51 Things to Do When Bored
How do you deal with boredom? What are you doing when you have time? Here's 50 ideas to do when bored!
1. wave: Spontaneous Video Chat
wave is group chat app where you and your friends gather whenever you want. It is not scheduled communication, but when you are just getting bored, you send/get notification that you/your friends are there, then you hop onto the convo.
One-Click Video Chat
wave makes you feel less annoyed and more fun.
The core lies in its "One-Click Call" feature.
To initiate a call, all you need to do is to join room just one button. You don't have to go through the cumbersome process of scheduling or the annoying act of making an unannounced call.
wave has simplified it to the point where initiating a conversation with a friend is as effortless as a single click.
One of the things the pandemic robbed from many was the joy of unplanned, casual encounters—bumping into a colleague by the water cooler or running into a friend at a cafe.
Almost all video call is kinda scheduled, this makes the video call feel obligated, not fun. It has become tiresome to make a call anymore.
Front & Back Camera Video Call
wave enables you to use Front & Back Camera Simultaneously as well. When your friends are traveling or just you wanna see their room, you can ask them or you can show to your friends!
Seeing is Believing!
2. Track your money
So when you get bored, what about trying to track your money? It is actually fun to see what you spend, and also it is helpful to understand how you waste money on something.
It’s easy to make this part of your everyday routine if you use some of money tracker app connected to the credit card, some of payment system.
3. Watch Netflix
When you got bored, movie and shows will be one of the option.
Senior Year is one of the fun commedy movie reflecting the age current we live.
Diversity and inclusion, the best adolescence and lgbtqia show. Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, which sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. "Atypical" is a coming-of-age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, as he searches for love and independence.
The end of the fxxxing world
Funny, weird, and relatble. When you are bored, time to watch this. The programme follows James (Alex Lawther), a 17-year-old who believes himself to be a psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), an angry classmate who sees in James a chance to escape from her tumultuous home life.
This is the creepiest drama show I've ever seen actually. The first season follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who upon meeting Guinevere Beck, an aspiring writer, becomes infatuated with her. He feeds his toxic obsession using social media and other technology to track her presence and remove obstacles to their romance.
Season 4 also launched, it became a bit more mystery style.
Ginny and Georgia
If you like school shows, ginny and georgia is the best! he series follows Ginny, a 15-year-old who is more mature than her 30-year-old mother, Georgia in a New England town, where Georgia decided to settle down with her daughter and son, Ginny and Austin.
The umbrella Academy
Sci-fi lovers? then you should watch the umbrella academy. On the same day in October 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world.
All Of Us Are Dead
All Of Us Are Dead is korean show on Netfliix, about a virus outbreak occurs at High School. This is like Walking Dead, virus makes human zombie eating human.
All Of Us Are Dead is released at January 2022, when the covid is eating human.
Teen society and All Of Us Are Dead
The main theme of All Of Us Are Dead is bullying. The problem of bullying in schools is said to be intensifying along with the culture of comparing oneself to others in social networks. The zombie virus was developed to help the son against school bullying.
4. Check Wikipedia, never get bored
Wikipedia is one of my destination to obtain new trivial or knowledge to tell. There are so many links related so you will go to deep inside of it.
5. Colouring (It's not boring)
Sometimes I use colouring app which is so fun, you can use them for free. I sometimes do colouring and just 15-30 min to finish, but if you want to make it better, it could take so much time so be careful!
There is one app called Coloring book, it is so good when you get bored
6. Attempt to break a world record (should be zero boredom here)
Here is a list of world record from guinness! Just checking this website might be fun but you can start breat the record! There are several things which you might be able to, for example, Heaviest vehicle pulled by shoulder blades is 1,070 kg!
7. Start posting on Tiktok
Consuming content on tiktok itself is useless and just time-consuming, but why not starting to post some creative and inspirational content on tiktok? Instead of getting bored all the time, you can be an influencer!
By using wave, you can create an unique content with friends as well!
8. Read Books
This is just my recommendation. Animal farm is great book written by George Orwell, a short novel written during World War II and published in 1945. It tells the story of a group of farm animals who revolt against their keeper. They want to create a place where all animals are treated equally and where they can be free and happy. However, they are eventually betrayed by one of them, and the farm returns to its previous state.
