Like your mom, dad, sister, brother, anyone. Something small yet thoughtful. Something as small as a pen stand. Go on a shopping spree, buy your house a new lampshade? Do something cool and different with your shopping experience.
I don’t mean gossip as in start bitching about someone, no. How about catch up with some old friends? Give your childhood friend a call and surprise him or her and make their day. Or how about giving you grandparents a call? I’m sure it’s been a while since you spoke to them. If you feel like being a little adventures then how about giving your ex a call and finding out how they are? That ought to keep you entertained for quite a bit, don’t you think so? Gossiping need not be done only through a call, message people, chat online will then or go ahead and even write them a letter to make them smile. Not an e-mail, a letter.
One must start playing any sort of game, either virtual or even better would be to actually go out and play any game, any sport, football, tennis, badminton, etc., anything would do. It will also make you healthy. However, if you are the couch potato kinds, video games, psps, Xboxes should be your go to move. If you are the sort who likes to bet, log onto Facebook and play poker, it would keep you entertained for long hours at a stretch. Also, if you don’t like either of the options, there is always one’s phone to play on, games such as Temple Run, Minion Rush, Fruit Pop, etc. can keep people from all ages entertained. If you feel like going back to the routes, how about a game of monopoly or charades with your buddies?
7. Listen to Music
Listening to music not only kills time but is also a superb way to boost ones mood and helps in making a person less lazy. It can change the way people look at things in a negative as well as positive manner. If one listens to pop, jazz or even Bollywood music, one will definitely feel a lot more energetic and they would be able to get a lot of work done, on the other hand, listening to soft or slow music helps in relaxing a person. Hence, when you are bored, listening to music is a superb way to spend your time.
Doodle! Something one hardly does yet helps one get super creative if done. Did you know that doodling can aid a person’s memory by consuming just sufficient energy to keep one from daydreaming, which strains a lot of the brain’s processing power? Yeah. So, how about you get a little creative and make a funny picture of your friend falling asleep or even the sun rising? Help yourself gain more control of your life by doing something so simple when you are doing absolutely nothing. Doodling can be done over a cup of coffee, while watching television or even while talking over the phone, it’s that simple!
Since the internet came into our lives, it’s like we have forgotten what a book even looked like. People don’t even know where the libraries are anymore! How about taking out an old classic and reading? It’s a kick-ass way of passing time and an enriching one too. What is your favorite genre? Fiction? Try reading Harry Potter again, travel back in time and enjoy every bit of it. Or how about the classic comics? Tinkle, Archie’s, etc. Go back to your childhood by reading Panchatantram or even get spiritual by reading the Ramayana or Mahabharata. It’s a good way to gain knowledge whilst enjoying.
10. Get on your PC/Laptop
So what’s the first thing one does when they get bored? Log onto Facebook and look, rather stalk people’s profiles. Other than just doing that one can catch a little laugh while visiting websites such as 9gag, cracked, etc. There is so much to do online other than just sitting on Facebook one could do, such as, working on some skills of yours which you have been wanting to do for a long time, how about learning a language? How about Spanish? Is that something you have been wanting to do for a while now? Get onto YouTube and watch a few videos, before you know it you shall be Uno, dos, treceing your way through it. Other than that, how about brushing up those paint skills, create something cute and new for your mother, father or even your dog if you want! Let your creative juices flow. Don’t be a boring blob sitting and doing the usual stuff. Get creative and learn something while you are at it.
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