The narrative is an allegory, which means the author intended it to symbolize true events. It is one of the most well-known political allegories. It is based on the betrayal of the Russian Revolution by Joseph Stalin.
Young adult books
Young adult books often deal with issues and challenges that are relevant to teenagers, such as friendship, family, romance, and self-discovery.
Some popular young adult books include The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
9. Text someone to avoid boredom
Open your social media and text to someone. Those are top social media emerging recently find someone to talk to.
10. Subscribe HBO!
There are a lot of shows on HBO, and my recommendation is Euphoria.
Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media.
11. Experimental Cooking
When I was a kid, I used to mix eggs and some of the ingredients with cake flour. Sometimes it explodes inside microwave oven but it is so fun!
Cooking is about creativity.
12. Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
Set up a little puzzle station in your room and start it!
13. Play an instrument.
Playing guitar is so fun and cool, if it seems too complicated and too expensive to start, the Small Drum Set would be great to start.
14. Start journaling, no boredom
Journaling is good for mental health. Write down what you are greatful for, someone you are greatful. Then contact someone you want to cherish.
Knitting is not as much complicated as it seems. All you need is to buy kit and check youtube how to make it! You will be never bored if you start it!
16. Learn a new language could be so much fun
With free apps, like Duolingo, now is a great time to learn a foreign language for your next trip. Or you can meet new friends on wave and get to know friends there.
I'm bad at drawing, but I love drawing. It just makes me feel so creative, just bored? so why not just getting a pen and paper?
18. Sing a song
Singing a lould is so fun and reducing stress! The best song to sing is break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored from Ariana Grande!
18. Cleaning is fun, not bored!
If you hate cleaning, but you cannot start, what would you do? I listen to some favorite songs and sing it during cleaning!
19. Play games
Whether it’s a board game like Clue or a video game like GTA, playing a childhood favorite game will not only kill some time but also bring back some serious childhood nostalgia.
20. Create a song
You may feel it could be difficult, but it is not too complicated. If you use Mac, open garage band. If you need some instructions, this youtube will be helpful.
21. Make mixed playlists.
With music-sharing apps like Spotify, create your own personalized playlists and share them with friends.
22. KonMari makes you less bored
Use Mercari and Do KonMari! Spark of Joy!
** Mercari is your marketplace. It's the perfect place to declutter and discover items that are uniquely you.
23. Join some communities to find like-minded friends
There are several online communities in this world! On Discord, there are several useful communities to talk with new friends.
If you are part of NBA fans, you can just join some of communities, just google like "A community for NBA (or team name) on Discord".
If you just want to cherish your current friendship, better to use wave!
24. Learn a tabletop role-playing game.
Back in the day, games like Dungeons and Dragons may have been only for nerds but, it turns out, it’s a great way to kill some time. All you need for the game are some dice, friends, and imagination.
25. Write a wish list and do them!
When you are bored, what about creating a list of what you want to achieve, obtain, want in you life? Boredom kills your life, but you have a choice to start something! It could be about just buying some clothes, being good parents, meeting new friends, being entrepreneur, going to hawaii, or meeting celebrities.
26. Go through a drive-through and pay for the meal of the car behind you.
Sometimes you can feel like you’re in a slump when you’re stuck in your everyday routine. Change things up by going through a drive through and making someone’s day by paying for their food. It’ll be nice to do something kind for someone else, even though you’re doing it at a distance.
27. Take a virtual trip when you get bored
Go to google map and drop human on somewhere you wanna visit someday. You can visit there virtually. Sounds like boring but if you go to somewhere in Europe, it is beautiful. Trust me!
28. Write a book about your life (Your life must be not that boring)
Even if your life seems boring, if you start writing about it, you can find something interesting, or you can start something to make your life more fun!
When you start writing your life, you will notice that. When you are bored, what about creating a list of what you want to achieve, obtain, want in you life?
You can just virtually travel with your friends on wave.
29. Watch YES MAN
Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future - until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything. Sounds silly but if you start to say ues to everything, it could be more adventurous.
30. Make a time capsule
It should be fun to do with your friends or family. Don't forget to open it after 10 or 20 years!
31. Buy gift cards online from your favorite neighborhood shops.
With uncertain times, most local businesses are being forced to close without knowing if they can re-open. Support your local neighborhood by buying gift certificates now and then use later.
32. Host a virtual meet-up on spatial chat
Similar with wave, there is a website called spatial chat. Covid makes us seperated, it could be difficult to meet with some of your friends. So it is time to start a host virtual meet-up!
33. Work on a puzzle.
This is also a great time to have conversations with loved ones in your home! I just ordered this from one of my favorite photographers of one of my favorite places on the entire planet. I can’t wait to try it!
34. Sleep is the best when you are bored
Even if you’re not feeling sick, one of the best ways to give your immune system a boost during this pandemic is loads and loads of rest. Being sleep deprived can weaken your immunity cells and increase your chances of getting sick. Taking a quick nap whenever you’re looking to pass the time can give your immune system a fighting chance.
35. Watch Anime
When you are bored, and even you don't like anime, Attack on Titan will definitely catch your heart.
Top 3 anime to watch when you get bored
- Attack on Titan
The plot of Attack on Titan centers on a civilization inside three walls. According to the knowledge propagated locally, it is the last location where humans still live. Its inhabitants have been led to believe that over one hundred years ago, humanity was driven to the brink of extinction after the emergence of humanoid giants called Titans, who attack and eat humans on sight. The last remnants of humanity retreated behind three concentric walls and enjoyed nearly a century of peace. Within the walls, the thought of venturing outside is strongly frowned upon and discouraged. To combat Titans, the country's military employs Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, a set of waist-mounted grappling hooks and gas-powered propulsion enabling immense mobility in three dimensions.
As the series progresses, the true history of the Titans and existence of civilization outside the walls is revealed.
- Made in Abyss
A girl and her robot companion search for her mother, who's lost within a vast chasm. A girl and her robot companion search for her mother, who's lost within a vast chasm. A girl and her robot companion search for her mother, who's lost within a vast chasm.
- Steins Gate Steins Gate follows Rintaro Okabe, who together with his friends accidentally discovers a method of time travel through which they can send text messages to the past, thereby changing the present.
36. Practice yoga
Yoga is not only good for health but also coping with anxiety. When you are bored, highly recommended. Here is what I'm watching everyday.
37. Learn calligraphy.
Calligraphy and hand-lettering are relatively easy, unfussy, and affordable (though there are plenty of fun things to buy and additional areas to explore if that's your preference!). And turns out, writing letters is also incredibly relaxing and helpful for anxiety!
38. Check KickStarter
There are so many projects fundraising, and you can see what people think to the world.
39. Paint Your Nails
Everyone has a few colors stashed around the house. Grab your favorite and give yourself a manicure. Throw in some filing and buffing to really get the full experience.
40. Strengthen Your Brain
Whether you grab a crossword, a Sudoku book, or just plan on practicing your general knowledge for the next trivia night, taking a few minutes for brain games will do your whole body good. For a group activity, get your trivia team together to practice in person or over Zoom, so you'll feel confident next round.
41. Study not to get bored
What is your favorite subject? I tend to get bored when I'm in literature class. And math and history is my thing. Open textbook, starting to solve one problem.
42. Practice breathing technique
Wim Hof is one of my favorite breathing technique just check and try it.
“It has been shown to help with depression, anxiety, mood, mental focus, and pain management.” The goal of the Wim Hof Method breathing technique is to teach you to develop mastery over your nervous, immune, and cardiovascular systems to help you be happier, stronger, and healthier.
43. Tye dye T-shirts.
Tye dye white T-shirts in a matching color scheme. When the shirts are dried, have an inside photoshoot and post the photos to instagram, wave, or send it to your friends.
44. Use 2048 to kill your boredom
Image result for 2048 app.
2048 is a single-player sliding tile puzzle video game. The objective of the game is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them to create a tile with the number 2048!
45. Go for a walk.
Walking is not only fun but also good for your health. Just go out now and feel the wind, and be yourself. It could be refreshing!
46. Check photos
Photos are memorable, It's great to reminisce about good memories from photos. It would be even better with your friends or partners.
47. Take an online course on Udemy
48. Plan your weekend to kill boredom
Here is the step to make it happen. a) Make a list of things you want to do b) Check your savings and make sure you can do c) Ask your friends with your plan!
49. Play a prank
Call a friend and tell them that their food has been placed on their doorstep, if they get confused, state that you are a food delivery driver and reiterate that their food is dropped off. This may want to be done on someone you know the address of so you can make it seem more believable. (or even if you know their favourite food) Once they sound like they are checking outside tell them you left it at their back doorstep or even in front of their garage and frantically hang up! This one for sure will have your peers running all around their house in hopes of getting a delicious snack!
50. Learn magic skills
51. Listen to a Podcast
52. Record Video Call with Audio to make the memory
When you are just bored, creating some video with friends might be interesting.
wave has a function to record a video call without hustle. Just install and start a call with friends, record with audio!
3 texting games you can do when you are bored.
1. Emoji Translations
What is Emoji Translation
Emoji Translation is simple and fun texing game when you are bored.
"Emoji Translation" is a fun game that can be played with anyone in texting. However, it is more enjoyable if you have as much in common as possible, so it is more fun if you are close friends or have common interests.
How to play Emoji Translation on Group chat
The rules are simple.
You send a text to your friends using emoji, and ask them to interpret the text and reply. The fun is in seeing who can get as accurate as possible and who can come up with the funniest reply.
For example, "👀🏀" can be translated as "watching basketball" but might be better to text "🎥🏀". This is just a simple example, but with so many emojis, there is no limit to how creative you can get with your writing.
Theme based Emoji Translation
Example: Anime, My Hero Academia
🥦 = Deku
🔥 ❄️ = Shoto
🎧 = Jiro
Join anime community to play emoji translation together with friends
Example: Netflix, Never Have I Ever
🏳️🌈🤖 = Fabiola
🇯🇵🏊♂️ = Paxton
📚💪 = Ben
2. The Great Prentender
What is The Great Pretender?
The Great Pretender is a new texting game, one will decieve other members and others will try to find out who is the pretender.
How to play The Great Pretender
There is a game master who will decide who is the pretender and detectives. On the direct message, the game master will appoint one pretender, then the other members are detectives, so only game master knows who is the pretender, but participants don't know who is the pretender.
Detectives will try to find out who is the pretender by discussion.
Then, on group chat, when it starts, detectives will try to detect who is the pretender in 3 min.
After 3 min talk, master will call a vote, and all of detectives will vote to one person who looks like pretender.
If the votes for pretender surpass other detectives, detectives win, otherwise the detective who got the most votes from all participants will be expeled.
And then, discuss 3 min again, votes, and repeat until the detectivess becomes only 1.
3. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
What is Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
This texting game is great for movie buffs. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a trivia game based on the "Six Degrees of Separation" concept which says that any two people on the planet can be linked with a maximum of six steps. T
How to play it?
To begin, present Kevin Bacon and another actor or actress to your friends. Watch them try to link the two together by linking their movie roles in as few rounds as possible. It is like role play, so you can do on other movies as well.
Why we get bored?
We now understand being ‘bored, as defined by Lexico, as:
“feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity”.
But this definition somewhat underplays the importance of boredom.
If not properly addressed, research has shown that chronic boredom can have serious consequences, ranging from depression and feeling alone to problems with your physical health.
Make friends to avoid boredom
The best thing to avoid boredom is to make friends. Just find friends you can share the same interests, talk with them, listen to them.
Just 3 things to avoid to get bored
1. Magic word "WHY"
You might be easily getting bored because of your lack of curiosity. Just be curious, thinking about "WHY" would be important.
Why is the sky blue? Why is Coke so addictive? Why do people discriminate each other? Why did Russia start to attack Ukraine without any good reasons?
2. New place New Friends
New environment and new friends will bring you new perspective. Meet global friends online might be helpful to make it happen.
I am Japanese and of course I have very different background. When I started to talk with Indian guy or Nigerian guy, lives are so different, I never get bored to listen to them.
That's the reason why I recommend you to use wave app. You can meet many different people from mostly US but all over the world.
Challeges make your life not only fun but also meaningful by contributing to someone. Your challenge inspires you, and by doing that, you will feel the meaning of the life.
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